Legacy Of FDR To Be Remembered On 70th Anniversary Of His Death

Monday, October 19th will mark the 70th anniversary of the death of President Franklin. D. Roosevelt. 

In recognition of the anniversary, the Johnston County Heritage Center and the Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum will hold their Fall Heritage MondayLecture on that day to discuss President Roosevelt’s legacy and his death.  

The lecture will be held at 3:00pm in the library at Johnston Community College (JCC), located at 245 College Road in Smithfield. The presenter will be Eric Jackson, History Instructor at JCC. Jackson also serves as a board member and education chair of the Selma Historical Museum.

FDR-On-Train-FI“President Roosevelt was one of the icons of the 20th century, his legacy in Johnston County and the whole world has impact today,” Jackson said.  He encourages those Johnston County residents who remember Roosevelt to come to the event and share their stories or memories.

“Roosevelt was president from 1933-1945, he was the only president that many people growing up in the 1930’s and 1940’s ever knew, to our WWII veterans who are a part of the ‘Greatest Generation’ he was the Commander-in Chief,” he added.

“This will be a wonderful event for Johnston County residents and our Johnston Community College students to come together and share the legacy of one of our countries greatest  presidents”, added Jackson.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 919-333-4899.