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    World War One Memorial

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    My wife and I just spent a day at the National World War One Memorial in Kansas City. If any of you get the chance, I believe you'll appreciate a visit. Learn a bit about our forgotten war. My great uncle was in the US Army, died on October 31st, 1918 and rests in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France. So, the war has always been personal for me. The memorial does a great job with the causes of the war, and the impact on the civilians. Obviously, I was impressed. We owe it to those who went before us to never forget. Oops, I almost forgot, the photo is of the famous French 75.
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    I agree, we toured it back around 2008. A good use of your time.

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    I have never been to the museum in KC but I find WWI to be the most fascinating event that has taken place since the dawn of humanity- and (almost) NOBODY cares about it. Check out "A World Undone" by GJ Meyer. It's on audio or in print, and it's very interesting.
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    I grew up in KC and I spent many hours there as a teen. Her's another good place to visit, the cavalry museum at Ft Riley, Kansas.
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    Would really like to visit that museum someday.

    Probably you already know about it and may have seen it, but the recent film "They shall not grow old" about WWI is quite good- a documentary, it is mostly about the British Empire troopers. The did a amazing job of restoring old films taken during the war. Looks like it was filmed yesterday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHYRfukHToc

    I wish I had been more aware and talked to WWI vets when I was young.

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    They Shall Not Grow Old is available on Amazone Prime, and I'm sure others now.

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    I have been there. It is outstanding. Allocate about twice as much time as you think you want to spend. Once you get in, you will be attracted to the incredible detail in every exhibit.

    The "new" museum is below ground. The original Kansas City memorial buildings built just after the war are fascinating in their construction and appearance. Looking out from the top of the tower gives a great view of Kansas City.

    One of my uncles was gassed in France, but survived until the late 1970s.

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    That’s a great looking Memorial,wish there were more. My Grandfather was at Meuse-Argonne back in 1918 and
    fortunately the war ended in November of that year but it was still a terrible time for the people that were there.
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    Been there several times. Do not miss it if you get the chance!
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