Corps Plaza Rededication Ceremony to Take Place Monday

By: Brenna Flores Email
By: Brenna Flores Email

Aggies that lost their lives for their country will be honored again for their service.

A rededication ceremony will be held on Monday at 4:30 p.m. for the Corps Plaza Memorial.

The memorial's original dedication occurred in 1969 and included the names of 326 fallen Aggies who had given their lives while on active military duty since the end of Wolrd War II. The rededicated memorial will include the names of 65 Aggies who have given their lives on active duty since then.

Members of the Muster Class of '59 will take part in the ceremony and a wreath will be laid at the base of the memorial. The Ross Volunteers, the Color Guard and members of the Aggie Band will also take part. Lt. Gen. John A. Van Alstyne, Commandant of the Corps, will make remarks honoring the occasion.

Enshrined in bronze, the memorial is a tribute to these brave Aggies' lives, love of Texas A&M and their nation.

It will continue to serve as a reminder to all Aggies that "freedom is not free".

The Plaza is located at the entrance of the Corps dorms on the south side of the A&M Campus.

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