View from Trophy Point
Favorite thing: Pre-9/11 we were able to drive around the West Point campus and explore the area, which is quite extensive and fascinating. The cemetery, which I found most interesting, is not included in the bus tour, which is now the only way for visitors to see the West Point campus unless they have specific business on-site (ie reservations at The Thayer Hotel). If you do drive onto the grounds, expect a thorough search.
believe me when I say I was...
Favorite thing: believe me when I say I was there. Here's a picture, taken in my dorm room, of me trying to look like a toy soldier.
Fondest memory: Seeing the late '70's rock bands UFO, and REO Speedwagon in Eisenhower Hall as a cadet.
Try an imagine a rock concert full of guys (and a few gals) all with short military haircuts and most wearing uniforms similar to mine here (those Seniors got away with civilian clothes a lot more often than us Plebes).
Remember that many famous...
Favorite thing: Remember that many famous Americans have graduated from its 'hallowed halls'. you can tell that West Point is proud of its alumni by the various monuments scattered about. Here's one dedicated to Douglas MacArthur.
Fondest memory: While I was a cadet, General Omar Bradley made a visit - with some full bird colonel pushing the general around in his wheel chair.
Catch the view of the Hudson...
Favorite thing: Catch the view of the Hudson River. West Point sits right on the Hudson, just a few miles south of Newburgh.