Sorry I meant high school graduation to the Academy. Great idea for later on though! ThanksWe are planning on buying his ASU. They have to turn their ASU back in when they commission. Another idea would be new PT clothes or any other gear that they would have to turn back in.
Wait, there a $2k deposit to go to USMA? Any other costs I should be aware of and save for?They don't need much before R-Day. Just be careful with edged tools if you will be flying. There will be a $2000 dollar deposit need as part of the second step that is used to upfront costs and purchase a computer.
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An inexpensive but meaningful gift -- as soon as I knew son was accepting his appointment, I ordered a flag through our congressional representative. It was one that was flown over the US Capitol on his R-Day. I ordered it about a month ahead of R-Day for $22 or so. It came nicely boxed with a certificate of the date it had flown (after he had started) and I put it in a closet for four years and gave it to him for USMA graduation as a sign that "I knew he could do it!" . He used it for his commissioning ceremony, and has said he will use it for all promotions afterward.
You can go on your congressman or either senators websites and under a service tab or something of that nature look for flags. Then you fill out a form requesting a flag flown at a certain size on whichever date you'd like. Hope that made senseCan you tell me how you did this? Did you just call the congressional office?
No problem. If you can't find it on your MOCs websites, I can link it to you on the ones of my state (Virginia) and you can probably order it through that link even if out of state. Also, I'm pretty sure the US Capitol website has a place to order it on there as well. Best of luck!Yes, thanks so much.