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This building was the gathering place of the Filipino community from the late 1930s to the 1950s and was known as the Manila House. Filipino author Bienvenido "Ben" Santos (1911-1996) wrote about the Manila House in his collection of short stories…
For God And Country
[Left plaque on bottom of memorial:]
In memory of all those
who have given their lives
for their country
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Presented by the
Class of 19…
". . .the waging of peace demands the best we have, the best young men and women that we can find to put in this great effort which must go on around the world all the time."
(President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the ground-breaking of the School …
While wooden carved statues called Jang-seung traditionally stood on the Korean mainland, stone-carved statues called Dolhareubang stood on the volcanic island of Jeju.
Historically, Dolhareubang were erected at the entrances of the areas most …
Mark of Commendation
is awarded to
For effective co-operation
in training naval personnel
during World War II
U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School
Secretary of the Navy
"It is highly proper that our group of noble edifices should begin with the College of History. This science takes the first place...in the development of a great educational scheme—a modern, a complete, and an American University."
"I prefer to put the money into brains rather than stone and mortar."
Mary Eliza Graydon (d. 1926) was The American University's most generous early benefactor. A devout Methodist, she was inspired by Bishop Hurst's plan for a Methodist univers…
"We dedicate this building to the students of American University who here will discover an increasing fountain of knowledge and to that great body of students who in future days will here assemble."
(From a "Ritual of Dedication" spoken at the…
In memory of the graduates of American University who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001
Peter C. Alderman B.S.B.A., 1999
World Trade Center, New York
Linda K. Gronhind J.D., 1983
United Airlines Flight 93, PA.
Given by the Classes of
1942 - 1945
to honor members of
The American University community
who made the supreme sacrifice in
World War II
Killed in Action — World War II
The American University