Friday, November 12, 2010

Glenn Beck and West Point Military Academy - #2391 - 'America's Heros' - Glenn Beck TV Show - 11/12/10 - Fox

Glenn Beck TV Show - 'America's Heros - 11/12/10 - Glenn Beck had the honor of West Point Cadets and their instructors in his audience for today's show. In this show he pointed out the average enlisted serviceman after 4 years earns $22,676; the average U.S. citizen earns $50,462; the average Federal Employee earns $74,403; and U.S. Congressman earns $174,000. Beck contends no U.S. Congressman should earn more than the servicemen who are guarding and defending our Freedoms and Liberties. Tonight, we close out an intense week that exposed one of the scariest men in the world with something to be thankful for. What is it that you are thankful for? What is it the biggest asset this country has? It's our people...and joining Glenn tonight for the entire hour are some of the best young men and women America has to offer- an entire studio full of Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Thanks to all of our men and women in uniform, past and present, for everything you do for our country. Part 2........., Part 3..........  We had the privilege of touring West Point in September, what an honor, we were all so impressed and wondered why we had never taken the time to travel there before, only an hour north of New York City.  Please try to visit, below are photos I took from our visit there.  We watched the cadets line up for lunch all 4,400, of them who are fed all at once in the massive dining hall, that I captured only one wing of in the photo below.

West Point Military Academy - Renowned as the world’s premier leader development institution, West Point accomplishes its mission by developing cadets intellectually, physically, militarily, ethically, spiritually, and socially. The student body, or Corps of Cadets, numbers 4,400 and each year approximately 1000 cadets join the Long Gray Line as they graduate and are commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Recent acknowledgments of our success include pronouncing West Point as the Best Public College or University in America for undergraduate education, U.S. News and World Report calling us the Best Public Liberal Arts College in the country, and the Princeton Review designating the Academy as one of the 100 Best Value Colleges for 2009. The Military Program begins on your first day at West Point. Most military training takes place during the summer, with new cadets undergoing Cadet Basic Training - or Beast Barracks - the first year, followed by Cadet Field Training at nearby Camp Buckner the second year. Cadets spend their third and fourth summers serving in active Army units around the world; attending advanced training courses such as airborne, air assault or northern warfare; or training the first and second year cadets as members of the leadership cadre.
The History of West Point is integral to the history of the United States of America. From the day of its founding on March 16, 1802, a favorite expression at West Point is that "much of the history we teach was made by people we taught." Great leaders such as Grant and Lee, Pershing and MacArthur, Eisenhower and Patton, Schwarzkopf and Petraeus are among the more than 50,000 graduates. Countless others, following military service, have had distinguished careers in business, medicine, law, sports, politics, and science. Four current graduates and two former faculty members of the United States Military Academy are members of the 111th Congress:Guided by its timeless motto, Duty, Honor, Country, West Point continues to prepare its graduates to serve as commissioned leaders of character in America's 21st Century Army.

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