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University of Oregon to Honor Virginia Tech Victims

At noon on Friday, the university will observe a moment of silence followed by the ringing of the carillon bells.

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A memorial service to commemorate the tragic events at Virginia Tech will be held on the University of Oregon campus at noon on Thursday.
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(EUGENE) - A memorial service to commemorate the tragic events at Virginia Tech will be held on the University of Oregon campus at noon on Thursday. Similar memorials are planned at campuses all across the nation over the next few days.

The event, which will include a candle lighting ceremony, the presentation of the colors and musical presentations, will take place at the amphitheater adjacent to Erb Memorial Union, 1222 E. 13th Ave.

Thirty-three candles – one for each of those who died during Monday's shooting – will be lighted and will remain burning for 24 hours.

At noon on Friday, the university will observe a moment of silence followed by the ringing of the carillon bells.

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO), the Veterans and Family Student Association, the Office of the President and the Office of Student Life are sponsoring the event.

"Monday's tragedy deeply affected everyone on this campus. We want to show support for the students, victims and family members at Virginia Tech," said Jared Axelrod, ASUO president. "Our hearts are with them and we feel their pain in this moment of tragedy."

Students, faculty and staff members from Northwest Christian College, Eugene Bible College, Lane Community College and area middle and high schools have been invited to the memorial, Axelrod said. The public is welcome to attend.

See the other Salem-News.com reports on the Virginia Tech school shooting:




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Vincent April 20, 2007 9:28 am (Pacific time)

33 people died in the shooting? Or was it that 32 people were murdered and 1 person commited suicide after he murdered them? Cho doesn't deserve a candle, we don't honor Hitler when we honor victims of the holocaust. I'm feeling sick.

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