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Truman Library offers free admission on Veterans Day, with events planned

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Sadako Sasaki's last crane was given to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library as a symbol of peace and forgiveness by her brother, Masahiro Sasaki, Thursday, November 19, 2015.
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Sadako Sasaki's last crane was given to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library as a symbol of peace and forgiveness by her brother, Masahiro Sasaki, Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Admission to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence will be free on Sunday as part of a program of Veterans Day events.

The library, at 500 W. U.S. 24, will be open 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the seventh annual Honorable Ike Skelton Veterans Day Salute.

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Air Force Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Tim White will give the veterans Day address at noon Sunday at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence.

Air Force Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Tim White will give an address in the auditorium at noon, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in the courtyard.

Music and other events are scheduled throughout the afternoon before a 5 p.m. screening of a film about World War I, which ended on the Western Front 100 years ago on Nov. 11, 1918.

Skelton was a Democratic member of Congress representing Missouri’s 4th District for 34 years until his defeat in 2010.

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