Abilene in Dickinson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dwight David Eisenhower
Rank awarded December 20, 1944
"I cannot let this day pass
without telling the fighting
men···that my fondest boast
shall always be: I was their
Address to the American Soldier
February 7, 1948
Allied Expeditionary Force
World War II
February 13, 1944-July 13, 1945
"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of
the Allied Expeditionary Force!:
You are about to embark upon
the Great Crusade."
Message to troops of the A.E.F.
June 6, 1944
Chief of Staff
United States Army
November 19, 1945-February 7, 1948
"It is a grievous error to
forget for one second the
might and power of this
Letter to Walter Bedell Smith
November 28, 1947
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
December 21, 1950-May 31, 1952
"The members of this command
are of many nations working
together···for the cause that
lies nearest our hearts today-
Statement for the British Broadcasting
February 1, 1952
34th President of the
January 20, 1953-January 20, 1961
"The quest for peace is the
statesman's most exacting duty...
practical progress to lasting
peace is his fondest hope."
Statement on disarmament
Geneva Conference July 21, 1955
Dedicated June 15, 1985
Erected 1985 by Senator Harry Darby.
Location. 38° 54.729′ N, 97° 12.639′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Click for map. Monument is on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, 200 S.E. 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene KS 67410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eisenhower Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T.C. Henry Carriage House (about 500 feet away); Honor Roll of Dickinson County Servicemen (about 600 feet away); Rock Island Depot (about 700 feet away); Historical Abilene (about 700 feet away); Abilene Parker Carousel The Old Chisholm Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); D. G. Smith Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . .
1. Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Dwight David Eisenhower Centennial. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Eisenhower National Historic Site. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Notable Persons •
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