Southeastern Kentuckians remembered the Hokies earlier Thursday.
William Hall's son is an engineering student at Virginia Tech. Wes Hall says he was luckily off campus when the shooting happened, but one of his chemistry classmates died in the attack.
"He said it's going to be weird to go back to that chemistry lab and not see that fella sitting on the other side of the table," William said.
In memory of those lives lost, students at Hazard Community and Technical College marched across campus and posted windmills in the front lawn.