Sunday, May 5, 2013
1 Day Until "(What Should Be) National WPA Remembrance Day"
(Image courtesy of Jonathunder and Wikipedia)
Ronald Reagan said: "The WPA was one of the most productive elements of FDR's alphabet soup of agencies because it put people to work building roads, bridges, and other projects...it gave men and women a chance to make some money along with the satisfaction of knowing they earned it."
Franklin Roosevelt said: "By building airports, schools, highways, and parks; by making huge quantities of clothing for the unfortunate; by serving millions of lunches to school children; by almost immeasurable kinds and quantities of service the Works Projects Administration has reached a creative hand into every county in this nation."
Since both the conservative icon and the progressive icon had great things to say about the WPA we, as a nation, will certainly honor the 8.5 million Americans who worked in the WPA, right?
America does not not officially recognize the men and women of the WPA, despite their gargantuan accomplishments and gargantuan service to the nation. Isn't that remarkable?