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Silver Taps To Honor One Aggie on Feb. 6

In one of Texas A&M University’s oldest traditions, recently deceased Aggies are honored in a solemn ceremony.
By Olivia Garza '23, Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs January 30, 2024

The Spirit Plaza Silver Taps marker.
The Spirit Plaza Silver Taps marker

Mark Guerrero/Texas A&M Marketing and Communications


Texas A&M University Silver Taps will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 p.m. to honor the following student: Logan Kael Jones, a senior urban and regional planning major from Boerne, Texas.

The Silver Taps ceremony will be held in person at the Academic Plaza. To honor the student’s memory, 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 slowly to the plaza where its members will fire three rifle volleys.

Those who wish to send condolences to the family may submit a letter online at, send an email to, or drop a letter in one of four memorial boxes located in Academic Plaza, the Memorial Student Center 12th Man Hall, on the Quad or in front of the West Campus Dining Facility.

To help maintain the tranquility of the event, those living on campus should cover windows, keep noise to a minimum and walk to and from the ceremony without talking.

Silver Taps is held on 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.

Media contact: Angela Winkler,

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