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FDR Informal Remarks at the Dedication of the Columbus Colonnade, Warm Springs, Nov. 29, 1934


President Roosevelt’s Informal Remarks at the
Dedication of the Columbus Colonnade
Warm Springs, Ga., Nov. 29, 1934

I was thinking this morning that if it had not been for Columbus there would not have been any America, and we all know that if it had not been for the good people of Columbus, Georgia, there would not have been any Warm Springs.

I shall never forget my early years here at Warm Springs—those years before there was any Foundation at all, but years when the old glories of Warm Springs were being kept alive very largely by the citizens of Columbus. I shall always be grateful to them for their helpfulness at that time and later on during the difficult days of transition. I shall always be grateful to them for the great help that they have given in so many ways since then, and it is fitting that this Colonnade shall keep may ties unbroken. Many thanks.

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