National WWI Museum and Memorial: America’s Leading Dedication to WWI
As WWI came to an end in 1917, a group of prominent Kansas Citians worked together to create a memorial to those who had served in the war. The magnitude of the war was felt across the country, and these local residents wanted to be sure that they paid homage to those who had served. Over 200,000 people attended the ground breaking in 1921. The monument was ulltimately dedicated in 1926.
Today, 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.