Military parades & ceremonies

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World War I soldiers parade in Kansas City, Missouri

World War I soldiers, returning from Europe, march down Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, in a victory parade. Union Station can be seen faintly in the background to the southwest. From: Mrs. D. S. Catechis.

World War I Color Guard in Kansas City, Missouri

A World War I Color Guard (either 128th or 129th field artillery or 140th infantry) marches down Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri, in a parade of soldiers returning home from Europe. From: Mrs. D. S. Catechis.

Truman in World War I Armistice parade

Harry S. Truman and the 129th Field Artillery in front of the Muehlebach Hotel during the November 1921 Armistice parade in Kansas City, MO. Truman is in uniform, on the far side of the street, behind the man in the suit. This photograph was taken looking southeast on 12th Street just west of Baltimore Avenue.

Soldiers returning from the World War I march down Grand Avenue

Soldiers returning from Europe at the end of World War I march down Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri, as people toss flowers into the street. From: Mrs. D. S. Catechis.

Reviewing Stand, American Legion Parade, Kansas City, Mo.

Photograph showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri. This parade, along with the Liberty Memorial dedication, took place over three days in late 1921: October 30, 31 and November 1st. Gen. Jacques of Belgium, Gen. Armando Diaz of Italy, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, Gen. John J. Pershing and Adm. David Beatty of Great Britain are present at the reviewing stand.

Reviewing Stand, American Legion Parade, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri. This parade, along with the Liberty Memorial dedication, took place over three days in late 1921: October 30, 31 and November 1st. Gen. Jacques of Belgium, Gen. Armando Diaz of Italy, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, Gen. John J. Pershing and Adm. David Beatty of Great Britain are present at the reviewing stand.

Military Parade at Union Station

View of military and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, at the parade in honor of the return of the 129th Field Artillery from France to Kansas City, Missouri. From: 35th Division Collection. This photograph was taken looking northeast from just south of Union Station.

Legion parading before half million spectators, American Legion Convention, Kansas City, Mo.

Photograph showing the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri. This parade, along with the Liberty Memorial dedication, took place over three days in late 1921: October 30, 31 and November 1st. This vantage point faces north on the east side of Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) between 17th Street and 18th Street.

Kansas National Guard Marching in Memorial Day Parade

Photograph of units of the 137th Infantry of the Kansas National Guard, parading on Memorial Day in Kansas City, Kansas. The soldiers are marching north on 7th Street Trafficway, near the corner of Nebraska Avenue. The First Presbyterian Church is in the background.

Kansas National Guard Marching in Memorial Day Parade

Photograph of units of the 137th Infantry of the Kansas National Guard, parading on Memorial Day in Kansas City, Kansas. The soldiers are marching north on 7th Street Trafficway, near the corner of Nebraska Avenue. The First Presbyterian Church and 7th Street M. E. Church are among the buildings in the background.

America's most notable gathering of military heroes

Stereoscopic photograph showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri. This parade, along with the Liberty Memorial dedication, took place over three days in late 1921: October 30, 31 and November 1st. Gen. Jacques of Belgium, Gen. Armando Diaz of Italy, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, Gen. John J. Pershing and Adm. David Beatty of Great Britain are present at the reviewing stand.

American Legion Parade passing reviewing stand, Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 1, 1921

Photograph showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri. This parade, along with the Liberty Memorial dedication, took place over three days in late 1921: October 30, 31 and November 1st. Gen. Jacques of Belgium, Gen. Armando Diaz of Italy, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, Gen. John J. Pershing and Adm. David Beatty of Great Britain are present at the reviewing stand.