Photo of Haitian Born West Point Graduate Goes Viral

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“I woke up this morning and found my face all over Facebook and with it myriad of amazing comments about my accomplishments,” stated Haitian born West Point Graduate, Alix Idrache.

Alix Idrache came to the United States to live his American dream. While growing up in Haiti, he saw U.S. forces on humanitarian missions. It was then when he began dreaming of becoming a pilot, according to

After moving to the U.S., Idrache became a U.S. citizen, and served with the Maryland Army National Guard for two years, according to

“Three things came to mind and led to those tears. The first is where I started. I am from Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me. The second is where I am. Men and women who have preserved the very essence of the human condition stood in that position and took the same oath,” stated Alix Idrache.

“The third is my future. Shortly after leave, I will report to Ft. Rucker to start flight school. Knowing that one day I will be a pilot is humbling beyond words. I could not help but be flooded with emotions knowing that I will be leading these men and women who are willing to give their all to preserve what we value as the American way of life. To me, that is the greatest honor. Once again, thank you.”

Idrache graduated and became a second lieutenant along with over 950 classmates on Monday, May 21, 2016.

The West Point United States Military Academy’s mission is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country, and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army, according to

“The academy provides a superb four-year education, which focuses on the leader development of cadets in the academic, military, and physical domains, all underwritten by adherence to a code of honor,” stated