Flag Dedicated At Historic
Jackson County Truman Courthouse
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 -- The Daughters of the American Revolution donated a new flag to be hung outside the recently renovated Jackson County Truman Courthouse. County Executive Mike Sanders accepted the flag on behalf of Jackson County during a special dedication ceremony Friday, September 18.
The raising of the flag was a triumphant signal, Sanders said, that this summer's vital renovations on the courthouse have saved the national landmark from irreparable harm.
In January, Sanders declared a public emergency to free up funding for the renovation work, which entailed removing a 1972 retaining wall and repairing damage to the foundation caused from the wall continually trapping water around the building.
Furthermore, the courthouse grounds have been restored to their appearance in 1933, the year Harry S. Truman, then a Jackson County Presiding Judge, oversaw the remodeling of the historic courthouse.