Thought for the Day
“Lest I keep my complacent way
I must remember somewhere out there
a person or persons died for me today.
As long as there must be war
I ask and I must answer,
was I worth dying for?”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
*Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Born October 11, 1884 New York, New York
Died November 7, 1962 (aged 78) New York, New York
First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband’s death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.