Eisenhower’s Birthday Commemoration Photo Gallery

Welcome friends to our photo gallery of previous Eisenhower’s Birthday Commemorations!
We are blessed to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower annually on or near his birthday.
Each year, we will post the pictures, and some information, from that event on this page.
Please note:   There was no birthday celebration in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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2022 Eisenhower Society Birthday Commemoration

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, the Society held its 52st commemoration of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birth.  At 12:00 noon a short commemorative program, scholarship presentations, the presentation of the J. Milnor Roberts ROTC Award was held at the Eisenhower Statue at Gettysburg College.  Program chair Paul Shevchuk welcomed everyone to the wreath laying. After the presentation of the colors by the Allied Veterans Honor Guard and the flag salute, Eisenhower Society Trustee Ken Weiler read an excerpt from Eisenhower’s book, Crusade in Europe.  Trustee Priscilla Roberts presented the Major General J. Milnor Roberts ROTC Award to Kendall Nehlig ’23.  Vice Chairman Dr. Walton Jones announced the recipients of the Eisenhower Memorial Scholarships, funded in part by the Robert M. Hoffman Family Memorial Trust. They are Ethan Wilt ‘23, Abigail Dryden ‘24, Micah Smith ‘25, & Madeline Swicord ‘26.  Trustee Dr. Daun van Ee read an excerpt from the commencement address that Eisenhower delivered to the Gettysburg College class of 1946.  Then Vice Chairman Dr. Walton Jones  and Vice President Tony TenBarge laid the wreath in front of the “Eisenhower at Gettysburg” statue.  The ceremony concluded with the playing of Taps and retirement of the colors.

Following the program, the Eisenhower Society members enjoyed a fabulous buffet luncheon at the Historic Dobbin House, 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg. Our luncheon speaker was Dr. Michael J. Birkner , Professor of History at Gettysburg College.  His subject was “Eisenhower’s Recreation and Relationships.”  After a delightful program, Dr. Birkner signed his new book, Democracy’s Shield: Voices of World War II for all who purchased one.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Priscilla Roberts, for covering the cost of our guest speaker’s lunch and Brigadier General Samuel K. Lessey, Jr. for covering the costs of lunch for the Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Our Phone Number:
717-398-2349

Executive Director:
Carol Hegeman

Our Email Address:
info@dwightdeisenhowersociety.org

Our Mailing Address:
Dwight D. Eisenhower Society
P.O. Box 4772
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Our Office Location:
789 Baltimore Street, Suite 100
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

The Eisenhower at Gettysburg statue with wreath.

The Eisenhower at Gettysburg statue with wreath.

2022 Eisenhower Society Birthday Commemoration Photos

2021 Eisenhower Society Birthday Commemoration Photos

2019 Eisenhower Society Birthday Commemoration Photos

2018 Eisenhower Society Birthday Commemoration Photos