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Veterans Day Weekend at National World War I Museum and Memorial
Friday, November 10-Sunday November 12, 2017
National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr.
|Summary of Veterans Day Weekend Events
* Free admission for veterans and active-duty military personnel (Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12)
* Half-price admission for the general public (Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12)
* Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Mayor Sly James (a former U.S. Marine), expected to attend free public Veterans Day Ceremony in the Museum’s J.C. Nichols Auditorium featuring a keynote address from Major General Maria R. Gervais, Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Center. (Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.)
* Nearly 100 new “Walk of Honor” Bricks dedicated during ceremony in J.C. Nichols Auditorium. (Sat, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.)
* Vietnam Era Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” Helicopter Display from the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #243. (Friday-Sunday)
* Hope 22: Dark to Light Photography Exhibit — Hope 22 is a local Kansas City photography project that is raising awareness about veterans’ suicide epidemic. The exhibition will feature photos of 22 veterans; the name of the project stems from a Veterans Affairs report indicating that, on average, 22 veterans are killed by suicide every day. (Friday-Sunday)
* Find Your World War I Connection: Museum visitors will have access to research stations featuring Fold3.com, Ancestry.com, the Museum’s online collections database, records from the American Battlefield Monuments Commission, and the National Archives to help individuals find their World War I connection. (Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12)
* Veterans Day Weekend Sale –All items in the Museum Online Store will be discounted 10 percent when using code “Vet17” (Friday-Sunday)
* Museum will virtually “share a poppy” through social media to honor veterans at https://www.facebook.com/theworldwar and https://twitter.com/thewwimuseum. The public is encouraged to honor those who served by sharing this universal symbol of sacrifice, remembrance and resilience.
* The Hands-on History family friendly program invites kids of all ages to handle Great War artifacts (Sat, Nov. 11, 2pm)
* Opportunity to view special exhibitions: Revolutions! 1917, Posters as Munitions, 1917, The World Remembers (closes Nov. 11) and the recently opened Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic.