Today is the observance of Truman Day in Missouri, which is a state holiday. Harry Truman served as the nation’s 33rd president, from 1945 to 1953. 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 US military. Most Missouri state offices are closed today, in observance of Truman Day.