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Archive for Monday, February 21, 2011

Texas birthplace of Eisenhower welcomes monument

February 21, 2011

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— The North Texas birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower honored his memory with a monument being dedicated on President's Day.

Ceremonies were scheduled Monday afternoon in Denison to salute the late 34th U.S. president.

The President Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Monument featured a 16-foot bust sculpted by artist David Adickes (AT'-iks). The monument also includes five flagpoles to represent the five branches of military service.

Eisenhower was born in 1890. He was elected president in November 1952 and went on to serve two terms. Eisenhower died in 1969.

Denison is a community of 25,000, located 65 miles north of Dallas.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is in Abilene, Kan.

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