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Photos: Thousands Cheer at Naval Academy Graduation

President Barack Obama charged the graduates with continuing a legacy of duty and honor.

Despite wind and rain throughout the ceremony, more than 1,000 midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2013 graduated on Friday morning.

A total of 1,047 graduated from the academy on Friday, including 764 Navy ensigns, 264 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants, and three Air Force 2nd lieutenants. An estimated 35,000 of the graduates' family and friends came to cheer on their achievement at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.


See video of the ceremony and President Obama's address.

patricia May 25, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Yea, Obama's got a nerve talking to anyone else about duty and honor. He also made mention that sexual harrassment has no place in our military. Any kind of harrassment has no place anywhere in our government, but that didn't stop him and the IRS, State Dept., and the DOJ from harrassing people and breaking the law. He wants the DOJ to investigate itself!! How do you think that's going to turn out? Corruption through and through.
M French May 26, 2013 at 05:16 PM
He has no honor, character or integrity. He is an abomination. How dare this socialist talk to our young people about these qualities that he himself lacks. He doesn't have one ounce of pride in our flag, our history, our military and the sacrifices they make for our freedom.
Joe Galvagna May 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Well the Academy has stooped to a new low having Obama sleek. Such a fake with no loyalty or respect for our military or our country. Yea you go Navy. I would have preferred to have Peewe Herman speek. A definite new low in our country you go Navy and MD. At least the weather did not cooperate. A real sad day for the military.
amark May 27, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Each of those graduates has more integrity in their little toe than Obama does in his entire body.
Sanchez June 02, 2013 at 02:45 PM
The Pathological Liar in Chief tells us he defeated al Quaida? "Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'" "The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km (1 mile), reports the BBC's Rami Ruhayem in Baghdad. All of the arrested men had confessed to the plot and said they had received instruction from another al-Qaeda offshoot, he added." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22742201

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