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A sign on the door of Virginia Tech's War Memorial Chapel reads: "Please respect the privacy of individuals. No cameras or recording devices beyond this point." Photo taken the afternoon of April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance.


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Students and others view the memorial on the drillfield while guards from Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets stand watch. A special anniversary candle and wreath are visible in the foreground. Photo taken the afternoon of April 16, 2008, A Day of…

Waiting line to view the memorial on the drillfield. Photo taken the afternoon of April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance.


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Dozens participate in a "lie-in" on the drillfield on April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance. Organized by a Virginia Tech senior, the lie-in was designed as both a memorial to the victims and a protest against easy access to firearms.

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Peter Read, who lost his daughter Mary in the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech, speaks at a student "lie-in" on the drillfield on April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance. Organized by a Virginia Tech senior, the lie-in was designed as both a memorial…

Omar Samaha, brother of April 16 victim Reema Samaha, speaks at a student "lie-in" on the drillfield on April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance. Organized by Virginia Tech senior Alison St. Onge, the lie-in was designed as both a memorial to the victims…

Anne Goddard, whose son Colin was injured during the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech, speaks at a student "lie-in" on the drillfield on April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance. Organized by Virginia Tech senior Alison St. Onge, the lie-in was…

Lori Haas speaks at a student "lie-in" at the far end of the drillfield on April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance. Haas' daughter Emily was injured in the shootings at Virginia Tech. Organized by Virginia Tech senior Alison St. Onge, the lie-in was…

Candace St. Onge speaks at a student "lie-in" at the far end of the drillfield on April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance. The event was organized by her daughter, Virginia Tech senior Alison St. Onge, and was intended to both memorialize the victims…

Virginia Tech senior Alison St. Onge speaks at a student "lie-in" at the far end of the drillfield on April 16, 2008, A Day of Remembrance. Organized by St. Onge, the event was intended to memorialize the victims and protest easy access to firearms.…