Even in retirement, Texas-born President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose farm acreage for his “last posting” literally surrounded by the same type of honored warriors he commanded in some of world history’s most famous battles.

For the 1915 West Point grad, U.S. Army five-star general, the supreme Allied commander in charge of the D-Day operation on June 6, 1944, president of Columbia University, and later, 34th president of the United States, the low rolling hills of the Gettysburg Pennsylvania Civil War military and burial site must have felt like territory he knew well: a version of “home” during his presidency and after he left the White House in 1961 after serving two full terms.

Janice Law is a columnist for The Daily News. Have a travel question? Email judgejanicelaw@yahoo.com.

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