Genealogical news from Spokane, Washington, USA, and the Inland Northwest.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
World War I Memorial Museum
I spent last week in Kansas City, Missouri, visiting family. We went to the World War I Memorial Museum in downtown KC and it was just fabulous. This tall tower is visible for miles; see the two sphinxes with their wings covering their faces? And then inside is a field of 9000 orange silk poppies..... one for every 1000 men who died. I did not realize that there were 38 different countries that participated in this "war to end all wars." I took many pictures........ anybody interested in a program of a tour of this museum? (It was 103o to 110o in KC while we were there. Aren't you glad you live in Spokane?)