On Tuesday, the Chief Community Caring Team, including Knile Davis and Charcandrick West, visited the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial with a group of students from Ruskin High School's ROTC program.
The group toured the museum and were led by veterans who shared their insights, military backgrounds and of course, a few of their own war stories. Following the tour, the students received Chiefs Salute to Service hats and Davis and West signed each one.
"Touring the museum and reliving the history of WWI was an incredible experience for these students and even the players," Chuck Castellano, Chiefs Community Relations Manager, said. "This event was a way to tie the past, present and future together through the museums history, the veteran's stories and the students involved in the ROTC."
The WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes in the world today. The museum holds the most diverse collection of WWI objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of the war.
Members of the Kansas City Chiefs Community Caring team as well as members of the Running Backs group visited the World War 1 museum on Veterans Day with members of the Ruskin High School ROTC.
This visit marks the Chiefs third youth-based trip to the National WWI Museum. Chiefs players toured the National World War I Museum with local students in both 2009 and 2013. The Hunt Family Foundation has also previously sponsored a Family Guide for visitors of the National WWI Museum to enhance their overall experience.
The Chiefs have a long-standing appreciation for the men and women in our armed forces and are continually striving to recognize them and thank them for their service. During the month of November, the organization has a number of initiatives planned to give back to the military and honor their dedication and bravery.
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