After President Barack Obama addressed the graduating midshipmen at the 2013 Graduation of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the ceremony was concluded steeped in tradition. After a rendition of the school song, Blue and Gold, the departing class and the remaining classes reciprocally cheer for each other. On the third cheer–the newly commissioned Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenants toss their midshipman covers into the air. The hats are collected by children who rush the field. The graduating mids usually leave a note in their hat and sometimes money.
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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County since 1996, he realized that something was missing regarding community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.
John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. Regarding journalism, news, blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.