Taps at the Tower

June 22-28 at Sunset

Taps, a musical piece sounded at dusk and at funerals, has a rich and storied history in the United States. It has long been associated with the U.S. Military, and is often played at civilian events around the country.

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial presents Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset from Sunday, June 22 – Saturday, June 28. Taps at the Tower links the beauty and simplicity of the Taps bugle call with the symbolism of the Liberty Memorial.

People are invited to come and use the grounds each evening, have a picnic, play games and enjoy the outdoors. The Museum will remain open until 8:30 p.m. each day. At sunset, people will gather at the Tower (Liberty Memorial) to experience Taps being played during a brief, moving ceremony. The event will occur rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the glass bridge inside the Museum. 

The Museum is proud to partner with the following organizations in conjunction with Taps at the Tower:

American Gold Star Mothers; American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City; American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City; Bugles Across America; Crown Center; Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Ft. Leavenworth; Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri; Greater Kansas City Association of Firefighters and Paramedics, EMTs and Safety Professionals; Greater Kansas City Association of Police Organizations; Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; Greater Kansas City VA Hospitals; Hallmark/Kaleidoscope; Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America; Kansas City Sports Commission; Kansas National Guard; LEGOLAND Discovery Center/SEA LIFE Aquarium; Life Flight; Ruskin High School; Union Station; Urban Ranger Corps; VFW; Whiteman Air Force Base.

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is a civic pillar in Kansas City, and is a point of pride to the people in the region. Rising from patriotic and citizen initiative, the Memorial is a gathering place for ceremonies and memorials that honor those who served the nation.

The National World War I Museum gratefully ackowledges the support of the Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund and US Bank as well as Trapp and Company for providing the ceremony wreath.