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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, 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 a link to the Office of Recovery and Support. Live for 32. 

2016 Remembrance Events

  • Saturday, April 16

    • Midnight: Lighting of Ceremonial Candle – April 16th Memorial.
    • 9:43 a.m.: Moment of Silence – Campus
    • 9:45 a.m.: 3.2 Mile Run in Remembrance - Virginia Tech campus
      Get details and register.
    • 11 a.m.: Community Picnic – Note Rain Location: Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires Student Center
    • 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.

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April 16 Memorial

    April 16 Memorial

Dedicated on August 19, 2007, this memorial recreates 32 Hokie Stones placed on the Drillfield in the hours after the April 16 tragedy by the student-run volunteer organization Hokies United.

Office of Recovery and Support

The Office of Recovery and Support will provide support -- specifically including improved two-way communication and facilitation of support services -- for the families of those lost, the injured and their families, and others directly affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007. Further, the Office of Recovery and Support is the central campus location to manage broader efforts of the university community, such as commemoration activities. Visit the site.