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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cadet Monument

 
 
Cadet Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
1. Cadet Monument Marker
Inscription.
L'Ecole Polytechnique
de France
alcole – sceur
des Etas – Unis
d Amerique
entres dans la lutte
pour la liberte du monde
le 6 Avril 1917


[English Translation]
The Polytechnique school of France thanks the United States of America for entering into the fight for liberty of the world April 6 1917.
 
Erected 1919 by Cadets of L'Ecole Polytechnique.
 
Location. 41° 23.487′ N, 73° 57.53′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Touch for map. Marker is located at the U.S. Military Academy, in Central Area near Washington Hall. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Douglas MacArthur (about 400 feet away); Constitution Corner (about 400 feet away); Attack on Pearl Harbor (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Douglas MacArthur (about 500 feet away); The Corps (about 600 feet away); Superintendant's Quarters (about 700 feet away); Dwight David Eisenhower (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .
Marechal Joffre image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
2. Marechal Joffre
 L'Ecole Polytechnique Monument. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Marechal Foch image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
3. Marechal Foch
Cadet Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
4. Cadet Monument
This monument was presented to the U.S. Military Academy in 1919 by cadets of the L'Ecole Polytechnique school in France as a tribute to the French Cadets who took part in the defense of France in 1814.
Closeup of Cadet Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
5. Closeup of Cadet Monument
This monument has been referred to as the Cadet Monument, the French Monument, the "Gold Tooth" and the L'Ecole Polytechnique Monument.
Cadet Monument Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
6. Cadet Monument Statue
The Cadet Monument was originally located on the Plain to the north, before being moved to its present location in the Central Area.
Sculptor Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
7. Sculptor Mark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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