Senator Bob Dole Appointed by President Trump to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

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Senator Dole with Senator Roberts, Susan Eisenhower, Franki Roberts, Anne Eisenhower, Senator Lincoln at an EMC fundraising event, Washington, DC, 2016
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Dole Led Successful Campaign Raising Private Funds Advancing the Memorial’s Completion.


Washington, September 24, 2019:

Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, is pleased to welcome Senator Bob Dole to the Commission. President Donald Trump announced the appointment yesterday. “When I became Chair of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission in April of 2015, I reached out to my fellow Kansan Bob Dole to help me with the private fundraising component. As he has always done when his nation calls him, Bob accepted my request and went on to recruit a powerhouse Advisory Committee and complete our private fundraising goal. His appointment to the Eisenhower Memorial Commission makes the upcoming dedication ceremony of the memorial even more meaningful to me to know Bob will be there with me on May 8, 2020.”

Senator Dole accepted the position of Finance Chairman on September 10, 2015, but had been a long-time advocate of the effort to construct a memorial to honor the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War II and the 34th President of the United States. 

 “It is certainly an honor to be appointed to the Eisenhower Memorial Commission.  Honoring a man I have always admired, I am grateful to be associated with the Memorial’s development and completion.  This Memorial celebrates Ike and his tremendous accomplishments.  Defeating Hitler’s Nazi regime and leading America through eight years of peace and prosperity as president are facets of an incredible legacy of achievements.  I look forward to attending the dedication ceremony in May,” Dole said. 

 Construction of the memorial is on schedule, on budget and will be opened on May 8, 2020, the 75th anniversary of V-E Day. The memorial site is located on between 4th and 6th Streets, S.W., across Independence Avenue from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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