Thoughts go out to these families. A member of our church lost a son and a nephew in this.
I'm a little surprised none of the "tradition-crazy" Aggs that post here didn't see fit to commemorate this today, but either way, it needed to be remembered.
Bonfire Memorial Website
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Before it was set to be dedicated with speeches and formality, the memorial built to honor the victims of Texas A&M University's deadly bonfire collapse was the site of a more intimate and silent ceremony.
Hundreds gathered at 2:42 a.m. Thursday -- the exact time of the collapse -- on the grassy field where 12 Aggies were killed and 27 others were injured five years ago.
A granite and bronze memorial on the site is scheduled to be dedicated Thursday afternoon during a ceremony that will include speeches by Gov. Rick Perry, a Texas A&M graduate, and A&M officials.
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