2/7

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  1. lovethenavy

    lovethenavy Member

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    It is an exciting day in our house! DS called first thing this morning to tell us he had signed his 2/7 papers. Since he rarely calls unless he wants us to put money on his yard card, we knew that this was a special call. I could hear the pride in his voice that he had made it this far. It seems like yesterday we were at I Day. Anxious to hear about other stories of how the mids who signed felt about it. :smile:
     
  2. Memphis9489

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    Congrats! No matter how certain we are that our mid is going to sign those papers, you can't help but breath a sigh of relief when they do.

    I recently read where a parent was stunned that their mid elected *not* to sign at the last minute, giving no prior indication that they were harboring doubts.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I think it's great that USNA now makes a big deal out of it -- signing papers and the like. I'm sure there are legal reasons:frown: -- but the outcome is much better.

    In our day, the only way we marked the event was a big beer party (drinking age was 18) sometime in September. That was fine but today's approach seems more "professional" and formal and . . . nice.:thumb:

    Proving that the "old way" is not always the best way!
     
  4. wilson73

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    For those who are interested/curious, the USNA Facebook page has a photo album posted showing the 2/7 commitment signing. Lots of smiles! Not only do the Mids sign their own individual commitment papers, they also sign a large scroll along with everyone in their class. Pretty impressive!
     
  5. Capt MJ

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    I think the "large scroll" is the Honor Scroll. Didn't get too many details when the 2/c sponsor mids blew in and out this weekend after briefings and getting errands done.
     
  6. NavyHoops

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    Concur with usna1985, the new way I think is much better. Brings the class together and makes it a big deal, besides the big 2 for 7 tailgater. I believe the large scroll is an Honor Scroll from my understanding as well. Reaffirms their commitment to the Honor Concept, especially since the stakes have changed once they signed those papers. We were handed our papers by our Company Officer and we all went back to our rooms and signed them. Most of us signed with our friends and took pictures. We happened to add a little fun by playing "Its the End of the World as We Know It." I think for the most part 90% or more of Mids sign with no issue or second thoughts.
     
  7. Whistle Pig

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    Hold on here. I'm wondering though if USNA sanctioned illegal drinking in the mid-80s.

    Maryland's legal drinking age has been 21 for all forms of alcohol since 1982, I believe?:confused: What year was your 2/7 day?? :confused Were 2/7 Mids under 21 screened? Guess it was a long time ago, huh? :wink:
     
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    Back then, base commanders were not necessarily required to follow state laws. It was perfectly legal.
     
  9. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    It is in this case! :biggrin:

    We had the beer party, and my 2/7 pewter tankard still sits proudly on a shelf in my office at home. :shake:
     
  10. subvet

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    Glad to see you posting Z as I was starting to worry about you!
     

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