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Memorial Stadium dedication
Oct. 20, 1923

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This is the cover of the program for the 1923 Kansas-Nebraska game, a day that featured the dedication of Nebraska’s new stadium, memorializing those who gave their lives defending our country and our freedom. A parade through downtown Lincoln led by nearly 1,000 university cadets preceded the ceremony.

Northeast stadium inscription by Hartley Burr Alexander:

Their Lives they held their country’s trust; They kept its faith; They died its heroes

From the Lincoln Star:

Indeed, who will deny that the spirit of ’64, of ’98 and of the world war was not hovering above the stadium awakened by the Legion firing squad and thrilled by the bugler as the American flag was raised and lowered to half staff in tribute to those who had given to “the last full measure of devotion.”

More Lincoln Star coverage from that day: 1, 2 | UNL photos