We Remember

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composite photo of the 32, above a nighttime view of the memorial and Burruss Hall

About this site

The We Remember website provides information about the 32 students and faculty members who were tragically taken from their loved ones and our community on April 16, 2007. They ranged in age from 18 to 76 and represented a variety of academic areas and faith and ethnic groups. We hope that you are able to reflect on the tremendous promise each of them embodied for our world with creativity, intelligence, humility, and humanity.

This site also provides information about online resources, latest news and events, information about the April 16 Memorial, and links to previous years' events and support information. Live for 32. 

2020 Schedule

Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • Midnight—Lighting of Ceremonial Candle—April 16th Memorial
    The ceremonial candle will be lit by representatives of the student body and the names of the 32 Hokies lost on April 16, 2007, will be read. The Corps of Cadets will stand guard for 32 minutes. The candle will remain lit for 24 hours.
  • 9:43 a.m.—Wreath Laying and Moment of Silence—April 16th Memorial
  • 11:27 p.m.—Cadet Guard—April 16th Memorial
    Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will stand guard at the April 16th Memorial for 32 minutes.
  • 11:59 p.m.—Extinguishing of Ceremonial Candle—April 16th Memorial
    Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will stand guard for 32 minutes prior to the 11:59 p.m. extinguishing. The candle will be extinguished, and the light will be carried back into Burruss Hall, representing the commitment to never forget.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, event updates will be posted to this page.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • 9 a.m.—3.2 Mile Run in Remembrance—Virginia Tech Campus
    Check back soon for registration information!
  • 2 p.m.—Inter-Faith Service—War Memorial Chapel
    Seating will begin at 1:30 p.m.
    Please note there will be no late entry permitted to the service.