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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Truman Library

On our free day in Kansas City, we headed to Independence, MO to visit the Truman Library.  I would venture to guess that if President Truman would walk down the streets today, it still would be very much as he remembered it.  We had lunch at a restaurant on main street that is well known for its German food, not to mention the great beer.

The library is just a few blocks from the home that he and his wife lived in all their married life, even returning here whenever possible while they were in Washington.  The exhibits provide insight to his personal and public lives.  He became president just before the end of WII on the death of President Roosevelt. He had many huge problems to address and had to make hard decisions.  He is the only leader, so far, who has made a decision to use a nuclear weapon.  The use of the nuclear bombs in Japan was estimated to save up to a million allied casualties. 

President Truman and his wife Bess are buried on the grounds.

For those interested in history, it is a must-see library.


Wanderin' said...

We've visited a few of the President's libraries. They have all been very interesting and hopefully we'll be able to visit more.

Nickie Jim said...

Truman inherited a mess and did the best he could with it.
Wonder what he'd think about today's mess? :-)
Great pics!

where's weaver said...

We really enjoy visiting President libraries. This one is another good one. Boy how scary your comment is about the only President, so far.... This is a very scary time for that nuclear war heads.

Richard C Dorr said...

We also enjoy visiting Presidential Libraries with the Truman Library being one of the best.A simple midwestern man who enjoyed the simple things of life. Truman made the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan, helped rebuild postwar Europe, worked to contain communism and led the United States into the Korean War (1950-1953).Will we be led into the nuclear option again by Trump....if so,there may be no Trump library to visit.

Happytrails said...

What awesome history!! We have not visited this Presidential Library but would love to!! Thanks for the tour!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

This is a place that is high up on my bucket list. Truman faced and dealt with many serious challenges and history seems to have forgotten how well he dealt with them.