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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 12:00 am

In 1963, Texas A&M's annual bonfire was canceled after John F. Kennedy's assassination.

It was the first time since the bonfire began in 1907 as a brush fire that it didn't burn.

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7 comments:

  • Ben Tedrick posted at 8:55 am on Wed, Nov 27, 2013.

    Ben Tedrick Posts: 24 Staff

    The bonfire burn has been delayed according to the website http://www.studentbonfire.com/burn.html

     
  • ThisGuy13 posted at 11:50 am on Tue, Nov 26, 2013.

    ThisGuy13 Posts: 1

    As a participant and student for the past five years, I can say this is one of the best means of teaching the Traditions most Aggies hold close. That however, is just a supplement, Bonfire instills the values and attitudes that come with learning hard work, dedication, and teamwork while allowing some serious character building. A lot of the participants do provide other services to the Aggie community, but during the fall, this is how the collective minds of 2,000+ people collect to show their love for the school and each other.

     
  • TexasEagle posted at 4:42 pm on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    TexasEagle Posts: 139

    There is a better way to show your Aggie spirt these days...raise money and build houses for Habitat or get involved in some other worthwhile cause. Bonfire was good in its day...but not Tejano2014 comments, time to do something useful rather than burning a bunch of logs with jet fuel.

     
  • jerry b-cs posted at 2:57 pm on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    jerry b-cs Posts: 97

    Could not have said it better about both the bonfire and the war hym. There is a perfectly good first verse that used to be sung for every game except the t.u. game when the second verse was added. Somewhere in the 50's the "old ags" got fixated on t.u. as if they were the only team that mattered.

     
  • Tejano2014 posted at 12:28 pm on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    Tejano2014 Posts: 11

    This annual bonfire is meant for their game against The University of Texas ... The so called "burning desire to beat The University of Texas" ... Well wake up guys and gals, A7M is NOT playing Texas any more ... Oh, and get rid of that "War Song", TOO!!!

     
  • the real slim shady posted at 7:05 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    the real slim shady Posts: 382

    Better get there early, lemmings. If it's 20 bucks to get in, Led Zeppelin should be playing.

     
  • techag posted at 6:40 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    techag Posts: 196

    What a waste of time

     

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