Celebrating Memorial Day

After posting my Memorial Day weekend blog yesterday,  a sharp-eyed reader raised a question about one of the pictures.  The picture (the one above) was smaller in yesterday’s blog.  Nevertheless, the reader was certain she recognized the location and event.  She was correct.

Celebration at the Station

The photo was taken a few years ago at the Kansas City Symphony’s annual, patriotic “Celebration at the Station.”  The location is the Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, and the “Celebration” is appropriately performed just down the hill from the National Museum and Memorial to World War I.  Here’s a little more info:

The “Liberty Memorial”

Opened to the public in 1926 as the “Liberty Memorial,” (and still known by that name),  it was designated by the United States Congress in 2006 as America’s official museum dedicated to World War I. https://www.theworldwar.org


The concert tomorrow (May 28, 2017) will mark the 15th Celebration at the Station.

Whether you are lucky enough to be there to enjoy the concert or will be elsewhere celebrating this kickoff to summer 2017 —

Happy Memorial Day! 

ICYMI, you can find yesterday’s blog at http://oldestdaughter.com , then follow the navigation guide at the top to “Blog.”  And as that blog suggested, If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.



Author: Patricia Schudy

Patricia Schudy is the author of the non-fiction book, "Oldest Daughters: What to know if you are one or have ever been bossed around by one," published in 2017. She is a former nationally syndicated, youth-advice columnist (Universal Press Syndicate/Andrews McMeel) and a free-lance writer of more than 200 bylined features. Her articles have appeared in regional and national publications including Better Homes and Gardens /Meredith Publications, the Kansas City STAR Magazine and the National Catholic Reporter. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), and the Northern Colorado Writers Association. The oldest child in her family-of-origin’s five siblings, she learned through research that most of the studies about first-born children had focused on males. But what about oldest females? That question led to the writing and publication of Oldest Daughters: What to know if you are one or have ever been bossed around by one. The author is the mother of five adult children, the grandmother of eight, and currently blogs at www.oldestdaughter.com. “Relationships are integral to who I am and what I choose to write about.”

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