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Abilene in Dickinson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dwight David Eisenhower

 
 
Dwight David Eisenhower Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
1. Dwight David Eisenhower Monument
Inscription.
General of the Army
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
fellow-soldier."
Address to the American Soldier
February 7, 1948

———————
Supreme Commander
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
Great Republic."
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
Dwight David Eisenhower Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
2. Dwight David Eisenhower Monument
Corporation series "Atlantic Alliance"
February 1, 1952

———————
34th President of the
United States
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. Touch 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); Historic Abilene (about 700 feet away); Abilene Parker Carousel
Dwight David Eisenhower Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
3. Dwight David Eisenhower Statue
(about 700 feet away); The Old Chisholm Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); D. G. Smith Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Dwight David Eisenhower Centennial. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Eisenhower National Historic Site. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Gen'l of the Army on Ike Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
4. Gen'l of the Army on Ike Monument
SCAEF on Ike Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
5. SCAEF on Ike Monument
USA Chief of Staff on Ike Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
6. USA Chief of Staff on Ike Monument
SACEUR on Ike Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
7. SACEUR on Ike Monument
34th President on Ike Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
8. 34th President on Ike Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,313 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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