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By Mark Owczarski

BLACKSBURG, Va., August 15, 2007 -- To coincide with the start of the new academic year, Virginia Tech will dedicate the memorial to the victims of April 16 on Sunday, August 19 at noon.

At the conclusion of the approximately…

Two unidentified visitors observe Jamie Bishop's new hokie stone on August 19, 2007, the day of the memorial dedication.

Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and Virginia Tech University Relations.

In a tent reserved for friends and family of victims at the memorial dedication ceremony, two men embrace, one of them holding a victim's Hokie Stone. Photo taken August 19, 2007.

Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and Virginia Tech University…

While holding one of the victim's Hokie Stones, Jerzy Nowak - Virginia Tech Professor and husband to victim Jocelyne Couture-Nowak - embraces another attendee at the April 16th Memorial dedication ceremony.

Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and…

Attendees embrace in a tent reserved for friends and family of the victims at
the August 19, 2007 memorial dedication ceremony.

Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and Virginia Tech University Relations.

Virginia Tech Professor Vinod Lohani carries one of the victim's Hokie Stones back to the seating area during the memorial dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007.

Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and Virginia Tech University Relations.

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger and Vice President of Student Affairs Zenobia Hikes lead other participants during the memorial dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007.

Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and Virginia Tech University Relations.

Flowers in front of Nicole White's new Hokie Stone. Photo taken August 19, 2007, the day of the memorial dedication ceremony.


Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and Virginia Tech University Relations.

Media presence at the memorial dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007.

Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and Virginia Tech University Relations.

A large wreath, flowers, and plaque at the center of the memorial, following its dedication on August 19, 2007.

Photo courtesy of Kim Peterson and Virginia Tech University Relations.