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War Memorial Chapel

    War Memorial Pylons

The upper level contains Memorial Court with eight sculptured Indiana limestone pylons representing, from left to right: Brotherhood, Honor, Leadership, Sacrifice, Service, Loyalty, Duty, and Ut Prosim (the University motto: "That I May Serve"). 

The names of alumni who have died while in military service are carved on the pylons. 

The four left pylons were designed by Henry Kries; the right pylons were designed by Charles Rudy. Centered at the back of Memorial Court is a cenotaph, which contains names of the seven alumni awarded the Medal of Honor.

    War Memorial Chapel

The lower level contains a 6,324-square-foot, 260-seat chapel. A chancel sculpture, designed by Donald DeLue, symbolizes humankind’s relationship to the creator with a central group implying that something greater than humans is responsible for their presence on Earth. The left figure represents this relationship in daily life; the right figure suggests humans in communion with their creator. 

 

Building History

Construction started in spring 1951 and was completed in May 1960 as a cost of $477,335. The War Memorial and Chapel were renovated in 2000-01 and rededicated Sept. 8, 2001.

Address: 601 Drillfield Drive  |  Map Grid: M-4
Originally Built: 1960  |  Abbreviation: CHAP
Latitude: 37.22885 | Longitude: -80.42045


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