American War Mothers' Memorial
October 25, 1930, a stone memorial was placed on the Mizzou campus by the American War Mothers, honoring the 117 MU students who were killed in The Great War. After years in storage, this monument has been placed in a prominent spot, just east of Memorial Student Union.
On Veterans' Day, November 11, 2011, a ceremony was held to rededicate this memorial.
Below are photos of that Event:
ROTC Color Guard
Gary L. Ward, MU Associate Vice Chancellor-Facilities
Brady J. Deaton, MU Chancellor
Nelda Bleckler, outgoing National President, American War Mothers
Dr. Anne Deaton, Adjunct Faculty, Sinclair School of Nursing; College of Human Environmental Sciences; College of Education
Veteran's Wreath Laying Ceremony
Navy Choir and the ROTC Color Guard at Wreath Laying Ceremony
Dan Sewell, US Air Force Veteran and Michelle Kuchs, MU Student Union Programming Board President
ROTC Color Guard and Wreath
U.S. Postal Service Purple Heart 'Forever' Stamp unveiling
Cake decorated with 'Forever' stamp
Jenna Rozum, Gardner-Landscape Services, at the Mizzou Botanic Garden display table
Eric Woods, MSA President
Pamela Davis, Columbia Postmaster and Alex Waigandt, Ph.D, Purple Heart Recipient: Associate Professor, MU College of Education
Ron Powers, Author of 'Flags of our Fathers'