After I fixed my suitcase problem, it was time to head on down to my next 30 Plus Teams Tour, Washington DC.
Since I got in late on that Tuesday before Thanksgiving here in the United States, I decided to start my sightseeing on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.
I wanted to see a new memorial that I had heard about but didn’t get to see in August, the Dwight David Eisenhower Memorial.
Like many of the memorials and monuments in town, this one is located on the National Mall.
But once I got off the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, I couldn’t find it.
I saw the National Space Museum and the Museum of the American Indian but no Eisenhower Memorial.
I even saw those two buildings that seem to dominate the skyline of the city, the Washington Monument and the United States Capitol Building, but no sign of the Eisenhower Memorial.
I really wanted to see this one as he wasn’t only a general in World War II, but he was the president the year I was born.
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Because I was hungry and tired after all that walking, I decided to just wait until “Black Friday” and try it again.
Braving temperatures of 29 degrees Fahrenheit but feeling colder, I decided to try it again, this time with address in hand.
As I got off the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, and followed Independence Avenue, I once again saw the National Space Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian, but this time I saw statues.
One of which I had seen in my American History books.
I was at the memorial finally and it was right next door to the Space Museum.
So how did I miss this?
Right in front is a statue of a young farm boy just gazing into the horizon.
It’s the future president as a young boy growing up in Abilene, Kansas.
The memorial not only shows him as president, but talking to his troops in World War II.
This is the picture I remember from American History class, and I was glad I was able to see this memorial up close and personal.