KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday, the United States honors all military veterans on Veterans Day. One of Kansas City’s biggest ceremonies took place Wednesday morning at Liberty Memorial. Hundreds turned out to honor them. It was standing room only inside the National World War One Museum’s auditorium.
The annual ceremony included a performance by a brass quintet. The Color Guard was there. Local leaders spoke about those who have served and those who continue to serve our country. Three World War Two veterans were also honored with medals, including First Lieutenant Richard Sheerer. He received a bronze star for his efforts in Normandy.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James is a marine; once a marine, always a marine. He said he believes it is important to remember the past.
To celebrate Veterans Day, the museum is free to the public and open until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.