Vigil on the Drillfield
Many who attended the candelight vigil Sunday evening stayed to visit the April 16 Memorial. The vigil was one of many events on campus to mark the 2017 Day of Remembrance.

Saturday’s cheers of encouragement pushed 16,000 participants to run or walk 3.2 miles in remembrance of lives lost in the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

Sunday’s statewide moment of silence was followed by tears of mourning for the 32 who died, shed as their names were recited at commemoration and vigil ceremonies, 10 years to the day from April 16, 2007.

Throughout the weekend, crowds came together at Virginia Tech, and elsewhere across the nation, for shared support, reflection, and remembrance.

Scroll down to experience many of these events through video and photographs.

April 16, 2017 - Candelight Vigil, 7:30 p.m.
Thousands gathered on the Drillfield to attend the candlelight vigil Sunday evening. As the names of the 32 were read, a candle was lit in their memory. Once all 32 candles were lit, they were shared with the crowd.

See video from the candlelight vigil below.

April 16, 2017 - University Commemoration Ceremony, 2:30 p.m.

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands read a letter from former President George W. Bush, who came to Blacksburg in 2007. Watch video from the commemoration ceremony below.

Patty Raun and Scott Johnson read the names of the 32.
Patty Raun and Scott Johnson read the names and describe each of the 32 students and faculty who were lost on April 16, 2007.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who served as Virginia's governor in 2007, listens as each of the 32 lost are described during the University Commemoration.
University commemoration
The University Commemoration took place on the Drillfield at the April 16 Memorial.

April 16, 2017 - Wreath laying and moment of silence, 9:43 a.m.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, and President Emeritus Charles Steger participated in a wreath-laying ceremony prior to a statewide moment of silence this morning.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, and President Emeritus Charles Steger will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony prior to the 9:43 a.m. statewide moment of silence.
McAuliffe, Sands, and others participate in the wreath-laying ceremony.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, and President Emeritus Charles Steger will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony prior to the 9:43 a.m. statewide moment of silence.
The wreath-laying ceremony was held before the statewide moment of silence.

 April 16, 2017 - Candle lighting, 12 a.m.
The ceremonial candle was lit at midnight. Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets stood guard at the candle for 32 minutes. The names of  the 32 students and faculty who lost their lives were read. Echo "Taps" was played to conclude the ceremony.

Cadets at the Memorial
Cadets stood guard at the candle for 32 minutes.
Candle is lit
The ceremonial candle will stay lit throughout the 2017 Day of Remembrance.
Echo Taps
Echo Taps was played as part of the lighting ceremony.

April 15, 2017 — Chapter events
Several Virginia Tech chapters held events in their respective communities.

April 15, 2017  — 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance, 10 a.m.
The 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance drew an estimated 16,000 participants. The course began and finished on the Drillfield and followed a route through campus.

Runners and walkers at the start of the Run in Remembrance
Start of the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance. An estimated 16,000 runners and walkers participated in this year's run.
Runners at the April 16 Memorial
Participants in the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance visit the April 16 Memorial.
Tim and Laura Sands with volunteers
Tim and Laura Sands visit with runners and volunteers during the community picnic.
Runners at the start
Runners pass through the starting arch at the beginning of the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance.
Crowd near April 16 Memorial
Participants in the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance gather at the April 16 Memorial after finishing the race.

Baseball and Softball
The Hokies' baseball and softball teams played Saturday morning. The Hokies rallied to beat the University of Virginia in baseball, 7-5, while the softball fell short, 10-8, against the University of Louisville.

April 14, 2017 — "Performance in Remembrance," 7 p.m.
Images from the "Performance in Remembrance" at the Moss Arts Center

Performance in Remembrance
Ariana Wyatt and Pedro Szalay during the Performance in Remembrance.
Performance in Remembrance
The Virginia Tech Chorus performs with the Wind Ensemble.
Performance in Remembrance
The Contemporary Dance Ensemble performs.

Video from the "Performance in Remembrance"