Muster is a time to look to the past, present, and future…not only to grieve but to reflect and to celebrate the lives that connect us to one another. A gesture so simple in nature yet so lasting in spirit, Muster is the lasting impression every Aggie leaves with us; it reminds us of the greatness that lies within these walls, of the loyalty we possess, of the connection that binds us, and of the idea that every Aggie has a place of importance – whether they are present in flesh or spirit.
A small Muster ceremony was held. We sang the War Hymn and the Spirit of Aggieland and shared readings by candlelight. Another significant tradition during Muster is the calling of Roll Call.
From aggietraditions.tamu.edu, Roll Coll is described:
As the names are read, a friend or family member answers 'Here', and a candle is lit to symbolize that while those Aggies are not present in body, they will forever remain with us in Aggie Spirit.
Pictures were taken to commemorate our 2015 gathering of Aggie Muster in Sydney.
If you attended Texas A&M University, think of your fellow Aggies and time in Aggieland today. If you didn't, the sentiment is still powerful. Think of a community or a time in your life that you felt truly connected to a group of people - think fondly of them today.
As shared in one of the readings last night:
A&M may change, but the Spirit never will.
Did you go to a school or university and share any traditions with others? Tell me about them.