Congratulations, Wichita, for renaming the airport for Dwight D. Eisenhower. As one who frequently utilizes the airport to fly to speaking engagements about our native son, I find your decision gratifying. I am impressed with the people who promoted the project and with the professional manner in which the Wichita City Council handled the decision.
Don’t underestimate the importance of this choice. It will attract some national attention in the week ahead. It is high time we generated news that is not another “what’s the matter with Kansas?” story line. Consider four positive impacts of your decision:
So, three cheers, Wichita, and my personal thanks. It will be something special for this old Eisenhower scholar to board a plane at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Now I will have a special story to tell about Wichita to audiences in places like New York and Washington, D.C.