West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dwight David Eisenhower
1890 – 1969
— Class of 1915 —
Allied Expeditionary Force
1944 – 1945
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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1717.
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. Marker is located on "The Plain" at the U.S. Military Academy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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.Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twentieth Century Wars (about 600 feet away); Cadet Monument (about 700 feet away); Douglas MacArthur (about 700 feet away); West Point Bicentennial (about 700 feet away); Taylor Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
Also see . . . 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 Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 8. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.