CAPITAL JOURNEY – WASHINGTON DC – VISITING THE FDR MEMORIAL .

The  four  of  you  walk  past  the  Washington  DC  World  War  I  Monument  and  over  towards  another  memorial .

You  all  didn’t  know  that  Washington  DC  or  anyone  else  had  a  World  War  I  Monument .

But  that’s  not  the  memorial  or  monument  that  you  all  are  visiting  today  on  your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  Washington   DC .

It’s  the  FDR  Memorial  that  you’re  going  to  see .

As  Franklin  Delano  Roosevelt  served  four  terms  as  president ,  his  memorial  is  in  four  panels .

One  for  each  term .

He’s  seated  in  a  wheelchair  as  he  suffered  from  polio .

Seated  next  to  him  is  his  dog ,  a  Scottish  terrier  named  Fala .

On  every  panel  is  one  of  the  President’s  famous  quotes .

One  of  which  is  ”  The  only  thing  we  have  to  fear  is  fear  itself .  ”

This  memorial  is  also  historic  because  it’s  the  first  memorial  to  honor  a  First  Lady ,  his  wife ,  Eleanor .

One  of  the panels  has  a  statue  of  Eleanor  Roosevelt ,  who  was  accomplished  in  her  own  right .

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