Remembering the Virginia Tech massacre!/GovernorVA/status/191860153237254144

At 9:43am there will be a moment of silence, followed by the ringing of the Capitol Square Bell Tower once for each victim of the tragedy.

— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) April 16, 2012

Today, Virginia Tech marks the fifth anniversary of the campus shooting that claimed the lives of 32 students and faculty members. Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a proclamation naming April 16 Virginia Tech Remembrance Day.

Twitter users are using the hashtags #WeRemember, #HokieNation, #Livefor32, and #neVerforgeT to tweet remembrances and memorial information.

We are Virginia Tech. 4/16/07 neVer forgeT. #32

— VT Football (@VT_Football) April 16, 2012!/jordanbvt/status/191747457309347840!/MackHilliard/status/191726118045351936

With a heavy heart, quietly reflecting on the 32, tragically lost 5 years ago today. #Hokies #LiveFor32 #neVerforgeT

— Patrick Brizendine (@Anihl8r) April 16, 2012

Today, we are all #Hokies. RT @HannahSmith112: #livefor32

— Courtney (@CourtCourt510) April 16, 2012

Washington Post reporter Jenna Johnson will be tweeting from the memorial events today.

VA Tech students stood in silence as the candle was lit. It will remain burning for 24hours.

— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) April 16, 2012

In memory of those killed at Virginia Tech 5 years ago today, many students are wearing the school colors (maroon & orange) to class. #VT

— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) April 16, 2012

Front page of Virgina Tech's @CollegiateTimes today simply features a roman numeral five:

— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) April 16, 2012

At about this time five years ago, gunshots sounded on VA Tech's campus. Today, people gather quietly around a memorial.

— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) April 16, 2012

A Virginia Tech website called We Remember includes biographies of the shooting victims and a list of memorial events.

5 years ago today 32 people lost their lives at the Virginia Tech shooting A day of remembrance

— Jason Keath (@jasonkeath) April 16, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with survivors, victims’ loved ones, and the entire Virginia Tech community.

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