April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech

April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech

April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech
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TXMARTINS
Atlanta, GA3,278 contributions
Stunning campus
Oct 2020
Absolutely beautiful campus in the fall! Easy walking access from the hotels on the perimeter & restaurants. Memorial is smaller than we expected but still incredibly moving. Walk the open green areas & enjoy this beautiful university.
Written October 26, 2020
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Meredith V
North Hampton, NH989 contributions
Still Haunting
May 2019 • Couples
I'm so glad that Virginia Tech has chosen to preserve the memorial in the way students originally built it. I was a student at the time and remember going there when it was just a makeshift hodgepodge of posters, letters, and flowers. It really is a gorgeous memorial.
Written June 24, 2019
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Alicia_JA
Chicago180 contributions
Beautiful and Touching
Apr 2019 • Couples
I am so glad Virginia Tech decided to build this beautiful memorial to the the faculty and students that lost their lives on campus. It is a fitting memorial to remember these precious lives. Please visit and pay your respects so they are never forgotten.
Written April 27, 2019
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2BEis2SKI
Charlotte, NC1,219 contributions
Weird rating a memorial
Mar 2019 • Family
This is what I'll say. Nothing about this is good or very good or excellent but you can't visit VT and not stop by and pay your respects. It's simple and nicely maintained. It faces a huge open field, gathering space where students play, congregate, soak up the sunshine, etc. so it's not like a cemetery off to the side where you go through some kind of fence or gate. It's basically right there in the middle of campus.

The thing I had forgotten that the memorial made me keenly aware of his how many students lost their lives that day. The memorial stones are a little small and you have to literally walk around and almost count to yourself for it to sink in. It's frankly hard to comprehend, even today. And it's impossible to come to terms with.
Written April 15, 2019
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DantesCaulfieldGatz
Savannah, GA50 contributions
Somber Memorial
Nov 2018 • Family
This is a memorial to the 32 lives of those lost during the senseless campus shooting of 2007. A place of quiet reflection and remembrance.
Written November 2, 2018
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Sarah W
Ottawa180 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2018 • Business
Virginia Tech has done a beautiful job with this memorial. I was quite moved by it, especially noticing that people are evidently still placing mementoes at some of the individual markers. The whole campus is gorgeous, and this is an important and beautiful element of it.
Written August 29, 2018
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Jim A
14 contributions
4/16/07 Memorial
Jul 2018 • Solo
First place I went to was to the 4/16/07 Memorial. Had done been in campus since 1995. Very touching, got goosebumps.
Written August 13, 2018
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Janet P
Blacksburg, Virginia37 contributions
A Must Visit
Mar 2018 • Family
As parents of a VT staff member at the time of the murders, we find this memorial a moving and important reminder of what can happen when mental illness goes unrecognized and guns become available to the wrong people. VT is a great school and Blacksburg is the last place you'd expect such a tragedy. Visit the memorial, think about our society and weep.
Written June 19, 2018
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Bettyann M
New Jersey213 contributions
very nice memorial
May 2018 • Family
very nice memorial for all the kids that were killed that dreadful day! so sad. they did such a nice job at the memorial
Written May 15, 2018
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Jim C
Blacksburg, VA9 contributions
Tasteful Memorial to a Tragic Event
Apr 2018 • Couples
Everyone should stop for a moment to reflect on the lives both lost and impacted by this tragedy. My family was one affected.
Written April 22, 2018
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