Friday, February 28, 2014

Wichita airport could be renamed for Eisenhower on Tuesday

Abilene mural in 2007
Easily our most underrated president of the 20th century was Kansas-reared Dwight D. Eisenhower. Of course before he was president, Ike was the Supreme Commander of the Western Allies on D-Day and on V-E Day.

In my Kansas Kronikles post about Eisenhower, I chided the Sunflower State for not elevating the Abilene native to the status that Andrew Jackson enjoys in Tennessee, or how his predecessor Harry S. Truman is revered in the neighboring state of Missouri.

Lincoln and Illinois are a special case.

But on Tuesday, if the Wichita City Council votes "Yes," the two-term Republican will receive a major honor, the Wichita Eagle is reporting. On Tuesday the drive by Jan Harrison, a Kansas radio personality, will probably end in success as Mid-Continent Airport is expected to be renamed Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

It's a terrific idea.

And oh, too bad we don't have a firm and steady president such as Ike now.

I Like Ike.

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