Rising on Twitter: Commandant Addresses Midshipmen

May 02, 2011

We're seeing more and more videos pour in from across the country of celebrations and gatherings late last night following President Obama's announcement that the United States military had killed Osama bin Laden. Numerous videos have been posted from the service academies where midshipmen and cadets were out celebrating into the early morning, most of whom were young children nearly decade ago on September 11th. (Here are examples from Annapolis, West Point, and the Air Force Academy.)

Trending late this morning is a video captured at the U.S. Naval Academy of its Commandant, Captain Robert E. Clark II, addressing midshipmen with a bullhorn from his porch late last night. Capt. Clark relates the story of when he learned of the 9/11 attacks and leads the gathered crowd through a rendition of the "I Believe" cheer:

(Some adult language.)

A new version of this speech was posted and appears below. The academy superintendant also spoke via bullhorn.