Set on the Nevada State Capitol grounds and dedicated on November 9, 2018, The Battle Born Memorial is a sanctuary where the stories of Nevada's heroes’ can be shared and remembered. Etched for eternity, the monument bears the name of every fallen warrior from the Silver State as an everlasting memorial to their service and ultimate sacrifice.
This little-known World War I Memorial, located on the northeast side of the intersection of Soquel Drive and Freedom Blvd, was dedicated on Christmas 1923 by the Daughters of the American Revolution to the fallen men and women of Santa Cruz County of that war. The plaque reads:
IN MEMORY OF
THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
WHO PERISHED IN THE
1914 WORLD WAR 1918
ERECTED BY THE
SANTA CRUZ CHAPTER
In 2018, on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the Cabrillo Host Lions Club volunteered to clean up the memorial (see pictures gallery) and has been meeting to conduct regular maintenance in the years since.
Memorial Stadium was built in 1923 to honor University of Illinois men and women who gave their lives serving in World War I. There are a total of 200 columns on the east and west sides of the stadium. 183 columns display one name of a University of Illinois student that lost their lives in the first war (182 men and 1 woman). In addition, carved stone panels were placed on the facility's exterior to commemorate the war and to honor athletic achievements. In 2002, the stadium dedication was extended to those who died in World War II. The stadium was officially dedicated on October 18, 1924, on which the university football team played a homecoming game against the University of Michigan. On way to a 39–14 Illini victory, Red Grange scored five touchdowns in one of the greatest single-game performances in football history.