Aggie Muster April 21

Special to the Log

Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble at 5:30 p.m. April 21 at the Magnolia Grill, 157 Brooks St in Fort Walton Beach, for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year.

Muster activities include dinner and guest speaker Lt. Chris Krueger ‘04. All former and current students, their families, and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend, Rine said.

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 have been 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 memories of A&M men and women whose deaths prevent 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 an annual way for Aggies to 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.

For more information regarding the Texas Aggie Muster held in the Pensacola/Fort Walton Beach/Destin area, contact Samantha Rine at 850-375-2763 or by email at samantharine@gmail.com.