Thus, for example, when Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, my father was an Army chaplain, stationed in France. He was invited to preach at a memorial service for Roosevelt at a Protestant Church in Chateau-Thierry, FR. Years later, I visited that church and I got to stand in the very pulpit where he preached. Sort of a goose-bump moment.
When you enter the grounds at Hyde Park and go to the Visitor's Center, you encounter this bronze representation of Eleanor and Franklin sitting together:
|The Reformed Church in Chateau-Thierry, FR|
|When I stood in the pulpit, I looked at these stained glass windows in the back of the sanctuary, depicting key moments in American-French relations. |
Eleanor and Franklin
When you enter the Museum, you confront this portrait of FDR, with a trenchant quotation:
We are not making progress!!
To be continued!