WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of a federal commission working to build a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington are issuing a unanimous statement supporting architect Frank Gehry and his design concept after hearing months of criticism.

On Tuesday, the commission issued a joint statement saying Gehry has their “total and unqualified support.” The commissioners say Gehry followed their direction and consulted with Eisenhower’s family.

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Gehry’s design calls for a memorial park framed by metal tapestries depicting Eisenhower’s boyhood home in Kansas. Carved stones would depict Ike as president and World War II hero, along with a statue of a young Eisenhower.

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Eisenhower’s family says it focuses on his humble roots, rather than Ike’s accomplishments.

The commission includes both Kansas senators and lawmakers from Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Rhode Island and Texas.

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