Veterans Day at Harry Truman's Presidential Library and Museum

The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in historic Independence, Missouri, will be the site for a moving tribute to America's service men and women on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

Online PR News – 06-November-2012 – Independence, Missouri – The Harry S. Truman Library Institute invites the public to honor America's heroes this Veterans Day at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Highlights include a patriotic brass concert, free museum admission, children's activities, 21-gun salute, and a keynote address by Major General Robert H. Scales.

Events and activities honoring America's veterans include:

12 - 4 p.m. - "Kids Help Our Heroes - Make a Get-Well Card for a Veteran"

1 p.m. - Children's Storytime - "H Is for Honor"

2 p.m. - Patriotic Concert by UMKC Honor Brass

2:30 p.m. "The Honorable Ike Skelton Veterans Day Ceremony"
Remarks by The Honorable Ike Skelton
Keynote Address by Maj. Gen. Robert H. Scales
National Anthem by Kansas City Legend Ida McBeth
Wentworth Military Academy JROTC Color Guard

4 p.m. - Courtyard Ceremony
Ceremonial Wreath Laying followed by a 21-Gun Salute and Taps

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Public Reception to Honor Veterans

All Veterans Day activities are free and open to the public. Veterans will be offered priority seating for the concert and program, however seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. The museum opens at noon on Sundays; overflow seating for the programs will be available.

The 2012 Veterans Day Celebration is sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

The Harry S. Truman Library Institute is the nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, one of 13 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Together with its public partner, the Truman Library Institute is dedicated to preserving and sharing the legacy of America's 33rd president through nationally acclaimed educational programs, world-class museum exhibitions, and timely public forums. Together we can contribute to a better tomorrow by helping adults and students alike better understand our democracy, the American presidency, and each person's power to make a difference.