Sunday, May 26, 2013
May 26 – Kansas City, MO
Memorial Day Weekend seems like a very appropriate time to explore the World War I Museum and learn about the sacrifices made in the Great War. You enter the museum by crossing a bridge above a field of poppies representing the 9,000 combatant deaths of the war.
The world was a very connected place because of colonial alliances in the early 1900s. Videos, displays of uniforms and weapons help tell the story of a world at war. Life sized trenches show just how cramped and limited the fighting spaces were.
Of special note is the “Pantheon de la Guerre”, a football field size painting that depicts the Allied leadership and forces. It was first displayed in Paris and the at the Chicago World’s Fair.