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Tom Hanks lends a hand to Eisenhower Memorial in Washington

Tom Hanks lends a hand to Eisenhower Memorial in Washington

The long-delayed effort to create a national memorial for President Dwight D. Eisenhower is receiving a major boost in Hollywood star power.

Tom Hanks is joining the advisory committee for the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, a bipartisan body composed of members of Congress as well as some prominent private citizens.

The two-time Academy Award-winning actor previously lent support to the creation of the National World War II Memorial in Washington by serving as a spokesman for the fundraising campaign.

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