As a change of pace from our usual cocktail of animal sex offenders and political costumes, Blogger Peter Shankman forwarded us his story about a run-in today with three West Point students. Shankman ran into cammo backpack-wearing seniors Andrew, Phil, and Gary, and asked why they looked so tired: “Well sir, we’re walking from West Point, where we go to school, to Ground Zero to pay our respects.” The three students had walked for 22 hours, and about 55 miles, from West Point in order to "pay their respects" at the WTC.

Since we've never really attempted a walk that long (except for this one time we got lost in Boston and set down the Charles in a borrowed canoe...), let alone for such an admirable reason, we're quite impressed with their resolve.