Symphony at Sunset Returns after Two-Year Hiatus

Each year, the Eisenhower Foundation joins people around the world in commemorating D-Day, the event that turned the tide for the Allied Forces in World War II.

As part of this commemoration, Symphony at Sunset returned to the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library for the first time in two years!

This outdoor concert welcomed several musical guests, including the Salina Symphony, Everyday Lights and brass musicians from the Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band. Attendees were also invited to tour the Eisenhower Museum, participate in educational activities offered by IKEducation, and view the current temporary exhibit, Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & the Art of War.

New this year was a “Thank a World War II Veteran Reception” in which the public was invited to visit with the veterans and hear about their personal experiences.

Also in conjunction with this 78th anniversary of D-Day, two loyal Kansas donors extended a matching gift opportunity. If we could raise $10,000 by the end of June, the donors pledged to match every donation, dollar-for-dollar!

We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to you — our generous supporters — we met this goal! These gifts will help us continue to collect stories for Ike’s Soldiers: A Virtual World War II Honor Roll.

Thank you for joining us in our mission to preserve the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the soldiers he led, true American heroes.