Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Dedication Ceremony

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After a delay due to the global pandemic, the formal dedication of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., took on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at the four-acre outdoor Memorial site.


The event, emceed by Bret Baier, featured a keynote address from U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas (chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission,) recorded remarks from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Senator and World War II veteran Bob Dole, and Memorial designer Frank Gehry. Eisenhower's grandson, David Eisenhower spoke of his grandfather's legacy, and Susan Eisenhower offered recorded remarks. Invited guests wore masks emblazoned with "I Like Ike" as they witnessed a flyover by the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey National Guard and moving performances by the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and Voices of Service.

Watch the ceremony here.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020