RICHMOND Va., April 15, 2015 – VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV), the nation’s leading nonprofit school and campus safety advocacy organization, said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, proclaimed April 16, 2015, as VIRGINIA TECH REMEMBRANCE DAY and calls this observance to the attention of all Virginia citizens. On this day, Commonwealth of Virginia Flags will fly at half mast. Also on April 16 at the State Capitol in Richmond, the Governor’s Office will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at the Bell Tower on Capitol Square from 9:00–10:00 a.m. Families of victims and survivors of the tragedy will be in attendance, as well as other dignitaries.
Ceremony at Bell Tower on April 16
Secretary of Education Anne Holton will briefly remark on the occasion and introduce Colin Goddard, a survivor of the tragedy on April 16, 2007. Then First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe will speak, followed by a moment of silence. The name of each victim will then be read aloud by Virginia State Police Superintendent Colonel W. Steven Flaherty. Capitol Police will ring the bell after each name is read aloud.
About the Virginia Tech Remembrance Day 2015 https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/proclamations/proclamation/virginia-tech-remembrance-day-2015/
About the VTV Family Outreach Foundation
The VTV Family Outreach Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by the families and survivors directly impacted by the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. Determined to prevent a similar tragedy, the Foundation advocates for K-12 and higher-education campus safety and security. VTV’s signature program called 32 National Campus Safety Initiative will provide tools to assess college and university safety based on objective standards designed by a multidisciplinary panel of national experts. Learn more at www.vtvfamilyfoundation.org and www.32ncsi.org.