June 18-24, 2023 at Sunset


Taps, a musical piece sounded at dusk and at funerals, has a rich and storied history in the United States. It has long been associated with the U.S. Military, and is often played at civilian events around the country. 

The National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the tenth annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 p.m.) from Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24, 2023.

People are invited to come and use the grounds each evening, have a picnic, play games and enjoy the outdoors. At sunset, people will gather at the Liberty Memorial Tower to experience Taps being played during a brief, moving ceremony. The event will occur rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Paul Sunderland Bridge inside the Museum and Memorial.



Modern photograph of a stone courtyard. Several people in civilian clothes are gathered around a person in military uniform. The military person is holding a large floral wreath.
Modern photograph of the base of the Liberty Memorial Tower at twilight. A person in a dark jacket places a large floral wreath on a stand. Next to them, an older person observes while seated in a wheelchair being pushed by a man wearing a kilt.
Modern photograph of a large band of people wearing kilts standing on Memorial Courtyard. They are playing a variety of drums and bagpipes. Onlookers take photos on them.


The National WWI Museum and Memorial is a civic pillar in Kansas City, and is a point of pride to the people in the region. Rising from patriotic and citizen initiative, the Memorial is a gathering place for ceremonies and memorials that honor those who served the nation.



2023 Sponsors




Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund


Veterans of Foreign Wars

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