Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

One of the newest memorials located in D.C., the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is divided into four “rooms,” one for each of FDR’s terms in office. Each of the rooms has familiar quotations from his fireside chats, inaugural addresses, and other speeches, including one of his most famous sayings: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Interesting Facts:

  • FDR Memorial is the first memorial also dedicated to a First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • This is the second memorial dedicated to FDR. The first is located behind the National Archives, and per FDR’s request, is no bigger than the desk at which he worked.

Links:

FDR Memorial – National Park Service

FDR Memorial

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.