This is the week all the Firsties (senior class) midshipmen and their families have been waiting for. Today marks the beginning of Commissioning Week at USNA and terminates with the graduation (commissioning) ceremony on Friday, May 25 with President Obama as the featured commencement speaker. After four years by the bay at the US Naval Academy here in Annapolis MD these young men and women will be commissioned in the Navy as Ensigns or the Marine Corp as Second Lieutenants. They will proudly serve in our military for the next five or more years as they help defend our country and our freedoms. We at the Flag House Inn proudly salute all the graduates, cheer with the family and friends and wish them all “Fair Winds and Following Seas” in the days ahead.