Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Study Abroad in England - Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we Citadel Cadets felt that we should recognize this American holiday in some way. So even though it was raining and cold, a group of us made a trip over to the US Embassy in order to celebrate and show our respect at the 9/11 Memorial for all the people who had fallen in the 9/11 attacks, as well as those who have fallen in conflicts before and after that event. While at the Embassy we got to see tributes to three great American Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Eisenhower is to be especially noted, as it is also the seventieth anniversary of the successful D-Day invasion that he helped to plan and lead.  It was nice to go and see a piece of home and a tribute to some very great leaders in another country. I felt pride to know that I come from a nation with a great history and influential people, to the point that other countries have statues of and memorials to our leaders and our people. 
- Blake Fryman, Junior, Criminal Justice major, Echo Company 

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