- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A New York-based filmmaker has produced a new documentary on the stained-glass windows on the U.S. Military Academy’s landmark Cadet Chapel.

The chapel at West Point was built in 1910, but it didn’t get its first now-famous stained-glass windows until a few years later, when glass maker William Willet of Philadelphia beat out the Tiffany Glass Co. for the commission to create a 50-foot-tall window.

The so-called “Sanctuary Window” - inscribed with West Point’s motto “Duty, Honor, Country” - was installed in 1915.

Willet’s company continued to produce a commemorative chapel window for every West Point class until 1976.

The Journal News reports (https://lohud.us/19EF4Hm ) that 83-year-old Norman Shaifer of Tappan in Rockland County has made the chapel’s 178 windows the subject of his latest documentary, titled “The Stained Glass Windows at West Point.”


Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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