Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by Texan_Bill, Nov 18, 2010.
11 years ago 12 Aggies left this world. RIP!
I've been to the Memorial. It was one of the most profound and meaningful memorials I have ever visited.
The walkway leading to the Memorial and the circular walkway is a finely crushed gravel that has a certain feel and a definite sound as you walk across it, but as you walk to the center, the surface is grass and the sound of your footsteps completely disappears as you approach the most solemn area of the Memorial.
I'm not sure if this was the design intent, but it resonates very powerfully.
Good thread, Bill.
I hope their families, friends, and fellow students are coping well today.
RIP to the fallen Aggies and I hope the 20 others hurt are doing well. Each year they do a vigil on Nov 18th to remember those who died and to pay their respects. Here are a few pics regarding this:
I've been there the past three years for this, and each time it is as emotional as the last. Not quite as many people there as there were last year, which was 10th anniversary, but still a huge turnout. It's eerily haunting how quiet it is out there around the memorial with so many people around, the only thing you hear are the trees rustling with the wind.
Remember the twelve.
Not an Aggie, but I've been there. Gone...but never forgotten.
And not forgotten 15 years later.
My thoughts to the families of those affected and the Aggie family in general.
"It was Judgment Day in Aggieland
And tenseness filled the air;
All knew there was a trip at hand,
But not a soul knew where."
The Last Corps Trip
Question: Do the Ags even have any kind of off campus bonfire since they don't play "t.u." anymore? It's one thing I guess I haven't thought about since A&M left the Big 12. Just curious.
Yep. OC Bonfire burn is the night before the LSU game this Thanksgiving Day. University does not acknowledge this bonfire as official. One of my closest friends is in the leadership.
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