Monday, April 6, 2009
Washington, D.C.: Roosevelt Memorial
The Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, located along the Tidal Basin, is one of the newest historic locations in Washington. What's first striking about a visit is that it's a long tribute physically, going on and on ... some joked, just like his Presidency.
But that's fine, as it's still a nice tribute to one of the great Presidents of the 20th century. The memorial is split into outdoor rooms of sorts. Shown above is the one dedicated to World War II; that's dog Fala at FDR's side.
It's interesting that Roosevelt is shown in a wheelchair in one of the displays, since he never appeared in public that way. Political correctness or recognition of reality? That's up for you to decide.