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View from the entrance to the Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center. The gallery hosted an exhibit of items sent to VT, photos, and video related to 4/16.
Photo taken 4/16/08.

Photo by Roger Gupta.

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A gift from the University of Texas Austin and Texas A&M University.

Back of t-shirt with the words:
"The eyes of Texas are upon you...
For your spirit can ne'er be told
In time of greatest tragedy
You have a hand to hold."



Susan…

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A gift from the University of Texas Austin and Texas A&M University.

Front of t-shirt with words:

"Orange and maroon support orange and maroon.
We remember 04.16.07"

Susan Hill sent the following email explaining the signifigance of this…

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A card with each victim's name and a flower.

Caption says:

"This letter was sent from an Amish woman who has, herself and within her community, experienced tremendous loss. It is often individuals such as these who feel the most need to…

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These are the four items that were on display outside of the Perspective gallery in Squires.
From left to right:

Photos of messages of support from businesses throughout the Roanoke valley.

A wool jacket sent to VT from University of British…

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This is the promotional flyer made for the "April 16: Remembrance, Recognition and Healing" exhibit. The exhibit was on display from April 5-20, 2008 at the Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech. The exhibit featured…

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A creation in metal made by a 1993 VT alumnus that reminds us of the words spoken by Professor Giovanni during a speech: "We are better than we think and not quite what we want to be."

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In honor of Virginia Tech, this flag was flown aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-117 mission to the International Space Station and then sent to VT by NASA. From June 8-22, 2007 it orbited the earth for 13 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes, and 44…

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This hand crafted glass bowl was made by Gene Messick of Restoration Glass. He sent it to President Steger to thank him for his leadership during the crisis.

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A collection of messages written on paper hearts from Connecticut College that hung in Squires after April 16th.

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This rescue ring was signed by US Coast Guard members with their wishes for the Virginia Tech community.

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Messages of support from New River Community College students written on a wood horse. This gift from the Knights to the Hokies was carved with a chain saw by a visiting artist.

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Close-up of wood horse.

Messages of support from New River Community College students written on a wood horse. This gift from the Knights to the Hokies was carved with a chain saw by a visiting artist.

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Close-up of wood horse.

Messages of support from New River Community College students written on a wood horse. This gift from the Knights to the Hokies was carved with a chain saw by a visiting artist.

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These hats, which were worn by the Washington National baseball team during thier game on April 17, 2007, were sent to VT as a sign of support. One of the hats worn during the game is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

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This letter was sent by a Florida inmate along with a handkerchief with hand-drawn doves and the victims' names on it.

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This poster was sent from Columbine High School.

The text says:

"In the hearts of the children a pure love still grows

Like a bright star in heaven that lights our way home

Like the flower that shattered the stone.

Columbine
April…

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A poster sent from students at Cal State Fullerton who were reminded of a similar tragedy on their campus many years ago.

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This picture was painted by Marilyn Rogge and sent without explanation to VT. Steven Estrada, formerly of Prevail Archives, said of the painting, "It has become the symbol of letting go."

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An embroidered version of the message heard all over the world on 4/16/07. Sent by the Field Hockey team of the College of William and Mary.
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