MOSSAR Harry S. Truman Chapter Color Guard Photo Gallery
Harry S. Truman Chapter Meeting 306th Meeting Independence, MO December 11th, 2010
Pictured here is guest speaker, Mr. John Mark Lambertson, along with President Dirk A. Stapleton and the Harry S. Truman Color Guard. Mr. Lamberetson is the Director of the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence. His topic was on the frontier heritage of the Independence area. Mr. Lamberetson provided information on the three principle trails which crossed the West, which were the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California. The Santa Fe Trail, begun in 1821, was a 900-mile foreign trade route unique in American History due to its overland rather than seafaring commerce. The 2,000-mile Oregon Trail began to be heavily traveled in 1843 by settlers wanting to establish new homes in the northwest, while others forked off on the equally long and grueling California Trail to seek their fortunes in the gold fields. Together, these three rugged pathways and their pioneers changed the face and history of America. The National Frontier Trails Museum is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America’s principle western trails. The National Frontier Trails Museum is located at 318 W. Pacific in Independence, Missouri. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Mr. Lamberetson after the program. In addition, President Dirk Stapleton presented Mr. Lamberetson with a Harry S. Truman Chapter Coin. The Harry S. Truman Chapter really appreciates his attendance as guest speaker.
(L-R) Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander; Mr. John Mark Lambertson; and President Dirk A. Stapleton.