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  • Lest We Forget

    Posted by Jay Manifold on November 11th, 2009 (All posts by )

    Kansas City Star - Staff photo by Tammy Ljungblad

    Kansas City Star - Staff photo by Tammy Ljungblad

    See also my own Liberty Memorial slideshow.


    7 Responses to “Lest We Forget”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      Thanks for posting this.

    2. renminbi Says:

      Could you tell me just where this is?

    3. Michael Kennedy Says:

      It looks a lot like Coit Tower in San Francisco, which is a memorial to firefighters.

      See it here.

    4. Jay Manifold Says:

      Yes, there is a passing resemblance to Coit Tower, but I think if you click through to my slideshow you will quickly begin noticing substantial differences. ;^)

      I suppose I could make this some sort of guess-that-monument contest, but rather than keep everyone in suspense, I’ll just go ahead and link to the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, located at 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO; and also the Wikipedia article on Liberty Memorial.

      It is the only significant memorial to World War I in the US. Construction funds were raised by subscription, and a majority of the population of the KC metro in the early 1920s contributed and attended the groundbreaking (including, I strongly suspect, an adolescent Robert Heinlein).

    5. Rob Johns Says:

      Thanks for clarifying, Jay. It should also be mentioned that the observation deck at the top offers an unprecedented view of downtown and midtown KC, as well as the lower west side.

    6. Stan Says:


      I ran across this many years ago while wandering around the Mall in DC. It’s not a national monument, but a monument to the DC residents that died in WW1. I think it is across the reflecting pool from the Vietnam Memorial in a grove of trees.

    7. Jay Manifold Says:

      Interesting. Looks like they scaled it up when they built the Jefferson Memorial.