WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission confirmed today that the National Eisenhower Memorial has received a pledge for a donation in the amount of $1 million from the Republic of China (Taiwan).
The donation will be given in grateful recognition of President Eisenhower’s “staunch support for Taiwan’s security and his strong commitment to the U.S.-ROC relationship.”
In a letter addressed to Senator Roberts, and dated June 15, 2015, Lyushun Shen, head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, explained the donation: “This year, which marks the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second World War, is a fitting occasion to commemorate the many accomplishments of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who contributed so greatly to the final victory.”
Senator Roberts commented, “From his roots in rural Kansas, to his leadership in the military and his vision on the world stage, Dwight D. Eisenhower earned the respect and affection of supporters across the globe. As the memorial to this great man moves toward the final federal approvals required to begin construction, we are appreciative that donors are coming forth and expressing their support.”
EISENHOWER MEMORIAL COMMISSION: Created by Congress, the bipartisan commission includes eight members of Congress and four Presidential appointees. http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/#/commission/mission