Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Man's Reach -- A Transforming Life, 36: Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Elmer L. Andersen

"Dwight Eisenhower spoke to the fifty thousand boys on the last night of the [Scouting] Jamboree. He was president of Columbia University and soon to become the Republican candidate for president of the United States. We thought of him not as a politician but as the great hero of the European victory in World War II. After he spoke, there were fireworks. It was a tremendously inspiring evening, and my first exposure to Eisenhower, whom I would come to know better in a few years."

Courtesy Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Family

"A Man's Reach -- A Transforming Life" is on display through August 15 in the Exhibit Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

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