Photos: An Emotional Tribute to Slain University of Virginia Students
More than 9,000 people attended an emotional memorial tribute on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena to three University of Virginia football players who were killed in a Nov. 13 shooting on Grounds.
Teammates of Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry were among those who offered moving memories and expressions of gratitude for the joy the three students shared with others during their time at UVA and with their families and friends.
President Jim Ryan assured the mourners that the UVA Community would somehow summon the strength to move forward in the coming days, not to forget the tragedy, but rather to honor the players’ legacies.
Athletics director Carla Williams assured the players’ parents that their names never would be forgotten on Grounds. Head football coach Tony Elliott told his players that Davis, Chandler and Perry would be the lights to guide the program from this tragedy to future triumph.
Here are some images of the stirring tribute.