Columbia in Boone County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Memorial Union Tower
Heroic Sons of Missouri
who in the Great War
- 1917 - 1918 -
paid the full measure
[Roll of Honored Dead]
Tipping of the Hats
When the Memorial Union Tower was completed in 1926, the names of MU's honored 117 men who lost their lives in World War I were inscribed on the inside walls of this archway for all future generations of MU students and Missourians to pay their respects. Tradition has it that whenever men and women walk through the archway, they should tip their hats as a sign of respect to their deceased brothers.
The chimes and clock in this tower were presented to the university by Charles Baird of Kansas City Missouri, Chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Visitors
Dedicated November 26, 1936
Erected 1926 by University of Missouri.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Education • War, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is November 26, 1877.
Location. 38° 56.702′ N, 92° 19.519′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia MO 65211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mel Carnahan Quadrangle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beetle Bailey (approx. Ό mile away); Site of Columbia College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lest We Forget: Lynching at the Stewart Road Bridge (approx. half a mile away); "Make A Brighter Future" (approx. half a mile away); African-American Heritage Trailhead (approx. 0.6 miles away); African-American Heritage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Commerce (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . The Memorial Union and Tower. Missouri University archives PDF (Submitted on April 24, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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