Statewide moment of silence Tuesday for VA Tech shootings

Posted on: 12:45 am, April 16, 2013, by , updated on: 12:46am, April 16, 2013

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Tuesday is the Day of Remembrance for the 2007 shooting spree on the Virginia Tech campus that killed 32 people and injured numerous others.

Governor Bob McDonnell issued a proclamation recognizing April 16 as the official Day of Remembrance. A full list of events can be found on Virginia Tech’s website.

At 9:43 a.m., a moment of silence will be held statewide.  At the stroke of midnight Tuesday, a  ceremonial candle was lit, and will remain lit for 24 hours.