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Great Americans Day

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Dwight D. Eisenhower:

The Necessary Man:
Eisenhower and
the American Century

Thursday, November 1, 2012
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pitt-Johnstown Living-Learning Center

Did you know that although Dwight D. Eisenhower was born during the horse-and-buggy age, he was highly influential in catapulting the United States into the space age?  Join us and determine if his lifelong competitiveness, self-reliance, and robust work ethic were instilled by being raised in a Pennsylvanian Dutch family of five sons. 

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About the Great Americans Day Citizenship Forum

Since 1998, the annual Great Americans Day Citizenship Forum has celebrated the lives of a wide range of citizens, from Presidents and First Ladies to authors and professional athletes. Pieces of their lives provide models of civic virtue—the sacrifice of self-interest for the public good—that the founders intended to be the glue of our Republic.

This series is intended to promote the American ideal of civic virtue central to citizenship and to remind us that the continued success of our society depends upon both individual and collective contributions.

This program is presented by:

  • Pitt-Johnstown Office of Community Education and Outreach,
  • Pitt-Johnstown History Department,
  • Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society, and
  • Sodexo USA 

Funding for this event is provided by
the Howard M. and Adelle C. Picking Great Americans Day Forum fund.

Additional funding is provided by
the Pitt-Johnstown History Club.

Last Reviewed: March 24, 2008