National memorial to President Eisenhower to be dedicated

September 17, 2020 - 3:01 pm

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After several delays, a national monument to President Dwight Eisenhower is set to open in Washington D.C. The memorial to Kansas' native son will open to the public Friday after a dedication ceremony Thursday. The memorial, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, commemorates Eisenhower's legacy as the country's 34th president and as Supreme Allied Commander in World War II.

But it also includes a statue and information noting Eisenhower's love for Kansas. It was originally scheduled to be dedicated in May but those plans were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The memorial was funded in 1999 but construction was delayed by controversy over the original design.

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