Gathering to participate in a Muster ceremony is a longstanding tradition that bonds Aggies throughout the world, keynote speaker Susan Rudd Bailey told more than 700 people gathered at the Memorial Student Center on Friday for the Brazos County A&M Club's ceremony.

The Roll Call, rifle volley by the Ross Volunteers and keynote speaker are synonymous with the campus Muster ceremony. Below are the poems and invocations generally associated with Muster or Silver Taps ceremonies. Some are recited every year, like Roll Call for the Absent.

Many current and former Texas A&M students refer to Muster and Silver Taps ceremonies as their favorite traditions. Both ceremonies are revered as sacred, honoring Aggies who have died. The traditions have taken on different forms and names during A&M's history, but their core meanin…

More than 30 of the names called out were Aggies who never had the opportunity to walk across the stage in a cap and gown.

Camille Worrell seemed to steel herself as she talked about her husband. Her tone remained steady as she recalled his devotion to family, passion for Texas A&M University and dedication to his country.

The first woman to serve as Texas A&M University student body president will return to Aggieland next month to serve as the first female speaker at Muster.

The Albritton Tower bell tolled. The Ross Volunteers fired a 21-gun salute. A Corps of Cadet bugler played Taps from the dome of the Academic Building.