Explosions in the Sky

As of May 14, 4,402 Americans have died in the Iraq War and 31,810 have been wounded (according to CNN and the Pentagon). Commemorate their bravery as well as the military achievements of fallen heroes from wars past this Memorial Day weekend during the eighth annual Celebration at the Station, sponsored by Bank of America. The Kansas City Symphony, led by Michael Stern, performs patriotic favorites in front of Union Station (30 West Pershing Road), followed by fireworks over the Liberty Memorial. Music begins with a performance at 4:30 p.m. by Brass in Blue, a brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band. Tenor Mark Shultz and classical trio Time for Three will also perform. Food and drinks will be available inside and outside of Union Station. The ground directly south of Union Station opens at 3 p.m. for blankets, lawn chairs and patriotic partying. (The rain date is Monday, May 31.)

Sun., May 30, 3 p.m., 2010