Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission Our mission, and passion, at the Eisenhower Memorial Commission is to complete a National Memorial that will honor Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Dwight D.
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Eisenhower Memorial Commission is charged with the planning and execution of a national, presidential memorial to honor Dwight D. This memorial will not only tell the story of Eisenhower, the Kansas boy who became a great soldier, a U.S. President, and a world leader, but also reflect the story of America—its proud history, bright future, and enduring ideals.

Mission: Our mission, and passion, at the Eisenhower Memorial Commission is to complete a National Memorial that will honor Dwight D. Eisenhower, and inspire future generations with his leadership, integrity, life-long work ethic and self-improvement, and especially his total devotion to the values and processes of democracy.

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What an honor to have the 82nd Airborne Division Association bestow one of their ceremonial wreaths upon Ike's memorial ...
11/13/2020

What an honor to have the 82nd Airborne Division Association bestow one of their ceremonial wreaths upon Ike's memorial as a symbol of their appreciation for veterans. #VeteransDay2020 #AllAmerican #eightydeuce #AllTheWay #nationalmall #82ndairborne #istilllikeike #eisenhowermemorial

A collection of photos from the dedication events spanning Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Thursday, September 17, 2020.
11/10/2020

A collection of photos from the dedication events spanning Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Check out these STUNNING images of the Memorial taken by acclaimed architectural photographer Alan Karchmer. For many, v...
11/10/2020

Check out these STUNNING images of the Memorial taken by acclaimed architectural photographer Alan Karchmer. For many, visiting the memorial in person may not be an option for a while. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this vivid photographic journey. For a fully immersive experience, queue up the audio tour (https://eisenhowermemorial.gov/audio-tour). #eisenhowermemorial #istilllikeike #architecturalphotography #nationalmall

Happy 130th birthday, Ike! In honor of this momentous occasion, EMC E-Memorial Content Committee member, historian, and ...
10/14/2020
Ike: The Making of an American Hero - A new Eisenhower documentary

Happy 130th birthday, Ike! In honor of this momentous occasion, EMC E-Memorial Content Committee member, historian, and filmmaker – Dr. George Colburn – has made his latest film, “Ike: The Making of an American Hero,” available for streaming today only. Colburn’s film, which premiered during the Eisenhower Memorial’s dedication week, examines the major decisions of the war in Europe made by Ike, often over the objections of his British allies, including Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Ike's own generals.
#IStillLikeIke #WWII #AmericanHero #EisenhowerMemorial

Thanks to Starbright Media Corporation for this excellent film!

Link: https://www.ikeww2.com

A new, two-hour documentary on Dwight D. Eisenhower's role in World War II and expected release is early 2017. By Starbright Media Corporation, Inc.

The Trust for the National Mall, in partnership with NPS National Mall and Memorial Parks, helps to ensure the stewardsh...
10/13/2020

The Trust for the National Mall, in partnership with NPS National Mall and Memorial Parks, helps to ensure the stewardship of the Eisenhower Memorial - the most recent addition to the family of extraordinary sites that make up the National Mall.

Join the Trust tonight (10/13 at 7PM) for a free virtual program, "March On: History, Heroes, & Hope on the National Mall" - and show your support and enthusiasm for the cultural soul of our nation's capital. #nationalmall #nationalparks #IStillLikeIke

‪It's not too late to register for our largest event of the year! #MarchOn is a virtual tribute to the historical moments in First Amendment activities on the #nationalmall, and the newest public lands conservation bill! It's not too late to register for our largest event of the year!

Hosted by Norah O'Donnell journalist and anchor of the CBS Evening News, “March On” will include entertaining performances from Maggie Rose, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, along with special guests including David Rubenstein, Mayor Bowser, Sheila C. Johnson, Eun Yang and many more!

Spread the word & register for free at https://nationalmall.org/march-on-history-heroes-hope.

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Salute to the talented team at Inside Out for designing and producing the "I Like Ike" masks for the memorial's dedicati...
10/08/2020

Salute to the talented team at Inside Out for designing and producing the "I Like Ike" masks for the memorial's dedication-week events!

