Tomi Rucker, a Washington, D.C. Navy mom, holds a picture of her son, Jonathan Matthew Rucker, at the D.C. World War I Memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. She came to the memorial to talk about the inconsistent flying of the D.C. flag at military graduations, specifically mentioning how sad she and her husband--fourth generation Washingtonians--were when the D.C. flag was not included in her son's boot camp graduation when the flags from the other recruits' states were. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Tomi Rucker, a Washington, D.C. Navy mom, holds a picture of her son, Jonathan Matthew Rucker, at the D.C. World War I Memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. She came to the memorial to talk about the inconsistent flying of the D.C. flag at military graduations, specifically mentioning how sad she and her husband--fourth generation Washingtonians--were when the D.C. flag was not included in her son's boot camp graduation when the flags from the other recruits' states were. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)