An emotional picture of a West Point graduate is going viral. Haitian born Alix Idrache was overcome with pride and love of his new country during commencement.
West Point posted the picture of a tear faced Idrache on Instagram.
When he awoke to see his face all over social media, Second Lieutenant Idrache commented on the Instagram post:
“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 in 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.”
This is proof that the American Dream is very much still alive. Here is a legal immigrant who rejoices in his military role serving his new country.
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H/T: IJ Review