Statue of President Eisenhower in Grosvenor Square
The Eisenhower Statue, dedicated January 23, 1989,
stands just across the road from the buildings that General Eisenhower
occupied as Commander in Chief of the Allied Force (June - November
1942) and Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force (January - March
1944). During World War II Grosvenor Square was the nerve center of
the American Armed Forces in Great Britain.
January 23, 1989
U.S. Ambassador Charles Price and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher unveiled the statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower outside the American Embassy in London on the north-west corner of Grosvenor Square.
The memorial was given by the residents of Kansas City in recognition of the service of their fellow citizens. Eisenhower and Ambassador Charles Price and his wife were from the Kansas City region.
Two quotations appear on the rear facets of the pedestal - one from Eisenhower as a General and one from Eisenhower as a President.
"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon a great crusade... the hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."
Order of the Day, June 6, 1944
"The faith we hold belongs not to us alone but to the free of all the world."
First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953.
Sculptor: Robert Lee Dean (1929 - )