Memorial & Museum in Kansas City

War on Terror Memorial and Museum
Our Vision

The Memorial

The Memorial’s main design concept will be based on the Gold Service Star which represents the Fallen Warrior. The Memorial will be partially recessed to create a physical and emotional change in the visitor’s orientation. The Memorial will focus inward, always keeping the visitor connected with the large flag, state flags

and Fallen Warrior plaques bearing the picture and story of each Fallen Warrior.The surrounding sounds are quieter, and with sound of water at the seating areas the state flags waving in the air will be amplified to provide a more serene atmosphere.

Museum & Veterans
Support Center

  • A chronological timeline exhibit will be addressing the ongoing War on Terror. It will reflect and include conflicts on foreign soil and in the United States, using displays, artifacts, and authentic memorabilia
  • Shared offices and conference areas where veterans entrepreneurs can form companies and connect with people
  • An Education Center, with immersive and virtual technology where veterans learn and grow.
  • A Gold Star Family Room/Chapel
  • A Hope & Healing Center for Wounded Warriors/Battle Buddies
  • An Events Meeting Center, with Kitchen for Catered Functions
  • A Theater/Auditorium
  • A Library/Gift Shop
  • The use of emerging technologies to immerse visitors in a military scenario
  • A Medal of Honor Tribute Room

Design Concept

The large-flag archway will serve as both a landmark and starting point of entry into the Memorial. The structure will be 130-feet tall and adorned with the seals of the five military branches.  The Memorial’s center will contain all 55 flags representing the states and territories of the United States. These will stand in the middle

of a pentagon, which is the shape of the Department of Defense. Seating areas will be created in between the Memorial walls to function both as a fountain and seats. The fountains will be low in profile to let the visitor experience both the touch and sound of flowing water over stones.


The large circular path will go around the Memorial and link to all other access points created by the Donor Wall. This wall will carry the names of all the individuals, businesses, corporations, organizations, and schools that contributed to the building of the Memorial and Museum. Two buildings will flank the archway

and house the Information Center, Auditorium, and Exhibit hall. The other will be for Administration, Outreach, and a Library Center. The Memorial will be solar and wind-powered and meet LEED specifications for providing an eco-friendly environment.