Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tech moves memorials indoors

Memorials to victims of the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech have been moved indoors from under tents on the Drillfield. They will be available for public viewing until July 29, the university said Tuesday.

The items, plywood walls on which people wrote messages and left items for the victims, can be viewed inside Shultz Dining Hall, near North Main Street and Prices Fork Road, starting today. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.

No date has been set for the removal of the Hokie stone memorials on the Drillfield, Tech spokesman Mark Owczarski said. The fate of the writing wall memorials after July 29 has also not been determined.

-- Greg Esposito

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