Photos: Remembering Virginia Tech, 10 years after the massacre

WASHINGTON — Sunday, April 16, 2017 marks 10 years gone by since the deadly shooting on Virginia Tech’s campus that killed 32 people.

In light of the campus’ “Day of Remembrance,” here is a look at the events held throughout the day and the community over the years.

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Every April 16 is difficult for Virginia Tech faculty, staff and alumni as they remember the day Seung-Hui Cho killed a total of 32 students and faculty members and then killed himself. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Thousands gathered on the Drillfield to attend the candlelight vigil Sunday evening on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Thousands gathered on the Drillfield to attend the candlelight vigil Sunday evening on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Many who attended the candelight vigil Sunday evening stayed to visit the April 16 Memorial. The vigil was one of many events on campus to mark the 2017 Day of Remembrance. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Many who attended the candelight vigil Sunday evening stayed to visit the April 16 Memorial. The vigil was one of many events on campus to mark the 2017 Day of Remembrance. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Patty Raun and Scott Johnson read the names and describe each of the 32 students and faculty who were lost ten years ago on Sunday, April 16 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Patty Raun and Scott Johnson read the names and describe each of the 32 students and faculty who were lost ten years ago on Sunday, April 16 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who served as Virginia's governor in 2007, listens as each of the 32 lost are described during the University Commemoration on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who served as Virginia’s governor in 2007, listens as each of the 32 lost are described during the University Commemoration on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

The University Commemoration took place on the Drillfield at the April 16 Memorial on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
The University Commemoration took place on the Drillfield at the April 16 Memorial on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others participate in the wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others participate in the wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

The wreath-laying ceremony was held before the statewide moment of silence on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
The wreath-laying ceremony was held before the statewide moment of silence on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Cadets stood guard at the candle for 32 minutes at the candle lighting on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Cadets stood guard at the candle for 32 minutes at the candle lighting on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Several Virginia Tech chapters held events in their respective communities. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Several Virginia Tech chapters held events in their respective communities. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Start of the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance. An estimated 16,000 runners and walkers participated in this year's run on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Start of the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance. An estimated 16,000 runners and walkers participated in this year’s run on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Participants in the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance visit the April 16 Memorial on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Participants in the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance visit the April 16 Memorial on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Runners pass through the starting arch at the beginning of the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance on Saturday, April 16, 2017.(Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Runners pass through the starting arch at the beginning of the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance on Saturday, April 16, 2017.(Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Participants in the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance gather at the April 16 Memorial after finishing the race on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Participants in the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance gather at the April 16 Memorial after finishing the race on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Ariana Wyatt and Pedro Szalay during the Performance in Remembrance on Friday, April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Ariana Wyatt and Pedro Szalay during the Performance in Remembrance on Friday, April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

The Virginia Tech Chorus performs with the Wind Ensemble for the "Performance in Remembrance" at the Moss Arts Center on Friday, April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
The Virginia Tech Chorus performs with the Wind Ensemble for the “Performance in Remembrance” at the Moss Arts Center on Friday, April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

The Contemporary Dance Ensemble performs for "Performance in Remembrance" at the Moss Arts Center on April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
The Contemporary Dance Ensemble performs for “Performance in Remembrance” at the Moss Arts Center on April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

A visitor walks near a remembrance wreath at the War Memorial Chapel on the campus of Virginia Tech April 16, 2012 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech is marking the fifth anniversary of the killing of 32 students and faculty by Seung Hui Cho in 2007, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. This is the first year the university has not suspended classes on April 16. (Photo by Jared Soares/Getty Images)

In this April 16, 2009, file photo, students, friends and family hold candles up during a candle light vigil marking the second anniversary of the April 16, 2007, shootings at Virginia Tech on the campus of the school in Blacksburg, Va. In recent years, America has had many scenes of mass shootings. The campus of Virginia Tech University. A shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. A movie theater in Aurora, Colo. A temple in Oak Creek, Wisc. None put gun control back on the national agenda in a serious way. Then came the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., after the election, and that all changed. Or so it seemed. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

