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