The U.S. Naval Academy is steeped in tradition, and one of them was experienced by hundreds of people Monday morning—the Color Parade.
The oldest parade at the institution, it was first held in 1867.
The event honors fall and spring color companies, and takes place on Worden Field. 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 highlight of the event was the formal presentation of the color company pennant to the company that excelled in academics, athletics and professional accomplishments, according to a Naval Academy media release.
Midshipman 1st Class Evan Rowe, of Midlothian, Va., was spring semester color company commander. He will be commissioned as an ensign at graduation and plans to train as a Navy pilot.
Midshipman 1st Class Taylor H. Paul, of the 1st Company, from Seaford, Del., was fall semester color company commander. He will be commissioned as a Marine second lieutenant and plans to train as a Marine officer.