The Kansas City National World War I Museum and Memorial will have free activities and general admission for veterans and active duty military personnel Nov. 7 through Nov. 15 and half-price general admission tickets for the public Nov. 11.
On Nov. 11 at 6 a.m., the museum is hosting a Legacy Jump where a parachute team, including former Navy SEAL and extreme sports enthusiast Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, will skydive a veteran from each war – World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf, Afghanistan War and the Iraq War – and land on the museum’s north lawn.
The museum will also host an outdoor Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Courtyard featuring keynote speaker Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Mayor Quinton Lucas will also deliver a special reading.
The museum is asking guests to social distance and wear masks to the ceremony.
From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Kansas City Symphony will perform outdoors on the museum’s southeast lawn, free to the public.
For more information about the museum’s Veterans Day events, visit their website: www.TheWorldWar.org/VeteransDay