GRADUATION DAY AT U.S. MILITARY ACADEMIES It's graduation day at West Point, Annapolis, the Air Force and the Coast Guard military academies. There's plenty of cap tossing, celebration and a speech from President Lyndon Johnson to the Coast Guard Academy.
SPANISH NAVY SHIP ARRIVES IN NEW YORK - 1932 The three-masted “Juan Sebastian Elcano” Spanish naval ship arrives in New York following an 18,000 mile cadet training trip. Midshipmen go through their paces rigging up the sails in a swift and impressive drill. Great sailor POV climbing up the mast.
MIDDIES HONOR "COLOR GIRL" In traditional commencement ceremonies at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Miss Frances Moses, The Color Girl , presents colors to Prize Company Commander Jarvis, and reviews a spectacular Dress Paradern
577 MIDSHIPMEN GET DIPLOMAS America's future admirals, a record class, are graduated in the first outdoor ceremonies at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 38 years. Admiral Leahy presents diplomas, and Louis H. Roddis is the honor student
NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE DENIED COMMISSION - 1955 Eugene Landy, No. 2 honor graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, attends but is not granted a commission upon graduation because his mother was once a member of the Communist party. Navy Secretary Charles Thomas later overrules the decision and grant Landy his commission.
Date: August 5, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:42:00, With Audio
OLD GOLD CIGARETTE CONTEST WINNER Naval cadet William R. Staggs wins the $100,000 grand prize in a national Old Gold cigarette puzzle contest. Naturally the girls descend to help William spend the cash.
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