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West Point, N.Y. buildings.
The pride of military academies, West Point in 1909

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Founders Day at West Point
March 16, 1802

Atten-TION! Fall in, Soldiers. On March 16, 1802, Congress approved legislation establishing the United States Military Academy at West Point, one of the oldest military academies in the world. The site, on the west bank of the Hudson River 50 miles north of New York City, is the oldest continuously run military post in America. It played an important role in the Revolutionary War. General George Washington made his headquarters there in 1779 and kept it from being captured. What do you think military training is like at West Point?
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