President Roosevelt, with his dog Fala, a Scottish Terrier. Fala survived President Roosevelt by seven years and was buried alongside him. The quotation in the background was spoken at the address to the Annual Dinner for White House Correspondents' Association, Washington, D.C., on March 15, 1941 and reads, "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."
This was considered a controversial statue of Roosevelt at the time of the memorial's unveiling as he is seen covering his body with a cape and hiding his wheelchair. Roosevelt frequently hid his polio from the general populace because he feared that the country would see him weak and not a good President.
An additional statue, not original to this memorial site, was erected at a later date showing President Roosevelt in his hand-made wheelchair.
Photo taken May 5, 2010.
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