Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard Photo Gallery
Historic Truman Courthouse Parade 80th Rededication of the Historic Truman Courthouse Independence Square Independence, Missouri Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Prior to the 80th Rededication of the Historic Truman Courthouse, the MOSSAR and KSSSAR Color Guard teams participated in the Historic Truman Courthouse Parade, located at Independence Square on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 which began at 1:45 PM in Independence, Missouri. On this special day, Jackson County officials celebrated this occasion with a formal rededication ceremony on the courthouse steps.
On September 6, 2013, President General Joseph W. Dooley returned to Kansas City to join Missouri Society President Richard T. Bryant in the presentation of a plaque to the Jackson County Historical Society to be placed permanently at the historic Harry Truman Courthouse in Independence, Missouri. The plaque, which was authorized by the Missouri Society in response to the Initiatives announced by the President General during the 2013 SAR Congress. It is only fitting that on September 7, 2013, 80 years from the exact date when Harry Truman dedicated this historic courthouse in 1933, President General Joe Dooley took the stage along with Missouri Society President Richard Bryant and participated in the ribbon cutting with Jackson County officials at the Truman Courthouse public rededication.
Following the rededication ceremony, the doors of the historic courthouse will once again be open to the public. Tours of the Truman Courthouse was available throughout the rest of the day. President Truman's path to the White House started in this very courthouse, where he served as the Presiding Judge of Jackson County. Now exactly 80 years later, the multi-phased restoration of the Truman Courthouse is nearly complete. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, the building has undergone significant renovation work over the past four years. Over the past year, the renovation work has moved to the interior. Additional work has taken place on the iconic clock tower. When finalized, the courthouse will be returned to the integrity of its original 1933 design.
Left Photo (Front Row: L-R): Compatriot Richard Mathews; Compatriot Fred P. Kaffenberger; Compatriot Bob J. Corum; Compatriot Alvin L. Paris; Compatriot Jesse R. Lybarger; Compatriot Russell F. DeVenney; Compatriot Wayne Merrill; Loretta Paris (DAR), and Kathy Hutchinson (DAR).
Left Photo (Back Row: L-R): Compatriot Earnest L. Mowry; Compatriot James L. Scott; Compatriot Dennis Nelson (KSSSAR); Compatriot Mike Schmidt; Compatriot Bill Irminger; Compatriot Roy Hutchinson; and Compatriot Dirk Stapleton.
Right Photo (Front Row: L-R): Compatriot Roy Hutchinson; Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander; Compatriot Bob J. Corum, and Compatriot Russell F. DeVenney; Compatriot Dennis Nelson (KSSSAR); and Compatriot Jack K. Quint.
Right Photo (Back Row: L-R): Compatriot Wayne Merrill, Compatriot David D. Leighr, Compatriot John K. Stewart, Compatriot Bill Irminger, Compatriot Dave J. Stick, Compatriot Dirk Stapleton, Compatriot Richard A. Cox (KSSSAR), MOSSAR State President Dick T. Bryant, Loretta Paris (DAR), Compatriot Jesse R. Lybarger, NSSAR President General Joseph Dooley, Compatriot Fred P. Kaffenberger, Compatriot Mike Schmidt, Compatriot Bob Capps (KSSSAR), and Compatriot Earnest L. Mowry. Missing in Photo: Compatriot Richard Mathews; Compatriot Alvin L. Paris; and Compatriot James L. Scott