City of College Station To Dedicate Memorial Cemetery and Aggie Field of Honor
COLLEGE STATION, TX - The City of College Station will hold a dedication ceremony for the Memorial Cemetery of College Station and the Aggie Field of Honor on Friday, July 17, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. on the site, located at 3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway in College Station at northwest corner of FM 60 and FM 2818.
Speakers for the ceremony include Mayor of College Station Ben White, City Manager Glenn Brown, former Texas A&M Football Coach R. C. Slocum and others. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.
The College Station Memorial Cemetery is made up of a total of 56 acres, with 20 acres designated to the Aggie Field of Honor. The beautifully designed facility includes an Information Center, a Committal Shelter, an Aggie Field of Honor and a City of College Station Columbarium and standard burial plots in each location.
Another special feature is the Spirit Gate that honors the life and spirit of those Aggies who have passed on. As you look through the gate to Kyle Field there is a sense of connection between this final resting place and the place where these Aggies were educated and launched their lives. And one only needs to be an Aggie in Spirit to call this your final home. Former Students, friends, family and anyone who has a love of this university and its community are welcome.
The Aggie Field of Honor portion of the cemetery was a vision of former students over 30 years ago and has finally become a reality. Many Aggies return to College Station to retire because of their love of their alma mater and the wonderful traditions and memories they hold dear. A special place of rest for those who choose it here is now available.
Joe C. Wallace, Class of ’53 and an active member of the College Station Cemetery Committee will be the FIRST AGGIE to be buried in the AFOH. Wallace and his wife have several AGGIE children who are in the classes of ’78, ‘79, '80 and ’91 and grandchildren who are classes of ’01, ’02( two granchildren) , ’04, ’06 and a grandchild graduating in 2010. Additionally, the FIRST AGGIE MOM to be buried at the site will be Mrs. Billie Holder, wife of Jimmie Holder, also the Class of ’53. The Holders also have Aggie children who graduated in 1978, ‘83 and ‘86 and grandchildren in classes of ’03, ‘05, ‘07, and a granddaughter to graduate in 2010.
For information on how to purchase new cemetery lots and information on the pricing of lots/spaces, please contact Ross Albrecht (Class of ’84) at 979.764.3410 or visit http://fieldofhonor.cstx.gov.