- Associated Press - Saturday, August 29, 2015

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Re-enactors portraying the military police unit that guarded President Franklin D. Roosevelt at his Hudson Valley estate are giving the public a glimpse into how FDR was protected while away from the White House.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site at Hyde Park in Dutchess County is offering patrols with the 240th Military Police Battalion on Saturday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tours will be limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The MPs in the 240th protected the nation’s commander in chief while he was visiting his upstate home during World War II. The re-enactment group will set up at their headquarters detachment and message center under a tent fly in front of the FDR Presidential Library.

Tour participants are advised to bring sturdy walking shoes, bug repellent and sun block.

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