NJ celebrates a decade hosting West Point cadets
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey program that offers cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point a crash-course in different cultures is marking its tenth year.
Cadets visit Jersey City as part of a course called ‘Winning the Peace,’ which helps them develop skills they’ll need if they are deployed to other countries.
They spend three days in Jersey City, because it’s considered one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse municipalities in America.
This year’s visit began Thursday and runs through Saturday, when a 10th anniversary celebration is planned.
The cadets in the class stay overnight at a mosque and attend Islamic prayers. They also go to an Egyptian Coptic Christian church, a synagogue and a Hindu religious service, and sample the foods of the cultures they encounter.