The USS Grant Alumni Association began awarding the reunion pin at our San Diego reunion. Attendees were awarded the pin and stars for all reunions attended. This tradition has continued for all reunions since. The pin itself represents the first reunion a shipmate attends with bronze / silver stars representing each additional reunion. The total number of stars is one less than the number of reunions you have attended because the pin counts as the first reunion.
At the time the reunion pin was first awarded, a shipmate attending all 7 reunions would have the pin, two silver stars, and four bronze stars (as depicted in the image below).
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