This is the WWI memorial tower that we visited yesterday. The displays in the main building were both informative and heart-breaking. We saw two films that explored the many changes in the world that made this conflict all but inevitable. We Americans stayed out of the war until there was no choice but to take a stand in the outcome.
Both of my grandfathers fought in this war, serving in France in the battle of St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Both suffered wounds but survived. I am so grateful for their service and sacrifices as well as that of their fellow military men and women. I am also grateful for the medical providers in the service who helped the wounded recover to go home to their families after the war.
We also got to go up inside of the tower to the top. Here is a picture of the dowtown Kansas City skyline taken from the top of the tower.
Afterward we decided to find some good BBQ in the downtown area. We chose Fiorella's Jack Stack BBQ, another of the great KC dining spots. This bull statue is representative of Kansas City as a stockyard cattle drive destination that goes back to the early days of the midwest.
Here is Jerry at our table inside the restaurant.
Today at 3PM the quilt show opens for Shopping Frenzy night (all the vendors will have specials for this day only) and the first displays of the quilts. Woo-hoo!!