BLACKSBURG, Va. - On Virginia Tech Remembrance Day, on which we honor the 32 lives taken senselessly on April 16, 2007, Democratic Party of Virginia Executive Director Becca Slutzky issued the following statement from Blacksburg:
"Today, the Virginia Tech community marks the 10th anniversary of April 16, 2007, on which the lives of 32 students and faculty members were lost in senseless violence.
"This profound loss in the Virginia Tech family, and the unwavering commitment to honor their legacies, has resonated deeply in Virginia and around the world as we witnessed one of our Commonweath's own endure the unimaginable.
"Especially this weekend, abundant acts of brotherhood, service, and perseverance in Blacksburg and throughout the Hokie Nation inspire us to remember the power of unity.
"With Hokie Spirit, DPVA renews our commitment to honor those 32 legacies and their families today and every day."