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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Memorial District of Columbia

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself...."

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself...." iconic words from an iconic president. Learn more about the man, his memorial and his lasting legacy to the Nation.

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Fireside Chat Statue

The land upon which the FDR Memorial rests is reclaimed land, and at one time used to be the Potomac River. In the late nineteenth century, the river channel was deepened and narrowed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the dredged river sediments became West and East Potomac Parks.