Tag: U.S. Naval Academy

Naval Academy to Host Caps, Maple Leafs in Outdoor NHL Game Next Winter

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, via Wikimedia Commons

The Washington Capitals will be lacing up their skates for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Maryland turf ice next year, the Naval Academy announced on Sunday.

An Inspiring Midshipman and a Baltimore Boy Brought Together by Tradition and Fate

Photo by Justin Klein

The U.S. Naval Academy made history last month when Midshipman Kevin Hillery became the first paraplegic to graduate.  At the May 29 graduation, he commemorated the landmark occasion with a wheelie off the stage, to the thrill of his 1,098 classmates and an awestruck audience. Among those in the crowd that morning was 10-year old Charlie, a rising fifth grader at Calvert School in Baltimore, who, along with his grandparents and cousin, was watching a relative graduate.  For Charlie, seeing the Blue Angels fly over Naval Stadium, participating in the famous hat toss, and witnessing Hillery’s wheelie were thrills he would never forget.  Little did he know how intertwined the memories would become.