Naval Academy honors Iwo Jima vets

The sports world has always been a great place to find military

tributes, but perhaps no one has done it better than the seniors on

the Naval Academy swim team, who photographed an underwater

re-creation of the Iwo Jima flag raising and posted it to Twitter

on Wednesday:

The photo was a unique nod to past members of the armed forces

by future members of the armed forces, and — not that anyone

ever roots

against the Naval Academy — you can’t help but

want to pull for these seniors (called Firsties, short for First

Class Midshipmen) when they open their season against George Mason

and Loyola next Thursday.