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USNA Color Parade (PHOTOS)

| May 24, 2011, 09:13 AM | 0 Comments

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The US Naval Academy’s annual Color Parade, honoring the fall and spring color companies was held on Worden Field, yesterday morning. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., chairman of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors; Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller; and Commandant of Midshipmen Capt. Robert E. Clark, II reviewed the parade.

The midshipmen of 26th Company earned the honor of being designated as the spring 2011 color company through their accomplishments during the last semester.

The Color Parade is the oldest parade at the U.S. Naval Academy, a tradition which began in 1867. Midshipmen anticipate this parade as their last full dress parade while at the academy. The highlight of the Color Parade is the formal presentation of the color company pennant to the company that has excelled in academics, athletics and professional accomplishments.

Midshipman 1st Class Evan Rowe, of Midlothian, Va., served as the Spring Semester Color Company Commander. At graduation he will be commissioned as an ensign and will train as a Navy pilot. Rowe received the Stewart Wight Hannah Memorial Trophy. Hannah was a 1956 academy graduate. The silver bowl will be displayed in Bancroft Hall throughout the year and is inscribed with the spring semester color company number and the name of the new Color Company commander.

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