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Saturday, April 11, 2009

FDR says America must help Great Britain - 1940 film

This is an excerpt from Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous 'Arsenal of Democracy' speech, in which he explains why aiding Great Britain against Nazi Germany is so important to America's security.

I was born 10 years after FDR's death, so I have no memory of him, but through reading and watching films such as this I've come to believe that he was easily the greatest U.S. President of the 20th Century, with only Washington and Lincoln rivaling him in importance. He restored the nation's hope in its worst economic crisis ever, putting millions to work through government programs that did great things for this country. He helped keep Britain free by persuading a reluctant nation to support Lend-Lease programs. And as commander-in-chief, he successfully led America through a great war in Europe and the Pacific. The only man to serve more than two terms as president, FDR was a giant.

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About YOUR HEROES

It is time to have a group in flickr that acknowledges the greatness of man, whoever that man is, whether that person is a she or a he. What is important is that you perceive that person to be YOUR HERO.

YOUR HERO can be your neighbor next door who went out of their way when you and your family needed help the most. He or she can be the teacher in your school, your officemate, friend or a kin.

YOUR HERO can also be your family members, government leaders, writers, journalists and more.

YOUR HERO can also be yourself.

Share photos that speak of "heroism" done at any given moment in your life or in the lives of the people known to you.

You can also post the portraits and biographies of your heroes too.

This is the group that will acknowledge them for whatever positive things they have contributed to your community or to the world.