Seventy-one years ago today, on April 14, 1945, an estimated 3,000 people attended a community memorial service outside the Fayette County Courthouse in honor of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR, as he was more commonly known, had died in office two days earlier from a stroke.
Our historical photo blog, KyPhotoArchive.com, pulled images from our archives of the service. They show a large crowd that stood motionless and mute, even during a downpour.
Religious leaders and politicians spoke during the service for FDR, who was the seventh U.S. President to die while in office.