May 19, 2024

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On Sunday, May 28th, Kansas City was preparing to celebrate Memorial Day on May 29th.  It was a beautiful day and a great opportunity for a bike ride through the city.   It was a long ride as a passed through the Country Club Plaza, the Power & Light District, Union Station, Crown Center, the Warehouse District and the River Market area.  Along the way, I visited several of the city’s special locations which honor our brave service men and women.


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Kansas City’s Vietnam War Memorial – View To South


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Kansas City’s Vietnam War Memorial – View to East



Liberty Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial / Liberty Memorial


VN Huey Lib Memorial


Veteran examines special Memorial Day display of Vietnam Era “Huey” helicopter, photos and gear on the grounds of National World War I Museum and Memorial


WW I Mem sign


Inscription at base of Liberty Memorial’s Eternal Flame Tower


Union Station Green

View to north fromNational World War I Museum and Memorial.  Union Station in the foreground and Kansas City Skyline on horizon.  The green space will be covered with Kansas Citians on Sunday evening when the Kansas City Symphony presents a special outdoor concert – The Celebration At The Station.


Union Station Band Shell


Union Station with temporary “band shell” in front for the Kansas City Symphony which presents an outdoor concert each Memorial Day weekend.


Howitzer Station

An Army howitzer positioned overlooking Union Station – ready to fire rounds as part of the finale of the always popular “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky


Union Station SoldierU.S. Soldier studies photos and stories of Kansas City service men and women at a special Memorial Day Exhibit in the Main Hall of Union Station. 


Union Station night concert

Sunday Night – Celebration At The Station

KC Symphony Plays It’s Annual Memorial Day Outdoor Concert



To All Those Who Serve And Who Have Served

Thank You For Your Service & Sacrifice


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