Corsicana — Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Corsicana on Monday, April 21, for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year. All former and current students, their families, and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend.
Various Muster activities, including Howdy Mixer and dinner, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cook Center on the Navarro College campus, said Sharla Allen, Navarro County A&M Club president. Guest speaker for the event is the Hon. John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.
The Navarro County A&M Club is an active part of the community, with 40 current students attending Texas A&M and over 400 former students.
The Texas Aggie Muster tradition, which spans more than a century, will be observed in more than 300 locations around the world. These Muster gatherings are held in many unique places, ranging from battleships and foxholes during World War II, to ballrooms and steak houses today. The most famous Aggie Muster was held on the Island of Corrigedor by General Clark Moore during World War II.
The Aggie Muster has become one of Texas A&M's most revered traditions. Muster honors the memories of A&M men and women whose deaths prevent them from answering roll call at the Muster. The roll call is a roster compiled of former and current students who have died over the past year. As each name is called, a friend or family member will answer “Here,” symbolizing that their memory lives on in the hearts of Aggies everywhere. Muster is more than just a ceremony, it is also a way for Aggies to annually renew the loyalty and unity which constitute the foundation of their friendship for each other, as well as their love and devotion for their school.
Reservations are required for the April 21 event. For reservations or more information, call David Hodge at 903-654-8276, or Paul Tannehill at 214-236-8757, or 903-872-2900. For more information about Aggie Muster and other Texas A&M traditions, call 979-845-7514, or visit www.AggieNetwork.com.
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