Midshipman marches in presidential parade
Navy Midshipman Diana C. Cabarle, daughter of Decey and Douglas Cabarle of Hudson, along with others members of the Naval Academy's 24th Company, marched in the 57th Presidential Inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., recently.
The 24th Company was chosen to participate in the parade due to its status as the Brigade's Color Company. The Academy's Color Company competition is a tradition that began in 1867 and recognizes the superior performing company based on exceptional academic, athletic, and military professional performance. Thirty companies make up the Naval Academy's student body, which is referred to as the Brigade of Midshipmen. The U.S. military has provided ceremonial support of presidential inaugurations since 1789.
Cabarle is a 2011 graduate of Hudson High School and joined the Navy in July 2011.