65th Anniversary

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On August 14, 2000 Social Security Commissioner Kenneth Apfel dedicated a 65th Anniversary Garden on the grounds of SSA headquarters in Baltimore. The Garden is dedicated to the thousands of Social Security employees, past and present, who have labored to build this American Cornerstone.

The Garden consists of a small pond, with a bust of President Roosevelt overlooking the site; and granite stones for each President since FDR, commemorating a quotation from each President regarding Social Security.

The Mistress of Ceremonies for the event was SSA Deputy Commissioner for Finance, Assessment & Management, Yvette Jackson. SSA's Chief of Staff, Brian Coyne, was also a featured speaker.

Photo Gallery

Opening Ceremonies

Unveiling the Bust of FDR

The Anniversary Garden

Additional Views of Garden

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Presidential Quotations Appearing in the Anniversary Garden