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Dole adds urgency to Eisenhower memorial

As he has done so many times before, Bob Dole has stepped up to serve – this time overseeing the private fundraising effort for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. “It has been 16 years since Congress authorized this memorial, and it still has not been built, and some of us older World War II veterans would like to be there for the dedication,” Dole told Fox News. The memorial has been delayed by disagreements over its design and by Congress withholding funding. “We’ve got about six knuckleheads in Congress and folks who are Republicans who have been holding this up for several years,” Dole said. So now Dole, who was national chairman of the National World War II Memorial, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who is chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, hope to raise private funds to get the project going. “I want the country I fought for – the country that has benefited from Ike’s leadership, resolve and vision – to honor Ike,” Dole said. “Now.” – Phillip Brownlee