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War Memorial Dedication Video

UNC dedicated a campus memorial on April 12, 2007, titled “Carolina Alumni Memorial in Memory of Those Lost in Military Service.” The installation, on Cameron Avenue between Phillips and Memorial halls, honors University alumni who were killed during wartime, from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. As of April 2007, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had claimed no Carolina graduates.

The names of 684 alumni are listed in the memorial’s bronze Book of Names with pull-out panels. Subsequent research for the expanded online version of this memorial determined that 711 alumni had perished in warfare from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War; two more alumni serving in the military died after April 2007. The Book of Names memorial was designed with the intent to accommodate additional names that were not discovered in the original research for the memorial, as well as those who might be lost in the future.

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Read a transcript of Mr. Friday’s remarks.

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