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Memorializing the Tragedy

Candlelight Vigil

On the day after the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech University that left twenty-five students and five faculty members dead, and more than seventeen injured, members of the university community hold a candlelight vigil in front of Burruss Hall, the school's main adminstration building. Seung-Hui Cho, a student with a long history of emotional and mental health problems, was the lone assailant.

Original Author: alka3en of flickr

Created: April 17, 2007

Medium: Digital photograph

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Ceremony Honoring First Responders

On September 1, 2007, a ceremony honors the first responders who tended to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007. Twenty-seven students and five faculty members were killed, and more than seventeen injured by Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at the school who had a long history of emotional and mental health problems. This ceremony took place at the school's first home football game after the killings, played against East Carolina University. Standing at center, from left to right, are Jacob Lutz, rector of the Virginia Tech board of visitors; Dr. Charles Steger, Virginia Tech's president; Governor Tim Kaine; 2nd Lieutenant Sarah Walker of the Blacksburg Rescue Squad; James Downing of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad; Kim Crannis, Blacksburg's police chief; and Wendell Flinchum, Virginia Tech's police chief.

Original Author: Erich Geist

Created: September 1, 2007

Medium: Digital photograph

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Memorial to a Slain Student

A stone memorializes the life and death of Nicole Regina White, a sophomore at Virginia Tech University who died in the massacre there on April 16, 2007. White, from Smithfield, received a posthumous degree in international studies. This is one of thirty-two memorial stones—representing twenty-seven students and five faculty members—who died at the hands of Seung-Hui Cho, who opened fire before taking his own life. The memorials are made of polished Hokie Stone, a limestone rock quarried near the campus in Blacksburg.

Original Author: UserB

Created: September 2007

Medium: Digital photograph

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Virginia Tech Massacre Memorial

Thirty-two memorial stones are arranged in a semicircle and etched with the names of those who died in the mass shooting at Virginia Tech University on April 16, 2007. The memorials are made of polished Hokie Stone, a limestone rock quarried near the campus in Blacksburg. Many of the university's buildings are constructed with the same stone.

Original Author: UserB

Created: September 2007

Medium: Digital photograph

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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  • Candlelight Vigil

    On the day after the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech University that left twenty-five students and five faculty members dead, and more than seventeen injured, members of the university community hold a candlelight vigil in front of Burruss Hall, the school's main adminstration building. Seung-Hui Cho, a student with a long history of emotional and mental health problems, was the lone assailant.

    Original Author: alka3en of flickr

    Created: April 17, 2007

    Medium: Digital photograph

    Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

  • Ceremony Honoring First Responders

    On September 1, 2007, a ceremony honors the first responders who tended to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007. Twenty-seven students and five faculty members were killed, and more than seventeen injured by Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at the school who had a long history of emotional and mental health problems. This ceremony took place at the school's first home football game after the killings, played against East Carolina University. Standing at center, from left to right, are Jacob Lutz, rector of the Virginia Tech board of visitors; Dr. Charles Steger, Virginia Tech's president; Governor Tim Kaine; 2nd Lieutenant Sarah Walker of the Blacksburg Rescue Squad; James Downing of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad; Kim Crannis, Blacksburg's police chief; and Wendell Flinchum, Virginia Tech's police chief.

    Original Author: Erich Geist

    Created: September 1, 2007

    Medium: Digital photograph

    Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

  • Memorial to a Slain Student

    A stone memorializes the life and death of Nicole Regina White, a sophomore at Virginia Tech University who died in the massacre there on April 16, 2007. White, from Smithfield, received a posthumous degree in international studies. This is one of thirty-two memorial stones—representing twenty-seven students and five faculty members—who died at the hands of Seung-Hui Cho, who opened fire before taking his own life. The memorials are made of polished Hokie Stone, a limestone rock quarried near the campus in Blacksburg.

    Original Author: UserB

    Created: September 2007

    Medium: Digital photograph

    Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

  • Virginia Tech Massacre Memorial

    Thirty-two memorial stones are arranged in a semicircle and etched with the names of those who died in the mass shooting at Virginia Tech University on April 16, 2007. The memorials are made of polished Hokie Stone, a limestone rock quarried near the campus in Blacksburg. Many of the university's buildings are constructed with the same stone.

    Original Author: UserB

    Created: September 2007

    Medium: Digital photograph

    Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons