Friday, April 12, 2013

68 years ago

It was 68 years ago, April 12, 1945, that Franklin Roosevelt died in Warm Springs, Georgia. The photograph immediately below was taken on April 11 - the last taken of FDR. It's a blunt descriptor of the burdens of the Presidency - particularly in wartime.

The three illustrations below the last photo are memes published recently by the FDR Library. Almost seven decades after his passing, his words and achievements remain relevant.