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A day of mourning at Virginia Tech

I would provide some Virginia Tech sports news (and will later on), but this Friday's morning reading takes a more somber tone. This date marks three years since the tragedy on the Blacksburg campus.

Virginia Tech students will remember the 32 people who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the nation's worst massacre by a lone gunman. In a ceremony that has become tradition since then, members of the community will gather on campus and light white candles next to 32 limestone blocks for each victim.

Also, in remembrance of those who were slain, I'd urge you to take some time to revisit The Post's database profiling each of those who died that tragic day, known simply as "4/16."

Some folks in Blacksburg are still deeply affected by the shooting, although this year's seniors represent the last class on campus on 4/16. Every year since that date, classes have been canceled to allow students, faculty and staff to attend Day of Remembrance events, including the candlelight vigil on the Drillfield, at the heart of the campus.

Near the Drillfield, Virginia Tech dedicated two concrete benches to honor survivors.

By Mark Viera  |  April 16, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
 
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