The planned $112 million memorial for former President Dwight Eisenhower on the National Mall's SW side has had its critics from several camps mostly concerned about obstructing views and traffic flow. Another point of contention to throw in the mix from the family is their patriarch's Presidential achievements should be the memorial's focus and not Ike "being a young boy with a great future in front of him." As the National Civic Art Society said with tact: "The statue of Ike as a Kansas farm-boy mocks the president as cornpone in chief, the supreme allied bumpkin." The memorial is scheduled to break ground this year with a Memorial Day 2015 dedication, so there isn't too much time to resolve these conflicts.
-- George Perkins