Day two of the visit to FDR’s ‘Little White House.’
What impressed me so much in visiting the ‘Little White House’ and the compound, was how modest it was/is in it’s accommodations. This was a wealthy man, the President of the United States, yet this residence was/remained such a simple place.
From the FDR residence, it was off to view some exhibits centered around Roosevelt’s last day, his death, and his legacy.
FDR’s final speech.
The final steps I took in the compound was the walkway of state stones and flags.
Being from Minnesota, this stone and flag stood out for me.
I enjoyed immensely my time at the ‘Little White House.’ While FDR was in no way a perfect person (he had his flaws as we all do) he led this nation through difficult and trying times. First, through the Great Depression and then the Second World War. He was more than a politician, he was a statesman, someone who got things done. This visit only heighten my respect for the man, and left me feeling honored that I was able to get a closer glimpse of his life.