Photos and video from 2017 Day of Remembrance events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Video from the "Performance in Remembrance"