TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas may be getting closer to adding another memorial for President Dwight Eisenhower at the Statehouse.
The state’s Capitol Preservation Committee is set to meet Thursday. Its agenda includes a presentation from the state Department of Administration about a statute honoring Eisenhower on the Statehouse grounds.
Gov. Sam Brownback has advocated honoring Ike with a statute outside, and his administration has been working on the idea for about four years.
The state added a plaque for the president and supreme Allied commander during World War II to the Statehouse’s sidewalk “Walk of Honor” in 2015. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene.
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The visitor’s center also has a small statue of Ike in front of a sign with his photo and a quote from him about statesmanship.