Traditions and Legacies

On the cusp of my favorite tradition – Thanksgiving – sharing a journey that I’m particularly thankful for.

Kathy Camp

“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.” ~Churchill

There is something very comforting about tradition. Even the most modern millennial looks forward to the Memorial Day BBQ, the Macy’s Day Parade, the Thanksgiving meal, the half eaten chocolate Easter bunny ear. Traditions are fundamental. They help us celebrate, remember, pause to commemorate. Traditions anchor us in a unique way to our particular heritage.

I was born and raised at the United States Military Academy at West Point. That is my heritage. Their customs, my traditions. I can recite their creed, their mottos, sing their hymns. I find comfort and security in their traditions and in them lies my unique history.

To honor my connection to the Academy, to honor my father and his 23 year legacy as the Chaplain there, I embarked on a cross-country visit of Founders…

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One thought on “Traditions and Legacies

  1. Kathy, This is beautifully written. Spiritual muscle MUST be a cornerstone of USMA leadership development. There are no atheists in a foxhole. Eric


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