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The Ring Itself
Symbolizing the history and tradition, of both the Corp of Cadets, and the State of South Carolina
The Sword
found on the left shank of the ring, represents the Military Officer
The Rifle, and the .30 caliber bullet
represents the infantry
the star
on the right shank of the ring, represents the "star of the west", a supply ship sent to Fort Sumter, which was fired upon by Citadel Cadets on January 9, 1861
The United States and South Carolina flags,
these flags depict the unity of the stat and federal governments
The cannon balls
and the bottom of the shank, indicating the continuing link between the old Citadel at Marion Square, and the present Citadel, binding the new college with the spirit and tradition of the old
The cannon balls
also represent the artillery, one of the two branches of the military instruction, given during the early years at the Citadel
The palmetto tree
is representative of the state tree of South Carolina
The palmetto tree
also represents the palmetto log, Fort Sullivan, which was successfully turned back the British war ships, during the revolutionary war
The palmetto tree
as well as the "Palmetto Regiment". A military body trained by Citadel cadets and sent from south carolina to fight in the Mexican war
The two oval shields
at the base of the tree are replicas of the front and back of the South Carolina state seal
The Oak Leaf
which stands for strength
The Laurel
stands for victory
The Wreath
stands for peace