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Seventeen years later, Aggie Bonfire collapse victims still remembered

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Bonfire Memorial 2016

Aggies gathered early Friday morning for the Bonfire remembrance ceremony.

November 18 marks a somber anniversary for Aggies. Seventeen years have passed since the Bonfire collapse on the Texas A&M University campus took 12 lives, an event that shook the school and changed a storied tradition. 

A remembrance ceremony was held Friday at 2:42 a.m., the exact time the 59-foot-tall stack fell, at the Bonfire Memorial on campus. A Reflections Display in honor of the 12 who were killed will be in the MSC Flag Room from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

- Photo gallery: Bonfire through the years. Photos from The Eagle archives of the aftermath of the Nov. 18, 1999 collapse and the dedication of the Bonfire Memorial. Click here to see the photos. 

- Remember the fallen Aggies. Click on a student's name to read about them:

- Read stories related to the Bonfire collapse from The Eagle archives. Click here to read more than 100 articles covering the tragedy.

- Photo Gallery: Images from Student Bonfire over the years. Click here to see the gallery. 

- Read in-depth stories about the aftermath of the Bonfire collapse, under Aggie Bonfire Headlines, here. Articles include how the impromptu bonfire memorial from 1999 was archived by TAMU staff and how Aggies are passing along the story of Bonfire to the next generation.

- Read The Legacy of Bonfire: A special report published by The Eagle. 

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