Congratulations to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission for the opening of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. It is a deserving tribute to a fantastic Man, President and General. We at Inside Out Every Day are proud to have provided the "I Like Ike" face masks distributed at such an important event. We join with all Americans to proudly proclaim "I Like Ike", and salute both the Eisenhower family and the Memorial Commission for their service.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 7:00pm | Via Facebook Live

The White House Historical Association is hosting a virtual happy hour tonight (Thursday 10/8) at 5:30 PM on "How Ike Le...
10/08/2020
History Happy Hour: How Ike Led

The White House Historical Association is hosting a virtual happy hour tonight (Thursday 10/8) at 5:30 PM on "How Ike Lead" with author Ms. Susan Eisenhower. The presentation will include a brief video presentation narrated by EMC's Deputy Executive Director, Victoria Tigwell, on the newly dedicated and now open Eisenhower Memorial. Click the link below to RSVP to the free event. We look forward to seeing you there!

History Happy Hour is a weekly virtual program hosted by the White House Historical Association. Join us as experts weigh in on a variety of historical topics, share their insights, answer audience questions, and enjoy presidential-inspired libations.

Be sure to check out the audio tour that the great team at Bluecadet put together for the new Ike Memorial!! Great infor...
10/06/2020
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial - Bluecadet

Be sure to check out the audio tour that the great team at Bluecadet put together for the new Ike Memorial!! Great information and great talent. We Still Like Ike!!!

https://www.bluecadet.com/work/dwight-d-eisenhower-memorial/

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission A Presidential Legacy in the Palm of Your Hand Project Overview The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission worked with Bluecadet to produce a 6-episode podcast series about President Eisenhower and his memorial on the National Mall. The series can be enjoye...

09/21/2020

Thank you to everyone who made Ike Week a success. We were glad to have folks tune in for the online webinars and panels. We also hope that you enjoyed the dedication ceremony! The memorial is now open to the public!!! Get out there and enjoy the memorial to the Supreme Allied Commander and our 34th President! We Still Like Ike!!

09/17/2020

Today, we dedicate the long overdue memorial to our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. We hope that you will join virtually, right here on our Facerbook account. We will be going LIVE on this page! If you wish to watch, tune in around 6:50PM EDT, the program begins at 7:00PM EDT. We Like Ike!!!!

09/15/2020
Eisenhower Memorial

We are one hour away from an excellent virtual panel, hope you all can make it! Link is below!

We’re excited to have you join us for our virtual event, America’s Re-Appreciation of Dwight D. Eisenhower, streaming tonight at 7:00PM EDT!!
In conjunction with the opening, journalist and author Evan Thomas (Ike’s Bluff) will moderate a discussion with Louis Galambos, senior editor of The Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, William Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower, and Yanek Mieczkowski, author of Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment.
• Access: Please visit http://eisenhowermemorial.streaminglive.live/
• Livestream Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Tuesday, September 15

09/15/2020
Eisenhower Memorial

We’re excited to have you join us for our virtual event, America’s Re-Appreciation of Dwight D. Eisenhower, streaming tonight at 7:00PM EDT!!

In conjunction with the opening, journalist and author Evan Thomas (Ike’s Bluff) will moderate a discussion with Louis Galambos, senior editor of The Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, William Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower, and Yanek Mieczkowski, author of Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment.

• Access: Please visit http://eisenhowermemorial.streaminglive.live/
• Livestream Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Tuesday, September 15

09/14/2020
Senator Pat Roberts

ICYMI: Chairman Pat Roberts joined Fox News Sunday to discuss the memorial that we will dedicate on Thursday!

ICYMI: I joined Fox News Sunday to discuss the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial that we’ll dedicate Thursday. The memorial showcases what Ike meant to Kansas, the country, and the world.

Do not forget to register for tonight's National Heritage Lecture presented by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. The ...
09/14/2020

Do not forget to register for tonight's National Heritage Lecture presented by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. The lecture starts at 6:30 PM EDT. We cannot wait to hear what these folks have to say about Ike!

