History in the West Point Graveyard

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The view from the cemetery at West Point, N.Y. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The view from the cemetery at West Point, N.Y.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

We go to West Point to watch the football games, but we take a quick walk through the cemetery there on the way back to our car. Here are reminders of the real purpose of this place, and the outcomes of that purpose. Warriors more current and remote are here, and some of their families, and some names that we recognize.

The Grant plot at West Point Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The Grant plot at West Point
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

We appreciate the football, the day, the view, the games, the freedom. We appreciate the service of those who attended this school. We remember here in this graveyard.

—Lori Tripoli

The eldest son of President Ulysses S. Grant is buried at West Point. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The eldest son of President Ulysses S. Grant is buried at West Point.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

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