** CONCERNING THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR NATIONAL LANDMARKS **
34th President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Dwight Eisenhower” AS PRESIDENT, one page, February 21, 1957, 7×10.5, The White House Washington stationery, to Harry F. Morse of New London, Connecticut, in full:
Thank you so much for coming to the White House yesterday to present to me, on behalf of the Lebanon Foundation, a painting entitled ‘The First United States War Office, at Lebanon, Connecticut.’ I am delighted to have this fine interpretation by Dorothea S. Browne of one of our country’s Revolutionary War shrines, together with the framed history of the famous ‘War Office’ building.
It is to me a matter of great pride that landmarks of our country’s fight for independence are today being preserved by civic-minded people like the members of the Lebanon Foundation. I know that visits by Americans to points of interest such as the ‘War Office’ do much to instill in our citizens, especially our younger citizens, a realization of the sacrifices of our forebears.
Of course the painting holds a particular interest to me because it serves also as a splendid memento of the Inaugural Parade of 1957.
To you, and to the members of the Lebanon Foundation, my warm and grateful appreciation.
Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Simply astounding content of Eisenhower and still relevant today, written just weeks into his second term.