Dwight D. Eisenhower

National Memorial - District of Columbia

The Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. is honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II and the 34th President of the United States. Located to the south of the National Mall, the national memorial is set in a park-like plaza, with large columns framing a mesh tapestry depicting the site of the Normandy landings, and sculptures and bas-reliefs arrayed in the park. Architect Frank Gehry designed the memorial and Sergey Eylanbekov sculpted the bronze statues of Eisenhower in various settings. The memorial's tapestry artist was Tomas Osinski, and the inscription artist, Nicholas Waite Benson.

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Official visitor map of National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington D.C. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Mall and Memorial Parks - National Heritage Areas

Official visitor map of National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington D.C. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Official Visitor Map of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (NHP) in Washington D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Official visitor map of Rock Creek Park in District of Columbia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/ddem/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower_Memorial The Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. is honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II and the 34th President of the United States. Located to the south of the National Mall, the national memorial is set in a park-like plaza, with large columns framing a mesh tapestry depicting the site of the Normandy landings, and sculptures and bas-reliefs arrayed in the park. Architect Frank Gehry designed the memorial and Sergey Eylanbekov sculpted the bronze statues of Eisenhower in various settings. The memorial's tapestry artist was Tomas Osinski, and the inscription artist, Nicholas Waite Benson. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial tells the story of one of America's greatest leaders of the 20th century. GPS Coordinates: 38.887318, -77.018541 GPS Navigation: 540 Independence Ave SW Nearest Intersection: 6th St NW and Independence Ave SW Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Entrance Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Entrance Entrance to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial President Eisenhower Memorial Night Shot President Eisenhower Memorial Night Shot Evening shot of the Eisenhower Memorial Tapestry in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Tapestry in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Closeup of Tapestry in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial President Eisenhower Statue President Eisenhower Statue Close up of President Eisenhower Statue Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Wide shot Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Wide shot Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Wide shot General Eisenhower Statue General Eisenhower Statue Close up of the General Eisenhower Statue The 1956 Presidential Election The 1956 presidential campaign, Eisenhower's bid for reelection involved a second term president facing a rematch of his earlier opponent, several foreign policy crises, and questions about the president's health. President Eisenhower cheers with his arms over his head. Secret Service Protection at the Eisenhower Farm Throughout Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency, the Secret Service was a regular fixture at his personal residence and farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Once he retired, the Secret Service left, as former presidents at the time were not given lifetime protection. President Kennedy's assassination in 1963 changed Secret Service protection for presidents and former presidents forever. a farm lane with its gates open and a staffed guard booth on the left side. National Park Getaway: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, was one of the 20th century’s most influential figures. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, the newest in the nation’s capital, pays tribute to this remarkable historic figure with heroic-sized bronze sculptures, stone bas reliefs, and quotations from his most famous speeches and addresses. Volunteer talking to a visitor in a memorial plaza Leaders in Coins: Eisenhower and Anthony How important are individuals in the work for change? How do leaders set the stage for the next generation? Ranger Lorne looks at coins from the United States Mint to investigate the common leadership characteristics between woman suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower and Anthony coins with Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument arrowhead logo Plan Like a Park Ranger: Top 10 Tips for Visiting the National Mall Memorial Day weekend usually marks the beginning of the summer travel season. Across the country, friends, families, and individuals will head out to enjoy adventures and make memories. Of course, national parks - including the National Mall - are popular destinations. To help you #PlanLikeAParkRanger, we're offering our Top 10 tips to help you on your next National Mall visit. Text reading Sea Level Rise in the DC Area Learn about current and projected rates of sea level rise in the greater DC area, based on local water level data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) A tall white