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Veterans led by C. Harry Darby Jr. circulated a petition calling for the Board of City Commissioners in Kansas City, MO to authorize up to $500,000 for the purchase of a site and the erection of a memorial building for WWI veterans. The election was held on July 12, 1921, and the proposal was approved by a vote of 2,162 to 1,391. The cornerstone to the Building was laid on May 26, 1924. Memorial Hall is the large auditorium located within the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.