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  • Nine pounds of wool and grommets

    Nine pounds of wool and grommets

    By Jim Nicar, Texas Exes
    Published: July 1, 2011

    A 93-year-old service flag from World War I was recently uncovered in university archives. Read the story behind this precious piece of UT history.

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      John Morris said on July 17, 2011 at 3:21 p.m.
      Agree whole heartedly with Mr. Cardwell -- should be required reading for every entering freshman and transfer student. Another requirement: some background on why the football stadium is called "Memorial Stadium," with all due respect to Coach Royal. I know Coach Royal personally, and he deserves the recognition. But it's apparent that few, anymore, know that the stadium originally honored UT students who gave their lives in WWI. A sad legacy for a great "memorial" to so many.
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      George Cardwell said on July 10, 2011 at 5:05 p.m.
      America was strong then, and unashamed. Should be required reading for the current student body and the faculty - from a time when men loved their country more than their life.