Cornell History: War Memorial dedicated
May 23, 1931
The War Memorial is dedicated “with a brilliant and moving ceremony,” wrote historian Morris Bishop, Ph.D. ’26. President Herbert Hoover spoke by telephone, his voice amplified to the crowd on Libe Slope, while, in Ravenna, Italy, an American consul placed a wreath on the grave of Edward Tinkham, Class of 1916, who led a unit to the World War I front. The names of the 264 Cornellians who died in the war are listed in the memorial’s cloisters.