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In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 
 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 19, 2008
1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Inscription. In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882–1945.

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 Federal Triangle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Ninth Street, NW on Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Commentary Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 8, 2004
2. Commentary Plaque
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Federal Triangle.
 
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 CenturyNotable PersonsWar, World II
 
View from Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street, NW. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 19, 2008
3. View from Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street, NW.
The memorial is on the grass, bracketed by shrubbery to the right. The commentary plaque is at the edge of the sidewalk (on Pennsylvania Avenue), lower left. The National Archives Building is in the rear.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
This 1945 Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Douglas Chandor hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“When Franklin Roosevelt began serving in New York's state legislature in 1911, some observers declared him ill-suited to the rough realities of politics. But Roosevelt thrived on those realities; some two decades later, he was advancing from the New York governorship to the presidency.

Taking office against the bleak backdrop of the Great Depression, Roosevelt responded quickly to this economic disaster with a host of regulatory and welfare measures that redefined the government's role in American life. Among conservatives, the new federal involvement in matters traditionally left to the private sector was a betrayal of America's ideals. But in other quarters, Roosevelt's activism inspired an unwavering popularity that led to his election to an unprecedented four terms.

When Roosevelt sat for this portrait in 1945, his presidential concerns had long since shifted to guiding the nation through World War II. This likeness is a study for a larger painting a sketch of which appears at the lower left commemorating Roosevelt's meeting with wartime Allied leaders, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Yalta.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,979 times since then and 364 times this year. Last updated on June 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page was the Marker of the Week April 10, 2016. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on November 1, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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