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April 19, 2012

Aggies unite for distinctive A&M tradition

Former Students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Mineral Wells on Saturday for the annual Texas Aggie Muster in honor of all Texas Aggies who have died within the last year, announced Muster Chair Carol Elder, Class of ’93.

Various muster activities, including guest speaker Capt. Scott Eberhart, Class of ’74, speaking on "A Silver Taps in the life of a Ross Volunteer firing squad member.” Beginning at 6 p.m. there will also be live music played by Stan Crawford ’00, dinner and program, at the Famous Mineral Water Company in Mineral Wells.

Texas Aggie Muster welcomes all former and current students, their families, and friends of Texas A&M University. The Texas Aggie Muster tradition spans over a century and 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 steakhouses today. Over the years, Aggie Muster has grown to be one of Texas A&M's most revered traditions. 

Muster honors the memory of A&M men and women whose death prevents them from answering Roll Call at this year's muster. The Roll Call is a roster compiled of all 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 renew, each year, the loyalty and unity which constitute the foundation of their friendship for each other and love and devotion for their school. 

For more information regarding the Texas Aggie Muster in Mineral Wells, contact Elder at (940) 325-8870 or carol@famouswater.com. Additional information about Texas Aggie Muster and other Texas A&M traditions and programs can be obtained by contacting The Association of Former Students at (979) 845-7514 or by visiting their website at www.AggieNetwork.com.

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