Duty, Honor, Country Address at West Point

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General Douglas MacArthur Wades Ashore

General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) was an American five-star general who played a prominent role in the Pacific theater campaign during World War II. From 1919-1922, MacArthur served as the Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. On May 12, 1962, MacArthur delivered this speech to the cadets at West Point. As you read, take notes on how the structure of General MacArthur’s speech impacts his message. This text is for grade 9 readers. “Duty, Honor, Country Address at West Point” by General Douglas MacArthur (1962) is in the public domain.

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