The West Point Association of Graduates tweeted that Robert E. Lee had assisted Union General Gordon Granger in proclaiming slaves had been freed following the end of the Civil War.
"We are consistently silenced and shunned by our Chain of Command and peers when we speak out against racist behavior," wrote one West Point cadet.
Ahead of Trump's speech, hundreds of West Point graduates penned an open letter to the academy's class of 2020 warning of the tumult of contemporary politics.
The event is expected to bring an estimated 1,000 cadets back to West Point.
"When leaders betray public faith through deceitful rhetoric, quibbling, or the appearance of unethical behavior, it erodes public trust," the letter from a group of former West Point graduates read.
Although the behavior wasn't seen as an effort to promote racist ideology, West Point said it was "disappointed" in the cadets actions
"Expulsion?" one Twitter user asked.
While the number of new female cadets didn't increase, it remained consistent with figures from previous years.
This is Pence's second time speaking at West Point, but his first time as graduation speaker.
The president said John James is "doing so well" he plans to head to Michigan to support the Republican hopeful in person.
Maranda "Randy" Whitten had last been seen kayaking in Georgia's West Point Lake on Friday, August 17.
Spenser Rapone gave the Army "one final salute" in a photo showing him giving the middle finger to the Fort Drum entrance.
This is the second time Trump has publicly said he wants to develop a U.S. space force.
The two helicopter pilots met while "don't ask, don't tell" was in effect.
The Army has not announced any disciplinary action against Rapone, but West Point issued a statement suggesting that they are "looking into the matter."
Remarks at the U.S. Naval Academy reveal the vice president's ignorance about the law.
He could not lead the tens of thousands of LGBTQ and Muslim soldiers in the Army.
The first two women will graduate from the Army's Ranger School on August 21.