See the new Eisenhower Memorial before Thursday dedication

D.C.’s long-awaited memorial honoring president and World War II commanding general Dwight D. Eisenhower will be dedicated Thursday and opened to the public a day later, after a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new memorial to the nation’s 34th president was originally slated for dedication on May 8 — exactly 75 years after the end of World War II in Europe. With the emergence of the coronavirus, this week’s rescheduled dedication has been scaled back to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for public gatherings.

The $150 million structure is situated in a large, newly created park along eastbound Independence Avenue, across from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, south of the National Mall.

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