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Check out the photo. Everybody seems to be touching the finger of the main statue of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Do they think he’s E.T.? Seriously, the finger is shiny like it’s brand new. No green, no tarnish. Weird. … Continue reading
You never know what kids will say. I asked some youngsters who I was standing next to and “The Queen of England?” was the first response. Well, I must admit she does look a little like Queen Elizabeth, but it’s … Continue reading
Name the five greatest U.S. presidents and Franklin Delano Roosevelt should make the list. Ironically, he received the least striking memorial until a second was built in 1997. But that’s the way Roosevelt wanted it. Shortly before his 1945 death … Continue reading
During the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II, Americans huddled around their radios hoping for the latest news and a little inspiration. The fireside chats by Franklin Delano Roosevelt were staples of listening from 1933-45. The … Continue reading
I spent nine months readying to become a tour guide. I enrolled in an excellent tour guide class, passed the city’s licensing exam and spent the winter continuing to study monuments before tour season began in March. I’m no expert. … Continue reading
With unemployment at 9 percent and millions of Americans suffering through the recession, the bread line at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial seems even more relevant. The bread line statues are men waiting in line for food during the Great … Continue reading