Several of you guys have been asking about this, so here you go:
"In making my comments, please allow me to borrow from President Lincoln’s comments at the Gettysburg battlefield. Six score and four years ago, our fathers brought forth on this piece of land a new university, conceived in integrity and dedicated to the proposition that all its students be bound by a common spirit?the Spirit of Aggieland. Now, we’re gathered in this great stadium to demonstrate that, after 124 years, that spirit is still strong. We’re here to demonstrate the love of Aggies for their school, their loyalty to each other and to define our great enthusiasm for our game tomorrow with the Longhorns. It is altogether proper and fitting that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot express, we cannot demonstrate this more than has already been done. The brave young men and young women, both living and dead, who worked the Bonfire this year have demonstrated those feelings far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here tonight, but we will never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be dedicated to the great task before us; that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave their full measure of devotion. That we here, highly resolved, that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this university, under God, shall have a new birth of the Spirit that can ne’er be told and that love and support of Aggies for each other and their school shall never perish from the Earth."
(He also added, "Now, let's beat the heck outta Texas!")
This post was edited on 11/25 11:31 AM by aggiembp