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September 11th Memorial Conference in D.C.

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 George Glock This September I was one of twenty five cadets selected by faculty to attend the official September 11th Memorial Conference in Washington, D.C. When I first heard, I was ecstatic because President Obama was scheduled to speak at it. Unfortunately, he was not there because that was the night he gave his infamous “Jobs Speech” on television. Still, I got to hear speeches by several famous people and politicians, including the Chief of Staff, the head of FEMA, and Madame Albright. There were many other government officials there as well, including a few congressmen.

The conference was a day-long event full of presentations, discussions, and meet-and-greets. I met many interesting and influential individuals. We all got to see the unreleased plans for the 9/11 memorial as well.

This is just one example of the many amazing opportunities the Academy provides cadets. I have been on many other similar trips, and I have friends who have traveled the world on trips like this (including to the Dominican Republic, Africa, and Italy). If you have any interest in seeing the world and meeting some of the most influential people in the world, the Coast Guard Academy provides that.

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