(From the Atonement Lutheran Church website.)

“The Road Home” – Honoring the Centennial of WWI

On Sunday, November 11, at 3:00 pm, please join the greater Kansas City community at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS, for a special worship service held on the very day of the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. As the home of the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City will be a focal point of this commemoration.

Featuring the renowned Störling Dance Theater, and Te Deum Chamber Choir, the worship service weaves together letters from soldiers on the front written to their loved ones back home, lovely music, powerful dance depicting life at the end of the war, scripture, reflections, and prayer. It will be a moving tribute to the soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in World War I. Plan to arrive by 2:30 get a good seat. All are welcome to attend.  This service is co-sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, Atonement Lutheran Church, Thrivent Financial, and various private donors.


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.