It was an incredibly hot and humid afternoon today for the FDR Hope Memorial
ribbon cutting and sculpture unveiling ceremony but that did not stop
residents and visitors alike from having a wonderful time.
The FDR Hope Memorial depicts President Franklin Roosevelt, as he lived in his
wheelchair, greeting a young girl standing on crutches.
Here’s the ribbon cutting.
Also, remarks from Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) President Wendy Hersh
and FDR Hope Memorial Chair Marc Diamond describing the 12 year effort to
build the FDR Hope Memorial and bring it to Roosevelt Island.
More on the history of the 12 year effort to build the FDR Hope Memorial and bring it to Roosevelt Island at Southpoint Park at this post from yesterday.
Stay tuned for more video from today’s FDR Hope Ceremony.