Newly Commissioned US Navy (USN) Ensigns (ESN) and US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenants (2LT) celebrate their new positions by throwing their covers into the air during the US Naval Academys Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony held at Annapolis, Maryland (MD). The hat toss, now a traditional ending to the ceremony, originated at the Naval Academy in 1912, and has since become the symbolic and visual end to the four-year program