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 will forever stand one and indivisible in devotion to the cause of liberty for all mankind.
Erected by Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 54.73′ N, 97° 12.57′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Touch for map. Memorial 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. 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 398 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.