Veterans Day events at Liberty Memorial

The featured speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony at the Liberty Memorial on Sunday will be Maj. Terry McDonald of the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers.

McDonald is attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. He has received commendations from the New Zealand Chief of Army for his service in Afghanistan and from the United Nations Force Commander for his service in Sudan.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National World War I Museum. It will conclude at 11 a.m., the time of the armistice ending World War I, with the laying of a wreath.

The museum will open after the ceremony and will be free for all visitors until 5 p.m.

Free parking will be available at the Hallmark surface lot at 27th Street and Warwick Boulevard, east of Main Street. A free shuttle will run to the museum and back from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, author Thomas Boghardt will discuss his book about the Zimmerman Telegram and America’s entry into World War I in a 2 p.m. lecture included in museum admission and free to members.