Walk of Honor dedication

Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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John Resenhouse of Kansas City Actors Theatre reads aloud letters that World War I veterans wrote while serving overseas.

By JOSHUA PHILLIPS
Northeast News
May 31, 2013

It can be seen from across the city. It stands mighty atop a hill across from Union Station. It is the Liberty Memorial.

For Memorial Day, many take part in celebrating and remembering those who have passed away, either with military or non-military involvement. At the Liberty Memorial, there is a “Walk of Honor” for those who are honored for military and civilian services to our nation. This “Walk of Honor” before the World War One Museum is a sacred ceremony to those we honor today. The dedicated bricks with names inscribed in them helps to show the remembrance we share for them today.

On Memorial Day, May 27, the museum and attendees recognized more than 80 new honorees to have “Walk of Honor” bricks dedicated to them. Former Interim CEO of the museum Mary Cohen, actors John Resenhouse and Jan Rogge of the Kansas City Actors Theatre spoke during the ceremony. Photos by Joshua Phillips

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Mary Cohen, former interim CEO of the National WWI Museum, shares how the museum is a sacred place, a ceremony in itself. As visitors walk through the museum, they learn about the sacrifices our veterans have made and the sacrifices our veterans continue to make today while serving. Cohen also spoke about the bricks being dedicated to the Walk of Honor.

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