Kissinger accepts Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has received a leadership award named after President Harry S. Truman.
The Kansas City Star reports that Kissinger said Thursday that he admired how Truman had led the U.S. to "totally defeat" Germany and Japan but then included them in the community of nations. Kissinger called it a "noble sentiment."
He was in Kansas City for a dinner to accept the 2016 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award. It was presented by the former president's eldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel.
The event was organized by the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence.
More than 850 people attended, including Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander and Jackson County Executive Frank White.