A national memorial for General and President Dwight Eisenhower will be dedicated in Washington on May 8, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, ending 21 years of controversy and planning.
The memorial, near the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum along Independence Avenue, includes 9-foot statues of Gen. Eisenhower and two WWII soldiers, 9-foot statues of Pres. Eisenhower and three advisors and one 6.5 foot statue of Eisenhower as a youth, in a setting designed by Frank Gehry and subsequently revised and revised.
The first set of statues, representing the war years, was installed last week. The sculptures were executed by Sergey Eylanbekov.