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Soldiers walk tall along the Hudson at West Point, 1909

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Founders Day at West Point
March 16, 1802

Would you expect high standards of discipline, study and honor? Yes, SIR! That's what West Point teaches its officers-in-training today thanks to Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, superintendent of West Point from 1817 to 1833. The "father of the Military Academy" introduced these concepts to the cadets and trained them as civil engineers as well as soldiers. After graduation, officers could work on the battlefield or be employed constructing canals, roads, and railroads to help expand the U.S. westward. Ask friends and family if they or anyone they know attended West Point. Ask about their experiences. Company DIS-missed!
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