This picture of a soldier graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this week is melting the internet. You can see the emotion in his face that clearly shows how overcome he was in that moment.
After being posted to Instagram, he responded to the photo that he didn’t even notice was taken. It goes to show what the American Dream is really all about:
Here was his response:
I want to thank everyone for your kind and thoughtful comments on this picture. SSG Bryant captured a moment that I will never forget. At this moment, I was overwhelmed with emotions. 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. Men who preserved the Union is a dark period of this country’s history.