by General Douglas MacArthur

1962

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Duty, Honor, Country Address at West Point" by General Douglas MacArthur.

In May 1962, General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) delivered this address to cadets at West point. A five-star general, MacArthur played a prominent role in the Pacific theater campaign during World War II, and from 1919-1922 served as the Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Honor & Courage, Resilience & Success, and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does a person overcome adversity?", "How are we changed by war?", and "What does it mean to be brave?"

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