Cadet Chapel, West Point Military Academy, West Point, NY. “Wedding Factory” Cadet Chapel. While in school, cadets are not permitted to marry, and so the day after graduation, there’s a rush to the alter. via GetawayMavens.com
Graduating cadets toss their caps into the air at the conclusion of their graduation ceremonies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on May 25. One thousand and seven cadets received diplomas as part of West Point's 215th graduating class, comprised of students from all 50 U.S. states and 15 foreign countries.
Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1873. Over the next four years he overcame harassment, isolation, and insults to become West Point’s first African American graduate and the first African American commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army.
President Obama delivered the commencement speech to graduates at the United States Military Academy at West Point today, but he enjoyed a decidedly tepid response from cadets. According to multiple media outlets covering the President’s address, which offered a muddled foreign policy message mixed with a dollop of global warming caution, only about one-fourth of …