If you don’t have tickets already for the centennial commemoration of America’s entry into World War I on Thursday, you are out of luck, but there will be a lot to see if you are anywhere nearby.
This includes the Patrouille de France, the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force. The planes will be trailing red, white and blue smoke on their first visit to the United States in more than three decades. Hard to miss too will be a B-2 bomber flyover from the nearby Whiteman Air Force Base.
Don’t try to get too close. Streets will be blocked off all around Liberty Memorial beginning at 3 a.m. Thursday morning and extending through much of the day. Organizers had hoped that President Trump and other heads of state would attend and planned security accordingly. Although there will be plenty of dignitaries in attendance, it is unlikely that the president will be there.
For those who cannot attend, the event will be streamed live from a link at the centennial commission’s website. In addition, C-Span 3 will record the program and broadcast next Sunday at 9 a.m. Central.