Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Brown County on April 21 for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year, announced Muster Chair, Steven Wilson.

Various Muster activities, including dinner and "Roll Call for the Absent", will

begin at 6 p.m. at Humphrey Pete's Restaurant, 102 Early Blvd. in Early. All former and current students, their families, and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend, Wilson said. Dinner is dutch style, no reservations required.

The Texas Aggie Muster tradition, which spans more than a century, will be observed in more than 300 locations around the world. These Muster gatherings are held in many unique places ranging from battleships and foxholes during World War II to ballrooms and steakhouses today.

Over the years, Aggie Muster has grown to be one of Texas A&M's most revered traditions. Muster honors the memories of A&M men and women whose deaths prevent them from answering Roll Call at this year's Muster.

The Roll Call is a roster compiled of all former and current students who have died over the past year. As each name is called, a friend or family member will answer "Here!" symbolizing that their memory lives on in the hearts of Aggies everywhere.

Muster is more than just a ceremony; it is also an annual way forAggies to renew the loyalty and unity which constitute the foundation of their friendship for each other as we" as their love and devotion for their school.

For more information regarding the Texas Aggie Muster held in Brown County, please contact Gayle McNeil at 325-998-6774, or by email at grmcla@aol.com. Additional information about Texas Aggie Muster and other Texas A&M Traditions and Programs can be obtained by contacting The

Association of Former Students at 979-845-7514 or by visiting their website at www.AggieNetwork.com.