Motto or phrase for Class Ring Engraving

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  1. NCRaider

    NCRaider Member

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    I know this is a very personal choice, but I thought you all would have some good suggestions for personalizing the class ring with a line of
    engraving. Keep in mind the "limited space".
     
  2. tankercaptain

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    Typically the motto for the class is the next line of the mariners hymn there is little wiggle room with regards to it.
    Here is the hymn

    Eternal Father, strong to save,
    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
    Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep,
    O hear us when we cry to thee
    For those in peril on the sea!

    Lord, stand beside all those who sail
    Our merchant ships in storm and gale,
    In peace and war their watch they keep
    On every sea, on thy vast deep.
    Be with them, Lord, by night and day,
    For Merchant Mariners we pray.
     
  3. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    I think he meant something to engrave on the inside of his ring, not the class mottor
     
  4. jasperdog

    jasperdog Member

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    If it's for the inside of the ring my advice is your name - I've had mine returned to me twice in my life thanks to having my name engraved inside mine says <Name> "D" .... no smart replies please the "D" is for Deck....
     
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  5. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    I don't usually use the words "smart" and "deck" in the same sentence anyway.
     
  6. NCRaider

    NCRaider Member

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    Sorry guys, I thought it was clear..
    Yes you put your name, but evidentally there is room for a
    short phrase like "adapt and overcome", or something clever,and
    I thought you all might have heard some memorable ones over the years.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I started at CGA in 2002. My class ring has my name on the inside, and under it "Never Forget" which was my nod to 9-11-01.

    Take some time and think of something for yourself. Years down the road, it's got to mean something to you, not because it was a pop off answer from someone on the internet, but because it was you. 99% of the time, you're going to be the only person who know's it's there (unless you frequently take it off and pass it around).

    Anyway "Never Forget" fit under my name (but it's mine!!!).
     
  8. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Yes, but nothing repeatable :biggrin:
     
  9. tankercaptain

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    Everyone I knew got their name and major. A few put KPS.
     
  10. kpparent

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    My son class of 2012 put '45 '70 '12 for his grandfather '45, me '70, and his class '12. My father was in tears when he saw it.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Nicely done!
     
  12. h20costable

    h20costable H2OCoNstable

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    My son has two rings - a "Battle" ring that he wears daily, and a "Dress" ring.

    He inscribed his "Battle" ring with the Quote:

    "If you don't eat your meat you can't have any pudding"
    From Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

    It reminds him of the intensely hard work (the "Meat") that it took to graduate from KP and the "dessert" being the fruits of his labor - i.e. his new job as a 3rd Engineer!

    His dress ring is simply inscribed with his full name.
     
  13. Lynpar

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    MOM? Anybody?
    :shake:

    Oh okay, how about WOW?
    :yllol:
     
  14. cmakin

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    Oh, KPS. . . I wonder what that means. . . . .
     
  15. KP2013Momm

    KP2013Momm Member

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    My son has his name in both rings. Don't forget moms love the pendent which can be a copy of the ring top. The back of mine says MOM. Dad has a lapel pin.
     
  16. John Galt

    John Galt The men of the mind

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    "Fortune favors the bold" in Latin in my dress ring

    "Molon Labe" in my battle ring
     
  17. EDPKP81

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    So I take it most get two rings these days? I couldn't afford one ring as the price of gold hit $850/ounce back in 1980 (which is the reason I had to settle for a ring made of Precium)! My inscription was my name and 'Deck' except the 'e' looked like an 'i'! LOL!!
     
  18. cmakin

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    Precium for me, too.
     
  19. majmattmason

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    Reminds me of a good friend who graduated from the USAFA many years ago and wanted the ring company to inscribe the symbol of a cross and the symbol of a fish inside his ring. When he got it and looked inside, it read, "A cross and a Fish". He kept it because it made him laugh and was a better story.
     
  20. Kram1

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    Yep...usually use the words " close enough" when referring to engineers! :smile:
     

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