“University of Virginia, how could we have imagined that your grief and ours would be yoked? Bound. Not just by beautiful girls murdered, but by common forensics. We are yoked. We know how you feel.”

“We want to send a cheer tonight to rumble down the mountain. It includes the phrase “2..4..1..” That is Help Save the Next Girl’s motto. It means “I love you 2 much, 4ever, and 1 more time.” Unconditional love. Those were the last words Morgan Harrington spoke to her momma as she pulled out of the driveway to go to a concert. So, now you understand why Coach Beamer wears the “2, 4, 1” Patch on his jacket. Coach could not be here tonight, but you must pretend for a moment that I am Frank Beamer, and so I need your best voices. And so, I am going to ask you to repeat after me: WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!”
“WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!”

“WE ARE UVa!”
“WE ARE UVa!”

“HOKIES!”
“HOKIES!”

“CAVALIERS!”
“CAVALIERS!”

“2, 4, 1, HANNAH!”
“2, 4, 1, HANNAH!”

“2, 4, 1!”
“2, 4, 1!”