This is a photo of Harry Truman from World War One (photo credit here). I have to admit, I know a lot about history but not enough about Truman and his administrations and policies. I do know that he was quite the tough guy, though and a good leader. Thank god he had enough sense to drop the bombs on Japan and end that nightmare. In the "oddly enough" category, the State of Missouri has it's offices closed today to honor his birthday. I can't think of anyone here in Wisconsin that we do that for nor do I know of anyone that Illinois does it for. Just seems odd to me.