Photo of a Haitian-American Crying as he Graduates from West Point goes viral...


PHOTO: Haitian-American Cadet Cries as he Graduates from West Point
A photo of Haitian-American 2nd lieutenant Alix Schoelcher Idrache with tears rolling down both cheeks during his graduation at West Point went viral on the Internet Tuesday... The Media is talking about it... Fox News Headline reads : "Powerful Photo: Haiti-Born Cadet Cries as He Graduates from West Point"

2nd lieutenant Alix Idrache explains why he simply couldn't keep the tears from rolling out... Reas this...

I want to thank everyone for your kind and thoughtful comments on this picture. SSG Bryant captured a moment that I will never forget.

At this moment, I was overwhelmed with emotions. Three things came to mind and led to those tears.

The first is where I started. I am from Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me.

The second is where I am. Men and women who have preserved the very essence of the human condition stood in that position and took the same oath. Men who preserved the Union is a dark period of this country's history. Men who scaled the face of adversity and liberated Europe from fascism and nazism. Women like CPT Griest, LT Haver, MAJ Jaster who rewrote the narrative and challenged the status quo to prove themselves worthy of being called Rangers.

The third is my future. Shortly after leave, I will report to FT. Rucker to start flight school. Knowing that one day I will be a pilot is humbling beyond words. I could not help but be flooded with emotions knowing that I will be leading these men and women who are willing to give their all to preserve what we value as the American way of life. To me, that is the greatest honor.

Once again, thank you.

I think some of us Haitians can relate to this state of overwhelming emotions when we accomplish something really big, sometimes impossible in our lives, however small others may thing it may be...

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Comments...

Deslande Pierre I am always gonna be pride when i see a contryman is succeeded in the good maner
Reply · May 24 at 10:52 PM
Miejo I have no other word I am so proud of those guys! The wold needs you!
Reply · June 19 at 6:23 AM
Jean Claude Pierre Wow!!! Amazing!! I could understand you my brother. You are perfectly right in your speech. It is always an honor for Haitian to reach those high... see more
Reply · May 26 at 11:20 PM
Alexsis Laroche Congratulations you deserve the best!
Reply · May 26 at 10:38 PM

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