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

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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

_Aram Grigoryan_, billnbenj, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. ronaldo.s [ -off - ] 68 months ago | reply

    Extremelly good composition, excellent capture !

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  2. billnbenj 68 months ago | reply

    A lovely photo of another wonderful sculpture and a great narrative to accompany it.You really excel at this type of presentation,Tony.

  3. Arciteka 68 months ago | reply

    this is great. love the hat on the dog.

  4. Sasha Alves 68 months ago | reply

    Great story, great shot!

    I liked a lot when you said it's better writting about Fala than about the war! I agree. Fala took me a smile. The war can't do this!

    PS: In Portuguese fala means speech or language.

  5. Caitlyn Park 67 months ago | reply

    Very cool! I love your little deal with the hat! =)

  6. spark_editor 64 months ago | reply

    Your photo has been featured on The Spark of Yahoo!

    dir.yahoo.com/thespark/9429/the-white-house-goes-to-the-d...

    Thank you!
    The Spark Team

  7. Metropol 21 63 months ago | reply

    I love it! Thanks to share the great moments in history!

  8. gian.franco 59 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 10+ Faves group and Faved it.

  9. Dark Spinner 56 months ago | reply

    Nice to see this ... I didn't know about it. Thanks for sharing : )

  10. Dark Spinner 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PicturePerfect (INVITE ONLY), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Tony Fischer Photography 56 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the invite Dark Spinner!

  12. recubejim 56 months ago | reply

    My son and I took photos of each other here 4 years ago. I told him the stories of FDR that my Father told me. One of my favorites was how Fala helped him win an election. This Memorial was my favorite place in D.C.

    Seen in Picture Perfect (INVITE ONLY)

  13. gi.te63 55 months ago | reply

    Great sculpture, great pic!

  14. me-likey 51 months ago | reply

    Blogged on Pawesome.net. Thanks so much for using a Creative Commons license!
    www.pawesome.net/2010/02/happy-presidents-day.html

  15. Bill Abrams 46 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FDR Memorial, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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