Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Address:c/o National Capital Parks Central
900 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone:202-426-6841
Web: www.nps.gov/frde/
Size: 7.5 acres.
Established: Authorized as a park on September 5, 1959; dedicated on May 2, 1997.
Location:In West Potomac Park, between the Tidal Basin and the Potomac River, near the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Facilities:Information area, bookstore.
Special Features:Twelve years of American history are traced through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, each devoted to one of FDR's four terms in office. Sculpture inspired by photographs depict the 32nd President: A 10-foot statue shows him in a wheeled chair; a bas-relief depicts him riding in a car during his first inaugural.

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During the evening Leadership outing, a nighttime bus tour of Washington monuments, we saw the White House, the World War II museum, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument lit beneath its sheath of scaffolding, the FDR Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Memorial.
The Nation's Triathlon is renowned for a scenic course that winds through the National Mall and Memorial Parks, including a 1.5 kilometre swim in the Potomac River, 40 kilometre bike course through the streets of Washington and Maryland, before finishing with a 10 kilometre run through Washington DC's historical landmarks with a spectacular finish south of the FDR Memorial.
Dark stone walls, embattled parapets, and pointed-arch windows provide the illusion of medieval origin, and it is hard to imagine a more striking contrast to the FDR memorial and the new era it represents.
Seeing veterans gather and eavesdropping on their stories on Veteran's Day is always a humbling experience, but I'll always remember a trip I took to the FDR Memorial on President's Day when I was a freshman in college.
Next to the entrance to the Little White House is the FDR Memorial Museum, which features a bounty of Roosevelt memorabilia.
Laster this year the FDR Memorial will open on the island and work will start on the $2 billion Cornell/Technion Campus for the Applied Sciences.
The sense of resolve, dedication and gratitude that one can feel in the expansive but more lightly attended FDR memorial creates a similar loss for words.
"The year before we introduced Paddles, it took me hours to walk from the FDR Memorial to the Washington Monument, because I'd have to stop every time I saw someone with a blossom in their hand.
King will be built on the Mall, adjacent to the FDR Memorial and in direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
Recent additions--the FDR Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the National Museum of the American Indian--have added clutter and pedestrian traffic, further obstructing the serene views L'Enfant intended.
As the organization that lobbied for the inclusion of the statue of FDR in his wheelchair at the FDR memorial, we encourage recognition that Roosevelt's disability was very much a public part of who he was.
Not far from that bronze breadline at the FDR memorial, you'll find this inscription of the late president's words: "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have too much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." By that measure, the current Social Security privatization plan fails miserably.