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Front and back of the program for April 16th Memorial Dedication, August 19, 2007. The text on the program reads:

"In the hours following the April 16 tragedy, the student-driven volunteer organization Hokies United placed 32 Hokie Stones on the…

On the morning of Monday, August 20 - the first day of Fall 2007 classes - an unidentified visitor places a white daisy next to each victim's hokie stone at the intermediate memorial. The memorial had been formally dedicated the previous day.…

Erin Nicole Peterson's etched hokie stone at the memorial on the drillfield, surrounded by flowers and notes. The photo was taken on Monday, August 20, 2007, the first day of Fall 2007 classes. The memorial had been dedicated the previous…

A large flower arrangement rests in front of Nicole Regina White's new hokie stone at the memorial on the drillfield. The card reads: "We love you Nicole - love, Mom, Dad, Evan, and Your Family." The photo was taken on Monday, August 20, 2007,…

On the morning of Monday, August 20 - the first day of Fall 2007 classes - an unidentified visitor places a white daisy next to each victim's hokie stone at the intermediate memorial. The memorial had been formally dedicated the previous day.…

Early on the morning of Monday, August 20 - the first day of Fall 2007 classes - a large banner reading "You Fit Here" is on display near the War Memorial Chapel. The drillfield, intermediate memorial, and Burruss Hall are visible in the background.…

Shortly after 8 AM on Monday, August 20 - the first day of classes - a group of cadets makes their way across a largely empty drillfield. The intermediate memorial, visible center right, was dedicated the previous day. The large tent used for the…

View of the intermediate memorial, color guard, and crowd during the dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007. Members of the Marching Virginians are visible at the front of the crowd. Spectators are also visible in the distance, on the top of the War…

A young man and woman - likely students - are locked in an extended embrace after the close of the dedication ceremony for the intermediate memorial. Photo taken August 19, 2007.

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After the intermediate memorial dedication ceremony, interviews such as this one were commonplace. But while there was clearly a media presence at this event, it was subdued in comparison to the immediate aftermath of April 16.

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