Today I'm featuring a stamp of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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.