The MMA Color Guard was honored to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for a major renovation at the Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri on September 5, 2019 – the 75th anniversary of Truman’s presidency. The ceremony celebrated the $25-million capital campaign effort that would provide a new Truman permanent exhibition, enhance education programs, expand public programs, and modernize exhibits that could inspire, educate, and engage a 21st-century audience.
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is a dynamic educational center that encourages leadership, civil service and discussions about democracy.
Speakers at the ceremony included Truman Library Director Kurt Graham, Missouri Governor Mike Parson and President Truman’s oldest grandson and Honorary Chair of the Truman Library Institute Clifton Truman Daniel.
MMA Color Guard opened the ceremony with a parade performance, proudly displaying the flags during the national anthem and throughout the ceremony. Missouri Governor Mike Parson specifically congratulated the MMA Color Guard for their discipline and bearing during his speech.
MMA Color Guard members in attendance included Commander Ruby Kagaragwa from Kampala, Uganda; William Lockwood from Chesterfield, Missouri; Kellan Mugisha from Kagali, Rwanda, and Yu-Jen Tong from Shanghai, China.
Thank you to MMA Board of Trustees member Dean Davison '78 for photos and helping to arrange for MMA's participation in the event. See more photos by Dean Davison ’78 here.