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8.30.13 … Congratulations USMA Seniors! …

United States Military Academy class ring, kith/kin, USMA Ring Ceremony, history: Congratulations USMA Seniors!

The cadets of the United States Military Academy first began the practice of wearing class rings in 1835.[1] The United States Military Academy class ring has traditionally been worn on the left hand, but most recent graduates choose to wear it on their right hand, which is likely in response to the dilemma posed by wearing both a West Point ring and a wedding ring on the same finger. Some graduates still choose to wear both on their left hand. While at West Point, the ring is worn so that the class crest is worn to the inside and closest to one’s heart. Upon graduation, the ring is worn so that the West Point crest is closest to the heart.[2]

Ring Weekend is a tradition at the United States Military Academy where senior cadets are awarded their West Point class ring. West Point is the first American school to have class rings.[3] It is awarded to senior cadets shortly after the start of their senior year, after which there is a formal dinner and dance (called a “hop” in cadet slang) following the ceremony for the cadets and their guests.

via United States Military Academy class ring – Wikipedia, the free 

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