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Copeland Attends Eisenhower Memorial Dedication

President Dwight Eisenhower fought hard to get Congress to pass the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 and was later dubbed “The Father of the Interstate System.” That’s why NAPA donated $25,000 to the new Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, the dedication ceremony for which was held last week. “Roads and highways are the backbone of our economy,” said NAPA President & CEO, Audrey Copeland, who attended the ceremony in Washington, D.C. “When President Eisenhower enacted the Interstate Highway System, he not only set in motion the incredible growth of the road construction industry, but he accelerated and ensured the economic growth of our nation.” The memorial encapsulates Eisenhower's legacy in a four-acre urban park at the base of Capitol Hill and features a stainless-steel tapestry depicting beaches of D-Day, bronze sculptures, and stone bas reliefs.