We have a son at USMAPS who will be entering USMA class of 2018 and a daughter who is still in the running for USNA, USAFA, USMA and was offered an appointment to USCGAS for 2018. As I get up to speed on "all things Academy" I came across a great tradition at USMA of donating class rings of deceased graduates to be melted down to become part of new rings...further connecting the past, present and future of the Long Grey Line. I think this is such a cool and appropriate thing to do with the ring that I was wondering if USNA has the same tradition? I looked and all I could find was this: https://www.usna.com/Page.aspx?pid=623 But it is not quite the same thing...this is to display the ring, not to have it become part of new rings. My Uncle, a USNA grad of 1958 (think Admiral Poindexter and John McCain) who became a Major in the USMC and had three combat tours in Vietnam recently died and I now have his class ring and sabre. He wore his ring every day, including the day he died and it seems a shame to have it sitting in a safe deposit box. They (the ring and sabre) are very valuable sentimentally to us but as we become familiar with the Academy and the pride, tradition and the connection of past to the future, we would really like to donate it to that cause. Do any of you have any insight into such a thing?