Sunday, August 14, 2016

Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin Wall Memorial
290 Stimson Ave
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
(Follow sidewalk east from the Buffalo Soldier Monument)

During the Cold War (1947-1991), Germany was broken up into two states. East Germany was a Soviet satellite and communist nation, while West Germany was a federal parliamentary constitutional republic that was aligned with the United States and its allies. The Berlin Wall was constructed by East German officials and separated East Berlin from West Berlin from 1961-1989. The primary purpose of the wall was to isolate West Berlin, and prevent East Germans from escaping to West Berlin.

When the Berlin Wall was destroyed in November 1989, concrete sections of the wall were presented to President Ronald Reagan and other U.S. officials. Three sections of the wall were presented to Fort Leavenworth to recognize the influence and contributions of Fort Leavenworth's U.S. Army Command and General Staff College to ending the Cold War. The Berlin Wall Memorial was dedicated at Fort Leavenworth in 1998.

Below are several photos of the Berlin Wall and memorial at Fort Leavenworth, along with two links with more information on the memorial:,2548151&hl=en


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