Theodore Roosevelt Island - D.C. Pin


1" Hard Enamel Pin

Theodore Roosevelt Island is a 88.5-acre island and a national memorial located in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The island was given to the American people by the Theodore Roosevelt Association in memory of the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt.

In 1931, the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association purchased the island from the gas company with the intention of erecting a memorial honoring Roosevelt. Congress authorized the memorial on May 21, 1932, but did not appropriate funds for the memorial for almost three decades.

The memorial was dedicated on October 27, 1967. Designed by Eric Gugler, the memorial includes a 17-foot statue by sculptor Paul Manship, four large stone monoliths with some of Roosevelt's more famous quotations, and two large fountains.