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Change or remove Kyle Field's planned 12 Empty Seat Memorial

358 Signatures Goal: 1,212


To: John Sharp, Texas A&M Chancellor
Steven Moore, Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications

The signers of this petition acknowledge that they are against the addition of a 12 Empty Seat Memorial in Kyle Field. It's purpose is confusing, and it directly conflicts with the 12th Man tradition at Texas A&M. Twelve empty seats do not reflect the 12th Man spirit as well as 12 filled ones.

We, the Fightin' Texas Aggie students, former and current, respectfully request that you remove it from the Kyle Field Redevelopment Project.

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  • Townsend Hilliard
    Townsend Hilliard United States, Houston
    Apr 30, 2014
    Apr 30, 2014
    this is a terrible idea. along the same lines as the beveled logo.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 18, 2014
    Mar 18, 2014
    Twelve empty seats do not reflect the 12th Man spirit as well as 12 filled ones.
  • Elizabeth Denehie
    Elizabeth Denehie United States, Spring
    Mar 16, 2014
    Mar 16, 2014
    There is too much confusion. In the very beginning it was said the seats were for Bonfire victims, then for all Aggies who have or will die in service for our country, then back to bonfire. In the last few weeks, Sharp was asked directly what they will represent. After reading Sharp's official response (see below) when questioned, I believe these 12 seats in his mind have nothing to do with a memorial, but more as an attention grabber to the outside media for who rightly 'owns' the 12th Man. See his statement below about televised games.

    ..This is to honor and remember all Aggies who have passed! When each game is televised I guarantee they will feature [these] seats. It will further solidify our ownership of the 12th man [and] it would be a big mistake not to do this.

    We as Aggies are better than this.
  • Elizabeth Denehie
    Elizabeth Denehie United States, Spring
    Mar 16, 2014
    Mar 16, 2014
    Too much confusion after reading Sharp's official response when questioned on the meaning of the 12 empty seats. Sharp's response--> "..This is to honor and remember all Aggies who have passed! When each game is televised I guarantee they will feature [these] seats. It will further solidify our ownership of the 12th man [and] it would be a big mistake not to do this." <--
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    Joseph Jones
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    Townsend Hilliard
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    Elizabeth Denehie
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    Jessie Cutler
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    Travis Haschke '12
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    Zachary Archer
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