Virginia Tech human chain to spell out thanks before Miami game

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Virginia Tech community will create a human thank-you card to the world tomorrow for supporting the school after the April shootings.

University staff, faculty and students and Blacksburg residents have been asked to show up at the campus Drillfield wearing orange and maroon to spell out the words "VT Thanks You."

Organizers are welcoming University of Miami fans, too, who will be in town to watch the Hokies' final home game of the season against the Hurricanes.

Tech geography researcher Peter Sforza came up with the idea. The worldwide greeting that will be recorded from space by a satellite that flies over town every three days.

He says experts have estimated that time to be 11:09 a.m., but it could be anytime between 10:35 a.m. and 11:12 a.m., so he's asking participants to be on time.

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