Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, center, and Mayor Vincent Gray look on as Tomi Rucker, a Washington, D.C. Navy mom, talks about how she and her husband were saddened by the fact that the D.C. flag was not a part of her son's Navy boot camp graduation, when flags from the other states with graduates were present. Ms. Rucker joined the D.C. officials at the D.C. World War I Memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 to talk about the inconsistent flying of the D.C. flag at military graduations. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, center, and Mayor Vincent Gray look on as Tomi Rucker, a Washington, D.C. Navy mom, talks about how she and her husband were saddened by the fact that the D.C. flag was not a part of her son's Navy boot camp graduation, when flags from the other states with graduates were present. Ms. Rucker joined the D.C. officials at the D.C. World War I Memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 to talk about the inconsistent flying of the D.C. flag at military graduations. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)