Places to Honor Everyday Patriots
Kansas City, Missouri: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Visitors enter this stunning site above a field of 9,000 red poppies; each flower represents 1,000 people killed in the Great War, for a staggering 9 million casualties. Inside, a film explores the complex global factors leading to World War I, and exhibits delve into life in the trenches and at home. After just a few moments, you'll be transported to a time when the rest of the world considered the United States its savior (816/784-1918; theworldwar.org).