Ask me anything about General Eisenhower, his presidency, and/or his legacy. I am Meredith Sleichter, Executive Director of the Eisenhower Foundation.
This year marks the 65th anniversary of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s inauguration as the 34th President of the United States. Not only was he POTUS post WWII but he was a five-star general that led the Allied Forces in D-Day. A humble man who grew up in Abilene, Kansas, Ike worked hard to live a life both as a husband, father, grandfather and President of the United States with a set of morals, integrity and values that he wanted America to represent. The Eisenhower Presidential Museum captures his life from boyhood to Westpoint to General to President. Currently the Eisenhower Foundation is in the planning stages of modernizing the museum and exhibits. The $2.3 million renovation will open on the 75th anniversary of D-Day — June 6, 2019. For more information, visit us at: www.eisenhowerfoundation.net.
Update 2/21/18: When I came back on reddit this morning, I was thrilled to see all of the new comments. It will take me awhile to get through them, as we have the Kansas Governor signing a bill at the Eisenhower Presidential Library today. Also, some of your great questions are better suited for an archivist -- a telling sign we should ask my archivist colleagues from the Eisenhower Presidential Library if they would be willing to conduct a reddit. Thank you all for your interest in Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Eisenhower Foundation! We appreciate your participation in our first-ever reddit/AMA.