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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Why locals love it

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial encapsulates both FDR and the era in which he served America--a time in history in which, despite war and economic crises, America was able to persevere and begin a burgeoning middle class once again.

Why you should visit it

The huge feats Americans experienced while FDR was president are represented through the use of water on the memorial--a single large drop for the economy crash, chaotic falls for WWII, a still pool for his death, and an array of waterfalls for a reflection on his time in office. The are also sculptures depicting the 30s and FDR.

Special tip

The memorial stone--a stone with a simple inscription: "In memory of FDR"--was one of FDR's last wishes.

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Beautiful setting, tranquil and moving art that conveys history without a heavy hand
February 13, 2018
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