MacArthur Monument (West Point)

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Coordinates: 41°23′33″N 73°57′32″W / 41.3924°N 73.9590°W / 41.3924; -73.9590

MacArthur Monument
United States
MacArthur Statue at West Point April2010.jpg
MacArthur monument at West Point
For Douglas MacArthur
Unveiled 1969
Location 41°23′33.89″N 73°57′31.61″W / 41.3927472°N 73.9587806°W / 41.3927472; -73.9587806
near Highland Falls, New York
Designed by Walker Hancock

The Douglas MacArthur Monument at the United States Military Academy at West Point commemorates the Medal of Honor-winning former Superintendent and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. Designed by Walker Hancock, it was dedicated by MacArthur's widow Jean MacArthur in 1969.[1] Situated on the upper western corner of the Plain next to the north entrance to MacArthur Barracks, the monument consists of a statue of the general surrounded by angled granite walls that bear inscribed excerpts from his final public speech, the 1962 Duty, Honor, Country address he made to the Corps of Cadets upon receiving the Thayer Award.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Rod (2002). West Point, The Campus Guide. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. p. 139. ISBN 1-56898-294-1. 
  2. ^ "Tour of West Point". United States Military Academy. Archived from the original on January 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-08.