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|This inscription continues around the room:|
|Striking, this idea that students should walk across the yard and enter the chapel through this solemn room lined with the names of the dead. Who walking out of Widener Library today even thinks about it? Who goes into the chapel except tourists? Do students know it's there? Do the faculty? It's amazing that this memorial to the dead of all these wars has survived in this prominent place. Is it respect for the militarism of Harvard faculty and students in the past, do you think, or (my guess) lucky inattention?|
Inside the chapel are further memorials to World War I, one to German alumni who fought and
died for Germany (their memorial is, curiously, in Latin), another for women from Radcliffe
The Latin: "Harvard has not forgotten her sons who, though under opposite standards, gave their
lives for their country, 1914-1918." Opposite these plaques is an entire wall listing the names of
those who died in World War II.
Other wars are remembered include Korea (18 men) and Vietnam (22--a very small number for a
long war, it seems; Vietnam memorial on the right):
Evening along Cambridge Avenue
In the Mission Hill area, near Brigham Women's Hospital
At the Massachusetts School of Art
The Greek Orthodox Cathedral and a new Northeastern University building