Veterans Day activities at the Liberty Memorial will begin with a musical program Tuesday evening by the acclaimed Brooklyn Art Song Society.
Singers will perform “In Memorium: Songs of the Great War” at 6:30 p.m. in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium. The program features works by British composers who were killed in the war. Tickets are $12 or $5 for museum members and are available at theworldwar.org. The event is free for veterans with reservations.
The Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Nichols Auditorium. Bronze Star and French Foreign Legion medals will be bestowed on World War II veterans. Deputy French Consul Jean-Christophe Paris will be among the dignitaries speaking. The Whiteman Air Force Base Honor Guard will present colors.
New bricks in the memorial’s Walk of Honor will be dedicated with a musical program from the Lyric Opera at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Nichols Auditorium.
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Donations for disabled veterans will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the U-drive in front of the memorial. Accepted items include gently used clothing, shoes, household items and children’s toys.
Admission to the National World War I Museum and Memorial will be free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Living history volunteers will distribute remembrance poppies and share stories throughout the day at the glass bridge entrance to the museum.
A new exhibit of predominantly French artwork about nurses in the First World War is on the lower research level of the museum. The pieces are on loan from the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. The exhibit will continue through March 6.
Free parking and a shuttle service will be available Wednesday from the Union Station parking garage.