Dwight D. Eisenhower photo

Remarks at the Ebenezer Home for the Aged in Minneapolis.

June 10, 1953

I AM GRATEFUL, both to the Republican State Central Committee and to the members of the Ebenezer Home, for allowing me to stop here and say a brief word of greeting to so many fellow Americans.

I have gone through this town today, and I am very proud and very humble in the realization that I have received a welcome far beyond my deserts.

I can only say here, in the hope that you will carry it to all of your neighbors, that I am grateful for every smile I have seen, and I say thanks to everybody who has yelled "Hi, Ike," or "Hello, there."

I have been in many countries of the world. Some of them have chosen me, as a representative of our people, to receive their very highest awards to bring home to you. But no honor I have ever received has yet equaled in my own heart, in my own mind, just that warm feeling you get from a whole crowd of my fellow citizens looking at me as if to say, "Well, we are sort of glad you came around."

I want to say to you, I am sort of glad I came around to see you.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Remarks at the Ebenezer Home for the Aged in Minneapolis. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/231923

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