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GALLERY: 2021 Campus Muster

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The tradition of Aggie Muster is celebrated on April 21 each year. 

Friends and family members of those being honored in the Roll Call for the Absent at the 2021 Campus Muster Ceremony gathered in Reed Arena at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21. Due to COVID-19 precautions, in-person attendance was limited to those of family and friends of honorees. A live stream of the Campus Muster Ceremony was shown in Kyle Field for students and those in the Aggie community. The Class of 1971 was honored and celebrated for their 50th Muster and were represented by General T. Michael Moseley, who served as the 2021 Campus Muster Speaker. 

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  • Interim President Dr. John Junkins addresses those gathered for Campus Muster at Reed Arena on April 21. 

  • General T. Michael Moseley, Class of 1971 and Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M, was the 2021 Campus Muster Speaker. 

  • Current Student Body President for the 2020-2021 academic year, Eric Mendoza addresses the crowd gathered in Reed Arena on Wednesday night. 

  • The first candle is lit signifying the beginning of the Roll Call for the Absent at the Campus Muster Ceremony in Reed Arena on April 21. 

  • Friends and family members of Aggies who passed away within the last year gather to light candles after their loved one’s name is called as a way to honor their lives during the Roll Call for the Absent at the Campus Muster Ceremony in Reed Arena on Wednesday, April 21. 

  • Friends and family members of Aggies who passed away within the last year gather to light candles after their loved one’s name is called as a way to honor their lives during the Roll Call for the Absent at the Campus Muster Ceremony in Reed Arena on Wednesday, April 21. 

  • Friends and family members of Aggies who passed away within the last year gather to light candles after their loved one’s name is called as a way to honor their lives during the Roll Call for the Absent at the Campus Muster Ceremony in Reed Arena on Wednesday, April 21. 

  • Friends and family members of Aggies who passed away within the last year gather to light candles after their loved one’s name is called as a way to honor their lives during the Roll Call for the Absent at the Campus Muster Ceremony in Reed Arena on Wednesday, April 21. 

  • Friends and family members of Aggies who passed away within the last year gather to light candles after their loved one’s name is called as a way to honor their lives during the Roll Call for the Absent at the Campus Muster Ceremony in Reed Arena on Wednesday, April 21. 

  • Muster unites Aggies all over the world on April 21 in honor of the Roll Call for the Absent. 

  • The 2021 Muster quote by Randy Matson, Class of 1967 emphasizes the importance of tradition. “These traditions set us apart from others and gave us support and strength in a time of great trial… We are here to demonstrate our remembrance and to pledge that none of you shall be forgotten, as long as there are two Aggies left in the world.” 

  • Every year, families travel from across the country to attend Aggie Muster in honor of their loved ones. 

  • The first Muster was held in 1883 and was officially adopted in 1903.

  • After being unable to gather in-person in 2020 due to COVID-19, the 2021 Campus Muster Ceremony was held in Reed Arena where families had the chance to gather safely in honor of their loved ones. 

  • The Class of 1971 celebrated their 50th Muster Ceremony. 

  • The student-led Campus Muster is traditionally the largest single gathering of Aggies for the event. 

  • Junior Luke Thurman reads “In Memoriam” at the Campus Muster Ceremony at Reed Arena on April 21. 

  • The benediction and closing of the Campus Muster Ceremony was given by Aggie Muster Committee Chair, Lauren Kraus, Class of 2019. 

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