In having been accepted as members of the United States Corps of Cadets, we were given one of the greatest honors and opportunities our nation can bestow upon a young person. In surviving the baptism of fire of plebe year, we were inculcated with the greater part of the spiritual strength the pride and the will to overcome adversity that is stitched through the moral fiber of a West Pointer. The time we spent at the Academy spanned our passage from adolescence to adulthood, and was beyond a doubt THE definitive experience in the formation of the character that continues to guide and define our lives to this day. We fought, bled and cherished the bonds of camaraderie with our fellow cadets through the toughest challenges Academy life could throw at us, only to fall before reaching our goal through mishap, lapse or just plain bad luck. But we never quit. And that is an achievement of which we can always be proud. We were, are, and will always remain WEST POINTERS!

We seek the fellowship of others with whom we can celebrate our common identity as former cadets. Despite our untimely separation, we continue to cherish and respect the values and traditions of the Corps. West Point holds a special place in our hearts, and we will carry that with us to our graves.