Hokie Students And Fans Spell Out Giant Thank You

November 18, 2007

Thousands of people assembled on Virginia Tech's Drillfield to form a giant, human thank you card to the world for its support after the April 16 massacre.

Dressed in the school colors of maroon and orange, the crowd was arranged to form Tech's "VT" logo, and under it, "THANKS YOU."

A satellite aimed to capture the image as the thousands waved up at
the sky.

Peter Sforza is the geography department faculty member who coordinated the event. He says he's pleased with how it went, but that organizer's won't know until tomorrow whether the satellite photo worked out. He says it was a hit-or-miss thing because there was about 50 percent cloud cover.

Organizers hope to post the satellite image on the Internet.

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