Well we're about one week away from our big trip to Japan. However, before we go, Mr. Cheung and I are at West Point for the weekend for a wedding. West Point is in New York around the Hudson Valley area. Tidbit: I also spent four years of elementary school in the Hudson Valley area in a place called Poughkeepsie.
West Point was created during the Revolutionary War, because they saw that the Hudson River Valley area was a good strategic point in the colonies. It was never captured during the war, even though Benedict Arnold betrayed the patriots. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America.
When Thomas Jefferson was President, signed legislation to make it a military academy. Since then, cadets are trained both for the military as well as getting an education like others in different fields of study.
If you want to read more, you can go to this link about their history. http://www.usma.edu/Publicaffairs/history/
Later, I will try to get some pictures up of West Point.