Photo of the Day

August 18, 2017

Graduation Celebration

Graduates of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, celebrate the end of their commencement ceremony—and the end of four years of hard work and perseverance. As Thunderbird jets fly over the stadium, the cadets toss their caps into the air. Traditionally, cadets put money on the inside of their caps. Once the toss happens, kids under 12 are allowed to run onto the field, find a cap, keep the money, and return the cap to the cadet. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by AJ Lee, National Geographic Your Shot

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