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Elder Holland to West Point cadets: Three aspects essential to integrity

Integrity is realized by doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason — at any cost.

That was the message Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve shared with cadets and others gathered May 7 for the National Day of Prayer Breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Church leader's remarks on integrity was one of several value-themed messages delivered by leaders of various religious faiths. Other addresses focused on loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor and personal courage.

Elder Holland's participation in the morning program marked his first visit to the storied academy. He noted West Point's prominence in American history and his admiration for the academy cadets preparing to serve their country.

In his remarks, the Church leader focused on three aspects essential to integrity.

1. Adherence to a code

The U.S. Military Academy has a code that declares, '"A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do." It is an external code imposed by the institution, and those who violate it are subject to harsh discipline.

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