Buried: Abilene, Kansas
Died: March 28, 1969
See him: The 22 acre campus of the Eisenhower Library includes a church-shaped building called the Place of Meditation – and while standing before the tomb of the man who led the free world against the Axis Powers and led the nation through the tumult of the 1950’s certainly does give visitors plenty to mediate and reflect upon, the name of the building isn’t figurative: there’s an actual chapel inside the Eisenhower tomb. There’s also a small fountain near the graves, and several stirring Ike quotes which you can think of as sort of like political Zen koans. Or not. But it’s worth visiting, and meditating.