The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial features numerous water elements that help to create an atmosphere where a visitor can concentrate on what he or she is seeing and reading. The water falls and pools also have deep symbolic meanings tied to President Roosevelt's life and career.
Did you know that Franklin Delano Roosevelt remains the only U.S. President elected to four terms as President? All four of his inaugurations took place here in Washington, D.C. Complete this fun activity to learn more about Presidential Inaugurations and to understand FDR's importance as a leader during some of this nation's more difficult times.
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The waterfalls throughout the memorial are there for several reasons. First, they are symbolic of FDR’s connection to and love of water (he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy during World War I). Second, they block out some of the noise from the airport located directly across the Potomac River.