Eisenhower's Granddaughter to Testify on Capitol Hill

The House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands is holding a hearing about plans for the Eisenhower Memorial

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012  |  Updated 9:50 AM EDT
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Eisenhower's Granddaughter to Testify on Capitol Hill

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A granddaughter of the 34th president heads to the hill today to testify against design plans for the Eisenhower Memorial.

Frank Gehry, hired by the memorial commission, proposed a memorial park framed by large metal tapestries depicting Eisenhower’s boyhood home in Kansas. Apart from the two large carved stones that would depict Eisenhower as president and as a World War II hero, a third statue would depict a Eisenhower as a boy and barefoot.

Susan Eisenhower, the late president’s granddaughter, says the design is offensive to her grandfather’s legacy. She says it focuses too much on humble roots and not enough on Eisenhower’s accomplishments.

Officials from the National Park Service and Eisenhower Memorial Commission also plan on testifying at the hearing.

The memorial would sit near the National Mall close to the National Air and Space Museum.

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