Gov. McDonnell declates today, April 16, as Virginia Tech Remembrance Day

Gov. Bob McDonnell attended a ceremony marking the Virginia Tech killings today and has declared today to be “Virginia Tech Remembrance Day.

Governor Bob McDonnell led an official state ceremony this morning in honor of the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy which occurred three years ago today. The event included a moment of silence and the ringing of the Bell Tower once for each victim. The Governor delivered remarks prior to the moment of silence and the ringing of the Bell Tower. He was joined at the event by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore; Secretary of Administration Lisa Hicks-Thomas; and Chief of Staff Martin Kent.

In addition the Governor officially declared today “Virginia Tech Remembrance Day” in the Commonwealth.

Those killed and their families have our prayers today. God grant them the continued strength to endure and peace on their hearts and souls.