The Class of 1976 entered the United States Naval Academy with 1324 individual male human beings from fifty states, six foreign countries, and diverse backgrounds. Eight hundred thirty two graduated, but they were no longer individuals unknown and unreceptive to each other. Besides taking away a commission, a diploma, a new car, and a new duty station, we took with us a common interest, a unified feeling, mutual trust, and personal loyalty to our classmates. A class is not merely friends, but rather an organization that is filled with people, places, and things to be remembered all the days of our lives. It should not just be recalled, but distinctly remembered.