May 8th 2016 marks the 132nd birthday of our 33rd President Harry S. Truman. Frequently named as one of the 10 most influential presidents in United States history, Truman’s words reflect his character, discipline, and courage. The difficult decisions he faced in office including assisting in the foundation of the United Nations and issuing the Truman Doctrine continue to influence the global political system into the 21st Century. Today Park Chasers is marking the day by sharing some favorite photos from Harry S. Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri and by sharing some of Truman’s most famous quotes. For more information on visit to Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, see Park Chaser’s Trip Itinerary.
“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” — Harry S Truman
I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. –Harry S Truman
“The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.” Harry S Truman