Ring Tradition
Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, West Point Directorate of Public Affairs and Communications
The concept of a class ring originated in 1835, as West Point became the first American university to honor its senior class with a treasured keepsake of gold. A decade ago, a new chapter to this West Point tradition was forged when molten gold emerged from a fiery furnace to inaugurate the Memorial Class Ring Donor Program. That program continues today as the Class of 2011 proudly wears rings forever connected with members of the Long Gray Line.
Page last updated Tue August 16th, 2011 at 00:00