The St. Patrick Knighting Ceremony (Part 5 of 5)  

TTigerAtty 62M
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3/17/2006 7:54 am

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3/19/2006 8:06 am

The St. Patrick Knighting Ceremony (Part 5 of 5)

The St. Patrick Knighting Ceremony

The Blarney Stone is also carted in for the ceremony, hauled by Engineering students in appropriate attire.

First, honorary awards are given to practicing engineers and other officials. In 1971, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was dubbed an Honorary Knight of St. Patrick. Many other famous and accomplished individuals have been honored in this way.

Next, the engineering students are made Knights of St. Patrick. The student kneels before St. Patrick, kisses the Blarney Stone, and St. Patrick dubs the student with his shillelagh (a gnarled walking stick).

The new inductee then receives an Erin Go Bragh certificate, certifying his place as a Knight of St. Patrick.

After all of the students have been knighted, the assembly honors St. Patrick with the Grand Kowtow, or a deep bow, as he leaves.

Note: Photo of 1980 engineering student kissing the Blarney Student in St. Pat's Knighting Ceremony is taken from the University of Missouri Archives.


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rm_goddess1946 105F
13518 posts
3/18/2006 6:43 pm

Is THAT why everyone was running around last
night kissing everyone? Heading to the tub....
wanna join me? Had enough of watching basketball
for the day, TTiger?

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

TTigerAtty 62M

3/19/2006 8:06 am

We can watch the games today from the tub while we relax! Too many games and too much beer last night. Have slight headache this morning! I'll probably watch the games again this afternoon, but this time I think I'll have Diet Coke!

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