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COVERAGE: Muster 2023

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Photo by Ishika Samant

The Ross Volunteers take a seat before the ceremony on Friday, April 21, 2023 at Reed Arena.

Texas A&M held the 2023 campus Muster ceremony at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023 where 144 Aggies were honored beside their families, friends and other fellow Aggies.

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  • The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets stands for the national anthem during Muster on Friday, April 21, 2023 at Reed Arena.

  • Family of the Aggies on the Muster roll call seated in the middle of Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family of the Aggies on the Muster roll call hold candles at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family of the Aggies on the Muster roll call hold candles at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family and friends of the Aggies on the Muster roll call light candles down the aisle at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family and friends of the Aggies on the Muster roll call light candles at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family and friends of the Aggies on the Muster roll call light candles at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family and friends of the Aggies on the Muster roll call light candles at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family and friends of the Aggies on the Muster roll call light candles at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family and friends of the Aggies on the Muster roll call light candles at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The Ross Volunteer group fire after all the candles are lit on Friday, April 21, 2023 at Reed Arena.

  • Family and friends of the Aggies on the Muster roll call hold candles at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Family holds hands after the ceremony at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The Ross Volunteers prepare to present the flags of the United States and the State of Texas during the national anthem at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The Ross Volunteers present the flags of the United States and the State of Texas during the national anthem at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Biology senior Addison Blakemore speaks at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Economis senior Annie Stockard reads “The Last Corps Trip” at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Aggies gather in Reed Arena during Muster on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Texas A&M President M. Katherine Banks speaks at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • A man stands by himself during the singing of “Twelfth Man” by the Singing Cadets at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Student Body President Case Harris speaks at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • A grieving family sits quietly at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Community Health senior Macy Henderson introduces the Muster Speaker Lieutenant Colonel Tyson Voelkel, class of 1996 and President and CEO of the Texas A&M Foundation in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Tyson Voelkel, class of 1996 speaks at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Tyson Voelkel, class of 1996 gestures towards his Aggie Ring while giving a speech during Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • A candleholder passes the flame at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • A candleholder stands at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • A candleholder wipes away a tear at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • A candleholder sheds a tear at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Candleholders during Muster at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The Ross Volunteers Firing Squad fires a 21-gun salute at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The Ross Volunteers Firing Squad presents arms after the 21-gun salute at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The Ross Volunteers Firing Squad presents arms after the 21-gun salute at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Brittany Cotter class of 2008 holds her late husband, Andrew Cotter’s Aggie Ring to her heart at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The Ross Volunteers Firing Squad presents arms after the 21-gun salute at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The Ross Volunteers Firing Squad exits after the playing of Taps and the 21-gun salute at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Candleholders during Muster at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • The last candle is extinguished at Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  • Glenn “Buck” Burnside, class of 1973, dismisses the Muster in Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

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Ishika Samant served multiple roles at The Battalion as photo chief, managing editor, multimedia editor and social media editor through her tenure from 2021 to 2024.
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