Dwight D. Eisenhower wanted to attend his son John’s graduation from West Point, but was unable to do so because he was “a bit too busy with work.” On graduation day – June 6, 1944 – the elder Eisenhower was overseeing the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Countdown to D-Day: how President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg home will mark the invasion’s anniversary Inside the former Gettysburg home of President Dwight D. Eisenhower hangs a portrait of his son, John, when the younger Eisenhower was enrolled at the United States Military Academy at West Point. “Of course, Ike was not able to be there for …

Dwight D. Eisenhower wanted to attend his son John’s graduation from West Point, but was unable to do so because he was “a bit too busy with work.” On graduation day – June 6, 1944 – the elder Eisenhower was overseeing the Allied invasion of Normandy. Read More »