Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mexican Border and World War Memorial
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
These trees were planted
in memory of the students and alumni
of the University of South Carolina
who gave their lives
for their country and humanity
on the Mexican Border and in the World War
Erected by the South Carolina Department
of The American Legion Auxiliary
May 30th 1927
" There is a true glory and a true honor
The glory of duty done , the honor of integrity
of principle." Robert E. Lee
Location. 33° 59.847′ N, 81° 1.565′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Greene Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on Campus of the University Of South Carolina, between Pickins Street and Bull Street in front of the Petigru Building. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gibbes Green (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutledge College (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Rutledge College (about 500 feet away); Site of Original President's House 1807 President's House (about 700 feet away); Site of Parade Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Legare College (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCutchen House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding Mexican Border and World War Memorial. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori is a line from the Roman lyrical poet Horace's Odes (III.2.13). The line can be roughly translated into English as: "It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country."
Also see . . . Border War (1910–1919), Wikipedia entry. The Border War, or the Border Campaign, refers to the military engagements which took place in the Mexican-American border region of North America during the Mexican Revolution. (Submitted on August 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 439 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.