Saturday, October 22, 2016

Honorable Roswell B. Perkins

Mr. Roswell B. Perkins
Member of Advisory Committee
c/o Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Suite 801
1629 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C.   20006

Dear Mr. Perkins,

My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in studying history and public policy. These subjects are my favorite because I like learning the need to advance on Civil Rights to help protect people who are different from being discriminated, protect the environment from pollution, find ways to make government work for the people, and improve health care to help people get the care they need. Mr. Perkins, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is I find your work as Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health, Education, and your activism to be very inspiring to me.

When Dwight D. Eisenhower became President of the United States, I liked on you accept to be nominated and confirmed to be Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to help President Eisenhower including his administration work hard to help America. In your role I liked on how you worked with President Eisenhower and the head of Department of Health, Education, Welfare to expand social security to help people who are low-income get assistance on healthcare including seniors and also advocated for the need for healthcare reform to help people who can’t afford health insurance get the care they need.   Another thing, that I liked was on how you gave advice to President Eisenhower about the need to improve hospitals including health care facilities to help patients with chronically ill, patients who are recovering from surgery, and rehabilitation to help people with disabilities.   When you left your role in the President Eisenhower’s administration, I was very proud on how you continue advocating for the need to make healthcare stronger to help people with pre-existing conditions get the assistance they need and the need for moderates instead of people with extreme views to move the country forward. Currently, I am very proud of your commitment to be a strong supporter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission and continuing helping make history a better place.

In September 2015, I visited The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. I enjoyed visiting it because I had a great time learning about President Eisenhower’s early life, his military career, his achievements as U.S. President, and post presidency. My favorite achievements of President Eisenhower was expanding Social Security to help the poor get health care, support Civil Rights including appointing African Americans to work in government services to combat against discrimination, and implement the Federal Highway System Act to create highways with fixing roads to help improve public safety and transportation.  In the museum I enjoyed learning some about some of people who served in his administration and I enjoyed learning about your work.  Your commitment to help President Eisenhower got me really motivated to continue studying history, learning about how people can make a great difference, and learning more about President Eisenhower’s work.

Mr. Perkins, I strongly believe that you made a great difference in President Eisenhower’s administration and history to make society better.  You have made a great impact on me to continue my interest in studying history, learning the importance of the need to learn on how ideas can shape society, and others.  Here is a copy of my essay that I wrote about President Eisenhower for my American History class at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan and pictures of me as a gift to you for inspiring me and working hard to make a great difference.


Matthew B. Winick

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