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Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Harry S. Truman

United States Commander-in-Chief

— 1945 —

 
 
Harry S. Truman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 2, 2021
1. Harry S. Truman Marker
Inscription.  "We must work to bind up the wounds of a suffering world to build an abiding peace, a peace rooted in justice and in law."

Harry S. Truman later called his first year as president a "year of decisions." In January 1945 he took the oath as vice-president; in April he became president after Roosevelt's unexpected death. During his first two months in office, Truman oversaw the ending of the war in Europe. In late July and early August, he participated in the conference at Potsdam, Germany, to decide how to occupy and govern defeated Germany and to plan the final stage of the war against Japan. Truman approved the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan on August 6 and 9. Japan surrendered on August 14, and American occupation forces began to land by the end of the month. Truman's first presidential year also saw the founding of the United Nations and increasing tension with the Soviet Union.

Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States - 1945-1953

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President Truman at his desk in the White House
 
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of the Pacific War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1945.
 
Location. 30° 16.372′ N, 98° 52.021′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Austin Street and North Washington Street. The marker is located outside the east entrance to the National Museum of the Pacific in the Plaza of the Presidents and there is no admission fee required for visiting the outside section of the museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 East Austin Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin D. Roosevelt (here, next to this marker); 75mm Field Gun, M2A2: (here, next to this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower (here, next to this marker); John F. Kennedy (here, next to this marker); Ordnance QF 25-Pounder Field Gun: (here, next to this marker); Lyndon B. Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Richard M. Nixon (a few steps from this marker); Gerald R. Ford (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. Ten consecutive presidents, spanning the years from 1941 to 1992, served in their country's armed forces during World War II. The service of
The Harry S. Truman Marker is the second marker from the left of the ten markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 2, 2021
2. The Harry S. Truman Marker is the second marker from the left of the ten markers
those ten is commemorated here at the Plaza of the Presidents.
 
Also see . . .  Harry S. Truman.
On his first full day, Truman told reporters: "Boys, if you ever pray, pray for me now. I don't know if you fellas ever had a load of hay fall on you, but when they told me what happened yesterday, I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me." Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on January 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Announcement of Japan's surrender image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - U.S. Government Photo - Abbie Rowe, August 14, 1945
3. Announcement of Japan's surrender
President Truman in the Oval Office, reading the announcement of Japan's surrender to assembled reporters and officials
President Harry S. Truman image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - U.S. Government Photo - Harry S. Truman Library, circa 1947
4. President Harry S. Truman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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