Thursday, April 06, 2017

World War I Centennial in Kansas City

The sacrifice of 4.7 million Americans who served in the military during WWI, should not be forgotten.--Chris Isleib (spokesman for the commission Congress created to promote the centennial)
~~Today, April 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I.  Since, Kansas City has the only National World War I Museum in the United States, the Centennial celebration, "In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace", is happening here. 

~~I am proud that Kansas City is the place where we are honoring the men and women who sacrificed and gave their lives in World War I.

~~Trump was invited, but is not attending, which I find disappointing.  The U.S. Centennial Commission has announced some of the people who will be attending:
The Commission will welcome some 4,000 attendees from 26 U.S. states, and representatives from 27 nations worldwide. Honorary Hosts for the ceremony include Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, Missouri U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II and Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars is the Presenting Sponsor of the event.
~~Those who don't have tickets to the event can watch it streaming live (which I plan to do), at 11 am, or watch it this Sunday at 9 am on CSPAN 3.

~~My husband and I just went to the National World War I Museum a week ago.  It was my husband's first visit, but my fourth.  I learn something new each time I go.  The picture above is of my gift shop gems.

 Additional World War I links:
~Don't Forget Black Soldiers in World War I
~Andrew Carroll will present My Fellow Soldiers