National Memorial Day Concert
National Veterans Memorial and Museum Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
The museum is also hosting the 1 mile/5k/10k We Honor Them Together National Virtual Run/Walk May 22-25. Participants can conduct individual runs/walks, then share the results on social media.
National WWI Museum Memorial Day Events
Memorial Day Ceremony: 11am Eastern
This ceremony features remarks from dignitaries such as Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, musical performances from Kansas City native and Nashville recording artist Casi Joy (NBC’s ‘The Voice’) and much more.
Bell Tolling: 1pm Eastern
The bell used for this ceremony was originally located at a federal building in downtown Kansas City and was rung daily by the Daughters of the American Revolution during US involvement in WWI (1917-1918). It was also tolled 11 times at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1926, during the dedication ceremony of the Liberty Memorial and again on Nov. 11, 2018, to commemorate the centennial of the WWI armistice.
Dedication Ceremony: 3pm Eastern
This ceremony dedicates nearly 100 new granite bricks on the Walk of Honor, which has sections for World War I veterans, veterans of any service, and civilian organizations, friends and family.