This Sunday marks Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting of World War I. Here’s how to pay tribute around the area:
Blue Springs Daughters of the American Revolution meeting: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Adams Pointe Golf Club, 1601 N.E. R.D. Mize Road. The chapter will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the war. Entry fee for guests is $12
VFW Post 1000 fundraiser: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co., 2210 Missouri 291, Independence. Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1000 in Independence will be collecting donations for Buddy Poppy, a VFW initiative for disabled and needy veterans currently in VA hospitals.
Seventh Annual Ike Skelton Veterans Day Salute: Sunday, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. Activities will include musical performances, a ceremonial wreath-laying and a program featuring descendants of those who served with Truman in World War I.
Library admission is free for the day. The library opens at 11:30 a.m., with a wreath-laying at noon, including remarks by Air Force Brig. Gen. Tim White (ret.). The Grateful Americans dance at 1 p.m., a public program “Boots on the Ground: The Evolving Role of the American Military” is at 2, the Spirit of Independence Band plays a patriotic concert at 3:30, and screening of part three of the PBS show “The Great War” is at 5.
Blue Springs chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ceremony: Sunday, 11 a.m. Blue Springs Cemetery, 2800 S.W. Walnut St. This special ceremony will honor four World War I veterans, all of whom are interred at the historic Blue Springs Cemetery: Lt. Lester H. Hughes, PVT. Walter J. Hall, PVT. John Stanley and PFC Charles Denver Barger, a Medal of Honor recipient. Rick McClellan, a representative from the World War I Museum, will speak.
Peace and Remembrance display: Through Sunday, National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City. This free display features illuminated poppies on the museum’s north lawn. Special presentations of images, footage and details about World War I will appear.
Discounted World War I Museum admission: Through Sunday, National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City. Veterans and active duty military personnel can visit the museum for free. Other guests will receive half-price admission.
Armistice ceremony: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City. Musicians will perform and soldiers will give personal readings of letters and poems.
A worldwide tolling of bells is set for Sunday morning, and the museum is taking part in that at 10:55 a.m.
VFW Post 1000 fundraiser: Monday, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at Golden Corral, 19120 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence. Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1000 in Independence will be collecting donations for Buddy Poppy, a VFW initiative for disabled and needy veterans currently in VA hospitals.
Kansas City Zoo Military Appreciation Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City. All military personnel, both active and retired, can enter the zoo for free with a valid ID.