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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dwight David Eisenhower

1890 – 1969

 

—Class of 1915 —

 
Dwight David Eisenhower Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
1. Dwight David Eisenhower Monument
The Eisenhower Monument consists of a 9 foot bronze statue on a red granite pedestal. The statue was created by Robert L. Dean, Jr. (USMA Class of 1953).
Inscription.
Supreme Commander
Allied Expeditionary Force
1944 – 1945

Presidential Seal
President
of the
United States
1953 – 1961

Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of Liberty loving people everywhere march with you.

Order of the Day, June 6 1944

 
Erected 1983.
 
Location. 41° 23.513′ N, 73° 57.384′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Washington Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on "The Plain" at the U.S. Military Academy. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thayer Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); General George S. Patton, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twentieth Century Wars (about 600 feet away); Cadet Monument
Front of Eisenhower Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
2. Front of Eisenhower Monument
(about 700 feet away); Douglas MacArthur (about 700 feet away); West Point Bicentennial (about 700 feet away); Taylor Hall (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower available on the "All About Ike" tab. Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Boyhood Home website. (Submitted on September 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower. White House official website. (Submitted on September 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Creating the Eisenhower Statue. An article by Robert Lee Dean, Jr., sculptor of the statue of Gen. Eisenhower, from the West Point Association of Graduates website. (Submitted on September 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, World II
 
Right Side of Eisenhower Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
3. Right Side of Eisenhower Monument
Left of Eisenhower Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. Left of Eisenhower Monument
Rear of Eisenhower Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
5. Rear of Eisenhower Monument
Closeup of Eisenhower Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Closeup of Eisenhower Statue
Marker on the West Point Plain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
7. Marker on the West Point Plain
The Dwight D. Eisenhower monument is located on the Plain at West Point. The Library can be seen in the background.
Ike on the Plain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2010
8. Ike on the Plain
General Dwight Eisenhower looks out over the Plain at West Point.
 
 
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