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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…

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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…

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A massive crowd gathered on the drillfield for the dedication of the intermediate memorial on August 19, 2007. Many spectators escaped from the heat under shady trees. Hokies United Memorial T-Shirts were a very common sight.

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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…

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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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Some of the friends and family members of April 16 victims, including the cadet shown here, wait with hokie stones in hand during the dedication ceremony for the intermediate memorial. The stones were taken from the original memorial that sprang up…

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Some of the friends and family members of April 16 victims wait with hokie stones in hand during the dedication ceremony for the intermediate memorial. The stones were taken from the original memorial that sprang up on this same site after the events…

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During the dedication ceremony, victims' friends and family pick up pieces of hokie stone from the new intermediate memorial. These stones were taken from the original memorial that sprang up on this same site after the events of April 16. After…

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Wide view of crowd, tent, and speakers' stage at the dedication ceremony for the intermediate memorial. The War Memorial, which was another popular spot for spectators, is on the far left. Photo taken August 19, 2007.

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A steady stream of people, many clad in orange and maroon, make their way across the drillfield prior to the dedication of the intermediate memorial on August 19, 2007. As suggested by this photo, many spectators watched the ceremony from the top of…

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A Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets color guard stands watch behind the intermediate memorial, prior to the dedication ceremony on August 19, 2007. A large bell that was brought in for the occasion sits directly in front of them. The gathering crowd is…

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Prior to the dedication ceremony for the intermediate memorial, a WDBJ7 cameraman scans the crowd. Members of the Marching Virginians stand in the foreground. Photo taken on August 19, 2007.

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A Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets color guard stands watch at the intermediate memorial prior to its dedication on August 19, 2007.

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Friends and family of the victims visit the intermediate memorial prior to its dedication. The color guard stands at attention behind the memorial while another member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets stands watch nearby. Photo taken August 19,…

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The crowd on the drillfield begins to gather and grow prior to the dedication ceremony for the intermediate memorial. Photo taken August 19, 2007.

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