"On this anniversary our attention turns respectfully to the families who lost their loved ones last April 16th and to the students injured that day who are successfully putting their lives back together. It is a day of remembrance. The victims will be honored at a ceremony that will take place Wednesday on the Drillfield at 10:30 A.M. EDT. It will be televised by various media and streamed through the university’s website www.vt.edu…
At the dedication of our permanent April 16th Memorial last August, SGA President Adeel Khan summed it up exceptionally well- Take time to remember the legacies, remember the dreams and remember the talent that our community has lost. I hope you are inspired to work harder to honor the 32. Share you talents with the world for the 32. Achieve your dreams for the 32. Be more compassionate, friendly and thoughtful for the 32. Be better, for the 32. In 2008, we remember the 32; we are thankful for the survivors; and we are proud we share together that incredible Hokie spirit. "
-Taken from a message to Alumni by Tom Tillar, Vice President for Alumni Relations
God bless the families of the tragedy!