Personally, I believe the major events of World War 2 should still be commemorated. Eisenhower is one of a handful of presidents worthy of of remembrance and study, even emulation.
It is important that the commemorations not be in showy parades but should be tied to the numerous lessons learned and those not yet learned or already ignored or forgotten.
For those unfamiliar with Dwight Eisenhower, beyond a Wikipedia read, I strongly recommend reading or watching his farewell speech, now referred to so the "Military-Industrial Complex Speech." This was given in 1961.
Progressive friends, watch through to the end.
Ike was an old school Republican who was an essentially rational, effective and ethical administrator. He was also a visionary.