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Decades late, FDR memorial park dedicated in NYC

Former President Bill Clinton and New York Governor  Andrew Cuomo joined other dignitaries honoring President Franklin Roosevelt at a dedication ceremony of a new memorial park for America's 32nd president. More from WAMC’s Dave Lucas

They gathered at New York City's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, which had been in the works for decades. The original design was completed 40 years ago. It's located on Roosevelt Island in the East River. The triangular park is named after Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address, known as the Four Freedoms Speech. The park has a colossal bust of Roosevelt and an open-air granite plaza with excerpts of the speech etched into the stone. It'll open to the public once arrangements for its operation and maintenance are final.

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