FACTS ABOUT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
1. Eisenhower was the first US President born in Texas.
2. When he was young, he wanted to be a professional baseball player.
3. Eisenhower was in the army during both world wars, but he was never engaged in combat.
4. Because he was in the Army, he and his wife Mamie lived in about 28 different homes.
5. In 1954, Eisenhower helped have the words under God added to the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1956, he supported the adoption of In God We Trust as the motto of the United States.
6. Eisenhower played golf as president and after he left office.
7. A public memorial is being built in Washington, D.C. to honor his accomplishments as General of the Army and President of the United States.
8. His grandson, David Eisenhower, married his vice president's daughter, Julie Nixon, in 1968.