Photo Gallery of FDR Memorial in Washington, DC

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    FDR Memorial Photos in Washington DC

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
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    The FDR Memorial honors Franklin D. Roosevelt for leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. This impressive memorial to FDR is spread over 7.5 acres and includes numerous statues, quotes, and waterfalls. Check out these photos and get a glimpse of one of Washington, DC's top attractions.

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  • 02 of 09

    FDR Depicted With a Wheelchair

    A tourist looks at one of the statues of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the FDR Memorial in West Potomac Park August 12, 2005 in Washington, DC. James Roosevelt, FDR's grandson and a former associate commissioner of the Social Security Administration, joined Americans United to Protect Social Security for a ceremony to kick off nationwide celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Social Security at the memorial.
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    FDR suffered from polio and sat in a wheelchair. The FDR memorial was the first monument in Washington, DC designed to be wheelchair accessible.

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    Park-Like Setting

    FDR Memorial - Washington DC
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    The FDR Memorial has a park-like setting with a beautiful location along the Tidal Basin in the heart of Washington, DC.

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    Waterfall at the FDR Memorial

    The waterfall at The FDR Memorial located at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.
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    The FDR Memorial has waterfalls and giant stones engraved with famous quotations of FDR, such as “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”  Water was an important aspect of President Roosevelt's life as he enjoyed swimming and sailing as a child and served as Assistant Secretary of the United States Navy during the ​First World War.  As president, FDR  supported several water power projects.

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    FDR and Fala

    Roosevelt statue, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington D.C.
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    Fala, a Scottish terrier was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's favorite pet. The two are depicted in this statue at the FDR Memorial. Fala often accompanied Roosevelt to important events. Programs for kids are held at the Memorial that share the stories of Fala and FDR.

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    Pond

    The Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Washington D.C.
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    The FDR Memorial is spread over 7.5 acres and includes numerous statues, quotes, and waterfalls.

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    The Breadline Sculpture

    The Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Washington D.C.
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    The FDR Memorial is divided into four outdoor galleries, one for each of FDR’s terms as President. This sculpture represents men waiting in the Breadline. The inscription reads, "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." George Segal created the powerful sculptures to represent the despair of the Great Depression.
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    FDR Memorial Wall

    FDR Memorial - Washington DC -
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    The FDR Memorial is a beautiful park-like attraction with waterfalls and giant stones engraved with famous quotations of FDR.

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    FDR Sculpture

    'Glued to FDR on the radio' sculpture sits inside the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial site on April 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
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    The FDR Memorial honors Franklin D. Roosevelt for leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.