A Grand New Memorial in Washington, D.C.
There is a pantheon of memorials and monuments in our nation’s capital. But you haven’t experienced this one!
This grand new memorial is one of the most appropriately located memorials in Washington, D.C. Off of Independence Ave, the Memorial honoring the General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower is perfectly cut through by Maryland Ave, the southern grand promenade designated by the city’s original architect, Pierre Charles L’Enfant. (The other grand promenade, you ask? Pennsylvania Ave). On the southern perimeter stands the Department of Education; to the east the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); to the west the Department of Health and Human Services and the Voice of America; all departments created under President Eisenhower. Across the street stands the National Air and Space Museum honoring another of Eisenhower’s creations: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; NASA, for short.
The memorial itself is masterful, complete with sculptures of Ike as a boy, as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II and as the 34th President of the United States of America. Carved quotations from Eisenhower inform and inspire throughout the memorial. Perhaps most spectacular is the 447’ long x 60 ‘ tall stainless steel tapestry, held up by stone colonnade. The tapestry? It’s an artistic rendering of Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France, the first landing site of Army Rangers on June 6, 1944, D-Day.
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