I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me. - President Harry S. Truman, Roosevelt's successor.
I'm walking south on Michigan Boulevard and I can't stop crying. Everybody's crying. - Studs Terkel, writer.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945, was a personal loss for many. Statesmen and ordinary citizens alike mourned his passing. The nation buried him here, in the Springwood rose garden on April 15, 1945 (above).
Mourners along the parade route (right)
Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt laying a wreath on FDR's grave March 12, 1946 (far right)