A&M grads to honor deceased students

Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble at the Lantana Golf Club this Thursday, April 21, for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who passed away within the last year.

Various Muster activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., according to A&M Club Muster Chairman John Moore, a ‘75 graduate.

Activities will include a Muster speech, scholarship awards to incoming Denton County Texas A&M freshman and a buffet dinner.  All former and current students, their families, and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend, Moore said.

USAF Colonel (Ret.) James E. (Jim) Ray, from the class of ’63 will be the guest speaker.  Col. Ray was shot down over Hanoi in 1966, and spent the next seven years in the “Hanoi Hilton” as a Prisoner of War.

Over the years, Aggie Muster has grown to be one of Texas A&M’s most revered traditions, spanning more than a century and observed in more than 300 locations around the world.

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.

Aggies and their families may register in the online store at www.dentoncountyaggies.com or pay at the door.

For more information, RSVP to John Moore at (972) 537-6174 or by email at [email protected].

Lantana Golf Club is located at 800 Golf Club Dr in Lantana, TX.

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