Skip to comments.Eisenhower's Family Objects to Memorial Design
Posted on 02/07/2012 7:57:00 PM PST by WilliamIII
A memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower is scheduled to be unveiled on the Washington Mall in 2015, but first a thorny dispute needs to be resolved between Eisenhower's family and renowned architect Frank Gehry. Ike's relatives think Gehry's designwhich features a statue of Eisenhower as boy in Kansas looking out on vistas of his future accomplishmentsas a country bumpkin. They are demanding changes before the project moves forward, and Gehry has yet to comment publicly, notes the New York Times. (The AP had a similar story last month.)
He was chief of staff of the Army; he was a two-term president of the United States, says a granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower. Its in those roles that America has gratitude for him, not as being a young boy with a great future in front of him. The National Capital Planning Commission, which must sign off on the design, has received a letter from the relatives and said only that it "appreciates the comments provided by the Eisenhower family." Groundbreaking is scheduled to start this year.
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I saw that- and it’s very confusing because it was designated by the Four star insignia. And the difference is General of the Armies vs General of the Army.
Will the Obama memorial show him peering out at his achievements as a boy, from a hut in Kenya?
A statue of a young Muslim boy in Indonesia looking out over vistas of his future accomplishments (or just looking out)
“Better idea, a depiction of Eisenhower standing on that English airfield on the night of June 5, 1944 surrounded by his American paratroopers.”
FDR wanted those promotions so that the American commanders would have rank equal to their British counterparts, in order to prevent a character like Montgomery from refusing to obey someone like Eisenhower.
They are a very fragrant flowering shrub or small tree which in Asia is planted around sacred temples. How appropriate. On the other hand, a relative used to grow those things down here in the south. We could never remember the word "frangipani" so we called them d__k trees because that's what their thick stubby branches look like when the frost has zapped off the leaves. Fits Obama, too.
Well, that's your problem.
In Australia our frangipani are different