Students Honor Slain Classmates: ‘May Your Beautiful Souls Rest Easy’
On Monday, one year after a gunman took the lives of student-athletes Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry, University of Virginia students, staff and faculty across Grounds grew quiet for a moment at 12:55 p.m. to honor their memories.
They gathered in crowds near the University Chapel at midday and stole away later for solitary moments at sunset. They clung to each other near the hand-painted memorial on Beta Bridge and placed flowers at the bronze memorials in Scott Stadium. They massed on the Lawn with families still in mourning and penned their thoughts on a banner bearing the players’ numbers: 1, 15, 41.
“Rest in peace.”
“Rest in power.”
“Forever in our hearts.”