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Memorial Union Tower

 
 
Memorial Union Tower Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
1. Memorial Union Tower Dedication
In open walkway below tower, with honor roll on both sides of walkway
Inscription.  

In grateful memory
of these
Heroic Sons of Missouri
who in the Great War
- 1917 - 1918 -
paid the full measure
of devotion

[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: EducationWar, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is November 26, 1877.
 
Location. 38° 56.702′ N, 92° 19.519′ 
Memorial Union Tower Tipping of the Hats Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
2. Memorial Union Tower Tipping of the Hats Marker
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W. Marker is in Columbia, Missouri, in Boone County. Memorial is on Hill Street 0.1 miles south of University Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Memorial is on the University of Missouri campus. 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. ¼ 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 . . .  Memorial Union: The Transcendent Tower. (Submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Memorial Union Tower Baird Chimes & Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
3. Memorial Union Tower Baird Chimes & Clock Marker
Memorial Union Tower Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
4. Memorial Union Tower Cornerstone
Memorial Union Tower Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
5. Memorial Union Tower Honor Roll
Memorial Union Tower Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
6. Memorial Union Tower Honor Roll
Memorial Union Tower Clock image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
7. Memorial Union Tower Clock
Memorial Union Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
8. Memorial Union Tower
Memorial Union Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
9. Memorial Union Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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