Mary Heimerl of Holand, N.J. wipes tears from her eyes as their son John and the rest of the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 enters before their graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Mary Heimerl of Holand, N.J. wipes tears from her eyes as their son John and the rest of the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 enters before their graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)