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Aggies Gather to Celebrate Muster
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • Posted April 11, 2012

Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Mason, Texas on April 21st for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year, announced Muster Chairman Chase Smith. The event is hosted by the 3MC Aggie Club which represents Mason, Menard, McCulloch and Concho Counties.

The Muster activities, including a meal and program, will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Mason I.S.D. cafeteria. The meal will be catered by Tres Lunas, and the keynote speaker will be Texas A&M professor, Dr. Mort Kothmann. All former and current students, their families, and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend, Smith 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 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 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 as well as their love and devotion for their school.

For more information regarding the Texas Aggie Muster held in Mason, please contact Chase Smith, Muster Chairman, at (325)347-7027 or by email at 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

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