KANSAS CITY'S SIGHTS: THE LIBERTY MEMORIAL
The Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. Click the picture to see a gallery of Liberty Memorial photos.
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For the story of Liberty Memorial – its planning, construction and other history -- Read Derek Donovan’s book, Lest the Ages Forget: Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial, published in 2001 by Kansas City Star Books.
Click here to visit the website of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.
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Liberty Memorial: A Monument to War Dead, High Ideals
In the wake of World War I, America’s biggest venture on the world stage to that point, Kansas Citians poured their idealism and their money into the Liberty Memorial. It was meant to be a monument not only to those who died in the war but also to the principles of liberty and freedom. Today, more than eight decades after it opened, the memorial stands refurbished, resplendent and newly respected for its acclaimed state-of-the-art museum of World War I.