Kirksville will be the home for the new Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame. John J. Sastry, the chairman of the hall of fame, made the announcement. He is a Truman State graduate. The new Hall of Fame is a partnership with the Kirksville Tourism Office and the Adair County Historical Society. Sastry says the outpouring of support for the Hall form the city has been overwhelming.
Kirksville’s Tourism Director says the city is thrilled that the Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame Board has chosen to locate the Hall of Fame in Kirksville. The President of the ACHS Board, added that the Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame will fit nicely with the military artifacts currently on display at the museum.
The Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame plans to exhibit the 2021 Hall of Fame at the Adair County Historical Museum at 211 S. Elson. In future years, the Board hopes to expand to a larger facility, perhaps the Rieger Armory.