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AFTER GRADUATION AT WEST POINT, THE NEW LIEUTENANTS RETURN TO
THEIR ROOMS AND THROW THEIR CADET UNIFORMS OUT THE WINDOWS TO THE
CHILDREN WHO HAVE GATHERED FOR THE CEREMONY. THE GRADUATES HAVE
NO FURTHER USE FOR THE CLOTHES THEY WORE WHILE THEY WERE CADETS.
Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAW THIS HAPPEN AFTER THE GRADUATION OF JUNE 1961.
|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535|
Date learned: 03-01-1972
When the seniors graduated they turned their rings so that the writing faced out toward other people and was upside down to the person wearing it.
This was a common custom at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Farmington, MI. The informant performed this ceremony in 1968 when she graduated. I also did this when I graduated in 1968.
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|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School|