A Virginia Tech student attends a candle light vigil marking the second anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech on the campus of the school in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, April 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

In this Tuesday, April 17, 2007 file photo, People gather for a vigil on the drill field following the shootings on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. Kevin Sterne has spent 10 years trying not to let himself be defined by the mass shooting that nearly killed him at Virginia Tech. But now that he’s a new father, Sterne grapples with the knowledge that one day he must tell his son about the horror he worked so hard to put behind him. (AP Photo/Casey Templeton, File)

Flags are posted on the stones representing the shooting victims amongst flowers, candles, and notes of condolence at a makeshift memorial on the drill field of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, April 21, 2007.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Flags are posted on the stones representing the shooting victims amongst flowers, candles, and notes of condolence at a makeshift memorial on the drill field of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, April 21, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

A man who chose not to be identified places a flag on a stone to remember Cho Seung-Hui amongst the memorial to his 32 victims on the campus of Virginia Tech University April 20, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old South Korean undergraduate student in his senior year at the school, went on a shooting rampage with two handguns in West Ambler Johnston dormitory and Norris Hall killing the 32 people before killing himself. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Students wearing t-shirts in memory of West Springfield High School graduate Leslie Sherman joined hundreds of other people for a memorial cermony for the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Schools in the Robinson Secondary School gymnasium April 20, 2007 in Fairfax, Virginia. Sherman and four other of the 32 victims attended Fairfax County Public School. The shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, also attended Fairfax County Public Schools. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech community members sign boards that were placed on the Drillfield the week after April 16, 2007. Several boards will be on display during the 2017 Day of Remembrance events. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

President Bush, right, accompanied by Va. Gov. Tim Kaine, ,second from right, first lady Laura Bush, left, and Kaine's wife Anne Holton, second from left, signs a memorial for Virginia Tech shooting victims, Tuesday, April 17, 2007, in Blacksburg, Va.  (AP/Gerald Herbert)
President Bush, right, accompanied by Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine, ,second from right, first lady Laura Bush, left, and Kaine’s wife Anne Holton, second from left, signs a memorial for Virginia Tech shooting victims, Tuesday, April 17, 2007, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP/Gerald Herbert)

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Thousands gathered on the Drillfield to attend the candlelight vigil Sunday evening on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Many who attended the candelight vigil Sunday evening stayed to visit the April 16 Memorial. The vigil was one of many events on campus to mark the 2017 Day of Remembrance. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Patty Raun and Scott Johnson read the names and describe each of the 32 students and faculty who were lost ten years ago on Sunday, April 16 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who served as Virginia's governor in 2007, listens as each of the 32 lost are described during the University Commemoration on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
The University Commemoration took place on the Drillfield at the April 16 Memorial on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others participate in the wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
The wreath-laying ceremony was held before the statewide moment of silence on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Cadets stood guard at the candle for 32 minutes at the candle lighting on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Several Virginia Tech chapters held events in their respective communities. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Start of the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance. An estimated 16,000 runners and walkers participated in this year's run on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Participants in the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance visit the April 16 Memorial on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Runners pass through the starting arch at the beginning of the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance on Saturday, April 16, 2017.(Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Participants in the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance gather at the April 16 Memorial after finishing the race on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Ariana Wyatt and Pedro Szalay during the Performance in Remembrance on Friday, April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
The Virginia Tech Chorus performs with the Wind Ensemble for the "Performance in Remembrance" at the Moss Arts Center on Friday, April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
The Contemporary Dance Ensemble performs for "Performance in Remembrance" at the Moss Arts Center on April 14, 2017. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Flags are posted on the stones representing the shooting victims amongst flowers, candles, and notes of condolence at a makeshift memorial on the drill field of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, April 21, 2007.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Bush, right, accompanied by Va. Gov. Tim Kaine, ,second from right, first lady Laura Bush, left, and Kaine's wife Anne Holton, second from left, signs a memorial for Virginia Tech shooting victims, Tuesday, April 17, 2007, in Blacksburg, Va.  (AP/Gerald Herbert)


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