THE VIETNAM WAR: 1945-1975 EXHIBITION OPENS
When: Opens Friday, Nov. 8 to Sunday, May 31, 2020
Where: Wylie Gallery inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
What: This highly acclaimed traveling exhibition, organized by the New-York Historical Society, opens at its final location. Exploring the pivotal struggles felt both on the war front and the home front, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 examines how the divisive war challenged democracy, citizenship, patriotism and the foundations of American life as well as the connections between the conflict and its confounding cousin, World War I. Exhibition images/captions are available for download here.
WORLD WAR I RESEARCH STATIONS – FIND YOUR CONNECTION TO WWI
When: All Day, Friday-Monday, Nov. 8-11
Where: R.A. Long Education Center inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
What: Find your connection to World War I during Veterans Day weekend through research stations. With access to multiple databases including, Fold3.com, Ancestry.com, the Museum and Memorial’s online collections database, Veterans Legacy Memorial, the American Battlefield Monuments Commission and the National Archives, discover how the Great War affected your family through records, photographs and much more. FREE to the public.
VIETNAM ERA BELL UH-1 IROQUOIS “HUEY” HELICOPTER DISPLAY
When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: National WWI Museum and Memorial Rectangular Drive
What: The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #243 will provide an iconic Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter for display. Guests are welcome to inspect the helicopter, take photos and even climb inside! FREE to the public.
WW1USA AMATEUR RADIO STATION
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: National WWI Museum and Memorial West Lobby
What: The Museum and Memorial is teaming with area amateur radio operators to host special event station WW1USA. During this time, station operators will contact hundreds of other amateur radio operators across the world. Individuals are welcome to serve as a guest operator of WW1USA at any time, with all receiving a special amateur radio operator certificate.
When: 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9
Where: Near Paul Sunderland Bridge inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
What: History is brought to life during this family-friendly program, where kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. FREE to the public.
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Memorial Courtyard outside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
What: Join us for a moving ceremony featuring dignitaries such as Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, special musical performances and a keynote address from Dr. Pellom McDaniels III, former Kansas City Chiefs star and current Curator of the African American Collections at the Rose Library at Emory University. FREE to the public.
WALK OF HONOR DEDICATION CEREMONY
When: 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11
Where: J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
What: Nearly 100 new Walk of Honor granite bricks will be dedicated during a special ceremony featuring a keynote address from Lt. Col. (ret.) Paul Darling. The Walk of Honor is divided into three sections: bricks dedicated solely to those who served in World War I; bricks dedicated to veterans of any military service; and bricks that honor civilian friends, family or organizations. Walk of Honor bricks are dedicated twice each year during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies. FREE to the public.
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