Monument to Freedom, Justice and Courage

Monument_FJCLocated in Leon M. Jordan Memorial Park, 31st St. & Benton Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri.

The Recognition Ceremony for the new Honorees whose memorial plaques will be placed on the Monument to Freedom, Justice and Courage Memorial Wall located at the Leon M. Jordan Memorial Park at 31st & Benton Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Citizens, officials and the media are invited to celebrate this occasion.

What:
Monument to Freedom, Justice and Courage Recognition Ceremony
When:
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00AM
Where:
Leon M. Jordan Memorial Park
31st  & Benton Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri
Who:
Guest Presenters and Speakers will be announced prior to the Ceremony

The Groundbreaking Ceremony and installation of the memorial plaques for the first 100 Honorees was held in June 2018.  Each year through 2028, additional Honorees will be added to the Monument as directed by the Jackson County Freedom Wall Commission.

Community members are encouraged to submit nominations for this year’s Honorees based on eligibility and criteria requirements set by the Commission. Criteria, submission details and nomination forms can be found on the Monument Recognition Criteria page.  The nomination deadline for the new Honorees is Saturday, February 29, 2020.

For additional information, contact Kay Jenkins, Aide to Ronald E. Finley, Second District Legislator, at kjenkins@jacksongov.org or at (816) 881-3163.

LJ_groundbreaking1Groundbreaking for the Monument to Freedom, Justice and Courage.

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Ribbon cutting for the Monument to Freedom, Justice and Courage.

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Ceremony attendees viewing names on the Monument to Freedom, Justice and Courage.