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  •  I went to the FDR Memorial in DC the other day. (9+ / 0-)

    At first I was disappointed because it was not as glorious as the Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln Memorials. In fact, it was so understated that as I drove by trying to find it, I completely missed it, and had to do another lap around the area to get back to it.

    But once I got into it, I found it to be a stunning monument, not so much to the man, but to his ideas and to the people of his time.

    It was a beautiful walk through the history of the Depression and WWII in a way that connected it to both the past and the present.

    The quotes carved into the stone are as important to us today on a multitude of issues as they were then: War, Peace, Race, Compassion, Duty.

    Great blocks of granite and sculpted waterworks make up the heart of it, but the life-sized statues of FDR, people on bread lines, and others, made it real.

    If your going to DC for Obama's inauguration, I highly recommend it.

    The secret to a happy marriage: Say NO to drugs and YES to chores.

    by Jimdotz on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 06:59:43 AM PST

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