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Texas A&M To Honor 2 Students During April Silver Taps

Deceased Aggies are remembered in one of the university’s oldest traditions.
By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications April 1, 2021

Texas A&M University’s Silver Taps, one of the school’s oldest traditions, will be held Tuesday, April 6 at 10:30 p.m. to honor two students who recently passed away.

Students honored will be Benson Chan, a junior aerospace engineering major from Plano who died March 11, and Claudio Romero, a junior statistics major from Ennis who died Feb. 11.

Texas A&M’s Traditions Council has said that after switching to a virtual format for the fall, Silver Taps ceremonies can now be held in-person at Academic Plaza.

A Silver Taps presentation will be shown on KAMU-TV at 11 p.m. and online during the event. Visit Texas A&M’s YouTube channel, as well as Traditions Council’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to view the event live beginning at 10:30 p.m.

Silver Taps attendees are expected to comply with appropriate health and safety guidelines, according to Traditions Council.

The event will be broadcast on Texas A&M’s YouTube channel. Follow Traditions Council social media for more information.

Individuals are encouraged to write a short letter or note to the families of the fallen. They can be submitted online.

Silver Taps is held the first Tuesday of each month September through 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 died during the year.

The solemn ceremony was held for the first time in 1898.

Media contact: Keith Randall,

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