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Photo gallery: April 16 Memorial Benches

Two sitting benches are now located on each side of the April 16 Memorial to honor the community of survivors of April 16, 2007. 

The bench seats are 52 inches wide, 18 inches tall, and 8 inches thick. They are made out of a special concrete mixture that simulates Virginia Tech's native limestone, Hokie Stone, and each bench weighs approximately 900 lbs. The benches are inscribed, "In Honor of the Survivors – April 16, 2007."