2020 Foundation ornament now available



2020 Foundation ornament now available

The CGSC Foundation’s traditional holiday ornament series continues in 2020 with the release of the Zais Park Gazebo Ornament earlier this week.2020 Foundation Holiday Ornament - Zais Park Gazebo

The Zais Park Gazebo, located in Zais Park on the corner of Grant and Scott Avenues on Fort Leavenworth, was built in 1910. It has been the location of the post’s holiday tree lighting ceremonies for years. The ornament showcasing the gazebo is the 14th in the Foundation’s holiday ornament series and is available in the Foundation’s online gift shop and in-store.

CGSC faculty member Ralph Irwin purchases the first Foundation 2020 holiday ornament in the Foundation’s Gift Shop last week.

The park and the gazebo are dedicated in memory of Gen. Melvin Zais (1916-1981). Zais was commissioned as a U.S. Army infantry officer in 1937 and served 37 years. He was a graduate of the CGSC Class of 1948 and also taught at the College from 1949-1952. He commanded the 101st Airborne Division, the XXIV Corps, the Third U.S. Army, and the Allied Land Forces South-Eastern Europe. Zais served in WWII and Vietnam.

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