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The Honorable Henry Cabot Lodge Receives Thayer Award

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A dedicated American who has devoted his life to the many facets of our government with constant emphasis on national security.

He is unique in the breadth of his experience in the legislature, executive, diplomatic and military branches.

As a member of the President’s Cabinet for seven years, he takes part in shaping the course of the nation. In his post as Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, he enunciates with unceasing vigor the eternal truths and beliefs cherished by all our people.

In his quick and effective defense of freedom, his stalwart voice is heard round the world.

A Major General in the Army Reserve, he has had distinguished military service with combat units of the Army at home and abroad, in peace and in war.

His contribution to our nation exemplifies his outstanding devotion to “Duty, Honor, country.” Accordingly, the 1960 Sylvanus Thayer Medal is hereby awarded by the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy to Henry Cabot Lodge.

Thayer Award

Since 1958, the West Point Association of Graduates has presented the SYLVANUS THAYER AWARD to an outstanding citizen of the United States whose service and accomplishments in the national interest exemplify personal devotion to the ideals expressed in the West Point motto, “DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY.”
The Sylvanus Thayer Award is funded by a generous endowment from E. Doug Kenna ’45 and his wife, Jean.

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