The Peace Hat, FDR (WWll) and Fala, Too!

Hi, I'm back.

 

Tony wants me to talk about this photo and mention that Franklin Roosevelt led our country throughout World War ll (this sculpture is taken from photos of FDR when he negotiated the terms of the end of WWll at The Yalta Conference with Churchill and Stalin).

 

Fala (April 7, 1940 – April 5, 1952) was a famous Scottish Terrier, the beloved dog of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. One of the most famous presidential pets, Fala captured the attention of the public in the United States and followed Roosevelt everywhere, becoming part of Roosevelt's public image.

 

Given to the Roosevelts by a cousin, Fala knew how to perform tricks; his White House antics were widely covered in the media and often referenced both by Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

Fala survived Roosevelt by seven years and was buried alongside him. A statue of him alongside Roosevelt is prominently featured in Washington, D.C.'s Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (this photo), the only presidential pet so honored.

 

(wiki)

 

It is so much more fun telling you all about Fala than writing about World War ll. Tony is way too demanding (a pain in the ass, to be honest) about my responsibilities on his photostream but he takes me on all his trips, including this one to Virginia and D.C., so, it's ok!

 

(By the way, check out the great FDR quote on the wall)

 

- The Peace Hat

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Taken on August 25, 2008
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