Kansas City provided a number of soldiers and sailors throughout America's wars. During the Phillipine Insurrection two local men received the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery under fire. After World War I, returning soldiers decided to build a memorial on the site where they had been sworn in.
In 1923, ground-breaking ceremonies for this monument, "The Rosedale Arch", brought over 6,000 people to view the ceremony with General Henri Gourad of France, the "Lion of the Argonne" in attendance. In World War II, Kansas City was a major production center for landing craft and B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. During the Korean Conflict, Kansas City produced jet fighters. Today memorials dedicated to troops from Wyandotte County may be found at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and the Wyandotte County Lake Park.
– Wyandotte County Historical Society