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Ike statue at Capitol is a fine idea

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In a fitting honor, a plaque highlighting Dwight D. Eisenhower as president and supreme Allied commander was added to the Kansas Walk of Honor last week at the Statehouse to mark the 125th anniversary on Oct. 14 of the birth of the proud son of Abilene. At the ceremony, his granddaughter Mary Jean Eisenhower called Kansas “a place which he cherished.” Gov. Sam Brownback also mentioned another fine idea his office is working on – a statue of Ike on the Capitol grounds. “I don’t know who else you’d put up,” Brownback said. “Five-star general, defeats Hitler, president of the United States, starts the interstate system, starts NASA.... This is the guy that they said is the most significant Kansan in history.” And Ike’s stature continues to grow. – Rhonda Holman

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