Posted by: texasaggie04 | April 16, 2009

Texas Aggie Muster

Ever wonder why I love Texas A&M University so much?  Got a friend, relative or spouse who is an alum?  Do we act a little overly enthusiastic about how much we love our alma mater?

Aggie Muster, held every April 21st,  explains it all…..http://muster.tamu.edu/node/22

Muster is a memorial that pays tribute to the Texas Aggie Alumni who have passed away during the past year.  A “Role Call for the Absent” is done, where the all of the names of the departed members of the Aggie family are read aloud, followed by a resounding answer of “Here!!!” by a family member or friend, when the name of their loved one is called.  I am deeply honored that one day my name will be called in such a manner. God Bless Texas A&M!!!!

The main speaker at Muster this year is Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert Gates (former president of Texas A&M University).  Dr. Gates signature is on my diploma!!

A candle is lit after each family answers the role call for their loved one

A candle is lit after each family answers the role call for their deceased loved one

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