KC Parks will co-host three services this Memorial Day — Monday, May 27– to honor the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces.
The ceremony at theNational World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial begins at 10 a.m. and will include performances by the American Legion Band and speeches to pay tribute to the day’s significance. Free parking and shuttle service are available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from parking lots at Grand & 27th Streets. While the ceremony is free to the public, regular admission fees apply to tour the Museum, which will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Another Memorial Day service will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Union Cemetery, located at 28th Street and Warwick Boulevard. Join the Union Cemetery Historical Society for an old-fashioned Memorial Day service. The thirty-minute ceremony will be held at the flagpole in the middle of Union Cemetery, Kansas City’s oldest public cemetery. Participants in this tribute to those who have served our country include local Cub and Boy Scouts, re-enactor groups, local politicians and others. A cookie and lemonade reception will follow the ceremony, hosted by the Civil War Roundtable of Western Missouri.
A third service will occur at 11:45 a.m. at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Fountain, located at Broadway and 43rd streets. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Heart of America Chapter 317, 243 and the Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 1 invite you to the 131st National Memorial Day Observance, and the 27th Memorial Day Observance.