Morning Scoop: Taps at the Tower plays through Saturday


Taps at the Tower to honor KC essential workers

The National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the seventh annual Taps at the Tower program at 8:45 p.m. nightly this week (through Saturday).

You are invited to participate in this moving ceremony, as well as make use of the Liberty Memorial grounds each evening. Taps at the Tower pays tribute to the history of Taps, and honors all those who have served. This year, the event will also honor Kansas City’s essential workers, and thank them for their service to our community during the pandemic.

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 Downtown Kansas City. At sunset, 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.

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 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.

About the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial holds the most diverse collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. To learn more, visit