This sculpture named The Presidential Seal was created by sculptor Tom Hardy. This sculpture was created out of welded bronze.
The Presidential Seal is located in Room One of the FDR Memorial. The Seal appears in this sculpture as it did on March 4, 1933 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as president for the first time.
Room One is designed to recall President Roosevelt’s first term. He entered office during the Great Depression and at a time when many people were suffering, afraid and had little in the way of hope for the future. But many people believed that the new president brought with him a sense of confidence and optimism and an ability to tap into the strength of the American people.
One inscription in Room One came from the president’s Fireside Chat on September 30, 1934:
No Country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources. Demoralization caused by vast unemployment is our greatest extravagance. Morally, it is the greatest menace to our social order.
Another inscription came from a campaign address in 1932:
In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice, the path of faith, the path of hope and the path of love toward our fellow men.
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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is located on the southwest edge of the Tidal Basin accessible by foot from the path around the edge of the Tidal Basin with another entrance on West Basin Drive SW in Washington DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of The Presidential Seal in Room One of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
Closest Metro Station: The Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is the nearest Metro Station to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.