“Duty, Honor, Country”

General Douglas MacArthur

Sylvanus Thayer Award Acceptance Address 

Delivered 12 May 1962, West Point, NY

“Duty, Honor, Country”

(Click Picture Below to Read Text & Listen to Audio of This Speech)

 

Related Articles –

Eye Witness Account of the Address (usma1962.westpointaog.com)

General Douglas MacArthur – “Farewell Address to Congress” (americanrhetoric.com)

Douglas MacArthur’s Principles of Leadership (commandperformanceleadership.wordpress.com)

The United States Military Academy at West Point ~ Established March 16, 1802 (commandperformanceleadership.wordpress.com)

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One Response to ““Duty, Honor, Country””

  1. This is one of my favorite speeches anywhere, by anyone. MavArthur just about covered his topic completely, succintly, and with a bit of graniloquence, as only he could do. A bravura retreat from the limelight by one of best, holder of the Medal of Honor, as was his father. Incidentally, one of the pictures I carry in my head of leadership is BGEN MacArthur and COL Patton standing upright in No Man’s Land, during the First World War, having a conversation under fire.

    How long ago 1962 seems, and how I wish our current leadership would live by this address.

    Thank You, Dale.

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