“Duty, Honor, Country” from West Point Mission Statement

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America’s first military academy, established in 1802 in West Point, New York by the United States Army, is removing its “Duty, Honor, Country” motto from its mission statement, replacing it with the phrase “Army Values.”

“Duty, Honor, Country” was a phrase highlighted in a famous speech by General Douglas MacArthur in 1962. The removal of it has stirred up immense backlash with many calling the move “woke.”

“Duty, Honor, Country” has been the motto of the military academy since 1898 and whilst the motto itself will remain the same, the new mission statement will read in full:

“To build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of service to the Army and Nation.”

But what are “Army Values”?

We know what duty, honor, and country mean, in fact, they’re words depicting the epitome of what the American military has been since its inception, but army values? That could mean any variety of things and seemingly change on an emotional whim or to fit any new victim group society may create tomorrow.

Education and sports have been “wokified,” but now the military is removing an incredibly important part of her longest standing military academy? This is just another attempt to weaken our military institutions.

West Point spokesperson Colonel Terence Kelly gave a statement to the New York Times saying:

“Duty Honor Country is West Point’s motto and the foundation of our culture as it has been since 1898,” Kelley said. “As we have done nine times in the past century, we have updated our mission statement to now include the Army Values, loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.”

Unfortunately Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth and Army Chief of Staff Randy George both approved the change.

Superintendent Lieutenant General Steve Gilland claimed the decision was made during a routine assessment of the school:

“Our responsibility to produce leaders to fight and win our nation’s wars requires us to assess ourselves regularly,” Gilland said. “Thus, over the past year and a half, working with leaders from across West Point and external stakeholders, we reviewed our vision, mission, and strategy to serve this purpose.”

The removal of the word “country” in particular is of peculiar interest seeing as the United States’ military exists for the sake of the protection of the country.

FOX and Friends co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy said, “West Point announced they’ve gone full globalist,” and how the academy is “Purposely tanking recruitment of young Americans patriots to make room for the illegal mercenaries.”

Just as we are witnessing statues of our nation’s founding fathers being removed and history being revised before our very eyes (a key element in the Communist handbook mind you), is the very same scenario playing out with West Point seeing as it has such a significant role in America both in the past and at present?

Founding fathers Alexander Hamilton and Henry Knox established the school with the following graduating from it:

WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
WWII General Douglas MacArthur
WWII General George S. Patton Jr.
WWI Commander John J. Pershing
Two Confederate Generals (not mentioned on the West Point website)
Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Union General George G. Meade
Union General William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General Ulysses S. Grant
Union General George B. McClellan
Union General George A. Custer

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