KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Over the weekend, dozens of Mustangs were parked at the Liberty Memorial, in support of United States veterans. One car in particular that was quite special was an 850 horse power red, white and blue 2013 mustang wide body super snake.
The wounded warrior family support car is etched with thousands of signatures on top of its patriotic paint job. Signatures that thank and support military members like staff Sergeant Seth Carter of the U.S. Army. As a soldier injured in combat, he signed the car in gold ink.
"Me having a purple heart myself, just I understand the need for it, and the sacrifices they go through to help support friends and families is just tremendous," said Carter.
Another man Jeff Miller, who spent 20 years as a helicopter medic for the U.S. Army, stopped by to pay his respects at the memorial.
"I was a medic in Iraq and I saw a lot of injuries and I was thinking about how a project like this could help those individuals sustain their life after the injuries," said Miller.
As part of Veterans Day weekend, the National World War One Museum will open its doors free on Monday, November 11th. As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the Great War, the curator of the museum, Doran Cart, believes the stories of veterans need to be remembered.
“Our first centennial exhibition is open right now called the road to war. It shows the 10 years leading up to the beginning of the war," said Cart.
Outside the museum on Saturday and Sunday the lines of Mustangs stood in salute of United States veterans, and the hood of the Wounded Warrior car reminded everyone that things which are precious are only saved by sacrifice. It called many to stop by and sign their name and thank a vet.