The Liberty Memorial was viewed through the Pro Patria Mori sculptural gate by artist Ellen Driscoll on Friday, June 20, 2014
The Liberty Memorial was viewed through the Pro Patria Mori sculptural gate by artist Ellen Driscoll on Friday, June 20, 2014 Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
The Liberty Memorial was viewed through the Pro Patria Mori sculptural gate by artist Ellen Driscoll on Friday, June 20, 2014 Keith Myers The Kansas City Star

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