Friday, October 30, 2009

Where are the 2 FDR Memorials?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who played a major role in winning WWII from a wheelchair, has not just one but two memorials here in Washington, DC. The most recent and largest FDR Memorial lies between the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials. It takes up 7.5 acres and has waterfalls, statues of the dog Falla, Eleanor and the President in a wheelchair.

This contrasts to a white stone block on the greens of the National Archives. FDR told his friend Justice Felix Frankfurter in 1941 that all he wanted was a memorial the size of his desk with just in memory of, his name and the dates 1882-1945.

A desk sized block of stone vs.  7.5 acres?

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