The nick, redagain is short for the words - "Redwoods again". It stands for a goal to sleep again in a tent under the Redwood Trees in northern Ca.
By: redagainPatti , 9:35 PM GMT on February 25, 2013
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The Virginia Tech campus is located in Blacksburg, Virginia and has a large drillfield in the central of the campus. This large oval field runs Northeast to Southwest and is encircled by a one way street known as Drillfield Drive. The Drillfield's name stems from its use by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets to conduct military drills.
Such large areas used to be found on other college grounds but now buildings are taking up much of the old drill space. Here however, there are two underground rivers underneath the drill field cause it to gradually sink, making the land unsuitable for building and protecting it as an open space on campus. On the northwestern side of the drillfield is where the pylons are standing, each representing a different virtue. This Memorial over looks the green space beyond adding to the wonderful splendor of the setting. Designed by Henry Kries and Charles Rudy, the War Memorial memorializes 424 Hokies who have lost their lives in the military services.
On the top step of the court are carved the words, “That I May Serve,” a free translation of the Latin motto for Virginia Tech, “Ut Prosim.” Bordering the Memorial Court are the eight massive pylons with sculpted figures.These eight pylons represent the values of Brotherhood, Honor, Leadership, Sacrifice, Service, Loyalty, Duty and Ut Prosim.
On the pylons are carved the names of Virginia Tech’s war dead. At the court’s center is a marble cenotaph, a symbolic tomb. It also displays the names of graduates who received the Medal of Honor. The pylons embody the values that members of the Hokie Nation hold in the highest regards and serve as a touchstone for the traditions, Honor Code, training programs, policies, and regulations of the Corps of Cadets.
I have only talked here about the upper level which contains Memorial Court with eight sculptured Indiana limestone pylons. There is also a lower level which contains a 6,324-square-foot, 260-seat chapel.
More information can be found on this web page - The War Memorial and Chapel also one can find more information about the names etched on the Pylons
Still another link to a page of a very cool panorama - Link to a panorama from Shyamal
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