I Know What I Should Like

"If any memorial is erected to me, I know exactly what I should like it to be," Franklin D. Roosevelt once remarked to a friend. "I should like it to consist of a block about the size of this [desk] and placed in the center of that green plot in front of the Archives building. I don't care what it is made of, whether limestone or granite or whatnot, but I want it plain, without any ornamentation, with the simple carving 'In memory of . . .' "

A group of friends and associates carried out Roosevelt's wish and installed a 3-ft....

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