Class of 2023 receive their rings during ceremony

By John Pellino USMA PAO, Class of 2024 Cadet Stephen Litterini, Capt. David Hoy USMA PAO - August 30, 2022
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Members of the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2023 enthusiastically show off their rings after they received them during the annual Ring Weekend ceremony Friday in front of family and friends at the Trophy Point Amphitheater.

The weekend also included a run and banquet to celebrate the milestone event.

The tradition of the class ring at USMA first began in 1835.

Years later, Ron Turner, USMA Class of 1958, developed the idea of incorporating the gold of alumni rings into the current classʼ rings. In November 2000, the Herff Jones Company melted gold of 31 rings with that yearʼs class through the Class Ring Memorial Program, which continues today.

Photos by John Pellino/USMA PAO, Class of 2024 Cadet Stephen Litterini and Capt. David Hoy/USMA PAO