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Hyde Park in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The World Mourns

 
 
The World Mourns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2015
1. The World Mourns Marker
Inscription.  
I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me. - President Harry S. Truman, Rooseveltís successor.

Iím walking south on Michigan Boulevard and I canít stop crying. Everybodyís crying. - Studs Terkel, writer.

Franklin Delano Rooseveltís death on April 12, 1945, was a personal loss for many. Statesmen and ordinary citizens alike mourned his passing. The nation buried him here, in the Springwood rose garden on April 15, 1945 (above).

Mourners along the parade route (right)

Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt laying a wreath on FDRís grave March 12, 1946 (far right)
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series lists.
 
Location. 41° 46.069′ N, 73° 
The World Mourns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2015
2. The World Mourns Marker
Beyond the marker is the Rose Garden and the grave of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
56.085′ W. Marker is in Hyde Park, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Albany Post Road (U.S. 9) and FDR Drive, on the left when traveling north. Located on the grounds of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY 12538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Springwood (within shouting distance of this marker); The heart of Franklin Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Home by the Hudson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preserving a Presidentís View (about 500 feet away); New Guinea Community Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Hyde Park RR Station (approx. 1Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyde Park.
 
Also see . . .  Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Park Service. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Franklin and Eleanor Rooseveltís Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2015
3. Franklin and Eleanor Rooseveltís Tombstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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Feb. 27, 2021