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Ike Statue Considered for Kansas Statehouse Grounds


    Kansas is a a step closer to adding a statue of  President Dwight Eisenhower on hte grounds of the Statehouse.
    The Kansas Department of Administration will present the proposal during a meeting of the state's Capitol Preservation Committee on Thursday.
    Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.
    The state added a plaque for the 34th president and supreme Allied commander during World War II to the Statehouse's sidewalk "Walk of Honor" in 2015. 
    The visitor's center also has a small statue of Ike in front of a sign with his photo and a quote from him about statesmanship.
    Governor Sam Brownback has advocated honoring Ike with a statute outside, and his administration has been working on the idea for about four years.

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