What tourists (yes, even local ones) can expect when visiting Washington’s new Eisenhower Memorial

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital didn’t get a chance to capitalize on tourism season this year given the coronavirus pandemic. But a new memorial opening Friday should interest politically-savvy locals (especially those who have been paying attention to all the drama during its development).

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is finally opening after a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic; it was supposed to in May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ defeat of Nazi Germany.

The memorial, meant to honor Eisenhower’s legacy as the supreme allied commander in World War II and the 34th U.S president, has actually been more than 20 years in the making since Congress commissioned it in 1999,

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission has held events all week leading up to the dedication on Thursday before the memorial opens to the public on Friday.

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