Eisenhower Week begins!!

Register now: http://ow.ly/mkJK50Bnfkr

Don't forget to register for our National Heritage Lecture tomorrow at 6:30pm!

Register now: http://ow.ly/mkJK50Bnfkr

09/10/2020

7 days to go!! We cannot wait to share the memorial site with everyone!!

The audio tour for the Eisenhower Memorial is now up on our website! You can also find it on Apple Podcast, Spotify Podc...
08/24/2020
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

The audio tour for the Eisenhower Memorial is now up on our website! You can also find it on Apple Podcast, Spotify Podcast, and Google Podcast. Follow the link below to listen to it!

https://eisenhowermemorial.gov/audio-tour

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial will inspire future generations with the 34th President’s devotion to public service, leadership, integrity, and democracy.

On this day, 75 years ago... Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces. The formal surrender took place on September 2, 194...
08/14/2020

On this day, 75 years ago... Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces. The formal surrender took place on September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri. However, people from around the world took to the streets to celebrate the end of the Second World War. Thank you to our WWII Veterans!

Photo: Times Square, NYC, August 14, 1945

The Trust for the National Mall is still looking for volunteers. Join them and assist in bringing Ike's past to the publ...
08/10/2020
Become a Volunteer — Trust for the National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall is still looking for volunteers. Join them and assist in bringing Ike's past to the public!

https://nationalmall.org/become-a-volunteer

Each year the National Mall hosts over 36 million visitors, making it the most visited national park in the country. With this level of use, volunteers play a vital role in helping the National Park Service (NPS) engage with visitors and maintain the grounds. As the official nonprofit partner of NPS...

ICYMI: Thanks to Philip Kennicott and The Washington Post forthe review of the memorial from today's edition of the Wash...
08/06/2020
Review | The new Eisenhower Memorial is stunning, especially at night. But is this the last of the ‘great man’ memorials?

ICYMI: Thanks to Philip Kennicott and The Washington Post for
the review of the memorial from today's edition of the Washington Post. We cannot wait to share the site with everyone!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/the-new-eisenhower-memorial-is-stunning-especially-at-night-but-is-this-the-last-of-the-great-man-memorials/2020/08/05/100eb90a-d665-11ea-aff6-220dd3a14741_story.html

A long time coming, the Frank Gehry designed monument seems somewhat out of place in this moment of time.

Do you live in the DC area? Have a passion for American presidential and 20th-century history? Or an interest in archite...
07/09/2020
Become a Volunteer — Trust for the National Mall

Do you live in the DC area? Have a passion for American presidential and 20th-century history? Or an interest in architecture and design?

In lead up to opening in September, our partners at The Trust for the National Mall are seeking interpretive volunteers for the Eisenhower Memorial. Consider volunteering at the Eisenhower Memorial to provide a richer visitor experience. Visit the link for more information.

https://nationalmall.org/become-a-volunteer

Each year the National Mall hosts over 36 million visitors, making it the most visited national park in the country. With this level of use, volunteers play a vital role in helping the National Park Service (NPS) engage with visitors and maintain the grounds. As the official nonprofit partner of NPS...

A beautiful photo of Korean War Veteran Memorial.
06/25/2020

A beautiful photo of Korean War Veteran Memorial.

"Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."

The Korean War Veterans Memorial commemorates the sacrifices of the millions of Americans and allied partners who fought during the Korean War that began on this day 70 years ago.

Featuring 19 stainless steel statues of servicemen in the field, a mural wall with over 2,400 photographs of the Korean War, and a pool of remembrance for reflection on the sacrifice of the conflict, the memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting.

06/18/2020
Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again (1943)

R.I.P. to Lady Vera Lynn... Enjoy this beautiful song that many soldiers, sailors, and airmen heard during World War II.

"We'll Meet Again" is a 1939 British song made famous by singer Vera Lynn with music and lyrics composed and written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. The s...

