History

Columbia and the Call to Service

Throughout Columbia’s history, its students have served in the U.S. armed forces, in times of conflict and in times of peace. Many have died in its wars. In the twentieth century, Columbia also served as a major resource for the training of military officers and for the education of veterans returning to civilian life. Columbia has created a War Memorial to honor Columbians who have died fighting for the defense of the United States. This website recognizes the broad range of contributions that Columbia and its students have made to America’s military effort.

 

Bugler on the steps of Low Library. The back of the photograph reads, "United States School of Military Cinematography which trains war photographers for land
Bugler on the steps of Low Library. The back of the photograph reads, "United States School of Military Cinematography which trains war photographers for land work" First World War era.