The National World War I Museum and Memorial is hosting Taps at the Tower each evening from June 21-27, 2020. This event is FREE for all who attend.
Taps is a musical piece that has a rich and storied history within the United States Military. Often played at civilian events and funerals, Taps honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.
The National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the seventh annual Taps at the Tower June 21-27, to pay tribute to the history of Taps, and honor all those who served. This year, Taps at the Tower will also honor Kansas City’s essential workers, and thank them for their service to our community.
Each evening before the ceremony, people are welcome to enjoy the Museum and Memorial grounds. Bring a picnic, play games and take in the beautiful panoramic view of Kansas City. At sunset (approximately 8:45 p.m.), everyone will gather at the Liberty Memorial Tower to experience the playing of Taps. Since 2014, more than 15,000 people witnessed this moving performance.
The event will happen rain or shine.
The Museum and Memorial is also offering the chance for the public to win a $100 prize package. Attendees can share their photos from their evening at Taps at the Tower on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TapsAtTheTower for a chance to win.
The museum and memorial is located in downtown Kansas City at 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO across from Union Station.