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David McKee, Director of The Marching Virginians, speaks with reporters at the
memorial dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007.

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Media coverage of the memorial dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007.

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Vice President for Alumni Relations Tom Tillar (left) and an unidentified participant (holding a piece of one of the victim's Hokie Stones) at the dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007.

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The Marching Virginians perform at the memorial dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007.

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Students carrying chairs at the memorial dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007.

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Front and back of the program for April 16th Memorial Dedication, August 19, 2007. The text on the program reads:

"In the hours following the April 16 tragedy, the student-driven volunteer organization Hokies United placed 32 Hokie Stones on the…

View of the intermediate memorial, color guard, and crowd during the dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007. Members of the Marching Virginians are visible at the front of the crowd. Spectators are also visible in the distance, on the top of the War…

A young man and woman - likely students - are locked in an extended embrace after the close of the dedication ceremony for the intermediate memorial. Photo taken August 19, 2007.

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After the intermediate memorial dedication ceremony, interviews such as this one were commonplace. But while there was clearly a media presence at this event, it was subdued in comparison to the immediate aftermath of April 16.

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A cadet carries one of the victim's hokie stones back to the seating area while spectators - including many members of the Marching Virginians band - look on. The stones were taken from the original memorial that sprang up after the events of…