Tomorrow, we will recognize the 76th Anniversary of D-Day. We are all thankful for the men and women who made Victory in...
06/05/2020

Tomorrow, we will recognize the 76th Anniversary of D-Day. We are all thankful for the men and women who made Victory in Europe attainable for the world. Thank you to our D-Day veterans and to our foreign allies! Thank you, Ike for your leadership. Review the "Order of The Day" for June 6, 1944. We Still Like Ike!

05/15/2020
Senator Pat Roberts

A sneak peek!! Enjoy from last week.

Watch for a sneak peek into the memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower that will be unveiled this fall. #VEDay75

05/11/2020

Thanks to everyone who helped us remember and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day!! Your enthusiasm and stories for and about Ike were an honor to his legacy and our World War II Vets. Onward and upward, stay healthy!

05/08/2020
75th VE Day Tribute

Enjoy this video from the West Point Alumni Glee Club!

The club relays the following message:

The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day is May 8th, 2020. Regrettably, this VE Day finds many of our remaining WWII Veterans in assisted living and nursing facilities without visitation by friends and families during the pandemic. WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THEM!

This video is from the Johnny Vet: Freedom Isn’t Free – A veteran’s musical journey through history, performed by the West Point Alumni Glee Club in November of 2017. It is our tribute to the “Greatest Generation.”

PLEASE assist us in distributing this tribute into as many of the facilities and families caring for our World War II Veterans.

The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day is May 8th, 2020. Regrettably, this VE Day finds many of our remaining WWII Veterans in assisted living an...

Today, May 8, 2020, on what would have been the dedication of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, we celebrate the 75th A...
05/08/2020

Today, May 8, 2020, on what would have been the dedication of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Victory over Nazi Germany. In the span of 11 months, Allied troops invaded mainland Europe, freed numerous nations, destroyed the Nazi War Machine, and aided the liberation of thousands from the horrific concentration camps across the European continent. The war in Europe lasted almost six years and took the lives of millions of civilians and military personnel.

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission was established to memorialize both General and President Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower On this momentous anniversary, let us reflect on General Eisenhower’s own words as we remember the souls lost during the Second World War and honor their sacrifices for victory and freedom.

"The crusade on which we embarked in the early summer of 1944 has reached its glorious conclusion. It is my especial privilege, in the name of all Nations represented in this Theater of War, to command each of you for valiant performance of duty.

Though these words are feeble they come from the bottom of a heart overflowing with pride in your loyal service and admiration for you as warriors...

Working and fighting together in a single and indestructible partnership you have achieved a perfection in unification of air, ground, and naval power that will stand as a model in our time.

The route you have traveled through hundreds of miles is marked by the graves of former comrades. From them has been exacted the ultimate sacrifice; blood of many nations – American, British, Canadian, French, Polish and others – has helped to gain the victory.

Each of the fallen died as a member of the team to which you belong, bound together by a common love of liberty and a refusal to submit to enslavement. No monument of stone, no memorial of whatever magnitude could so well express our respect and veneration for their sacrifice as would perpetuation of the spirit of comradeship in which they died.

As we celebrate Victory in Europe let us remind ourselves that our common problems of the immediate and distant future can best be solved in the same conceptions of cooperation and devotion to the cause of human freedom as have made this Expeditionary Force such a mighty engine of righteous destruction."

Let us never forget the great sacrifice that impacted all nations during this horrific conflict and let us never forget those who heard the call and answered it.

Excerpted from Eisenhower's "Victory Order of the Day,” May 8, 1945 (V-E Day)

Photo: Supreme Allied Commander General Eisenhower (left), sitting with Deputy Supreme Allied Commander British Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder (right), broadcasts a victory speech from the SHAEF war room, Rheims, France, 0400 hours, May 7, 1945 (Image courtesy of the Meserlin Family)

