Ceremony to mark US entry into WWI planned in Kansas City

2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago February 08, 2017 Feb 8, 2017 Wednesday, February 08 2017 Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:17:00 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I is planned in Kansas City at the nation's official tribute to the fighting.

The commission organizing the April 6 ceremony says dignitaries from the U.S. and other counties will be invited.

Congress agreed in 2014 to give the city's landmark national status, designating it as a "national memorial" for World War I. Before then, it had the designation of being the "national museum" for the war.

The site features a tower that rises 217 feet into the skyline. Underneath is a museum that tells the story of the war that claimed 116,516 American lives. The museum's collection includes period weaponry and uniforms, as well as life-size recreated trenches.

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