Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Softly Call the Muster, let comrades answer "Here"

It is April 21 every year that my favorite Aggie tradition takes place. This tradition to me symbolizes what it truly means to be an Aggie. Aggie Muster is held once a year, and always on April 21. The main one is held in College Station, but there are thousands held around the world. Aggies gather together to remember those who have passed within the last year. They speak their names aloud and their friends answer Here. It is their last roll call as an Aggie. It gives me chills just writing about it now. This will be the first time in a couple years that I have not attend the Aggie Muster in College Station. It will be hard to not be there, but of course I will be there in spirit.

Some say Aggies are crazy, but I love being a part of such a wonderful school. I will always bleed maroon, and it will always be a place near and dear to my heart. I know that some day, my friends and family will gather together on April 21 and answer Here for me, as I have my last roll call. So in honor of all the Aggies that have passed this year, I answer "Here" for you. May God be with you and your families during this time.

"We gather today, Aggies all, to recall our past, to strengthen our ties, to honor those who have passed before us....We come today to affirm our commitment, our love for this place and all that it represents."

Jack M. Rains, Muster Speaker 1984

And if you want to know more about the history of Muster, you can check this website Aggie Muster History.

1 comment:

Brandon and Kensie said...

That's awesome!

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