The Cap in the Sky Visa Gift Card depicts a graduation tradition that originated at the U. S. Naval Academy in 1912. Until that year Annapolis graduates were required to spend two years afloat as midshipmen following graduation before they received full officer status. In 1912 that requirement was dropped, and graduates no longer needed the caps they wore as students, so they tossed them in the air in celebration. Graduates at other universities soon adopted the practice, throwing their student caps in the air as a farewell gesture. Join the celebration by giving Cap in the Sky Visa Gift Cards to graduates on your list.