Avenue of Flags Dedication, March 5, 2024

Tuesday afternoon, March 5, 2024 as part of the Class of ’69 Reunion, the General Earl Rudder American Freedom Avenue of the Flags was dedicated.  Highlighting the dedication ceremony were GEN Mark Welsh, III (President of Texas A&M), BG Patrick Michaelis (Commandant), Linda Rudder Williams (Earl Rudder’s daughter), Dan Cervenka (brother of Avenue of Flags designer Landis Cervenka ’69), and Andrew Applewhite (Student Body President).   Following are a few pictures that might be of interest.

View of Avenue of the Flags:

GEN Welsh delivering remarks:


Presentation of Certificates:

Front Row (L to R): Dan Cervenka, BG Michaelis, GEN Welsh, Linda Rudder Williams, Andrew Applewhite
Back Row Class Agents (L to R): Bill Howell, Bob Segner, Harvey Schulz, Bill Youngkin, Larry Lippke

Visit to President’s Office:

After the first of the year, GEN Welsh decided to move to the same office held by General Rudder, and also brought back the same desk that General Rudder had used.  As a courtesy to General Rudder’s daughter, Linda, he hosted a visit to his office.  Here is a picture of GEN Welsh with Linda (right) and his wife Betty (left).  Note the picture of General Rudder on the wall above the fireplace.



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