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Dedication of FDR “War President” Bust Anniversary Remembered



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In commemoration of AHEPA’s centennial, Delphi Chapter 25, Manhattan, N.Y., paid homage to one of the AHEPA’s most prominent members, and one of its own, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on the momentous occasion of the 75th anniversary of the presentation of the FDR “War President” bust by the Order of AHEPA. The commemoration occurred at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, N.Y., April 30, 2022. It was originally scheduled for 2020, but was delayed due to the pandemic. 

AHEPA unveiled the FDR “War President” bust on October 28, 1945, six months after his death. His widow, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt attended and wrote,” The bust is a fine one, I think, and I like the simple inscription, “The War President.” In 1943, the AHEPA Supreme Lodge presented President Roosevelt with a miniature replica of the bust in the Oval Office of the White House. 

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