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.
Did You Know?
Franklin Roosevelt, like three other presidents whose memorials grace the National Mall, commanded attention because of his stature. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt all stood over six feet tall. Before he was confined to a wheelchair, FDR stood out in a crowd at 6’2” tall.