Published September 08, 2009
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Dutch Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, Princess Maxima, got a rousing welcome from West Point cadets as they visited the U.S. Military Academy for the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage.
Tuesday's festivities included NATO vessels, Dutch barges and a replica of Hudson's ship, the Half Moon. A Dutch naval ship offered a 21-gun salute.
The prince says New York was built on the values of Dutch-American pioneers, including a passion for liberty.
Hudson, an Englishman, was working for the Dutch during his September 1609 sail.