A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

I have been taking the approximately month and a half to review the United States past Presidents.  All adult citizens are preparing to vote for the next President of the United States of America.  Looking back, may help prepare each of us to move forward.  We can be inspired by the Presidents of the United States of America.


Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States.  He served from January 20, 1953 until January 20, 1961.  He was, also, a United States Army General and politician.


David Dwight Eisenhower was born in 1890 in Denison, Texas.  He had six brothers.  Dwight went to West Point in 1911.  He graduated in 1915.  He married Mamie Geneva Doud in 1916.  They had two sons, however one died as a young child.  The family moved several times, however they settled in Kansas. Throughout his life, including in the Army and during the Presidency, he had nicknames that included Ike in place of his last name.


From 1915 until 1952 Eisenhower served in the United States Army.  He became a general and served in World War I and World War II.  He became the Supreme Allied Commander Europe in 1951.  Before this he had served as the Governor of the American Zone of Occupied Germany and the Chief of Staff of the Army.  His time serving as President of Columbia University coincided with the last year of his Army service and lasted until the United States Presidency.


President Eisenhower wanted to keep pressure on the Soviet Union and reduce the deficit. He authorized the establishment of NASA to keep up with what became the space race.  He was concerned with military spending and stayed involved in foreign affairs.  At home, he was a moderate conservative, continued New Deal programs, and expanded social security. During most of his Presidency, there was economic prosperity.  He is remembered for creating the Interstate Highway System.  He was admired and popular.  After the Presidency, he stayed involved in politics.


Dwight D. Eisenhower died in 1969 of congestive heart failure.  His body lay in repose in locations in Washington, D.C. before it was interred in the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Kansas.  He has many honors and memorials.  Many places and things are named after him.


Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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