• Class of 2016 receives class rings at Trophy Point ceremony

    Surrounded by family and friends, the members of the Class of 2016 gathered together at Trophy Point Amphitheater to receive their class rings during the annual Ring Ceremony Aug. 28. Ring Weekend, which includes the Ring Ceremony, Ring Banquet and a Cadet Hop, commemorates the firsties academic careers as they enter their final year at West Point.  Class of 2016 cadets show off their rings after the Ring Ceremony. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Bunkley/USMA Public Affairs

    In a ceremony that began with the Class of 1835 to honor the tradition of the Long Gray Line, the Class of 2016 received their class rings during the Ring Ceremony Aug. 28 at Trophy Point.

    In 2000, another tradition began, the ring melt, with melting the gold from donated rings into the gold of the class ring solidifying the bond with those who have gone before them. The Class of 2002 was the first class to receive the infused rings.

    This year, 34 West Point class rings, the oldest belonging to retired Lt. Col. Reeve Douglas Keiler, USMA Class of 1924, as well as a ring from retired Lt. Col. John Hamilton Boyd III, USMA Class of 1966, the Class of 2016 50-year affiliate class, were donated. Read More



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