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Texas Birthplace Of Eisenhower Welcomes Monument

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U.S. elected President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife on November 2, 1952, while they hold a newspaper announcing that he won the presidential election. (credit: Staff/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. elected President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife on November 2, 1952, while they hold a newspaper announcing that he won the presidential election. (credit: Staff/AFP/Getty Images)

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DENISON (AP) – The North Texas birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower honored his memory with a monument being dedicated on President’s Day.

Ceremonies were scheduled Monday afternoon in Denison to salute the late 34th U.S. president.

The President Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Monument featured a 16-foot bust sculpted by artist David Adickes. The monument also includes five flagpoles to represent the five branches of military service.

Eisenhower was born in 1890. He was elected president in November 1952 and went on to serve two terms. Eisenhower died in 1969.

Denison is a community of 25,000, located 65 miles north of Dallas.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is in Abilene, Kansas.

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