Former congressman Ike Skelton will receive the 2012 Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award on May 8.
Skelton represented Missouri's 4th Congressional District from 1976 to January 2011.
He was a longtime member of the House Armed Services Committee and was elected chairman in 2006.
His legacy of monitoring the U.S. armed forces was "very consistent with President Truman's efforts to promote efficient and sensible military policies," said Karl Zobrist, president of the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation.
Every year the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation honors an individual on the birthday anniversary of Truman, who was born May 8, 1884.
The luncheon at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown is open to the public.
The cost is $60 per person. Reservations are required. Call 913-722-1211.