What a sad and unworthy place we have come to on the Eisenhower Memorial!
On March 19, I testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on the proposed legislation H.R. 1126, the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Completion Act,” which calls for a new design for the Eisenhower Memorial.
2012 brings to a close one of the most politically exhausting times I can remember.
Last week the Associated Press ran a story about the Eisenhower Memorial and the delay of its consideration by the National Capital Planning Commission.
The Eisenhower family is deeply grateful to Congress for designating a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower.
For more than a month, members of my family and I have been engaged in private meetings to see what common ground is left between us and the Eisenhower Memorial Commission.
Since the March 20th hearing on “The Proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial,” Philip Kennicott and The Washington Post’s editorial page have repeatedly mischaracterized my testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.
In response to an announcement by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission on March 26, outlining their “total and unqualified” support of Frank Gehry’s design for the Eisenhower Memorial, the Eisenhower family had this to say.
The news media has been full of the testimony from Tuesday’s hearing on “The Proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial” before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.