Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower Celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower in 1916 at their Wedding

Pol Light Moment #101 is when Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower had their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 1, 1966. The couple married on July 1, 1916, in Denver, Colorado. Dwight Eisenhower served as the 34th President of the United States, from 1953-1961. Prior to that he had served as a 5 star General in the Army during World War II.

The following is some original video footage from 1966 that was created as a tribute to Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower on their 50th Anniversary.

Dwight and Mamie had planned to be married in November of 1916, but they moved their wedding up to July 1 because of the pending entry of the United States into World War I. In 1966, Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower became the first former President and wife to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary since John Quincy Adams and his wife Louisa reached this milestone in the middle of the 19th Century.

Quote Light: Dwight Eisenhower has a page on the Quote Light blog.

Pol Light does not endorse political candidates. We present a brighter side to politics when they are found on either side of the aisle. We don't have to agree with all of a person's politics to recognize these bright moments.

Photos:  The wedding photo of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower from 1916 is from

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