Friday is Designated "Hokie Hope" Day

“We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness… We are the Hokies…

Nikki Giovanni
University Distinguished Professor, poet, activist
Virginia Tech

Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine declared Friday a day of mourning and called for a moment of silence at noon to honor the 32 victims in Monday’s massacre at Virginia Tech.

Ramon Cruz (R), a freshman at Virginia Tech, weeps at a memorial to the shooting victims at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia April 18, 2007. Comforting Cruz is Gigi Giridhar (L) the mother of Cruz’s best friend Sanjay also a freshman at the school. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

Friday is designated as national “Hokie Hope” Day an alumni-led declaration of a national “Orange and Maroon Effect” day…


“Virginia Tech alumni are leading an effort to declare Friday, April 20 “Hokie Hope – Orange and Maroon Effect” day to honor those killed in the tragic shootings at the campus on Monday, according to the Virginia Tech web site. Everyone is encouraged to show their support for the victims, their families and the Tech community by wearing orange and maroon.”

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Thanks to W Zip for the email.

We Remember:

Ross Abdallah Alameddine
Christopher James Bishop
Brian Roy Bluhm
Ryan Christopher Clark
Austin Michelle Cloyd
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak
Kevin P. Granata
Matthew Gregory Gwaltney
Caitlin Millar Hammaren
Jeremy Michael Herbstritt
Emily Jane Hilscher
Jarrett Lee Lane
Matthew Joseph La Porte
Henry J. Lee
Liviu Librescu
Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan
Lauren Ashley McCain
Daniel Patrick O’Neil
J. Ortiz-Ortiz
Minal Hiralal Panchal
Daniel Alejandro Perez
Erin Nicole Peterson
Michael Steven Pohle, Jr.
Julia Kathleen Pryde
Mary Karen Read
Reema Joseph Samaha
Waleed Mohamed Shaalan
Leslie Geraldine Sherman
Maxine Shelly Turner
Nicole White

Photos HERE.
The university has posted information on the memorials for the victims of the tragedy.

If you want to help support those Virginia Tech families who lost a loved one:

Any memorial gifts, payable to the “Virginia Tech Foundation,” may be mailed to:

“Virginia Tech Family Fund,”
University Development,
902 Prices Fork Road (0336),
Blacksburg, VA 24061

You may also give online at the Virginia Tech website HERE.

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