By Jueseppi B.
Today is one of the saddest days I can remember. Poet Maya Angelou dies at age 86. Poet and essayist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86, according to reports in her hometown of Winston-Salem. North Carolina.
White House Schedule – May 28th, 2014
President Obama Delivers Remarks at the West Point Commencement Ceremony
The Journey To West Point Commencement Ceremony
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28th, 2014
WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28th, 2014
In the morning, the President will travel to West Point, New York. The departure from the South Lawn and arrival at Stewart Air Base are open press.
While in West Point, the President will deliver the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
In the afternoon, the President will depart West Point en route Washington, DC. The departure from Stewart Air Base and arrival on the South Lawn are open press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
President Barack Obama travels to the United States Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday for a 10 a.m. ET graduation speech where he will lay out his vision for winding down troops in Afghanistan, fighting terrorism and what else the U.S. needs to do in the world. Obama will announce the creation of a $5 billion anti-terrorism fund, to better fight the rising number of terrorism groups.
Wednesday May 28th, 2014 All Times EDST
7:50 AM: The President departs the White House, South Lawn.
8:05 AM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Andrews.
9:15 AM: The President arrives New York, Stewart Air Base.
10:00 AM: The President delivers commencement address, United States Military Academy at West Point.
12:00 PM: The Vice President delivers the commencement address at the United States Air Force Academy, Local Event Time: 10:00 AM, United States Air Force Academy.
1:05 PM: The President departs New York, Stewart Air Base.
2:05 PM: The President arrives Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Andrews.
2:20 PM: The President arrives White House, South Lawn.
4:00 PM: The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew, Oval Office.
7:45 PM: The Vice President attends a reception for the Democratic National Committee at a private residence, Local Event Time: 4:45 PM, Private Residence – San Francisco.
9:15 PM: The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic National Committee at The Fairmont San Francisco, Local Event Time: 6:15 PM, The Fairmont – San Francisco.
Briefing Schedule: Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One
The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA), also known as West Point,Army, The Academy, or simply, The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus’s neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.
Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a member of Congress. Other nomination sources include the President and Vice-President of the United States. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as “cadets” or collectively as the “United States Corps of Cadets” (USCC). Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation. Approximately 1,300 cadets enter the Academy each July, with about 1,000 cadets graduating.
The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades cadets’ performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that “a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” The academy bases a cadet’s leadership experience as a development of all three pillars of performance: academics, physical, and military.
Most graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army. Foreign cadets are commissioned into the armies of their home countries. Since 1959, cadets have also been eligible to “cross-commission,” or request a commission in one of the other armed services, provided they meet that service’s eligibility standards. Every year, a very small number of cadets do this, usually in a one-for-one “trade” with a similarly inclined cadet or midshipman at one of the other service academies.
Because of the academy’s age and unique mission, its traditions influenced other institutions. It was the first American college to have an accredited civil-engineering program, the first to have class rings, and its technical curriculum was a model for later engineering schools. West Point’s student body has a unique rank structure and lexicon. All cadets reside on campus and dine together in masses on weekdays for breakfast and lunch. The academy fields fifteen men’s and nine women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports teams. Cadets compete in one sport every fall, winter, and spring season at the intramural, club, or intercollegiate level. Its football team was a national power in the early and mid-20th century, winning three national championships. Its alumni and students are collectively referred to as “The Long Gray Line,” and its ranks include two Presidents of the United States (as well as the President of the Confederate States of America), presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and of the Philippines, numerous famous generals, and seventy-four Medal of Honor recipients.
May 28, 2014 9:30 AM EDTShare
President Obama Delivers the Commencement Address at the United States Military Academy at West Point
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Vice President Biden Delivers the Commencement Address at the United States Air Force Academy
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The President At West Point
The Struggle Here On Earth Is Over Queen Maya. Rest And Worry No More.
Maya Angelou: 1928-2014
Published on May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou, one of America’s most celebrated poets, novelists and civil-rights activists has passed away. Angelou, who served on two Presidential committees and was awarded numerous awards, was 86 years old. (May 28)
MAYA ANGELOU – STILL I RISE
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Dr. Angelou Reciting Her Classic Poem:STILL I RISE
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