A photo of a West Point graduate is going viral and the reason behind the emotional photo might possibly melt your heart.
The photo posted on West Point's social media accounts features Haiti-born Alix Idrache with tears streaming down his face during a graduation ceremony.
After the photo went viral, Idrach shared what was going through his mind during the emotional moment on Instagram.
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"At this moment, I was overwhelmed with emotions. Three things came to mind and led to those tears," he wrote.
He continued describing the beautiful moment:
"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. Men who scaled the face of adversity and liberated Europe from fascism and nazism. Women like CPT Griest, LT Haver, MAJ Jaster who rewrote the narrative and challenged the status quo to prove themselves worthy of being called Rangers. 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."
He also posted his gratitude in a Facebook post, CNN reports, writing:
"I woke up this morning and found my face all over Facebook and with it myriad of amazing comments about my accomplishments. I am humbled and shocked at the same time. Thank you for giving me a shot at the American Dream and may God bless America, the greatest country on earth."
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