Exchange of Messages With the Queen of the Netherlands.
I HAVE received with great pleasure and gratitude Your Majesty's telegram announcing the posthumous award to President Roosevelt of the Grand Cross of the Military Willems Order. I am sure that the late President would have been particularly proud of this honor, as he always felt a special esteem and admiration for Your Majesty and the people of the Netherlands.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
[Her Majesty Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, The Hague]
Note: Queen Wilhelmina's telegram, dated April 17, follows:
The President, The White House
It is a pleasure to me to announce to you that I have bestowed posthumously upon the late President Roosevelt our highest honor the Grand Cross of the Military Willems Order as a recognition of his inspiring leadership and as a token of gratitude to the American people and its millions of combatants.
Harry S. Truman, Exchange of Messages With the Queen of the Netherlands. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/229338