On July 9, 1776, one of this nation's Founding Fathers and its first true Soldier-Statesman issued the historic general order announcing our citizenry's desire to live in freedom. He also powerfully expressed the responsibility of the American soldier in "defending the dearest Rights and Liberties of his country."
General George Washington charged each under his command “to live and act” as a virtuous soldier dedicated to dutiful endeavor and service as the highest honor in a free nation. Headquartered in New York, he would later command his Continental Army from West Point (future home of the United States Military Academy).
Today, men and women who have answered the same call and now join the ranks of the Soldier-Statesmen understand that strong, ethical leadership transcends their own military service and chosen profession. Such was the case in the life of surveyor, farmer, soldier, commander-in-chief and President of the United States George Washington and others in our nation’s history. It is their example of selfless service, enlightened stewardship, civic involvement and moral fortitude coupled with an unwavering duty concept to serve God and country for a lifetime that we seek to venerate and emulate. This is our charge.
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