Class of 2026 cadets make their way back to West Point

Friends and family cheered on new cadets Monday morning as they reached the end of their 12-mile March Back to West Point.

The Class of 2026 departed before sunrise from Lake Frederick and traveled along routes 293 and 9W. Around 11 a.m., cadets arrived with a banner displaying “For Country We Commit.”

The event marked the completion of a rigorous six-week program that trains new cadets in basic military skills for entry into the Corps of Cadets.

This article originally appeared on Times Herald-Record: Cadets arrive from March Back to West Point as Class of 2026