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Change Wichita Mid-Continent Airport to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower International Airport

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We believe that in view of the fact that a new Wichita airport is being built to better serve its users and to more accurately reflect the prominence of Wichita in the world, it is time to change the name of the airport to something more representative of a world class city. We hereby request that the city council, which has jurisdiction over the Airport Authority, vote to change the name to "Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower International Airport." The call sign of ICT WILL NOT CHANGE. Furthermore, an airport does not to have scheduled international flights in order to include "international" in its name. If we grow, the name will not have to change. Today, airports are being named to reflect the locale of the airport and often include the name of someone with ties to aviation. In WWII, General Eisenhower was Commander-In-Chief of the Allied Forces. Subsequently, he was elected President of the United States and served two terms. Among many other accomplishments too numerous to name, he was instrumental in creating the FAA and NASA. He had a balanced budget and was known to work well with both parties. He helped bring peace to the South Korean border. He remains one of the most popular American Presidents, according to pollsters. In 1990, Sen. Bob Dole introduced a resolution to re-name Dulles for President Eisenhower. His resolution was defeated. When Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his Guildhall Address in London in 1945, he said, "I come from the very heart of America". He sought to remember Kansas at that hour. Let this be the hour that we remember him.- Jan and Phil, 104.5 The Fox Wichita


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