Aggie Bonfire

Starting in 1909 Texas A&M University students worked together each year to build a massive bonfire. This annual tradition continued (except in 1963 when the Bonfire did not burn following the assassination of President Kennedy) and eventually came under the leadership of the Aggie Bonfire Committee until 1999. Bonfire has symbolized the burning desire of Aggies to beat the University of Texas in the annual football game.