Honeywell FM&T is a corporate sponsor of the Truman Foundation, making it possible for the non-profit organization to continue the tradition of honoring Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States who lived east of Kansas City, in Independence, Missouri.
Each year, the foundation’s Truman Good Neighbor Award is held in Kansas City and presented to honor a person in public life who has exemplified the principles of President Truman, and who is recognized for exemplary service to their community and the nation.
“Supporting the Truman Foundation is important because of President Truman’s enduring contributions to our national security. He was uniquely connected to both our heritage and the mission we carry out at the Kansas City National Security Campus,” said Stu McArthur, Sr. Director, Mission Assurance and Truman Foundation Board Member. “The foundation and this award are dedicated to promoting the leadership, character, and ‘good neighbor’ values that President Truman exemplified."
Last Friday, the Foundation honored Congressman James E. Clyburn, (D – 6th District, SC), Majority Whip of the US House of Representatives during a luncheon at the Imperial Ballroom of the Muehlebach Tower in the Marriott Hotel Downtown. Past recipients have included former President Bill Clinton, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, members of congress, military leaders and celebrities.
In addition, the foundation also recognizes a distinguished veteran, and this year's Silver Veterans Medal Award recipient is Captain Kavon 'Hak' Hakimzadeh, U.S. Navy. Captain Hakimzadeh is the Commanding Officer of the Aircraft Carrier, USS Harry S. Truman. He is an Iranian-American whose family fled Iran in the 1970's during the Islamic Revolution.
Learn more about the Truman Foundation.