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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Liberty Memorial Dedication Site

 
 
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
1. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Marker
Inscription.
On this spot on the first day of November
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
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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
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"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
the spirit of man free happy and content
Woodrow Wilson
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In dedication of this memorial let us
pledge our lives to God
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Wilson's Words image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
2. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Wilson's Words
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. Touch for map. Memorial is south across Pershing Drive from Union Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 West Pershing Drive, Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America.
 
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.)
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Pershing's Remarks image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
3. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Pershing's Remarks

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
4. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Memorial
Liberty Memorial Column in distance
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Memorial Busts image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
5. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Memorial Busts
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Foch image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
6. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Foch
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Diaz image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
7. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Diaz
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Beatty image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
8. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Beatty
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Jacques image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
9. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Jacques
Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Pershing image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
10. Liberty Memorial Dedication Site - Pershing
Liberty Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
11. Liberty Memorial
 
 
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 623 times since then and 28 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.
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