We learned quite a bit at the museum. For example, we were not fully aware of the global nature of the war. Not only was the extent of campaigns in Africa and Asia a revelation, but the museum solved a family mystery. Erik's grandfather was stationed in Texas during WWI, a deployment that we always found puzzling. But, even prior to the Zimmermann Telegram in which a German official proposed a Mexican alliance with Germany (to regain territories that the US took in the 19th century), the US had a southern "front" along the border.
A storm approached as we arrived at the Liberty Memorial. It was closed because of lightning, but we were later able to ascend to the top.
The view from the Liberty Memorial is spectacular, featuring the KC skyline, Union Station, and other notable landmarks.
Lea at the top of the memorial
One of the interactive displays allowed visitors to create fake propaganda images by mashing together elements from various posters. Our effort to encourage wartime austerity is above.
We only had a few hours at the museum, but it deserves more time and attention. We'll certainly visit again.