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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. 

2022 Schedule

As details are confirmed the schedule will be updated. Please visit this site for updated information.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022
Midnight Midnight — Lighting of Ceremonial Candle — April 16 Memorial
A candle will be lit by representatives of the student body. The candle will remain lit for 24 hours.
8:30 a.m. Wreath Laying– April 16 Memorial
9:43 a.m. 3.2 Mile Run in Remembrance – Virginia Tech Campus
Online registration is now open. For more information please visit the Rec Sports website
2:00 p.m. Interfaith Service – War Memorial Chapel
Seating will begin at 1:30 p.m. No late entry permitted. No photography or video recording equipment permitted.
7:30 p.m. Candlelight Vigil – April 16 Memorial
A candlelight vigil will be held on the Drillfield at the April 16 Memorial to recognize the 32 students and faculty who lost their lives on April 16, 2007.
11:59 p.m. Extinguishing of Ceremonial Candle – April 16 Memorial

Expressions of Remembrance

The Words of Children: Selections from the April 16, 2007, Condolence Archives

From April 11 to April 22, "The Words of Children" exhibit will be on display at Newman Library on the 2nd floor. The exhibit will feature items sent to the university from children all over the world following the events of April 16th. Items are selected from the April 16, 2007, Condolence Archives, held by VT Special Collections and University Archives.

Launching April 11th, a digital exhibit will include many of the items on display as well as the memories of those affected by April 16th collected in the April 16, 2007, Oral History Collection. The digital exhibit will be available to view at https://tinyurl.com/April162022Exhibit.

Virginia Tech Alumni Association Chapter Events

Central Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter

3.2 for 32 Remembrance Run/Walk
April 16 from 9 – 11 a.m.
Bullfrog Valley Park,
400-470 Bullfrog Valley Rd
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Join us for a Remembrance run/walk. Strollers and pets are welcome. Contact Heather Weeks at centralpahokies@gmail.com with questions.

D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter

Remembrance Blood Drive
April 21 from 1 – 7 p.m.
Northern Virginia Center, Room 114
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22043

Registration link coming soon! Check out our Facebook page and website for more details. Contact Clair Traveline, community service chair, claire.traveline@ncrhokies.org with questions.

Fredericksburg Alumni Chapter

3.2 for 32 Remembrance Walk
April 16 9:30 a.m.
Old Mill Park
2201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Honor and remember the lives of 32 students and faculty who were taken from us 15 years ago. A moment of silence will take place at 9:43 a.m. Walk at your own pace on the Canal Path. Wearing Hokie colors is encouraged. If you wish to order the event shirt, you may do so here.

Remembrance Crafts
April 16 2-4 p.m.
Thurman Brisben Center
471 Central Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

We will be dying eggs, helping with Easter-themed crafts and, weather permitting, having some outdoor games with the kids. We could use 2-4 volunteers to help with kids crafts. If you can’t make the event, but would like to participate, donations for the shelter can be delivered at our chapter meeting on Tuesday, April 12th at Rey Azteca on Route 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Palmetto Alumni Chapter

3.2 for 32 Remembrance Run/Walk
April 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lake Conestee Park

Peninsula Alumni Chapter

3.2 for 32 Run in Remembrance
April 16 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fort Monroe Boardwalk (next to the Paradise Ocean Club )
490 Fenwick Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Please join the Peninsula Hokies as we remember the 32 students and faculty who were tragically taken from us on April 16, 2007. This event is open to all Hokies, their families, and friends. We will be running and walking on the Fort Monroe Seawall Trail. The run will start on the Seawall Trail directly next to the Paradise Ocean Club. There will be plenty of parking available. We will be having a bring-your-own-picnic party immediately following the walk/run at the Oozlefinch Brewery. We ask that attendees bring their own picnic. The Alumni Chapter will provide paper plates, napkins, cups, iced tea, water, a dessert, and snacks for everyone.

Please RSVP to Louise Schaeffler, chapter president, at weaze@vt.edu.

Philadelphia Alumni Chapter

3.2 for 32 Remembrance Run/Walk
April 9, 10 a.m.
Ridley Creek State Park
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd
Media, PA 19063

Visit our website and Facebook group for more details.

