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Funeral of President Roosevelt

April 15, 1945
Source: National Archives

By 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered from a variety of heart ailments, high blood pressure, and bronchitis. In April 1945, Roosevelt traveled to his favorite retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia, and he passed away a few days later of a cerebral hemorrhage. Thousands of people gathered in Hyde Park, New York, where he was buried on April 15, to pay their final respects to a truly beloved President.

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