Liberty Memorial, Kansas City

There are hardly any World War I memorial structures in the United States, and many are modest civic monuments as compared to those in other countries.

An exception is Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.  It is prominently sited, beautifully constructed, and of an appropriately grand scale.  It's impressive even from the air.  The region must have been quite prosperous in the 1920s to support philanthropy of this magnitude.

The inscription across the front reads:
"These have dared bear the torches of sacrifice and service. Their bodies return to dust but their work liveth evermore. Let us strive on to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."


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