TKC Caption Contest: Missouri Leaders Gather As Truman Statue Debuts At U.S. Capitol Rotunda

ACTUALLY . . .  We think this is a rare and nice moment that ties together a great deal of Show-Me State history.

An overview before our blog community dares to snark it up . . .

Speakers at the ceremony unveiling the 7.5-foot bronze statue of the nation’s 33rd president remembered the numerous substantial decisions Truman made, despite being vice president for only 82 days before President Franklin Roosevelt died in April 1945.

Truman, who was born and reared in Missouri, helped end World War II, created the United Nations and NATO, desegregated the U.S. Armed Forces and federal workforce, recognized Israel and helped lead the world’s response to the Soviet Union and Communism.

The statue, sculpted by Tom Corbin of Kansas City, looks like Truman, wearing a double-breasted jacket, is walking down steps. It includes a phrase Truman is famous for — “The buck stops here.”

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WATCH: Statue of Harry Truman unveiled in U.S. Capitol Rotunda

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - Former President Harry S. Truman was remembered by Democratic and Republican leaders as one of the most consequential presidents in history during a ceremony Thursday unveiling a statue of Truman in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Watch the unveiling in the player above.

A Kansas City sculptor secures his legacy with Harry Truman statue at the U.S. Capitol

The unveiling of a statue of Harry S. Truman in the U.S. Capitol rotunda brought together family and friends of the former president - and a bipartisan delegation of elected officials. Despite knowing his grandfather as a modest man who was embarrassed by statues, Clifton Truman Daniel told the crowd gathered at the dedication, "were he here today, he would be honored and humbled."

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