Governor Parson to Present Flag From USS Missouri to College of the Ozarks

by: Beth Finello, Ozarks First

Missouri Governor Mike Parson will present a Missouri flag to College of the Ozarks in a brief ceremony at The Keeter Center this morning at 10:00.

The flag is from the USS Missouri (SSN-780).

Parson will address those gathered, and College President Jerry C. Davis will accept the flag on behalf of the College. The public is welcome to attend the free event.

“We are pleased to accept this beautiful flag,” Davis said. “We appreciate this special gift from Governor Parson. It will serve as a reminder of our dedication to serve the great state of Missouri and our country.”

Parson said he wants to present this flag to College of the Ozarks in recognition of its patriotic goal: to encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and willingness to defend it.