Williamsburg Chapter

Remembrance Garden Clean-Up
Apri 9 from 10 a.m. - noon
Williamsburg Botanical Garden in Freedom Park
5537 Centerville Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

The Williamsburg Hokies will gather at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden in Freedom Park on Saturday morning to work on some projects. We will close the day at the Virginia Tech Memorial Bed to reflect on the lives lost. To register, please email wbghokies@gmail.com.

Nashville Chapter

Remembrance Walk
Centennial Park at The Parthenon
2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37203

We will have a moment of silence and will complete the one-mile loop around the park. Contact Jill Heyman, 757-619-9806 with questions.

Denver Chapter

3.2 for 32 Walk/Run for Remembrance
Saturday, April 16th, 10 am
Denver South High School
1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
(Across the street from Wash Park on the south side)

Please join the Denver Hokies as we remember the friends and families that we lost, and also to celebrate life, which is so precious. This event is open to all Hokies, their families, friends and dogs (on leashes). We’ll be setting up at Denver South High School parking lot, located across from the Southeast corner of Washington Park. There will be plenty of parking available. Please be there by 9:45 am for the GROUP PHOTO in front of the school and then we’ll hit the course!

Seattle Chapter

3.2 for 32 Remembrance Hike
April 16 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m.
Sky County Trail
7077-7181 Clay Pit Rd, Bellevue, WA 98006

Wear your Hokie colors and gather at Sky county Trailhead starting point in Bellevue, WA at 0830 on Saturday, 16 April. (Large parking lot). The hike is listed as easy and has less than a 400 ft. elevation gain. You can see more details using the All Trails app. Family is welcome to join and leashed dogs are allowed on the trail. Please be sure to wear hiking boots in case muddy. We will do this rain or shine.

Baltimore Chapter

3.2 for 32 Remembrance Walk
April 16 from 9:45 – 11 a.m.
Patterson Park in Baltimore City
And
Centennial Park in Columbia, Maryland

Please visit https://baltimore.vt.alumnispaces.com/ to sign-up.

Charleston Chapter

Remembrance Run
April 16 from 2:30 – 5 p.m.
Meet at Marion Square at Calhoun Street

Please come out in your maroon & orange to run, walk or show your support. We will have some other activities at Marion Square for those who do not want to participate in the run, and we can always use volunteers who are willing to stay at Marion Square during the run. Following the run, we will head over to The Brick where they'll be streaming the VT Spring Game (starting at 4:00 pm.). This is a remembrance run, not a formal race. Roads are not blocked for this event. Please run at your own risk.

Please see our website www.charlestonhokies.com for more information.

Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter

3.2 for 32 Run in Remembrance
April 16 at 9 a.m.
River Legacy Park
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd Arlington, TX 76006

Central location to bring all DFW Hokies together. Option to walk, jog, run as you see fit. Plenty of paved parking available. Wear Hokie gear. We will begin the run/walk/jog at 9:30 a.m.

Tri-Cities Chapter

3.2 for 32 Remembrance Walk
April 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Start at River’s Bend Community Pool in Chester

Let's meet and show our Virginia Tech pride and honor those who lost their lives at the place we all love. We will meet at the parking lot of the pool in the River's Bend community in Chester and begin our walk a little after 2:30 pm. After the walk, those who are interested can head over to Paddy's Sports Bar and Grill (341 East Hundred Road) to watch the Spring Game.

San Diego Chapter

3.2 for 32 Remembrance Run/Walk
April 16 at 10 a.m.
Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach

The run/walk will end at Bub’s, our alumni restaurant. If you aren’t interested in the 3.2, Bub’s will be opening at 10:30 to host everyone for brunch and the spring football game at 1 PM. There will be a raffle with proceeds going to the VT Memorial Scholarship Fund, the local chapter scholarship fund, and a local non-profit focused on mental health programs. Please RSVP via the San Diego Hokies Facebook page.

Orange County Chapter

3.2 for Walk and Luncheon
April 16 from 10:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.
211 Orchid Avenue
Corona Del Mar, CA

Join fellow OC Hokie Alumni as we gather to pay tribute and remember the 32 lives lost in Blacksburg in 2007. A luncheon will follow at Chuck Allen’s home. We ask those planning to attend the post-walk lunch to make a donation of any amount to the OC Chapter Scholarship Fund.