Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., traveled to the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas, on February 21 to sign Senate Bill 262 authorizing placement of a statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Kansas Capitol grounds.
“The idea of servant leadership is encapsulated in Ike, and I take great pride in the fact that one of the greatest Americans of the past century was a quiet Kansan,” Colyer stated. “He taught us that you have to listen before you serve and you have to serve selflessly before you can lead effectively, and that is a standard I have tried to live up to my entire life.”
The statue will be funded through private donations. Plans are to unveil the 7-foot bronze statue in the days leading up to Eisenhower’s October 14 birthday.