Abilene backs petition to rename Mid-Continent Airport after Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

WICHITA, Kansas – The online petition launched by Jan Harrison and Phil Thompson of the 104.5 The Fox’s Jan and Phil Show to change the name of Wichita’s airport to “Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower International Airport” has received the support of the Abilene City Commission.

The Wichita City Council received a resolution from the City Commission of Abilene, requesting the city of Wichita rename the Wichita airport for President Eisenhower.

The resolution, in part, states: “Whereas the city of Wichita is the home of the largest commercial airport in the state of Kansas and is located about 100 miles south of Abilene, the proud home of President Eisenhower’s Library, Museum and boyhood home and whereas, there are no commercial airports in the United States of America named in honor of President Eisenhower and his many accomplishments, now therefore be it resolved the City Commission of the City of Abilene, respectfully requests the City Council of the city of Wichita, Kansas to take such actions as may be necessary to rename the Mid-Continent Airport the Dwight D. Eisenhower International Airport.”

Both Harrison and Thompson said they are “very happy to learn that Abilene has made such a resolution.”

The Jan and Phil Show has been the catalyst for the campaign to rename the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, “Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower International Airport.”

Jan and Phil have garnered more than 1,000 signatures so far in favor of the renaming, both online and at the three area Riverside Cafe locations.

The online petition went live August 14 and is to be delivered to the Wichita City Council no later than October 15.

It can be found at the 104.5 The Fox website, www.1045thefox.com, or at ipetitions.com/petition/ilikeike.

It can be shared through Facebook from the petition site.

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