Author: Marc Diamond, Chair, FDR Hope Memorial Committee – Contact: fdrhopememorial.org
Quote: “How people confront their disabilities, with dignity and perseverance, inspires their loved ones, their friends, their caretakers, just as FDR inspires us all.”
The FDR Hope Memorial, a sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt greeting a young girl who is also disabled, will be the first memorial dedicated to FDR’s disability. Designed by artist Meredith Bergmann, the project is planned to open on Roosevelt Island in New York City, with the United Nations within FDR’s view.
The memorial is the conception of the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association, which is running a campaign to complete fundraising for the memorial that asks, “Who’s your FDR?” Friends and relatives of people with disabilities are raising funds to honor a loved one with a tribute to be engraved on a stone of the granite plaza that leads to the sculpture.
See the full story with all pictures at http://www.disabled-world.com/communication/art/fdr-memorial.php