For me, the sum of Dwight Eisenhower’s professional and personal life will always be linked to September. Within the month there lies a symbol of his leadership and accomplishments, as well as a tragic story of his greatest loss.
A month after the German surrender, Dwight Eisenhower visited London to express his thanks to the victorious armies, and his appreciation for the sacrifices made during the war. He brought with him a message of lasting unity.
World-changing events hung in the balance on this day in 1944, hours before the Normandy invasion known as D-Day. A pivotal decision, countless sacrifices, and the heroism of Allied troops, resulted in the liberation of Europe.
Considerable ink has been devoted to reviews of “The Monuments Men,” the newest World War II story to hit the movie theaters.
Yesterday, American officials and their Russian counterparts marked the end of the Megatons to Megawatts program with the last shipment of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) from Russia to the United States.
The long days of summer are coming to an end. In palpable ways the beginning of fall has been felt by a reenergized pace and fast-moving political and international developments – which I will write on in the coming weeks and months.
What a sad and unworthy place we have come to on the Eisenhower Memorial!
Earlier this week, I spoke at the Nuclear Energy Assembly to help commemorate their 60th anniversary.
Would you or I have shown the same courage, humanity and enduring spirit?