Thursday is a state holiday in honor of Harry S. Truman, whose birthday is May 8. He was born in 1884, 130 years ago. He died in 1972. He has not been forgotten by Missourians.
There are a number of places in the state that bear his name. One of the most notable is Truman University. The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is in Independence. It is a place all Missourians should visit. It offers a lesson in history about the state, the United States and parts of the world.
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