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Harness Your Passion for History During This Eye-Opening WWI Exhibit

The National WWI Museum and Memorial opened in 2006 to national acclaim. Since then, more than two million people have visited the museum, including Former Vice President Dick Cheney, General Colin Powell, President Barack Obama (as a presidential candidate in 2008), Senator John McCain and actor and singer Kevin Costner. Additionally, Frank Buckles, America's last surviving WWI veteran, visited the Museum and Memorial over Memorial Day weekend in 2008.

Now, see its newest exhibit on the American Jewish Experience during World War I, which provides an in-depth look of what life was like for Jewish Americans on the home front. It also tells the remarkable stories of the nearly 250,000 people who served in the American Expeditionary Forces through artifacts.

Featured items include Irving Berlin’s draft resignation card and the handwritten draft of Leon Simon’s 1917 Balfour Declaration, a public statement from the British government that helped lay the foundation for the establishment of a Jewish state.

Hailed by Time magazine as “a deep dive into a strange, history-shaking year” and by The New York Times as “remarkably prescient” For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWI shares these incredible stories through remarkable objects.

At Waterside Residences on Quivira, the premier apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, November 4, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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