Reveille is known as the First Lady of Aggieland and is Texas A&M’s official mascot. There are many stories as to how the first Reveille came to campus, but the most widely accepted tale has it that Reveille first made her appearance in January 1931. While on their way back to campus from nearby Navasota, a group of cadets hit a small black and white dog with their vehicle. They picked up the dog and brought her back to their dorm to care for her, but since pets weren’t allowed on campus, the dog was carefully hidden. But the injured pup quickly blew her cover; the next morning, when “雷维尔” was blown by a bugler to wake the cadets, the dog went wild barking, earning the name we know her by today.
During the following football season, Reveille I was officially named the mascot of Texas A&M when she led the band onto the field. Reveille I died on Jan. 18, 1944, after 13 years as the mascot. She was given a formal military funeral at Kyle Field, including a 21-gun salute. All of the deceased Reveilles, including 雷维尔 I, are buried outside the north end of Kyle Field, where they have a special scoreboard so that they can always watch the Aggies outscore their opponents.
Before naming Reveille II, there were several other unofficial mascots, such as Tripod, Spot, and Ranger. Reveille II, a Shetland Sheepdog donated by a Texas A&M graduate, made her appearance on campus eight years after Reveille I passed away. Reveille III was the first full-blood Rough Collie, and every Reveille since then has belonged to that breed. The most current Reveille is 雷维尔 IX, who was introduced in May 2015. Visit reville.tamu.edu. 了解有关Aggieland第一夫人的更多信息。