Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Stamps # 21 - People honored by a stamp
Today I'm featuring a stamp of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Roosevelt was the only man to ever be elected to the Presidency four times.  Less than 3 months into his forth term he suddenly died.

No other president has had a greater impact of the American life.  His bold programs helped  pull the nation out of the Great Depression.   I spoke to my Mother this morning, she would have been 17 in 1944 and remembers the long bread lines that her family stood in and how her Dad was out of work and no jobs were to be had.

He also lead America to victory over the axis powers in World War II.  My Dad was in the Army/Airforce in 1945 and was a radio tower operator.

One of Roosevelt's greatest accomplishments and most lasting legacies is far removed from politics.  A polio victim himself, he brought the nation's attention to the disease and founded the March of Dimes in 1938.

This stamp was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this birth.

Since this is Memorial Day Observance, I thought I would post a Veterans Administration stamp.

The Veterans Administration was created on July 21, 1930, by consolidating several smaller agencies created after the Revolutionary War.  At it's 50th anniversary the VA's programs covered 30 million living veterans.  At the same time, the VA still provided support for windows and children of the civil war.

The GI Bill was intituted in June 1944.  My husband served during the Viet Nam era and  used the G.I. Bill to help achieve his associates and bachelor's degrees!!!

Hope you enjoyed my patriotic review today.

Happy Stamping.



Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

For me, across the Atlantic, I didn't know so much about Roosevelt, so I've learnt a lot.

LV said...

You did a nice research on former president Roosevelt. It certainly goes very well with your theme for this Memorial Day.

Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Pink Birthday Saturday! I'm still making PS visits. Love your pink birthday post this week. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
Pink hugs!! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Postcards Crossing said...

Awesome First Day Covers you have there!
I recently saw a movie about FDR and it focused mainly on his campaign against combating polio. If I am not mistaken, FDR was played by Kevin Kline. Good movie.

Postcardy said...

Roosevelt was also a famous stamp collector.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

We actually have a major hi-way and some schools back in my home country,Philippines, named after him.

Here is my Sunday Stamp

Bob Scotney said...

Roosevelt and Churchill were the first politicians I was aware of as a boy during WWII. I have a number of stamps of them both.


My father always used to teach me so much about Roosevelt and Churchill and WWII. Great to learn some more. Thank you so much for sharing this, also for visiting and leaving me such wonderful comments! Awesome theme for M.D.
Have a good M.D., too.

viridian said...

Roosevelt is one of my fav presidents. I did not know he was a stamp collector, postcardy!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...