WWI Museum hosts events to mark Memorial Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The World War I Museum is hosting events to mark Memorial Day, 100 years after the war began.

A free public ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Monday.

"This is a perfect time to honor those soldiers who have bravely fought and who have served for our country by coming here to the National WWI Museum," Curator of Education Lora Vogt said. "It's a world class museum, and it is the nation's memorial to the first world war."

The American Legion Band will perform at Monday's ceremony. It includes a performance from mezzo-soprano Tara Cooper.

The Walk of Honor Ceremony is Monday at 1 p.m. It recognizes donors who recently purchased a commemorative brick. More than 100 engraved bricks will be added to the 9,000 that are already there.

Blue Bell will serve free samples of the new ice cream "Red, White and Blue Bell" between 11 a.m and 2 p.m. Monday.

The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ceremony is free, but the museum will charge the regular admission price.

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