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Silver Taps To Honor Two Aggies On Nov. 1

In one of the university's oldest traditions, deceased Aggies are honored in a solemn ceremony.
By Veronica Gonzalez-Hoff, Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs October 24, 2022

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Texas A&M University’s Silver Taps will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 p.m. to honor two Aggies who recently passed away.

Students honored will be:

Andrew Paul Coleman, a sophomore aerospace engineering major from Erie, Pennsylvania, who died Oct. 4.

Meghana Devi Kodali, a senior neuroscience major from Bellaire, Texas, who died Sept. 25.

The Silver Taps ceremony will be held in person at the Academic Plaza. To honor the memory of these students, the campus will be darkened at 10:20 p.m. Students, family and friends will gather in the plaza in front of the Academic Building in silence. At 10:30 p.m., an honor guard from the Ross Volunteer Company will march to the plaza, where its members will fire three rifle volleys to honor the memory of these students.

For those who cannot attend in person, the Division of Student Affairs will broadcast a special premiere of Silver Taps on its YouTube channel at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. Visit for the virtual Silver Taps experience.

For those who would like to write letters to families of the fallen, there will be several locations on campus to drop off letters. Memorial boxes are located in Academic Plaza and on the tables in the MSC 12th Man hall, Rudder Plaza and the Quad, or via email at

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.


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