Remembering the Great War: A Tour of Kansas City's World War I Monuments and Memorials
More than a dozen others, many now invisible and forgotten, are scattered throughout Kansas City. What was it about our remembrance of the war that led to so many unique expressions of its significance? Historian James Heiman, who teaches at Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River campus, addresses the sentiment of the time and examines the Liberty Memorial’s place among the city’s Great War memorials. He draws from his book Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City’s World War I Monuments and Memorials.