This Week In Our History: True Father Meets President Dwight D. Eisenhower

In this week’s look at our history, we remember when Rev. Sun Myung Moon met the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, on June 25th, 1965.

Rev. Moon And President Eisenhower

True Father met for 45 minutes with former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, office as part of his first world tour. 

He was accompanied by Mrs. Won Bok Choi, Col. Bo Hi Pak, Kenji “Daikon” Ohnuki and Gordon Ross. True Father noted that the day marked the 15th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.

In their discussion True Father focused attention on three points: (1) the need for a strong anticommunist ideology and movement; (2) the need to bring a halt to moral decay; (3) the need for an active, dynamic religion.

President Eisenhower agreed, saying: “Man is a spiritual being. We must bring to bear a greater moral strength based on moral law to stand against the communists. It will take the vigour of youth to do this.”

True Father presented the former U.S. president with several gifts, and President Eisenhower wished him the “greatest success.”

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