KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial is planning an eye-popping exhibit in November to mark the centennial of the Great War’s end.
The entire northern facade of the memorial will have nearly 5,000 giant poppies projected onto it every night between Nov. 2 and Nov. 11.
Poppies have been symbols for World War I since the poem “In Flanders fields the poppies blow .” was published in 1918.
The exhibit, called “Peach and Remembrance,” will recognize the nearly 9 million soldiers who died in the war.
The lighting will complement the current temporary installation of 117 metal poppy sculptures in the reflection pool at the entrance to the museum.
The World War I Museum is planning several events for the commemoration.