BLACKSBURG, Va. (WVEC) --- The Virginia Tech community is bracing for a tough couple of days. This weekend marks ten years since 32 people lost their lives in a shooting massacre on campus. On Saturday and Sunday there are several events organized to remember what happened on April 16, 2007.
Walking around campus, the mood is somber. People are quiet as they remember the tragedy. Tech alums are remembering the sadness, but they are also trying to think of this in a positive way. They recall how the Hokie community came together in the minutes and days after the massacre, and in the ten years since then.
At midnight Sunday, organizers will light a ceremonial candle. It will stay burning for 24 hours to remember the 32 lives lost there.
At 9:43 a.m. Sunday morning, Governor McAuliffe will attend the memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony. Then at 2:30 p.m., there will be a campus-wide memorial service. A candle light vigil is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening.
More than 10,000 people are expected on campus for these events to remember those 32 lives lost. 13News Now has a crew on campus talking to alums from our area who came to Blacksburg for the ten year mark, and also talking to people who have close connections to what happened that day. We will be bringing you all the details both on air and online.
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