One of the great things about living in The Hudson Valley, NY is that I have access to many of the historical events that makes America outstanding. One of them is the Presidential Library and beloved home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). My Senior Pass entitles me to free access to the most extraordinary and historical remnants of one of America’s greatest Presidents (IMHO).
Currently, there is an exhibit on view of FDR and Winston Churchill and their joint alliance to win World War II. Entitled: “D-Day: FDR and Churchill’s ‘Mighty Endeavor’” the exhibit marks the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ greatest military achievement, the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy. Code-named Operation OVERLORD it sealed the fate of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime.
This exhibit explores a friendship between FDR and Churchill, often called the most important of the twentieth century. Forged amid the most devastating war in human history, it has attained an almost mythic status. The complexity of their “special relationship” is revealed in the top-secret communications that flowed back and forth across the Atlantic as they debated and decided on the greatest amphibious assault in the annals of war. Click here for more info.