by General Douglas MacArthur


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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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