Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eisenhower Marathon / Half

Dwight David Eisenhower: A man of peace

We appreciated visiting the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas.
In contrast with some other recent Republican presidents, Eisenhower graduated from West Point. (not ducking national guard responsibilities).
Recent historians have re-evaluated his presidency. (Can click on pictures to enlarge)

We enjoyed the special Smithsonian exhibit at the museum.

The mediation center, burial site of the Eisenhowers is a lovely tribute.

People at the Eisenhower buildings were cordial. They stayed open longer for the benefit of visiting marathoners.

The Eisenhower Marathon / Half Marathon volunteers included church groups and boy scouts and Kiawanis members, as well as local runners.
The Abilene community was hospitable. The weekend was almost like going home.

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