Residents at home may watch virtual Memorial Day ceremonies today from Liberty Memorial

Although the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, is physically closed on today, Memorial Day, there will be three ceremonies streamed online that will be free to the public.

While the public will not attend these ceremonies because of the risk of COVID-19, they can watch online at theworldwar.org/live.

At 10 a.m., a Memorial Day ceremony will occur to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

At noon, a brief Memorial Day Bell Tolling Ceremony will commemorate those who lost their lives with a bell that was rung on a daily basis in Kansas City by the Daughters of the American Revolution during World War I.

At 2 p.m., the World War I Museum and Memorial will share the Walk of Honor Dedication Ceremony, which recognizes individuals who have recently had a Walk of Honor brick dedicated in their name.

The National World War I Museum and Memorial has the most comprehensive collection of World War I documents and objects in the world, according to a spokesman.

Each ceremony can be seen at theworldwar.org/live. They are free and can be watched by the public.

Blood drive scheduled today

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled through 3 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Budweiser Brew House at Children’s Mercy Park, One Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kansas.

Advance registration is required at https://donate.savealifenow.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/72115.

Faith news – Churches going online

Many church services in Wyandotte County have been canceled because of efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. An order Friday night by the chief medical officer of Wyandotte County lifted the exemption on churches and faith gatherings, and those that have meetings are under the guidelines of no more than 10 persons per gathering, spaced at least six feet apart. (Source: UG news release from Friday, March 20, above)

Residents are advised to visit the social media page of their church or faith organization, or to call them or email them, to see changes that have been made to regular schedules, or if there are video services planned on Sunday.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas will post a video Mass for Roman Catholics on Sunday, March 22, at archkcks.com/coronavirus or https://www.facebook.com/archbishopnaumann/.

Open Door Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kansas, will have livestream services on Sunday, March 22, on the church’s website https://www.opendoorkc.com/, Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/opendoorkc/, on YouTube and on the church’s app.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, has posted a video Mass for Sunday at its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ourcroatianparish/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBnqcZv9nlpueXT9pgwZtrfkcFQ2h9Pa7UuDnROLVOcs1FP4CMn_bfUcZfNl5UF1-KTMEjFMgPAjf_z .

Stony Point Christian Church, Kansas City, Kansas, is not having in-person services, but will have a children’s church ministry online on Sunday, March 22, at https://stonypointkidsmin.wixsite.com/blog?fbclid=IwAR0jZOQtdbnYqqPDjlyRIJkoxQJ5CFVc0qq52lEx6NU1Jp7d_0xDP8YWH-0.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Kansas, is planning to have a livestream video of its 10 a.m. Sunday service March 22 at https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsKCK.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, Kansas City, Kansas, will not have in-person services on Sunday, March 22, but will have videos of its sermon posted Sunday afternoon on its webpage at http://wyandotteumc.com/.

To see the above videos, copy and paste the above web addresses into your browser.

Information about other church services in Wyandotte County may be available from the church’s social media page.

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