Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Centenary of the Unknown Soldier

Coming up this week at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia. You can read more about this by clicking here.

In addition to the original WW1 Unknown burial, there are side crypts for the Unknowns from WW2 and Korea. There was also a Vietnam War crypt but it is currently empty as subsequent DNA analysis identified the remains originally interred there in 1982 and they were reburied in a national cemetery in 1998. more

Taps at Pershing Park

Beginning on Memorial Day, every evening until Veteran’s Day “Taps” will be played at the flagpole by a lone bugler. You can read more about this by clicking here.

It is envisioned that this could become a regular, even permanent occurrence, sort of like the playing of the Last Post at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, a Commonwealth War Graves Commission site in Ypres, Belgium. You can read about the Last Post ceremony by clicking here. more

Cecilia Otto’s The Songs of WW1

Cecilia “Cece” Otto is a classically-trained singer and composer originally from Minnesota. In 2013 she started An American Songline, in her words “an ongoing project dedicated to preserving and sharing the story of America through unique, experiential musical performances”. The website says “these performances entertain, educate and delight thanks to Cece’s unique ability to engage modern audiences with the songs and stories of a simpler time.” more

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