Saturday, June 28, 2014
Kansas City WWI Liberty Memorial Centennial
Today Kansas City (kinda) commemorates The Great War that was fought for reasons that NOBODY completely understands.
This week "Taps @ The Tower" has been commemorating the start of WWI 100 years ago...
The locals tend to take this war a bit too seriously because Kansas City finances the money losing memorial that STILL hasn't received much help from the feds.
My favorite take on the so-called "Great War" is that it basically started over a wrong turn . . .
The Wrong Turn That Changed a Century -- and Still Haunts Us Today
Here's an even better history lesson on the topic:
New York Times: Why World War I Matters to Today’s Economy
Meanwhile, Liberty Memorial stands as a monument to the "War To End All Wars" that didn't in the heart of the transportation district that claims to be "revitalizing" Kansas City but probably won't.