HANS REMEMBERS – IKE’S FUNERAL AT THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.- MONDAY MARCH 31, 1969

 

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It was fifty years ago today- Monday March 31, 1969- the Supreme Allied Commander In Europe during World War II and the 34th President of the United States- General/ President Dwight D. Eisenhower aka- Ike had his his body returned from the US Capital where it had been lying in state the Capitol Rotunda- back to National Cathedral where he was given an Episcopal Church funeral service

After the funeral service Eisenhower’s body was placed on a special train and began its journey back to his home town of Abilene, Kansas. It would be the final time a funeral train was used as part of an American presidents funeral proceedings.

 

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