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This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: April 16, 2017
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Attends Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance Wreath Laying


Governor McAuliffe joined Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, and President Emeritus Charles Steger in a wreath-laying ceremony and moment of silence at the Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance to honor the victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre.

“The whole of Virginia remembers the 32 victims that lost their lives during a tragic and senseless act of violence ten years ago today,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, survivors and the entire Virginia Tech community who have shown incredible strength and resilience while facing unimaginable grief. We should reflect on the heartbreaking events that took place and use this moment to come together to ensure an incident of this magnitude never happens again in our Commonwealth.”