Aggies gathered on June 26, 1883 to live over again their college days, the victories and defeats won and lost upon the drill field and in the classroom. By April 21, 1903, this annual gathering evolved into a celebration of Texas’ Independence on San Jacinto Day.
These early meetings included field games and banquets for Aggies to reflect and celebrate their memories of Aggieland. “Let every alumni answer a roll call” wrote the former students.
It was not until 1922, however, that April 21 became the official day of events for all Aggies, thus, the annual tradition of Muster was born. The March 1923 Texas Aggie urged, “If there is an A&M man in one-hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.”
This year’s Muster was held on April 21 in Weesatche. Over 70 Aggies and their families gathered to remember those who died within the last year.
The group enjoyed a meal together and the kids played an Aggie Picture Scavenger Hunt.
Thanks to Janice Seiler for serving as Muster Chair, the Swize’s for hosting and Butch and Sue Dohmann for cooking the main dish.
Goliad County A&M Club