A memorial to those who were killed in the Virginia Tech shootings this spring will be dedicated in a solemn ceremony today.
The memorial is series of individual stones engraved with the name of each of the 32 students and university professors and staff shot by student Seung-Hui Cho.
The engraved stones will replace the makeshift memorial that students had arranged on Virginia Tech's main lawn soon after the killings. It became a focal point for expressions of grief.
The ceremony comes as students and their families gather on campus for tomorrow's start of new semester.
Today's annual picnic is expected to draw more people than usual. It's been moved from the lawn to the football stadium.
Virginia Tech students have spent the week moving back onto the campus, some navigating difficult emotions as they enter buildings near where the shootings occurred.
A report on how the shootings were able to happen is expected this week.