Friday, January 30, 2009

A dime for your thoughts . . .

". . . the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Today we give a birthday salute to Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), the 32nd President of the United States. He was greatly admired for his leadership and the hope he brought the nation during the Great Depression

"Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Do you know why FDR is on the U. S. coin , the dime?

Franklin D. Roosevelt was instrumental in the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (now known as the March of Dimes). His leadership in this organization is one reason he is commemorated on the dime. There is also, a poetically significant connection between FDR and the coin, if you consider the wheelchair bound FDR and the Depression-era anthem “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?”. 

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