Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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 he then expressed:
“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 ornamentation, with the simple carving, ‘In Memory Of ___________________’.”
A small group of living associates of the President, on April 12, 1965, the twentieth anniversary of his death, fulfilled his wish by providing and dedicating this modest memorial.
Erected 1965 by Associates of President Roosevelt.
Location. 38° 53.612′ N, 77° 1.413′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Ninth Street, NW on Pennsylvania Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Grandeur for the People (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Navy Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Petty Officers' (about 300 feet away); The Navy Memorial - from Bow to Stern (about 400 feet away); General Winfield Scott Hancock (about 400 feet away); Temple for Our History (about 500 feet away); Nathan Hale (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
More about this marker. Not to be confused with the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial located at the Washington Tidal Basin. This Marker/Memorial is at the northwest corner of the National Archives Building.
Also see . . . FDR Memorial National Memorial. (Submitted on January 21, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Persons • War, World II •
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