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Governor to Receive the Harry S. Truman Foundation Good Neighbor Award

Bill Richardson, who has served as Governor of New Mexico, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy, will receive the 2015 Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award.

Karl Zobrist, President of The Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation, said: "The work of Governor Richardson to pursue peaceful solutions and better relations among all nations of the world, as well as to implement sustainable energy policies has been extraordinary."

Governor Richardson will receive the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award on Monday,  May   11,  2015 as part  of the  Truman  Foundation's  annual  luncheon   in  the Imperial Ballroom at the Muehlebach   Tower   of   the   Kansas   City    Marriott Downtown. The award will mark the 131st birthday of President Truman.

The Truman Good Neighbor Award has been given annually since 1973 on the anniversary of the birth of President Truman. Previous honorees include Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald R. Ford, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, and news anchor Walter Cronkite.

Each year the Foundation awards scholarships for international studies, recognizes  the  service  of a U.S. Armed  Forces veteran  with the Philip  Pistilli  Silver Veterans Medal, and invites international students studying at local universities to be guests at the luncheon, recognizing President Truman's keen interest in education as a means to promote better relations among all nations.

The public is invited to attend the 63rd annual birthday luncheon honoring President Truman. Admission is $100 per person or tables of ten are available at $1,000 each. Please make your reservations through the Foundation Office at: (913) 722-1211

Due to limited seating early responses are encouraged.


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