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The Citadel

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, commonly referred to simply as The Citadel, is a state-supported, comprehensive college located in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

The Citadel ring signifies a host of accomplishments as well as the strong tie between the State and the College, and the ideals which the college was founded. Almost every feature of the ring is symbolic of a goal or an attainment of past members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

front ringThe oval crest of the ring is dominated by a reproduction of the palmetto tree which splits the last two numerals of the class year. The palmetto tree is significant because it:

- is the state tree of South Carolina;
- represents the “Palmetto Regiment,” a military body trained by Citadel cadets and sent from South Carolina to fight in the Mexican War; and
- represents a fort on Sullivan’s Island built from palmetto logs, which successfully resisted the bombardment from many British men-of-war during the Revolutionary War.

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The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, commonly referred to simply as The Citadel, is a state-supported, comprehensive college located in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.<br />
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The Citadel ring signifies a host of accomplishments as well as the strong tie between the State and the College, and the ideals which the college was founded. Almost every feature of the ring is symbolic of a goal or an attainment of past members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.<br />
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front ringThe oval crest of the ring is dominated by a reproduction of the palmetto tree which splits the last two numerals of the class year. The palmetto tree is significant because it:<br />
<br />
- is the state tree of South Carolina; <br />
- represents the “Palmetto Regiment,” a military body trained by Citadel cadets and sent from South Carolina to fight in the Mexican War; and  <br />
- represents a fort on Sullivan’s Island built from palmetto logs, which successfully resisted the bombardment from many British men-of-war during the Revolutionary War.