U.S. Military Academy Commencement Speech

President Clinton gave the commencement address before over 900 graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy. The president congratulated the class on joining the Long Gray… read more

President Clinton gave the commencement address before over 900 graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy. The president congratulated the class on joining the Long Gray Line and called them “remarkable.” President Clinton talked about his recent trip to Europe to commemmorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Marshall Plan and the goal of a “peaceful, democratic and undivided Europe.” The president said that achieving this goal would require structuring a new NATO which means asking new democracies in central Europe to join the alliance. He then argued for the expansion of NATO by saying it would make the future of European security much easier and that Europe’s fate and America’s future are intertwined. Following his remarks the president was presented with a mounted tar bucket by the class of 1997. close

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U.S. Military Academy Commencement Speech

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Program ID:
85038-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
West Point, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 01, 1997 | 7:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 02, 1997 | 1:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jun 01, 1997 | 7:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 1997 | 2:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 02, 1997 | 3:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 02, 1997 | 1:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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