Virginia Tech will honor the community of survivors of April 16, 2007.

A ceremony will be held April 15, 2010, at 4 p.m. dedicating two sitting benches — one located on each side of the April 16 Memorial in front of Burruss Hall. The ceremony is open to the public and will be immediately followed by a reception on the Drillfield.

The benches, which will serve as a location for personal reflection and remembrance, honor the survivors of April 16, 2007, and the resilience of the Virginia Tech community.

In the event of inclement weather, the dedication will take place in the Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires Student Center.

About the memorial benches

The bench seats are 52 inches wide, 18 inches tall, and 8 inches thick. They are made out of a special concrete mixture that simulates Virginia Tech’s native limestone, Hokie Stone, and each bench weighs approximately 900 lbs. The benches are inscribed, “In Honor of the Survivors – April 16, 2007.”

Free parking will be available to visitors in the Perry Street/Prices Fork parking lot located at the Prices Fork Road intersection with West Campus Drive and the intersection of Stanger Street. An online campus parking map is available or call (540) 231-3200 for more information.


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