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The Stennis Center, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, and the Truman Scholars Association brought together Truman Scholars on July 24-25, 1998 for the commissioning of the USS HARRY S TRUMAN in Norfolk, Virginia. The Stennis Center has a relationship with the U.S. Navy from its involvement with the USS JOHN C. STENNIS CVN-74.
"...The American people still feel a strong affection for Harry Truman. He seemed to some an ordinary man, but he became an extraordinary President. He represented the best in us, and he gave us the best of himself. He never failed to live up to the words of his fellow Missourian, Mark Twain, which he kept on his desk at the Oval Office: 'Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.'" -- remarks by the President at the Commissioning.
To learn more about the USS HARRY S TRUMAN, visit the Official Home Page.