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FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT AND FALA (Wikipedia)
This beautiful sculpture of President Franklin Roosevelt with Fala was sculptured by Neil Estern. Fala is the only dog honored with a statue at a Presidential Memorial. Fala was a famous Scottish Terrier, beloved dog of President Roosevelt. Fala was given to Roosevelt by a cousin. He knew how to perform tricks, and his antics were widely covered by the media. Fala survived FDR by seven years and was buried alongside him. The statue of him alongside Roosevelt is prominently featured in Washington, D.C.'s FDR Memorial.
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
Roosevelt inherited the presidency during one of our nation's worst period of time. He was president through the Great Depression and WW11. He is the only President ever elected to four terms. At age 39, FDR was stricken with polio, and spent much of the rest of his life in a wheelchair. FDR was our 32nd President. In an effort to get the U.S. out of the grip of the disastrous Great Depression , Roosevelt created many agencies trying to get the our Nation back on track. The most important was his "New Deal". The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) hired 250,000 unemployed young men to work on numerous projects. He gave the Federal Trade Commission broad powers to provide mortgage relief to millions. He started the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to finance railroads and industry. He set up the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA). The list goes on and on, including The National Industrial Recovery Act, Public Works Administration, The Securities and Exchange Commission, The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), The Works Progress Administration (WPA), The Social Security Act, The U.S. Housing Authority, and created the minimum wage, to name a few.
FDR was in declining health since 1940. He had high blood pressure, long term heart disease, along with the strain of his paralysis. On March 30, 1945, Roosevelt died at Warm Springs Georgia. No man in history has ever accomplished what he did while President. He started out with The Great Depression, and ended up with WW11. He established the United State's leadership role on the world stage. His speech on Dec. 8, 1941: a date which will live in infamy, will forever be remembered.
The Yalta Conference was a wartime meeting of the heads of Government of The United States, The United Kingdom, and The Soviet Union: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. The purpose of the Conference was for the Allies to agree on a plan of occupation of Germany, and a plan for Russian involvement in the defeat of Japanese aggression.
This famous photo of U.S. troops raising the flag on Mt.Suribachi on Iwo Jima was taken by Joe Rosenthal. In the battle for Iwo Jima, Japan suffered very heavy losses: of the 22,000 Japanese troops entrenched on the island, only 1,083 survived. The United States lost 6,825 men in the battle for the island.