In 1990, President Ronald Reagan and then Missouri Governor John Ashcroft celebrated the end of the Cold War by dedicating the "Breakthrough" sculpture
at Westminster College as a tribute to Sir Winston Churchill. "Breakthrough"
was sculpted by Edwina Sandys, Churchill's granddaughter, from eight contiguous sections of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1990, in a momentous ceremony with 7,000 guests watching, President Reagan dedicated "Breakthrough" on campus and changed Westminster's landscape and identity forever.
Twenty years later, November 9, 2010, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft returned to Westminster College to lead the campus community in commemorating the "Breakthrough" 20th anniversary.
"Breakthrough" Anniversary Photos
"Breakthrough" Commemorative Address by John Ashcroft