National WWI Memorial
The majestic cylindrical tower of Liberty Memorial rises 217 feet above the main courtyard, 36 feet in diameter at its base, tapering to 28 feet at the top. In the evening the Flame of Inspiration glows from the top and can be seen for miles.
Two Assyrian Sphinxes guard the south entrance of the Liberty Memorial. “Memory” faces east toward the battlefields of France, shielding its eyes from the horrors of war. “Future” faces west, shielding its eyes from an unknown future.
The Liberty Memorial
Built in 1926, The Egyptian Revival-style monument known as The Liberty Memorial, is a beacon of freedom and a symbol of the courage, patriotism, sacrifice and honor of all who served in World War I.
The Liberty Memorial Association
Kansas City leaders formed the Liberty Memorial Association (LMA) and raised more than $2.5 million in 1919 to create a lasting monument to the men and women who had served in the first World War.