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FDR Memorial: 3rd Term

Statue of man (FDR) in front of stone wall with inscription.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial at National Mall & Memorial Parks

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Inscriptions

west wall
WE MUST BE THE GREAT ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY
Boulders
I HATE WAR
Wall by waterfall
I HAVE SEEN WAR
I HAVE SEEN WAR ON LAND AND SEA. I HAVE SEEN BLOOD RUNNING FROM THE WOUNDED...I HAVE SEEN THE DEAD IN THE MUD. I HAVE SEEN CITIES DESTROYED... I HAVE SEEN CHIDREN STARVING. I HAVE SEEN THE AGONY OF MOTHERS AND WIVES.
I HATE WAR
Behind FDR sculpture
THEY (WHO) SEEK TO ESTABLISH SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT BASED ON THE REGIMENTATION OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS BY A HANDFUL OF INDIVIDUAL RULERS...CALL THIS A NEW ORDER...
IT IS NOT NEW AND IT IS NOT ORDER.
Wall left of FDR sculpture
WE HAVE FAITH THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL KNOW THAT HERE, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THERE CAME A TIME WHEN MEN OF GOOD WILL FOUND A WAY TO UNITE, AND PRODUCE, AND FIGHT TO DESTROY THE FORCES OF IGNORANCE, AND INTOLREANCE, AND SLAVERY, AND WAR.

Landscape architect: Lawrence Halprin
Sculptor: Neil Estern

Last updated: October 24, 2020