April 16, 2008

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Commonwealth Campus Center Events

University Commemoration broadcast

In addition to the events listed below, a live broadcast of the University Commemoration ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on April 16 will be available for viewing for students, faculty, and staff at the following Virginia Tech centers around the state:

  • Roanoke Center: Room 716
  • Richmond Center: Room 309
  • Northern Virginia Center (Falls Church): Room 113
  • Hampton Roads Center (Virginia Beach): Room 201
  • Southwest Virginia Center (Abingdon): Room 143
  • Washington Alexandria Architecture Center: Video Conference Room

Tuesday, April 15

6:30 p.m. | Memorial Dedication
Northern Virginia Center, Falls Church, VA

The Northern Virginia Center will dedicate a plaque, mounted on Hokie Stone, to commemorate the dedication of a bench and tree in honor of the victims of April 16th. The brief event will include a harp solo, the tolling of a bell, and a moment of silence.


Wednesday, April 16

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | A Time of Remembrance
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, 7th Floor Atrium, Roanoke, VA

Card's received from last year's counselor education students from regional elementary schools will be on display.

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10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | A Day of Remembrance
Virginia Tech Richmond Center

Please join us at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center for a gathering to honor our friends, colleagues, and family members in remembrance.

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10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | University Remembrance Program
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, Room 716, Roanoke, VA

Live video stream from the Blacksburg campus of the University Remembrance Program.

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1:30 p.m. | Time of Remembrance Event
Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, 17690 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, VA

Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host a time of remembrance event. A moment of silence will be observed followed by a violin solo and the release of 32 doves. A reception will take place after the service.

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2 p.m. to 8 p.m. | VT Engage Blood Drive
Northern Virginia Center

In tribute to the lives lost on April 16th, 2007, The National Capital Region Virginia Tech Alumni Association will be hosting a tribute Blood Drive on April 16th. Representatives from the Red Cross will be on hand to take donations from 2-8pm at the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Campus (7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, Virginia). This drive will be part of the VirginiaTechForLife Campaign, a program launched by Virginia Tech which has spurred congruent blood drives in the month of April with Alumni Associations across America. To set up an appointment to donate please call: 1 800-GIVE LIFE.

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6 p.m. | Tree Planting Ceremony
Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center

A memorial ceremony will be held with a brief, low key tree planting ceremony on our grounds. The tree is being donated by the Hampton Roads Tree Care Association and a plaque will be permanently installed in front of the tree.

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Sundown (approximately 7:45 p.m.) | Candlelight Vigil
Northern Virginia Center

In conjunction with our Blood Drive on April 16th, 2008 we will be holding a candlelight vigil to honor those we lost last year. Please come to donate blood and stay for a reading of the names. Candles will be supplied.

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