Texas A&M Honor To 8 Aggies Tuesday During Silver Taps
Texas A&M University’s Silver Taps, one of the school’s oldest traditions, will be held virtually for the first time Tuesday to honor eight students who passed away in recent months.
The decision to move Silver Taps to a virtual format was made in compliance with current gathering size limitations.
Silver Taps will be held at 10:30 p.m. and streamed on KAMU-TV and on Texas A&M’s Youtube channel.
Because of health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, university officials decided to hold the event in a virtual format. Silver Taps is held the first Tuesday of each month from September-April, if necessary, following a student’s death. It is one of the final tributes held for any current professional, graduate or undergraduate student who has passed during the year.
The solemn ceremony will feature the Ross Volunteers and Corps of Cadets buglers, recognize honored families and friends and contain customized tributes to the fallen Aggies.
Honored will be Erik Alexander Medina, a sophomore biomedical sciences major from San Antonio who died March 10; Steven Devon Anderson, a sophomore communications major from Houston who died April 2; Prescilla Marie Sanchez, a senior English major from Lewisville who died May 15; and Caitlyn Mychele Harman, a freshman public health major from Bastrop who died May 30.
Also being honored are Cody Allen Reinhard, a senior political science major from Harker Heights who died May 31; Asa Thomas Graham, a senior engineering technology major from Nederland who died June 19; Elizabeth Anne Slovak, a graduate student in special education from Dallas who died June 25; and Aidan Alexander Berwick, a sophomore genetics major from Houston who died July 28.