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FDR Memorial Block

IN SEPTEMBER 1941 PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT CALLED HIS FRIEND, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE FRANKFURTER, TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND ASKED THE JUSTICE TO REMEMBER THE WISH HE THEN EXPRESSED


IN SEPTEMBER 1941 PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT CALLED HIS
FRIEND, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE FRANKFURTER, TO THE WHITE HOUSE
AND ASKED THE JUSTICE TO REMEMBER THE WISH HE THEN EXPRESSED
"IF ANY MEMORIAL IS ERECTED TO ME I KNOW EXACTLY
WHAT I SHOULD LIKE IT TO BE. I SHOULD LIKE IT TO CONSIST
OF A BLOCK ABOUT THE SIZE OF THIS (PUTTING HIS HAND ON
HIS DESK) AND PLACED IN THE CENTER OF THAT GREEN PLOT
IN PRINT OF THE ARCHIVES BUILDING. I DON'T CARE WHAT IT
IS MADE OF, WHETHER LIMESTONE OR GRANITE OR WHATNOT,
BUT I WANT IT PLAIN WITHOUT ANY ORNAMENTATION WITH
THE SIMPLE CARVING, 'IN MEMORY OF _____'"

A SMALL GROUP OF LIVING ASSOCIATES OF THE PRESIDENT ON APRIL 12 198
THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH, FULFILLED HIS WISH BY
PROVIDING AND DEDICATING THIS MODEST MEMORIAL


Submitted by @MpuntoHernandez

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