Dwight D. Eisenhower: Order of the Day


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Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was born in Texas on October 14, 1890, but he was raised in Abilene, Kansas. The Eisenhower family settled in Kansas when Eisenhower was only two. His father was an engineer, and his mother, Idak Eisenhower, was a member of a religious group called the River Brethren, now known as the Jehovah's Witnesses. It is intriguing to think of the young Eisenhower worshipping in his own home, which served as a meeting hall, with people whose vows and beliefs were antimilitary and who did not think it right to salute the flag.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of the Day (National Archives and Records Administration)

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