A World of Postage Stamps at the Postal Museum

... Postal Museum in Washington, DC has an amazing collection of postage stamps from around the world.  Currently, the exhibit Delivering Hope – FDR and Stamps of  the Great Depression  at the museum (through June 6, 2010), reveal the changes to American postage stamps during the Great Depression. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an avid stamp collector Depression, used stamps to communicate messages of hope, optimism, and the solidity of the Federal government as well as to promote the many works...
September 22nd, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Debunking An Urban Myth on the World War II Memorial…“So Help Us God”

... President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famous “Day of Infamy” speech to a joint session of Congress and the country via live radio.  FDR’s original draft included the phrase “a date which will live in world history.”  The phrase “world history” was later changed to “infamy”in one of the speech’s many revisions.   The Senate voted unanimously for war with Japan, and the House had only one “nay” vote, from a pacifist and first woman to be elected to Congress,...
April 20th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Day of Infamy, FDR, Washington DC, world war II memorial, WWII Memorial