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|Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is dedicated to those who have and will serve.|
|Opened in 1923, Cal's Memorial Stadium honors World War I participants who lost their lives.|
|Illinois Memorial Stadium opened in 1923.|
|The names of Illinois alumnus who died in WWI are on the columns at Memorial Stadium.|
Know that the broken hostsThey don't write 'em like that anymore. The sentiments hearken to a less cynical time when the nation felt no ambiguity about the aims of the war. If anything, some of the sentiments could have used a dose of, if not cynicism, perspective.
Of martial-moving ghosts,
Who gave to a warring world their last full breath,
And won to immortality in death,
Hovering in stadium shaft and tower height,
In memorial court and buttressed peak,
Shall watch for you, and speak
To you of Great Moments in a Greater Fight.
O Men of Illinois, in war and peace and play,
So may we live that when the crucial fight is won,
And the long race run,
These spirits of an elder day
Shall bend to each of us and say:
Well done! Well done!
Yours is the will to win. Well done, my prairie son.
|Nebraska broke ground on Memorial Stadium on April 26, 1923.|