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National WWI Museum and Memorial celebrates 100 years since the site dedication, plus a sneak peek at Veterans Day

The National WWI Museum and Memorial celebrates 100 years since the Site Dedication that took place on the North lawn on Nov. 1, 1921. They invite the public to their grounds to see what the heart of Kansas City looked like…100 years ago.
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KANSAS CITY, MO. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial celebrates 100 years since the Site Dedication that took place on the North lawn on Nov. 1, 1921. They invite the public to our grounds to see what the heart of Kansas City looked like…100 years ago.

100 Years Ago…Bringing the Memorial Dedication to Life

Saturday, Oct. 30 – Tuesday, Nov. 30

100 years ago, on Nov. 1, 1921, more than 100,000 people gathered to see the supreme Allied commanders dedicate the site of what is now the National WWI Museum and Memorial. This was the first time in history these five leaders were together in one place.  

See for yourself what the day looked like by touring the grounds of the Museum and Memorial, and scanning 10 QR codes located on signs scattered across the North Lawn (and two at Union Station!). Each QR code will show the viewer a photo or video taken from that exact location 100 years ago.  

Interested in more? Take a short quiz and be entered to win one of five Family Plus Memberships (valued at $250) which includes free unlimited admission to the Museum for the entire family and two guests, plus discounts at the Museum Store, Café and insider access to exhibitions and programming.  

They invite you to take part and celebrate 100 years on these grounds – and join them as they look forward to the next 100.  

The Museum and Memorial will commemorate Veterans Day with special activities, free public ceremonies and free general admission for veterans and active duty military on Thursday, Nov. 11 – Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. In addition, general admission is half price for the public. A schedule of events is available online at theworldwar.org/veteransday and a full announcement will be sent closer to the day.

Other November National WWI Museum and Memorial events

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About the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum and Memorial takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National WWI Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations. To learn more, visit theworldwar.org.

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