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WWI Memorial in Kansas City plans full weekend of events

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is offering a range of events for this Memorial Day weekend.

The memorial also is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military and half-price general admission for the public Friday through Monday.

The events will include installation of 140 U.S. flags to draw attention to the 140 veterans lost to suicide every week. Visitors also will be able to use research stations to find any possible family connection to WWI, or to write letters of support to military or first responders.

On Memorial Day, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Kansas City Mayor Sly James are scheduled to attend a ceremony that will feature music and a keynote address from U.S. World War I Centennial Commissioner Dr. Monique Seefried.

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