A touching photo captured the raw emotion of graduation for a Haiti-born cadet, who says he never thought he would fulfill his American dream.
In a picture shared on the United States Military Academy at West Point social media pages, tears stream down 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache’s face as he stands alongside his peers at a graduation ceremony on May 21.
Idrache, who knew only basic English when he came to the United Sates from Port-au-Prince in 2009, wrote on Instagram that he was overcome with emotion during the ceremony.
“I am from Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me,” he wrote.
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