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-- heated debate over plans for memorial for Dwight.
Heather Nauert joins us now with that detail as good morning in what -- -- the granddaughters of former president Eisenhower's testified actually Capitol Hill today.
That is because the family is very -- -- about a memorial that is set to be belt.
It's set to open in 2015.
Alongside the National Mall we're talking about 100 million dollar project.
Four acres were looking at -- is some sort of a sketch of what this is proposed a look like just now.
That part of the problem as the family is offended that's because the statue that set to go up -- Eisenhower would be a small statue of him as a boy.
-- -- wish element is his humble roots from out from not Kansas happily tell you were inside your home state.
It would show my hometown -- I hit it show him barefoot actually sort of barefoot wearing floods type style pants.
And a family says that doesn't do him justice he was president of the United States he was the allied commander of US forces during World War II.
Let's depict him as he really was not just as a young child -- -- Were able to play exactly.
So the family has and is is going to congress to talk about this today.
Some members of congress are also -- sat about how the memorial is supposed to look how it's -- to look as of now.
And now one of the Manhattan family members actually stepped off of the commission resigned from his position in the commission that is advancing -- Back in December and so congress calling for revamping -- -- a redesign of this memorial you saw some of the pictures up there.
But then there's a little bit more -- controversy and that is what we're Republican member of congress.
Up -- ordinary Republican of Texas had this to say he said.
I respect the family's concerns that the commission has asked for their input but is not the famine memorial -- Eisenhower it is the national memorial.
Eisenhower this what was the initial figure as a child will now.
Don't worry but I guess they think that maybe as a child -- that would inspire other young children is the thing going want to become something great to come.
And right I mean it doesn't go to court instead of seeing Ted Williams and -- cradle.
-- there are some greens that would be put up that -- and sketches that show some pictures of him.
As he was president of the United States and as he was conducting -- military campaigns but the family members believe that that's just not an -- Well I'll tell you white I have been many times in the Eisenhower library -- In Abilene Kansas and really all yeah absolutely all of the images and fight.
The public images for the most part are.
Of him and the -- hasn't adults commander and also -- president so I can see that yeah I think would be nice to see both deceit and has a boy from -- humble beginnings and what he grew to become -- thank you very much like flat.
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