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March 28, 2019
12:00 PM
Time Details:
1 hour program, followed by wreath-laying ceremony
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Photo of guard walking by Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Lunch & Learn: "Most Hallowed Ground: Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns" with Tom Tudor, at Abilene, Kansas

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Tom Tudor, once a sentinel and commander of the relief at the Tomb of the Unknowns, traces the story of Arlington National Cemetery. Included is a look at President Eisenhower’s place in the history of the Tomb of the Unknowns, presiding over the interment of World War II and Korean War soldiers in 1958. This continues a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at the Central Kansas City Public Library, courtesy of a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Lunch & Learn series is made possible by the Eisenhower Foundation and generous support from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation. The program is free, with a light lunch provided on a first come, first served basis. SPECIAL NOTE: A wreath laying ceremony will follow this program, at 1:30 p.m., marking the 50th anniversary of President Eisenhower's death. The wreath laying in the Place of Meditation will include brief remarks given by President Eisenhower's granddaughter, Mary Jean.