Memorial Day in Kansas City

Celebration at the Station

Celebration at the Station

Today was Memorial Day in the US. Along with three co-workers, I went to downtown Kansas City to listen to the free concert (“Celebration at the Station“) and watch the fireworks. The concert was at Union Station and was presented by the Kansas City Symphony.

We arrived in the afternoon. After walking around a little, we grabbed some supper. I had a really amazingly delicious frozen custard at Sheridan’s.

We walked around the concert site as the sun began to set. We found a place to sit on the lawn to listen before it got too dark. The lawn was part of the Liberty Memorial and National World War I Museum, which overlooks Union Station.

Conclusion of the 1812 Overture

Conclusion of the 1812 Overture

The concluding piece was, of course, the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. The Kansas Army National Guard were there with three M116 75mm howitzers. During the epic finale celebrating the defeat of Napoleons troops in Russia, they fired blanks. It was AWESOME.

After the concert was a wonderful fireworks presentation. After the fireworks, we drove back to our hotel in Overland Park.

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