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The Trident - Blog of the US Naval Academy
My youngest son, Noah, just wrapped up his first year as a "Plebe" at the U.S. Naval Academy this past week. His last hurdle was to join the other 1,100+ Plebes to somehow get a Dixie Cup (Sailor Cap) cap down from a 21 foot monument slathered in lard, and replace it with the fancier Cover. It took them 1 hour and 13 minutes, but they did it! Once the feat was achieved, their status as Plebes was officially over! Another tradition of the day was to leave their sneakers behind to be donated to Catholic Charities!
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1 hour and 13 minutes
scrunched into 2 minutes and 30 seconds
The obelisk is called Herndon Monument, in honor of Commander Lewis Herndon who went down with his ship in 1857 off the coast of North Carolina during a three day hurricane, and after saving 152 women and children.