Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pride

For some of you - this will be a glimpse into where I come from... and what shaped me into the person that I am today. In so many ways, Texas A&M University changed my life - for the better.

I consider it a family history for me - I never really thought that I'd get a degree from anywhere else... but I can't say that I'm much of a football fan (which is not a surprise to anyone). Yesterday however, I had a rare opportunity to go back and remember what it is that shaped me, and experience a place that brings a great sense of pride to my heart.

I'll start you off with some pictures from the game, and then give you a chance to watch a video of something that I dearly love.

This is the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band, marching into Kyle Field before the game. (Yes, anyone that is asking - it is a military band.)


This is one outfit from the Corps of Cadets at A&M, this outfit is the Parson's Mounted Calvary. They are the only outfit on campus that uses horses, and are responsible for firing the cannon every time the Aggies score at a game.

This is another part of the corps march into the stadium - notice - they are carrying sabers!

The first kickoff of the game. This picture is taken from our seats with a minimal zoom... so we do have great seats!

Here John and I are at the game... it was SUPER hot and sunny - so disregard our appearance.



This video shows the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band performing at the game. John was a member of this incredible band during his years at A&M. Whenever I hear them play it truly gives me chills and an indescribable sense of pride. I hope you enjoy it!