cylinder attached to a wooden pier with Hains Point in the background. Eisenhower's Military Career Outside of WWI and WWII While best known for his service during World War II, Dwight Eisenhower had a lengthy military career outside of the First and Second World Wars. His many postings and positions enabled his development as a leader, ultimately helping him become a five-star general and future president. Black and white image of Major Dwight Eisenhower in uniform Christmas with the Eisenhowers Christmas was a very special time of year for Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Explore stories of the Eisenhower family's holiday traditions, including a special virtual tour of the Eisenhower home decorated for the Christmas holiday. A black and white image of the Eisenhower family around a Christmas tree Reading the Man: Dwight Eisenhower's Love of Books Dwight Eisenhower was a man of many interests, passions, and hobbies. He had a well-publicized love of golf, a deep affinity for painting, and was quite the card player as well. While these passions emerged in Eisenhower’s adulthood, there is one interest he maintained as a hobby from his early boyhood until his final days: reading. This article explores Eisenhower's love of books and his personal library in his Gettysburg home. Color image of General Eisenhower's desk with a bookcase in the background President Eisenhower and Civil Rights A brief overview of President Eisenhower and his administration's role in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s. a black and white image of President Eisenhower surrounded by reporters. President-Elect Eisenhower's Trip to Korea In December 1952, President-Elect Dwight D. Eisenhower visited Korea to seek answers to a years long conflict. Eisenhower's trip fueled his desire to bring an end to fighting on the Korean Peninsula. Explore this story of how a president-elect, who happened to be a former 5 star general, sought peace in a time of conflict. A black and white image of President-Elect Eisenhower walking outdoors in a snowy scene in Korea "A Splendid Young Soldier": Cpl. James Murray, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Korean War A President-elect and a Corporal sit down together for lunch in the cold wintry mountains of Korea. Five days later, one is killed in action, and the other left wondering what he can do to prevent more deaths in an already far too costly war. A black and white image showing several men standin together wearing heavy coats The Army's First Tank School: Camp Colt at Gettysburg While America ramped up to fight in World War I, Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower trained troops here in a new form of warfare that changed the battlefield forever. Infantry march behind a tank in a field of tall weeds Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The White House Years of E. Frederic Morrow E. Frederic Morrow, the first ever African American to hold an executive position in the White House, worked for Dwight Eisenhower as an Administrative Officer for Special Projects against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Era. In this position, he confronted racism both personally and professionally and often found himself frustrated and even angered at what he called Eisenhower's "lukewarm stand on civil rights." E. Frederic Morrow seated left of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Oval Office. "A Cold and Frosty Affair:" Ike and Truman's Strained Relationship on Inauguration Day, 1953 It is a routine yet special occurrence in American history—one political leader handing over the most powerful office in the land—the Presidency of the United States—to another. In some cases, this transfer is done amongst friends and political allies. In others, it is amongst political rivals. On January 20, 1953, such a transfer of power occurred, when President Harry Truman passed the torch of leadership to incoming President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman seated in the back of a car waving at crowds. January 20: The Beginning and the End: Ike's First and Last Inaugurations January 20, 1953, was the date Ike's presidency officially began - the date of his first inauguration. January 20, 1961 was also the date of President Kennedy's inauguration – and Ike's very last day as president. Dwight Eisenhower taking the Oath of Office in front of the White House. "My Dear Mr. President": Jackie Robinson and Dwight Eisenhower Dwight Eisenhower received many letters from citizens on important issues. In 1957 and 1958, baseball star and Civil Rights activist Jackie Robinson wrote to President Eisenhower about his stance on Civil Rights, voicing his desires for stronger Federal action to protect the rights of African Americans in the United States. His letter of May 1958 expresses the frustration Robinson felt at what he considered to be Eisenhower's slow pace on issues pertaining to Civil Rights. Jackie Robinson and Dwight Eisenhower in the Oval Office. "A Century of Continuing Challenge:" Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1953 Inaugural Address On January 20, 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower took the oath of office as the 34th President of the United States. In his Inaugural Address that day, Eisenhower laid out the challenges facing the United States, as well as ways he believed the American people could rise to the occasion and meet them. A black and white image showing Dwight Eisenhower taking the oath of office as president

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