Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site
One Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty One
during the Third Convention of the American Legion
in the presence of the
associated war leaders
Ferdinand Foch Marshal of France
Armando Diaz General of the Army of Italy
Earl Beatty Admiral of the British Fleet
Baron Jacques Lieutenant General of Belgium
John J. Pershing General of the Armies of
the United States American Expeditionary Forces
Calvin Coolidge Vice President of the United States
Arthur M. Hyde Governor of Missouri
Sixteen Governors of Other States
and a Vast Multitude
was dedicated the site of the Liberty Memorial
in commemoration of the service and sacrifice
of American soldiers sailors and citizens
in the Great War
"The glory of America goes deeper than
all the tinsel, goes deeper than the
sound of guns and the clash of sabers.
It goes down to the very foundation
of those things that have made
In dedication of this memorial let us
pledge our lives to God and Country
May the devotion of those who
answered the call of duty in the
supreme crisis of war prove an abiding
inspiration to loyalty and high endeavor
John J. Pershing
Location. 39° 5.007′ N, 94° 35.112′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Pershing Drive near Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Memorial is south across Pershing Drive from Union Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 West Pershing Drive, Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the "Kansas City Massacre" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Park Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sisters of Saint Mary (approx. half a mile away); James Silas Calhoun (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Mother Monument (approx. half a mile away); Spanish-American War/Philippine Insurrection/China Relief Expedition Monument (approx. half a mile away); The Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
Also see . . . National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial. (Submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on July 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.