(WARWICK, R.I.) - Fifty-four class rings were donated this year to the West Point Association of Graduates 16th Annual Ring Melt Ceremony. The February 22nd ceremony was held at the Rhode Island refinery, Pease & Curren. The rings, from classes ranging from 1914 to 1984, were melted into a solid gold bar that will be incorporated into the gold used to create the rings for West Point’s Class of 2017. All of the Class of 2017’s rings will contain not only part of this year’s donations, but also a portion of all of the rings donated since the Ring Melt Program’s inception with the Class of 2002. The annual Ring Melt is a tangible way to reaffirm the bond between today’s cadets and their distinguished predecessors.