“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)

Source: American Rhetoric Top 100 Speeches: General Douglas MacArthur’s Sylvanus Thayer Award Acceptance Address | Main Page | Audio File | .pdf of Speech

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

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


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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