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Midshipmen of the Kings Point U.S. Merchant Marine (Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Midshipmen of the Kings Point U.S. Merchant Marine Academy stand during the Entrance of the Colors at the beginning of the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall on campus. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Kings Point academy parent's weekend

Photos from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat and the celebration of Parent's Weekend at the Academy.

The Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums join
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums join the Regimental Band of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point in many musical performances during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat and the celebration of Parent's Weekend at the Academy. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Midshipmen of the Kings Point U.S. Merchant Marine
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Midshipmen of the Kings Point U.S. Merchant Marine Academy stand during the Entrance of the Colors at the beginning of the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall on campus. (Sept. 14, 2012)

To the tune of the song, You're a
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

To the tune of the song, You're a Grand Old Flag, the Star Spangled Banner Brigade joins the Ceremony of Beating Retreat during Parent's Weekend at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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To the tune of the song, You're a
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

To the tune of the song, You're a Grand Old Flag, the Star Spangled Banner Brigade join the Ceremony of Beating Retreat during Parent's Weekend at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (Sept. 14, 2012)

To the tune of the song, You're a
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

To the tune of the song, You're a Grand Old Flag, the Star Spangled Banner Brigade join the Ceremony of Beating Retreat during Parent's Weekend at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Members of the Regimental Band of the United
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point stand in formation along side the Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall. (Sept. 14, 2012)

The Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums join
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums join the Regimental Band of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point in many musical performances during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat and the celebration of Parent's Weekend at the Academy. (Sept. 14, 2012)

While visiting his brother Midshipman Sean Mecord, 11-year-old
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

While visiting his brother Midshipman Sean Mecord, 11-year-old Zach Schmelling of Louisiana helps conduct the Regimental Band of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point during the Ceremony of the Beating Retreat. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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Members of the Regimental Band of the United
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point stand in formation along side the Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Paige Queen, 19, of Colorado, is a 3rd
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Paige Queen, 19, of Colorado, is a 3rd Classman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point and takes in the Ceremony of Beating Retreat with the featured guide dog Marge, a seven-month-old black Labrador. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Family and friends gather at the USMMA O'Hara
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Family and friends gather at the USMMA O'Hara Hall in Kings Point for the Ceremony of Beating Retreat, where both the Regimental Band of the USMMA and the Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums perform annually for the event. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Friends and family of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Friends and family of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman come to Kings Point for Parent's Weekend and spend Friday evening at the Ceremony of Beating Retreat in O'Hara Hall. Members of the Regimental Band hide underneath the bleachers before making a surprise entrance in one of the performances. (Sept. 14, 2012)

The Ceremony of Beating Retreat is an annual
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The Ceremony of Beating Retreat is an annual event at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, where Midshipman and their friends and family gather to watch the Regimental Band as well as the Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums perform in the Academy's gymnasium. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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Members of the Regimental Band of the United
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point stand in formation along side the Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums, in kilts, during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Family and friends gather at the USMMA O'Hara
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Family and friends gather at the USMMA O'Hara Hall in Kings Point for the Ceremony of Beating Retreat, where both the Regimental Band of the USMMA and the Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums perform annually for the event. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Captain Kenneth R. Force, USMS and Director of
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Captain Kenneth R. Force, USMS and Director of Music at the USMMA in Kings Point conducts his Regimental Band as they perform dozens of musical numbers during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall at the Academy. (Sept. 14, 2012)

To the tune of the song, You're a
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

To the tune of the song, You're a Grand Old Flag, the Star Spangled Banner Brigade join the Ceremony of Beating Retreat during Parent's Weekend at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (Sept. 14, 2012)

As part of the performances during the Ceremony
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

As part of the performances during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point is a singing solo of Broadway melodies by Midshipman Natalie Jones. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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Members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Regimental
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Regimental Band prep backstage before the Ceremony of Beating Retreat begins at O'Hara Hall at the Academy in Kings Point. (Sept. 14, 2012)

The Ceremony of Beating Retreat is an annual
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The Ceremony of Beating Retreat is an annual event at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, where Midshipman and their friends and family gather to watch the Regimental Band as well as the Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums perform in the Academy's gymnasium. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Drum Major Michael Hayes, USMMA Superintendent Dr. James
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Drum Major Michael Hayes, USMMA Superintendent Dr. James Helis, Maritime Administrator David Matsuda and Steven Skrynecki, Chief of Department at the Nassau County Police and Drum Sergeant, share a moment back stage before the Ceremony of Beating Retreat begins at O'Hara Hall in Kings Point. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Members of the Regimental Band of the United
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point stand in formation along side the Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Midshipman in the Kings Point USMMA Regimental Band
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Midshipman in the Kings Point USMMA Regimental Band stand at attention as they begin the entertainment as they celebrate Parent's Weekend and the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall on campus. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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A Midshipman and member of the Regimental Band
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

A Midshipman and member of the Regimental Band of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy of Kings Point leads his fellow band members out into the spotlight during the Ceremony of Beating Retreat in O'Hara Hall. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Paige Queen, 19, of Colorado, is a 3rd
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Paige Queen, 19, of Colorado, is a 3rd Classman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point and takes in the Ceremony of Beating Retreat with the featured guide dog Marge, a seven-month-old black Labrador. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Midshipman in the Kings Point USMMA Regimental Band
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Midshipman in the Kings Point USMMA Regimental Band stand at attention as they begin the entertainment as they celebrate Parent's Weekend and the Ceremony of Beating Retreat at O'Hara Hall on campus. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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