Aggies celebrate "Aggie Independence Day"

POSTED: Monday, July 2, 2012 - 4:28pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 3:38pm

COLLEGE STATION -- After months of waiting Texas A&M is officially a member of the Southeastern Conference.

So today the university raised fourteen flags, to represent each school, in honor of the move and Lauren Holman was there to document it all.

It's being dubbed "Aggie Independence Day."

"It's a very new tradition for us," said Ryan Poehl.

Jeff Terrell added, "To be able to watch our team compete in the league of the elite it's just amazing. It's awesome."

As of Sunday, July 1, A&M is became one of newest member of the Southeastern Conference.

President R. Bowen Loftin tells us, "It feels good to finally be home and to have it all settled. They see this as a beginning to a new era."

A new era that kicked off today with a little help from the student athletes who raised 14 flags, representing each school in the conference.

Hundreds came out today to watch the flags being raised and even though it's a historic day in Aggieland, some fans are still apprehensive about the move to the SEC.

Bart Braden said, "I'm not convinced that this is going to be a good thing."

Good or bad one thing is for certain, today is a day of history in the making.

"We are ready here at Texas A&M to take our place," said President Loftin. "It is time truly for A&M."

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