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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - a tale of two memorials.
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Oct 8, 2019 14:31:00   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
In September 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish that he was about to share:

"If any memorial is erected to me, I know exactly what I should like it to be. I should like it to consist of a block about the size of this (putting his hand on his desk) and placed in the center of that green plot in front of the Archives Building. I don't care what it is made of, whether limestone or granite or whatnot, but I want it plain without any ornamentation, with the simple carving, 'In Memory of ____'."

In 1965 the original memorial was dedicated as shown below.

The second memorial, on the Tidal Basin, was dedicated in 1997. It is spread out over 7 1/2 acres and consists of four outdoor rooms representing Roosevelt's four terms in office. There are sculptures, water features and many quotations. I've included just a few of the quotations. I think it would be good if everyone in government was required to visit this memorial and carefully read all the quotations.
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The original "desk sized" memorial dedicated in 1965.
The original "desk sized" memorial dedicated in 19...
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Roosevelt depicted in his wheel chair which was seldom seen by the public.
Roosevelt depicted in his wheel chair which was se...
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Another statue of Roosevelt seat in a chair and wearing a cape.
Another statue of Roosevelt seat in a chair and we...
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A quotation and Fala, Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier.
A quotation and Fala, Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier...
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Eleanor Roosevelt - the first US delegate to the United Nations
Eleanor Roosevelt - the first US delegate to the U...
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Oct 8, 2019 15:26:18   #
Cmbtvet (a regular here)
 
very nice photos

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Oct 8, 2019 16:14:26   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
Cmbtvet wrote:
very nice photos


Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed them.😊

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Oct 8, 2019 18:12:57   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
Nice set, Carol. Something different.

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Oct 8, 2019 19:14:05   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
kpmac wrote:
Nice set, Carol. Something different.


Thank you, Ken. It is an inspiring place if you take time to really explore. There are other statues and water features to enjoy.

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Oct 9, 2019 04:38:13   #
Modnar
 
A worthy memorial to a great American president. ‘Sic transit Gloria mundi’.

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Oct 9, 2019 04:59:15   #
angler (a regular here)
 
Excellent set Carol.

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Oct 9, 2019 06:17:01   #
exakta56
 
FDR's statements as literally 'cut in stone' are sadly unknown to Donald Trump. Our leadership has sunk so terribly far from Roosevelt's.

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Oct 9, 2019 06:17:49   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
In September 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish that he was about to share:

"If any memorial is erected to me, I know exactly what I should like it to be. I should like it to consist of a block about the size of this (putting his hand on his desk) and placed in the center of that green plot in front of the Archives Building. I don't care what it is made of, whether limestone or granite or whatnot, but I want it plain without any ornamentation, with the simple carving, 'In Memory of ____'."

In 1965 the original memorial was dedicated as shown below.

The second memorial, on the Tidal Basin, was dedicated in 1997. It is spread out over 7 1/2 acres and consists of four outdoor rooms representing Roosevelt's four terms in office. There are sculptures, water features and many quotations. I've included just a few of the quotations. I think it would be good if everyone in government was required to visit this memorial and carefully read all the quotations.
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In September 1941, President Franklin Delano Roose... (show quote)

Nice set Carol.

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Oct 9, 2019 06:18:56   #
trackmag
 
Thanks. A good day to read this.

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Oct 9, 2019 06:28:12   #
CLF (a regular here)
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
In September 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish that he was about to share:

"If any memorial is erected to me, I know exactly what I should like it to be. I should like it to consist of a block about the size of this (putting his hand on his desk) and placed in the center of that green plot in front of the Archives Building. I don't care what it is made of, whether limestone or granite or whatnot, but I want it plain without any ornamentation, with the simple carving, 'In Memory of ____'."

In 1965 the original memorial was dedicated as shown below.

The second memorial, on the Tidal Basin, was dedicated in 1997. It is spread out over 7 1/2 acres and consists of four outdoor rooms representing Roosevelt's four terms in office. There are sculptures, water features and many quotations. I've included just a few of the quotations. I think it would be good if everyone in government was required to visit this memorial and carefully read all the quotations.
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In September 1941, President Franklin Delano Roose... (show quote)


Carol, a fantastic set and the "Quotations" are all fantastic. I agree with you that all the people who work in the goverment should read them.

Greg

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Oct 9, 2019 06:40:55   #
cdayton
 
🤙🤙🤙🤙

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Oct 9, 2019 07:19:08   #
Stephan G (a regular here)
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
In September 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish that he was about to share:

"If any memorial is erected to me, I know exactly what I should like it to be. I should like it to consist of a block about the size of this (putting his hand on his desk) and placed in the center of that green plot in front of the Archives Building. I don't care what it is made of, whether limestone or granite or whatnot, but I want it plain without any ornamentation, with the simple carving, 'In Memory of ____'."

In 1965 the original memorial was dedicated as shown below.

The second memorial, on the Tidal Basin, was dedicated in 1997. It is spread out over 7 1/2 acres and consists of four outdoor rooms representing Roosevelt's four terms in office. There are sculptures, water features and many quotations. I've included just a few of the quotations. I think it would be good if everyone in government was required to visit this memorial and carefully read all the quotations.
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In September 1941, President Franklin Delano Roose... (show quote)


The second memorial should be the location for the swearing into office, not some spectacular podium at the steps of the Capitol building.

Memorials are built by those who live beyond the one being honored. The second one is a fitting one for a compassionate and understanding man.



Thank you for your presentation.

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Oct 9, 2019 07:33:57   #
yssirk123 (a regular here)
 
Very nice set and narrative Carol - thanks for sharing!

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Oct 9, 2019 07:52:23   #
fbeaston (a regular here)
 
Outstanding post ... I wish more people would read & adhere to the advice re: working cooperatively. Thanks for sharing. And I too, appreciated your narrative.

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