Hopefully you have plans to mark Veterans Day–originally and still technically Armistice Day, the day the fighting in World War I ceased. If not, and you are close to Kansas City, you may wish to go to the National World War I Museum and Memorial, a most appropriate place to be on November 11. Here is a link to the activities they are planning that weekend:
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.
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