World War I Museum Opening in Mo.

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December 01,2006 | KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- World War I ended nearly 90 years ago, only a few of its U.S. veterans are still alive, and about a decade ago, its national monument was closed after years of neglect and deterioration.

But this weekend, the"war to end all wars" takes center stage when the National World War I Museum opens, giving the public a chance to learn about -- and from -- the conflict that catapulted the United States toward superpower status.

"Unfulfilled needs, national ambitions, national culture clashes, all of the things that were in play in World War I are still with us today," said Brig. Gen. Stephen Berkheiser, executive director of the new museum.

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