Shortly after World War I, Jacob and Ella Loose were actively involved in the Liberty Memorial Association which was created to build a lasting National memorial in Kansas City to those who offered and gave their lives in defense of liberty and our country. On November 1, 1921, the site for the Liberty Memorial was to be dedicated, and the five Allied military leaders met in Kansas City to speak to a crowd of 200,000 people. This groundbreaking event was the only time in history that these leaders were together in one place. In attendance were Lieutenant General Baron Jacques of Belgium, General Armando Diaz of Italy, Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, General John J. Pershing of the United States, and Admiral David Beatty of Great Britain.