The ChemArt 2019 White House Marine One ornament honors Dwight D. Eisenhower, the thirty-fourth president of the United States. This ornament symbolizes President Eisenhower's commitment to innovation. Eisenhower was the first president to fly in a helicopter while in the office on July 1957, and thereafter the helicopter became a feature of White House life. It was often used by the president to commute short distances, demonstrating to the public and indeed the world that it was safe.
Since 1957, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has proudly built the Presidential helicopter. The men and women of Lockheed Martin are honored to have flown every commander in chief since President Eisenhower. The Official 2019 White House Christmas Ornament honors that legacy and is proudly supported by Lockheed Martin.
- The 2019 White House Christmas Ornament honors Dwight D. Eisenhower who served as the thirty-fourth president of the United States from 1953 to 1961
- Eisenhower was the first president to fly in a helicopter while in office in June 1957, afterwards using it frequently throughout his presidency
- Crafted from non-tarnishing 24k gold-plated brass; metal with gold plating
- Made in the USA
- Includes brochure describing the inspiration for its design and historical background