COLLEGE STATION - The Texas A&M University campus will be busy today with activities surrounding Muster, the annual event held each April 21 to honor Aggies who have died since the last ceremony was held.
(Note: Media wishing to have access to the Reed Arena floor area for coverage of Muster should enter the facility at the main entrance and go to Guest Services, where coordinating information will be provided. Any special requests for places on the floor of the arena can be made at that time.)
The Muster Reflections Display continues through today in the MSC Flag Room. The display is an exhibit of memorabilia from those being honored at Muster tonight.
The Annual Camaraderie Barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the Sanders Corps Center, and the entertainment includes several student groups. The cost of the meal is $10. For more information, go to http://muster.tamu.edu/node/62.
The doors to Reed Arena will open at 5 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Muster ceremony begins at 7 p.m. At each Muster ceremony around the world, a speaker will be followed by the “Roll Call For The Absent.” This year, Bill Youngkin, a 1969 Texas A&M graduate, will be the speaker at the campus Muster ceremony. He served as president of the Association of Former Students in 1991, president of the Former Yell Leaders Association in 2000 and he and his wife Marilyn were named Texas A&M Parents of the Year for 2000-2001. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the 12th Man Foundation and is currently a member of the President’s Blue Ribbon Panel of the Corps of Cadets and was inducted into the Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor for 2014.
For more about Youngkin, go to http://muster.tamu.edu/speaker.
Parking information, including maps, can be found here.