Jessica VallejoMay 22, 2018, 10:06 pm

Hundreds of cadets kick off graduation week at West Point

Almost 1,000 will graduate this Saturday

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WEST POINT — The U.S. military academy at West Point kicks off graduation week with a pre-graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

Saturday will be filled with pomp and circumstance as close to 1,000 cadets will graduate from the academy and commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

Cadets marched in a field in front of family and friends to kick off graduation week. The ceremony not only honors distinguished graduate awards but also retired alumni.

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