‘Tis the season for #potholes . Lots of roving roadwork through the area causing delays: SB #FDR in the 40s, EB #SouthernStateParkway after x19N, NB #I95 by Rt 7 in Norwalk... and there’s more, but too much to mention here. We’ll tell where the slowdowns are, whether because of roadwork or an accident, every 10 minutes on the 8s on @wcbsnewsradio880 and on the @radiodotcom app.
One of the most iconic structures at Fort Monroe is the bandstand located at the center of Continental Park.
Did you know that the original bandstand was destroyed by the Great Hurricane of 1933 and rebuilt with help from FDR's New Deal programs?
Photos from the Fort Monroe Casemate Museum and @fortmonroenps. Article from @dailypressnews on May 5, 1934.
This member of our sales team was born when #FDR was president, but he’s still more than able to assist shoppers with buying a new FoRD, MaZDa, LiNCoLN, or used vehicle! Please join us in wishing Ron Long a VERY #HappyBirthday !!
"Cut, Forrest, Cut!" Tom Hanks helps out the director on the set of Forrest Gump. At midnight, enjoy our interview with novelist Winston Groom, author of the Forrest Gump books. He'll be discussing his latest work of non-fiction, "The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II." It's a storyteller's view of the Big Three's contentious, vital relationship as they crushed the Axis Powers.
Following his reelection into his fourth term, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s health was obviously and dramatically declining. With debilitation from the polio and the stress of wartime leadership, FDR left to calm his nerves at Warm Springs, Georgia, for some needed rest and relaxation. He was accompanied by his mistress, Lucy Mercer; two of his cousins; his beloved dog, Fala; and the artist working on his presidential portrait, Elizabeth Shoumatoff. Mercer pushed Shoumatoff to paint FDR’s portrait as it had not been created due to Roosevelt’s busy time in office. She accepted and started the painting. On April 12th, 1945, Shoumatoff was a few weeks into painting when, at 1:00 in the afternoon, the president complained of a tremendous pain in the back of his head. Immediately, he fell forward, unresponsive. Emergency lines were contacted to aid the president in his time of need. They arrived and attempted as much as they could possible accomplish. Unfortunately, at 3:35 the same day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage, ultimately leaving a nation and its people behind him. The nation and the world was devastated. A train was sent to Warm Springs to carry him to Washington to be buried. The American people crowded to tracks to watch their leader pass by them towards his final resting place. Harry S. Truman, FDR’s final Vice President, swore in to the presidency shortly after the tragic loss. FDR dealt with the nation’s greatest depression and the world’s greatest conflict only to never see an Allied victory in both Europe and the Pacific. FDR: a truly defining character of the 20th century, and a truly inspiring President of the United States.
(21) The only thing we have to fear...is the fact I forgot the snap a pic of his dog! This of course is the 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This one is early from my personal collection so I only snapped one pic (and missed Elenor and the dog) He’s on a list for a reshot for 2019. This is from his memorial on the national mall in Washington (his asked for Memorial is in front of the national archives and is far more interesting) I’ll spare you the history lesson until I grab him again.