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100 Objects, A History of the Navy
100 Objects, A History of the Navy

Object 15: The Herndon Monument

This iconic piece of stone has graced the Academy's grounds since 1860, and it has symbolized the completion of "Plebe Year" for almost one hundred years. Erected as a memorial to remember the heroism of one of the Navy's early leaders, the monument has become the site of an ever-evolving set of traditions and customs held dear to the Brigade of Midshipmen. Jim Cheevers goes more in depth into its history, and the background of the plebe recognition ceremony.

The Herndon Monument


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