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


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.