VMI Class of 2020 Ring Figure

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  1. Falcon A

    Falcon A Member

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    For those interested in VMI . . .

    The history of a Class Ring has a long tradition at VMI, including the term "Ring Figure":

    https://www.vmi.edu/archives/vmi-archives-faqs/class-rings-and-ring-figure/

    Here are some links to some pics for the VMI Class of 2020 from Thursday 15 Nov 2018 and Friday 16 Nov 2018 . . . at VMI they get 2 rings -- a "Combat Ring" meant for everyday wear and not made from precious metal or with jewels presented at a Thursday dinner among the Class:

    http://vminews.tumblr.com/post/180172440981/combat-ring-supper-nov-16-2018the-class-of-2020

    . . . and then their "formal" or "dress wear" rings are presented at a formal ceremony on Friday and then placed on their hand at a Ball Friday evening . . . that Ring is a 44 penny weight monstrosity . . .

    http://vminews.tumblr.com/post/180181352386/ring-presentation-ceremony-nov-16-2018members

    Congrats to the VMI Class of 2020 !!!
     
  2. CitadelN88

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    Congratulations on a milestone, wear them with pride
     
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  3. bruno

    bruno 10-Year Member Retired Staff Member

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    “Mizpah” ( Gen 31:49) , inscribed on that first ring describes the connection between Brother Rats perfectly
     
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    turtlerunnernc Member

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    Class of 19 has Mizpah on their ring
     
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  5. Falcon A

    Falcon A Member

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  6. Dadof2

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    DS received his rings last weekend. I would need a forklift to carry those things around...but they are pretty sharp looking.
     
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  7. Landy91

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    Amazing that if the VMI ring is ever lost or stolen they get a new one!