Texas A&M Corps Of Cadets To Conduct Annual Veterans Day Salute Nov. 11

Members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets take part in a wreath ceremony on Veterans Day 2017. (Corps of Cadets)

Members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets take part in a wreath ceremony on Veterans Day 2017. (Corps of Cadets)

By Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Staff

Texas A&M University students, faculty and staff and the Brazos Valley community are invited to join the Corps of Cadets on the Corps Memorial Plaza Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. in the north end of the Quadrangle for a Veterans Day wreath laying memorial.

At the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marking the end of World War I, the Corps will lay four ceremonial wreaths at the Memorial Student Center, Spanish-American War Memorial, the World War I Memorial, and the Post World War II on the Corps Memorial Plaza.

Following the wreath laying, members of the Ross Volunteer Company will perform a 21-gun salute and the Corps Bugler will play Taps.

In addition to on-campus Veteran’s Day activities, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and Ross Volunteers will honor veterans during the World War I Roll Call Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park in College Station at 4 p.m.

Following the reading of names to be added to the Memorial Wall, senior cadets will answer ‘here’ in remembrance of Aggies that fought during World War I. The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band will play a service medley to honor all branches of the military. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Ross Volunteers will execute a 21-gun salute and the Corps Bugler will play taps.


Media contact: Amy Thompson, amy.thompson@tamu.edu.


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