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Roberts already making progress on Ike memorial

Gratitude is due Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., for shepherding the proposed National Eisenhower Memorial to its final approval Thursday from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Getting needed funding out of Congress remains a challenge. But as Roberts, who became the chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission in April, put it: “With a memorial to Ike, not only will the surviving 2 million U.S. troops under his command have the place to remember his service and valor, but so will generations to come.” Consideration next month by the National Capital Planning Commission should help advance the long-delayed tribute to the former Kansan and 34th president past controversy over its design and toward completion. – Rhonda Holman