(From the website of the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri.)
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Friday-Sunday, Nov. 2‑11, 2018

For the nine days leading up to the Armistice, the official WWI memorial of the United States will be illuminated with a nearly 55 million pixel, 800,000 lumens display featuring more than 5,000 poppies each evening in a massive and moving light installation. At the top of each hour and at 30 minutes past each hour, special presentations of images, footage and details about World War I will appear. Peace and Remembrance marks the centennial of the Armistice of 1918 that brought an end to WWI, with each day of the installation leading up to the Armistice signifying one million of the total nine million combatant deaths of the conflict.

Peace and Remembrance will be viewable from a significant distance. The public is welcome to view the illumination from the grounds of the Museum and Memorial with the North Lawn being the best viewing location. Parking is available in the Museum and Memorial lots as well as along Kessler Road.

Please join us for this poignant tribute, visible and open to the public on the grounds of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 2-11, beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2-3; and at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4-11. The illumination will end at 1 a.m. each day. In the event of inclement weather, the illumination will pause until the weather clears.

Presenting Sponsor

The United States World War One Centennial Commission

Centennial Sponsor

City of Kansas City, Missouri
Edward Jones
Price Brothers Management Company
Marny and John Sherman

Honorary Committee

Barbara and Peter Gattermeir
General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA
Hallmark Cards
Lockton Companies
Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund of Kansas City, Missouri
PNC Bank
Kathy and Joel Ross
The Sunderland Foundation
TD Ameritrade
U.S. Bank
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Meg and Rick Young

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.