KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of people gathered Monday at Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial, to pay respects to fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
The memorial’s Walk of Honor greets visitors before the entrance to the museum. Each of the nearly $10,000 bricks recognizes a man or woman who served in the U.S. military, many in wars.
Monday, more than 100 more bricks were added during a dedication ceremony, bearing the names of loved ones who served, the first section is reserved for those who served in World War 1, while the second section is for those served during any other war. There is also space for friends and civilian government employees.
Outside, on the Walk of Honor, folks like Eric Maus, who flew in from Juneau, Alaska, paid their respects.
“I’m real thankful, actually. I mean, they gave their lives for the life we live, today. And it’s one of those amazing moments where you can actually pay tribute, and I’m standing here in awe, really.”