It occurs the 21st day of April every year. It is held in locations all over the world. Emptiness is heard. “Softly call the Muster, let comrade answer ‘here.’ A name and class is called. “Here.” A candle is lit. Tears flow. Another name and class is called. “Here.” Another candle shines. More tears. And so it goes. They are all accounted “here.” Three bugles sound. Synchronized harmony punctuated by silence. Then a somber voice begins. Others join…
Some may boast of prowess bold
Of the schools they think so grand
But there’s a spirit can ne’er be told
It’s the Spirit of Aggieland.
We are the Aggies – the Aggies are we
True to each other as Aggies can be
We’ve got to FIGHT boys
We’ve got to fight!
We’ve got to fight for Maroon and White
After they’ve boosted all the rest
They will come and join the best
For we are the Aggies – the Aggies are we
We’re from Texas AMC
Adjourned until April 21st. May God bless and keep you, all of you, until next year.
In honor of Robert F. Schumann ’45, my father-in-law, and his brother, uncle Max A. Schumann ‘44