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New monument highlights people who made Kansas City what it is today

Built by Native Sons and Daughters of Greater KC
New monument highlights people in KC's history
New monument highlights people in KC's history
New monument highlights people in KC's history
Posted at 4:50 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 17:50:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There's a new monument at Ilus Davis Park in Kansas City, Missouri, in the shadow of City Hall. 

The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City unveiled a new monument that pays tribute to some of the great people and stories that have shaped the city's history. 

The group said you can't fully appreciate where Kansas City is today without knowing the people who helped to get us here.

"We want to do something to honor the people that made Kansas City what it is today," Carl DiCapo, with Native Sons and Daughters of Greater KC, said. "What, basically, we've done in the last 4-5 years with the Power and Light District, and the KC Streetcar, and now all of a sudden, everyone's looking at Kansas City. Who did this? Who made Kansas City?"

The group has been working on the project for the last five years, and they said there's more room on the monument to add other great stories in the future.