Rosedale Memorial Arch
On your trip to Kansas City, you should check out the Rosedale Memorial Arch. Rosedale is a neighborhood located in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rosedale Memorial Arch is dedicated to those residents who served in the 42nd Rainbow Division during World War I. The Rainbow Division was formed in August 1917. It consisted of National Guard units from 26 states and the District of Columbia. During part of the war, the division was led by Douglas MacArthur. The Rainbow Division is still active today. Rainbow Boulevard is located near the arch and is named after the division.
When you visit the Rosedale Memorial Arch, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Kansas City, Missouri skyline. The arch is 34.5 feet tall. It was designed by a Rosedale resident named John Marshall. The memorial was dedicated in 1924.
There is a marker beneath the Rosedale Memorial Arch honoring those Rosedale residents who lost their lives in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The arch is dedicated to the veterans who have lost their lives while serving our country.
Before you leave the Rosedale neighborhood, you should stop by and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant which is known as Rosedale Barbeque. The restaurant serves tasty barbeque and side dishes. They have been in business since the early 1930s. The memorial arch is open from dawn until dusk. The best place to see the Kansas City, Missouri skyline is at the foot of the arch.