Texas A&M Corps Of Cadets To Conduct Annual Veterans Day Salute Nov. 11
The Texas A&M University and Brazos Valley communities are invited to join the Corps of Cadets on the Corps Memorial Plaza on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. in the north end of the Quadrangle for a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony in honor of U.S. military veterans.
In 1918, at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns went silent all across Europe, signaling the end to World War I. At the same time on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, the Corps will lay four ceremonial wreaths on campus: at the Memorial Student Center, the Spanish-American War Memorial, the World War I Memorial and the Post-World War II Memorial on the Corps Memorial Plaza in honor of all of our veterans.
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 Veterans Day activities, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, Ross Volunteers and Corps Center Guard will participate in the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in College Station at 4 p.m.
Following the reading of names to be added to the Memorial Wall at Veterans Park, senior cadets will answer “Here” in remembrance of Aggies that fought during World War I. Following the reading of names, 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.