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GALLERY: 2020 Bonfire Remembrance

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Photo by Madison Guy

Nearly an hour before the ceremony, Aggies begin to gather around the Spirit Ring to honor the fallen.

At 2:42 a.m on Wednesday, Nov. 18 hundreds gathered for the 2020 Bonfire Remembrance. It takes place each year to honor the 12 Aggies who died in the 1999 Bonfire Collapse. The ceremony was also live streamed for those who could not attend in person.
Photos by Madison Guy

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  • Each personalized portal represents one of the 12 fallen Aggies.

    Photo by Madison Guy
  • Hundreds of students and guests attended the 2020 Bonfire Remembrance ceremony.

    Photo by Madison Guy
  • A Traditions Council member shines a light on the crowd as they sing “The Spirit of Aggieland.”

    Photo by Madison Guy
  • Members of the Corps of Cadets join in to sing “The Spirit of Aggieland.”

    Photo by Madison Guy
  • Members of the Traditions Council honor fallen Aggies by holding candles in their portals.

    Photo by Madison Guy
  • Loved ones place flowers beside the portal of Christopher Lee Heard, Class of 2003.

    Photo by Madison Guy
  • Even after the ceremony ended, guests remained by the Spirit Ring to honor the fallen Aggies.

    Photo by Madison Guy
  • “There’s a spirit can ne’er be told” — one of the lines from “The Spirit of Aggieland” — is printed on a wall beside the entrance to the Bonfire Memorial.

    Photo by Madison Guy
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