UVa Chapel Rings Bells for Hokies

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

April 20, 2007

The University of Virginia Chapel rang its bell on Friday to honor Virginia Tech community.

The bell tower rang 32 times to remember the 32 students and faculty members who lost their lives on Monday at Virginia Tech.

Many in the Charlottesville community traded in their 'Wahoo blue' and showed up wearing orange and maroon in support of their in-state rival and friend.

"I just felt the connection and just wanted to support the families and those who have died," said Vicki Kirby, whose son is a Virginia Tech alumnus.

Emily Harp, a UVa student from Blacksburg said, "It really is a community tragedy and a nationwide event. So, that's why I chose to wear maroon and orange today to be in spirit with them."

Many students on grounds also took part in a moment of silence at noon.

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