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March 27, 2019
6:30 PM
Time Details:
6:00 PM Wine & Cheese Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Central Kansas City Public Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Free; RSVP: 816.701.3407
Photo of guard walking by Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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"Most Hallowed Ground: Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns" with Tom Tudor, at Central Kansas City Public Library

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Arlington National Cemetery evolved from a place of necessity – set aside for a mounting wave of Civil War casualties – to sacred ground, the final resting place for more than 400,000 men and women who gave service and sacrifice to our country. Tom Tudor, once a sentinel and commander of the relief at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the most hallowed of the cemetery’s many landmarks, traces the story of this special, 624-acre plot on the west bank of the Potomac River. Included is a look at President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s place in the history of the Tomb of the Unknowns, presiding over the interment of World War II and Korean War soldiers in 1958. This presentation continues a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at the Central Kansas City Public Library. All are made possible by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. See "More Details" to RSVP.