Abilene in Dickinson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
To this homestead Divine providence brought David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower. They lived in piety and Christian service, brought sons into the world, and taught them the ways of righteousness, of charity to all men and reverence to God.
Six Eisenhower sons grew to manhood giving honor to their parents, to God and to the cardinal principles of our free society. Their names were Arthur, Edgar Newton, Dwight David, Roy Jacob, Earl Dewey, Milton Stover.
From the modest home built on these acres came one destined to lead in battle the mightiest array of fighting forces ever to wage war in freedom's cause. The victory secure, as President he led the effort to ensure a continuing peace for all the world.
The men and women of our Armed Forces walk amid dangers and many gave their lives for freedom. By dedicated duty to their beloved nation they have preserved our God-given rights, our national honor, and the freedom won by our forefathers.
Sustained by faith in the cherished ideals of true democracy each American works in his daily task at plough or forge or machine or desk knowing this nation
Erected by Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Kansas Clubs of Soroptimist International Association.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series lists.
Location. 38° 54.73′ N, 97° 12.57′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Memorial is on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, 200 S.E. 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene KS 67410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dwight David Eisenhower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Honor Roll of Dickinson County Servicemen (about 400 feet away); Abilene Parker Carousel (about 500 feet away); T.C. Henry Carriage House (about 600 feet away); Historic Abilene (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Island Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Chisholm Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Cattle Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . . Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. (Submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.