Neither Snow nor Rain nor War nor Pandemics…

2008 U.S. Military Academy Commencement Ceremony (DoD photo)Our nation’s oldest and most storied service academy, West Point (The United States Military Academy), initially told its corps of cadets to stay at home at the end of the spring break in March, in view of the risks and dangers posed by the spreading COVID-19.This order included its nearly 1,000 soon-to-be commissioned cadets of the Class of 2020, the largest class in the academy’s 144-year history.The Naval Academy, Annapolis, did likewise and will hold a virtual graduation instead, a difficult decision but necessary “to safeguard th…

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