United States Military Academy founded today in 1802! The first major US military academy, i.e. West Point, established early in the Jefferson administration - a wonderful place to visit (which we did about 16 yrs ago on a week-long trip to the Hudson River area) not only for its beautiful location on the river, but for the long list of Notable Graduates (click the link, if interested) - map below along w/ a few pics. Also, there is an excellent PBS video that I own, which is recommended (can be rented on Amazon and likely elsewhere). Dave .