Bill Set to Give WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial Big Boost

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the 100-year anniversary of the "War To End All Wars" approaches, Kansas City's World War I museum is about to get a big boost thanks to a piece of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress on Monday.

On Monday, congress gave their approval to legislation creating a commission to commemorate World War I, with the commission to meet at the National World War I Museum at Kansas City's Liberty Memorial.

The bill, which is awaiting signature by President Barack Obama, does not, however, designate the Liberty Memorial as the "official" WWI memorial due to opposition from groups that want to put a WWI memorial near other monuments to the nation's conflicts on The National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Nearly six million people - including 116,000 Americans - were killed in the conflict from 1914-18.

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