Decades late, FDR memorial park dedicated in NYC

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Associated Press

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 17 at 8:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) were among the dignitaries honoring former President Franklin Roosevelt at a dedication ceremony of a new memorial state park for America's 32nd president.

They gathered at New York City's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, which had been in the works for decades. The original design was completed 40 years ago.

The park is located on Roosevelt Island in the East River.

The triangular park is named after Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address, known as the Four Freedoms Speech.

The park has a colossal bust of Roosevelt and an open-air granite plaza with excerpts of the speech etched into the stone.

The park will open to the public on Oct. 24.

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Online:

http://www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org

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