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.
War Memorial Chapel601 Drillfield Drive
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.
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.
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- CHAP / 181
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