499. The Four Freedoms

499. The Four Freedoms

06-01-1941 - 06-01-1941

F.D. Rooseveltstraat, Oud-Vossemeer, The Netherlands
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499. The Four Freedoms

On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt expressed Four Freedoms in the State of the Union. In this Four Freedoms speech, he disclosed the fundamental freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" should enjoy; freedom of speech, freedom of religion and belief, freedom from fear and freedom from need and want.

With the end of the Battle of the Scheldt and the opening of the ports of Antwerp, with the end of the war in sight, Roosevelt could finally launch his plans for the United Nations in January of 1945. After his death, the Four Freedoms became part of the personal mission of his widow, Eleanor Roosevelt. They formed the basis for the Universa! Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN in 1948. Oud-Vossemeer is well-known because the ancestors of the president may likely originate from here.

Tourist information

Restaurant Huys van Roosevelt

Restaurant Huys van Roosevelt, Raadhuisstraat 13 in Oud-Vossemeer, brings the history of the Roosevelts back to life. Amazing pictures and quotes are a source of inspiration for its visitors. http://www.huysvanroosevelt.nl/en/

Restaurant Huys van Roosevelt offers the package “Roosevelt Tour’ for a morning or afternoon in Oud-Vossemeer. While taking a cultural walk through the old village centre a guide will take you along several sights that memorialize the roots of the Roosevelt family, such as the Roosevelt Information Center, the Roosevelt bench, ‘The Four Freedoms’ monument, the renovated Reformed Church, the monumental clock figure, the old farrier and the place where the Roosevelts used to live. During the round, the guide will tell you more interesting details about the history of Oud-Vossemeer. More information at http://www.huysvanroosevelt.nl/en/groepen/beleef-rondje-roosevelt/

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499. The Four Freedoms

With the end of the Battle of the Scheldt and the opening of the ports of Antwerp, with the end of the war in sight, Roosevelt could finally launch...

F.D. Rooseveltstraat, Oud-Vossemeer, The Netherlands

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