Naval Academy goes viral with WWII salute


The Naval Academy has another viral internet hit, but it’s a little more solemn than the “Gangnam Style” spirit spot a few weeks ago.

The Navy Athletics Facebook page posted the below photo on Sunday. As of Wednesday afternoon, the photo has over 22,000 likes and has been shared over 5,000 times.

The photo shows Naval Academy midshipmen saluting a bus of World War II veterans, according to the Facebook post. The Navy men’s lacrosse team met the group of 67 vets at Baltimore-Washington International airport while returning home from playing Notre Dame over the weekend.

The team had the chance to shake the WWII vets’ hands and thank them for their service before lining up to salute their bus as it passed by. The interactions “put the trip in perspective” according to the post.

The athletic department’s Facebook page was the sixth most talked about page on all of Facebook on Tuesday, Annapolis Patch reported.


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