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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Jeffcoat and Pritzker Gifts Honor 75th D-Day Commemoration Week

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The Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation (Abilene, KS) is a longtime supporter of the programs and events at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Established by the Jeffcoat family, this foundation, through the diligent work of Secretary Hank Royer, continues to ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Ike's Soldiers

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On June, 6, 1944, the world was changed forever. The D-Day landings in Normandy, France, altered the trajectory of World War II and resulted in one of the largest military successes in history. As the 75th anniversary of D-Day fast approaches on June 6, 2...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

You Did It!

Words cannot express how truly grateful we are to you, our loyal supporters. Thanks to your contributions, we will soon welcome guests to a new, engaging experience at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Abilene, KS.

While the public opening date has bee...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Holocaust Remembrance Day

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IKEducation is proud to feature the unforgettable story of survivor Sonia Warshawski on April 15th, the 74th anniversary of her liberation from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. A poignant story of trauma and healing, BIG SONIA offers a laugh-out-loud...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Eisenhower Statue Unveiled at Kansas State Capitol

Eisenhower statue unveiled at Kansas State Capitol

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and members of the Eisenhower family participated in the official unveiling of a new statue honoring Kansas' favorite son, Dwight D. Eisenhower, on the statehouse grounds on October 22, 2018. 

“Ike is the true definitio...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Meeting a Real Rosie: Connie Palacioz

Photo of three IKEducators meeting Connie Palacioz, a genuine "Rosie the Riveter."

Over six million women took to the workforce when the men went off to fight during World War II. Some of the positions that needed filling were typists, farm workers, taxi and bus drivers, and factory and shipyard workers. A large number of the jobs were ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Eisenhower Statue at Kansas State Capitol, October 22, 2018

Gen Ike with Paratroopers pre-D-Day June 5, 1944

Join in the "Ike"citement!  The unveiling of a statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018, at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. The event will be held on the grounds of the Capitol, weather perm...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Kansas Governor Signs Eisenhower Statue Bill

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Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., traveled to the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas, on February 21 to sign Senate Bill 262 authorizing placement of a statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Kansas Capitol grounds.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

STEM Programs Launched

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Your thoughtful donations to the Eisenhower Foundation are used, in part, to fund IKEducation. These K-12 programs are facilitated to thousands of school kids who visit the Eisenhower Presidential Campus on field trips and are available online for teacher...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Ike Receives 2017 Loebenberg Humanitarian Award

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2017 Loebenberg Humanitarian Award

The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently honored Dwight D. Eisenhower with the 2017 Loebenberg Humanitarian Award. The posthumous award was given in recognition of the pivotal role General Eisenho...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Guy Prichard, Jr.

Guy Prichard, Jr.

Branch of Service: Army

Unit: 555th HM Tank

Theater of Operation: European

Date of Birth: 10/29/1942

Birthplace: Enterprise, Kansas

Enlistment Date: 10/01/1942

Discharge Date: 10/01/1945

Killed in Action: No

Honored By: Evelyn Prichard, wife, and children Janell,...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Maurice I Blumenthal

Maurice Blumenthal

Branch of Service: Army

Unit: SHAEF G02

Theater of Operation: European

Date of Birth: 12/17/1922

Birthplace: Savanna, GA

Enlistment Date: 3/1/1943

Discharge Date: 3/1/1946

Killed in Action: No

Honored By: Wife, Catherine Blumenthal

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Paul Louis Hofstetter

Paul Louis, Hofstetter

Branch of Service: Army

Unit: 413 Regiment, 104 Division

Theater of Operation: European

Date of Birth: 02/18/1926

Birthplace: Natoma, Kansas

Enlistment Date: 06/13/1944

Discharge Date: 04/21/1946

Killed in Action: No

Honored By: Wife, Deloris

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