Tomi Rucker, a Washington, D.C. Navy mom, talks with Mayor Vincent Gray at the D.C. World War I Memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 about the inconsistent flying of the D.C. flag at military graduations. Ms. Rucker says she was "saddened" when the D.C. flag was not a part of her son's boot camp graduation, particularly because the flags of the other recruits' states were part of the ceremony. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Tomi Rucker, a Washington, D.C. Navy mom, talks with Mayor Vincent Gray at the D.C. World War I Memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 about the inconsistent flying of the D.C. flag at military graduations. Ms. Rucker says she was "saddened" when the D.C. flag was not a part of her son's boot camp graduation, particularly because the flags of the other recruits' states were part of the ceremony. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)