Memorial Day Weekend Events Honor Nation’s Heroes Friday-Monday, May 26-29

Color guard bearing flags facing a row of civilians either saluting or standing respectfully

The National WWI Museum and Memorial serves as a fitting place to spend Memorial Day weekend, giving honor and special recognize to the individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving their country.

Admission to the Museum and Memorial is free for veterans and active-duty military personnel, while general admission for the public is half-price all weekend (Friday-Monday, May 26-29). Effective in 2023, the military discount is now extended to spouses and dependents with ID. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the newly opening Lower Level featuring the Bergman Family Gallery and Open Storage Center, as well as new exhibition Mail Call.

The Museum and Memorial offers a events all weekend for people of all ages, including a free public ceremony at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day with local dignitaries and a keynote address from Lieutenant General (Ret.) John “J.T.” Thomson. Support for Memorial Day is provided by the Veterans United Home Loans, Jackson County of Missouri, Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF), Weather or Not, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Evergy.