The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York in Orange County. It sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles north of New York City.
The Academy traces its roots to 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson directed, shortly after his inauguration, that plans be set in motion to establish the United States Military Academy at West Point. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's Norman-style buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.
In May of 2010, Dewlin Rosdahl and Travis Neal went to Dewlin's brother's graduation from the United States Military Academy. One day there, they explored around the campus, saw some statues of famous alumni, and found the Battle Monument. They went to a ceremony at The Plain, where they got to see the marching band, every cadet march by, and some paragliders jump out of planes and land on the field. A few days later they went to the graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium, where President Barack Obama spoke.