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Commissioners: Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA), Vice Chairman Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) Senator Gary C. Peters (D-MI) Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) Representative Michael K. Simpson (R-ID) Representative William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R-TX) Senator Robert J. Dole Alfred Geduldig Susan Banes Harris Catherine Ann Stevens Former Commissioners: Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) Representative Dennis Moore (D-KS) Representative Leonard Boswell (D-IA) Rocco C. Siciliano, Chair Emeritus David Eisenhower Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) Dr. Bruce Cole Advisory Committee: Honorary Presidential Advisors: Jimmy Carter George H. W. Bush Bill Clinton George W. Bush Barack Obama Nancy Reagan (1921 - 2016) Honorary Vice Presidential Advisors: Walter Mondale Dan Quayle Al Gore Dick Cheney Finance Campaign: Tom Daschle, Chair James Baker, III, Vice Chair Chris Dodd, Vice Chair Eisenhower Family Members: David Eisenhower Anne Eisenhower Susan Eisenhower Mary Jean Eisenhower Advisory Committee Leadership: Frank Fahrenkopf, Chair Leonard Boswell, Vice Chair Secretaries of State: Henry Kissinger George Shultz James Baker, III Madeleine Albright General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.) Condoleezza Rice Secretaries of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld Frank Carlucci (1930 - 2018) Bob Gates Leon Panetta Chuck Hagel Governors: Sam Brownback Dirk Kempthorne Paul Laxalt (1922-2018) Frank Murkowski Senate Majority Leaders: Tom Daschle Bill Frist Trent Lott George Mitchell Former Members of Congress: Nancy Kassebaum Baker Beverly Butcher Byron Bob Bennett (1933 - 2016) Tom Downey Newt Gingrich Paul Laxalt (1922 - 2018) Joe Lieberman Blanche L. Lincoln Ray McGrath Frank Murkowski Jim Slattery Todd Tiahrt Senior Presidential Officials: David Abshire (1926 - 2014) Erskine Bowles Nicholas F. Brady William Coleman C. Boyden Gray Alan Greenspan Bryce Harlow Ed Meese William Webster Military Leaders: Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, USAF (Ret.) Gen. Richard Myers, USAF (Ret.) VAdm. Ann E. Rondeau, USN (Ret.) Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.) Lt. Gen. Richard Trefry, USA (Ret.) Leaders of Industry: Hank Greenberg Fred Malek (1936 - 2019) T. Boone Pickens, Jr. (1928 - 2019) Frederick W. Smith John Whitehead (1922 - 2015) Leaders of Arts & Culture: Tom Brokaw Harold Burson (1921-2020) Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Tom Hanks Norman Lear Distinguished Americans: John Duke Anthony Merrill Eisenhower Atwater Judy Burgess Gerry Cassidy Andy Demetriou Adriana Echavarria-Eisenhower Larry Field (1930-2020) Lou Galambos Jane Gosden Larry Harlow Vernon Jordan David Keene Tom Korologos Tom Lorentzen Frank Luntz Tim McGivern Ralph Mecham (1928 - 2019) Paul O’Day (1935 - 2017) Roswell B. Perkins (1926 - 2019) Donald Putnam Gil Robinson Matt Schlapp John Shlaes (1942 - 2015) Jill Sommers C. Langhorne Washburn (1918 - 2011) Creative Team: Frank O. Gehry, Memorial Designer Sergey Eylanbekov, Sculptor Tomas Osinski, Tapestry Designer Gehry Partners - AECOM, Joint Venture Nick Benson, Inscription Artist Robert Wilson, Thematic Consultant Local Projects, E-Memorial Designer Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Teacher Resources Developer E-Memorial Content Committee: Kim Barbieri Michael Birkner George Colburn Lou Galambos Daun van Ee Subject Matter Experts: West Point: Carlo D’Este D-Day: Adrian Lewis NATO: Gregory Pedlow Winning The Presidency: William Pickett Waging Peace: Jack Foust Matlock, Jr. Little Rock: David Nichols Space Race: Roger Launius Legacy Organizations: The American Assembly at Columbia University The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College The Eisenhower Fellowships The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum The Eisenhower Foundation People to People International Partners: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library U.S. National Park Service U.S. National Archives

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Friday 08:00 - 17:30

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