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.