Memorial Church of Harvard University, Boston

Memorial Church of Harvard University, Boston

Memorial Church in Harvard Yard is like the elegant, tall, and slender cousin to the beefy Widener Library nearby. You can spot it from afar due to the iconic 172-foot steeple, topped by a medieval weathervane that's probably seen its fair share of New England weather.

Venturing inside, you'll find yourself in the nave, where the names of nearly 400 alumni who gave their all in World War I are etched. Right next to these solemn inscriptions, there's a sculpture called 'The Sacrifice' that's bound to tug at your heartstrings. And since it's all about honoring heroes, they've added memorials for alumni lost in later wars too – World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Memorial Church isn't just about remembrance, though. They've got a weekly dose of choral music that'll soothe your soul. If you're an early riser, they've got morning prayers from Monday to Friday. And every Sunday, they're all about bringing people together from different walks of faith for multi-denominational services. If you' need a moment of reflection or inspiration, make a pit stop here!

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Sight Name: Memorial Church of Harvard University
Sight Location: Boston, USA (See walking tours in Boston)
Sight Type: Religious
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