Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday's Words with Ike

Since today is Kansas Day, we are featuring the words of one of the state's most famous sons, President Dwight Eisenhower.   This is from a passage in Eisenhower's speech to Congress about the National Highway Program.  While the speech was given nearly 60 years ago, the message still rings true.

“Our unity as a nation is sustained by free communication of thought and by easy transportation of people and goods.  The ceaseless flow of information throughout the Republic is matched by individual and commercial movement over a vast system of interconnected highways crisscrossing the country and joining at our national borders with friendly neighbors to the north and south."

"Together, the united forces of our communication and transportation systems are dynamic elements in the very name we bear—United States.  Without them, we would be a mere alliance of many separate parts.”

President Dwight Eisenhower, 
February 22, 1955

Wednesday’s Words is a feature designed to recognize key quotes relevant to transportation.

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