Sunday, May 29, 2005

Congratulations, Victor!

On Saturday my nephew Victor graduated from West Point. I was able to attend the ceremony, which was quite impressive. I had never visited there before. The traditional hat toss at the end was a moment to remember.
This class is called the class of 9/11, since the terrorist attack happened just a few weeks into their first year. The class started out with about 1150 cadets, but through the years some drop out. Victor told us that the actual number of graduates was 911. Make of it what you will!

The article I've linked to above has some good thoughts on the meaning of the ceremony.

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