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Former Presidents Bush join effort to raise millions to build Eisenhower Memorial in DC


WASHINGTON — Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush are joining a fundraising effort to build the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington.

Sen. Pat Roberts and former Sen. Bob Dole, both Kansas Republicans, announced the additions to the memorial's advisory committee Wednesday. The Bushes are being joined by former Secretary of State James Baker, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Senate majority leaders Tom Daschle, Bill Frist, George Mitchell and Trent Lott.

Last week, Dole announced an effort to raise $150 million to build the memorial with help from Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw and others.

The project won final approvals for architect Frank Gehry's revised design and now must raise funds. It would be situated among federal agencies from Eisenhower's era near the National Mall.

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