Veterans Memorial Hall

Truman announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for judge for eastern Jackson County and made his first political speech here on March 7, 1922. A woman whose husband heard Truman's speech remembered that people in Lee's Summit said that he "was so...scared that he didn't know whether he made a speech or whether he didn't." (May Howard oral history interview.)

Veterans Memorial Hall, which was located at 123 Southeast 3rd Street in Lee's Summit, Missouri, burned down in 1941.