Every Year The White House Historical Association creates a Christmas Ornament
This Year The Ornament recognizes president Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States and he was the first ever president to fly in a helicopter while in office. The secret service thought this was unsafe but he prevailed and on July 12, 1957 he took off in a Sikorsky VCH-34.
The ornament created this year recognizes this feat and created an ornament in the shape of the VCH-34.
Here is the box that it came in showing the VCH-34.
As you open the box you are greeted with a message from Lockheed Martin honoring the presidents that have flown in Sikorsky helicopters.
There also is a small booklet that talks about VCh-34 and president Eisenhower
Lastly the main event, the ornament. On one side of the VCH-34 has the presidential seal that represents the two terms that Eisenhower spent in office and on the other side are five stars representing Eisenhower’s military service as a five star general in the army.