Mourning for Virgina Tech Victims
By Diane White
Church bells tolled at noon, across the country Friday remembering the 32 victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy.
A memorial for the victims and their families was held on Drillfield, in front of Norris Hall, the sight of most of the killings, according to the StarTribune. An official day of mourning was declared by the governor in Virginia.
Thousands of people have come together in vigils across the state today, according to the New York Times. Along with the bouquets and candles, the color's maroon and orange, swept over the country and reflected in President Bush's tie.
The day of mourning coincides with the eighth anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado, in which 13 people died along with the two killers, according to the BBC.