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Marking History: Adam Empie PDF Print E-mail

Adam Empie was a man of faith that mattered much to the Port City, and to our military. He was born in Schenectady, NY, in 1785, but moved to Wilmington in 1811 to become rector of the St. James Episcopal Parish on 3rd St. He accepeted a position at the US Military Academy at West Point. The academy was still fairly young at this point and wanted to establish a system of chaplains to serve its cadets, Empie became the first. A chaplain provides spiritual and emotional support to military personnel. Emebedded chaplains within the ranks overseas conduct religious services as needed in the field.

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‘Beast Barracks’ nears completion for new cadets PDF Print E-mail

New cadets from the Class of 2017 will conclude their cadet basic training with a 12-mile road march from Camp Buckner to West Point next Monday, August 12. The March Back begins before sunrise when the new cadets leave Camp Buckner in tactical formation and travel along Routes 293 and 9W on their way to the academy where they will march in review in front of the superintendent’s residence at around 11:30 a.m.

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History Comes Alive - The Civil War Remembered PDF Print E-mail

It's a class reunion at West Point and there's an excitement in the air. It's been 40 years since the class of 1843 graduated and former West Point grad and President Ulysses S. Grant is getting ready to speak. Patriotic music plays. He walks in confidently, but with no airs and welcomes those he sees along the way. What we're about to witness is not a schmaltzy eye roll-inducing motivational speech, but a great man reflecting on where he's been in life and what an honor it has been to serve his country. In the stories alone - from growing up with a father insisting he go to West Point, struggling to provide for his family, and fighting in the Civil War, to going head to head with some of the most powerful men in the country at the time (the formidable General Robert E. Lee among them) - there are lessons to be found if you just listen for them.

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The tireless, majestic vision of Lincoln PDF Print E-mail

Elizabeth D. Samet is a professor of English at the U.S. Military Academy and the author of “Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point.”

This year’s celebration of the Fourth of July is amplified by the sesquicentennial of the Union victory at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. The holiday will no doubt serve the requisite dose of patriotic feeling, sentimentality and togetherness to convince us that we have exercised some civic virtue. But the vacation time spent with family and friends will mostly serve to remind us that we are exhausted. Exhaustion is the national refrain. When everyone from a basketball coach to a Cabinet member retires from view, we are told how exhausted each is and discover a public echo of our own private feeling.

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Fund Drive 33 PDF Print E-mail
To all members and friends of WP-ORG,

On behalf of all WP-ORG volunteers and the Board of Advisors I am happy to report that FD33 has been successfully completed and WP-ORG's operations are now funded for the next six months.

Thank you, and, as is said at West Point, "cease work!"

The on-line donation gate has been closed and any donations that continue to be received by mail will be credited toward FD34. The final Donation Report may be viewed at:

WP-ORG could not exist without your donations and the tireless efforts of those who continue to contribute their valuable time.

Please stay tuned to changes forthcoming which will be announced on the CEO blog and the WP-ORG home page.

Again, thank you!

Paul Werner
USMA 1983 'Proud to Be!'
WP-ORG, Inc. CEO
 
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