Softly Call the Muster: The Evolution of a Texas Aggie Tradition (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Publication Date:February 1, 1994
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The rich heritage of Texas A&M University is marked by a number of unique traditions, none more important than Aggie Muster. Observance of San Jacinto Day - the victory on April 21, 1836, by the Texans over Santa Anna - evolved into A&M Club activities, a structured muster ceremony, and eventually a worldwide observance by Aggies and friends of Texas A&M. The tradition gained broad significance during the WWII defense of Corregidor in Manila Bay. Surrounded, outnumbered, and with little hope of relief, the contingent of Aggies on the "Rock" mustered at the encouragement of Gen. George F. Moore '08. News of the Aggies' reflecting on the victors of San Jacinto and their alma mater electrified the nation. This book traces the evolution of Aggie Muster from its early roots to the modern-day observance. Through research and hundreds of interviews, John A. Adams, Jr. '73 has captured the essence and spirit of the Texas Aggies' most time-honored tradition.
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