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In Memorial: Presidential Monuments Dedicated to Harry Truman

By    |   Monday, 11 May 2015 01:46 PM

Above the streets of Harry Truman's hometown, silhouettes of the 33rd president serve as a memorial to his love of walking. The White House notes that Harry Truman had to land of his feet when thrust into the presidency upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt.

Truman had been in the dark about many important threats in the still raging World War II, and was unaware of the development of the atomic bomb. He led the country to victory after the problems of war and the country became his.

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In Independence, Missouri there are several memorial sites dedicated to Truman. The president's final resting place is in the courtyard at the Truman Library. The relatively simple slab that marks the site lists the judgeships and political offices he held including president of the United States of America from 1945 to 1953.

The former Jackson Country Courthouse on the square in Independence has been renamed the Truman Courthouse. A statue of the president stands outside the courthouse.

Truman served once as the presiding judge of Jackson County, Missouri. The office of Harry Truman and the historic courtroom have both been restored in memory of his work there.

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site — also in Independence — primarily features the Truman home. This home is where Harry and Bess Truman lived before, during and after the presidency.

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The Truman Family Farm in Grandview, Missouri is where the future president got up before dawn and fed the cows before helping cook breakfast. He lived there 11 years. The house along with 10 acres of land are preserved as a national historic site.

In Key West, Florida, another memorial is dedicated to Harry Truman. It is called the Little White House because it served as the "winter White House" for the president. He visited 11 times.

According to the Truman Little White House Museum, "Truman claimed Key West was his second favorite place on earth, only surpassed by his hometown of Independence, Missouri." The house has been turned into a museum.

A federal scholarship is also named in memory of Harry Truman. The college scholarship is given to students seeking a career in public service. Truman Scholars are a living memorial to the former president.

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