The 60-foot-tall Memorial Cross is on the campus of University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The memorial was erected in 1922 to honor students who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.
Sitting on the Cumberland plateau overlooking the Franklin County valley, the cross is bathed in light at night and can be seen for miles away.
If visiting the cross also check out the campus of Sewanne, it is a beautiful campus and makes you feel as if you are at Hogwarts, especially with the robe wearing students.
Learn more: Sewanee Memorial
According to legend, when Sewanee was created the angels found it to be so beautiful that they opted to live there themselves. Today, everyone who sets foot on campus is given a Sewanee angel for protection. To “grab” your Sewanee angel, simply tap the roof of your car as you leave campus through the University Gates and it will protect and watch over you until you return. Next time you are in town, tap your car’s roof again as you pass through the gates to release your angel back into the Domain.