Today is the observance of Truman Day in Missouri, which is a state holiday. Harry Truman was born on May 8th, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri, and served as the nation’s 33rd president from 1945 to 1953. Excelsior Springs State Representative Doug Richey describes President Truman as inspiring and fascinating:
President Truman implemented the Marshall Plan to help rebuild Western Europe’s economy after World War II, and he also issued the executive order that integrated the U-S military. Most Missouri state offices are closed today, in observance of Truman Day. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding the public that driver examination stations throughout the state are closed today in observance of Truman Day. Normal operations will resume on Monday. The driver examination stations will be closed on Monday, May 31st, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, June 1st.