WWI Museum hosts Kansas City Memorial Day celebrations

KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City is honoring the nation's heroes at a Memorial Day ceremony at Liberty Memorial.

The National World War I Museum was home to a series of public Memorial Day events to honor men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Voices of Remembrance ceremony started at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Courtyard.

During the special presentation, the Museum's senior curator read letters of those who served during World War I.

Mayor Sly James, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Senator Roy Blunt and several others spoke, and there were also a host of musical performances.

Dr. Mayr Cohen, Interim President of the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, said it was important to honor those who fought for our country.

"I think that it is our responsibility to commemorate the day in some way so that we remember. So we have a major chance here as the keepers of souls," she said.

More than 80 new "Walk of Honor" Bricks were also be dedicated during a ceremony at 1 p.m.

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