A message from President Tim Sands on the 2020 Day of Remembrance
April 16, 2020
To the Virginia Tech community,
Today we commemorate the 32 students and faculty who were taken from us on April 16, 2007. Though we are unable to assemble for a public ceremony this year, please take time to honor their memory by joining your fellow Hokies in spirit, perhaps considering the words of our own Nikki Giovanni, spoken at the April 17, 2007, convocation: “The Hokie Nation embraces our own and reaches out with open heart and hands to those who offer their hearts and minds.” We Remember.