From a column by Phil Anderson, Topeka Capital-Journal:

It was known as the “war to end all wars,” and it ended 100 years ago this month.

A ceremony commemorating Armistice Day and the end of World War I will take place at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Gage Park Memorial in the southeast corner of the park, near S.W. 10th and Gage.

The guest speaker for the event will be Mark Hull, associate professor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

The event will honor George S. Robb, a recipient of a World War I Congressional Medal of Honor.

World War I was waged in locations across Europe and lasted from July 28, 1914, to Nov. 11, 1918.

An estimated 16 million people were killed in the war, including 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians.

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.