A silent 12-hour candlelight vigil to remember the Kent State tragedy is being held this morning, NewsChannel5 reported.
Thirty-four years ago, four students were shot and killed by the National Guard at the KSU campus. They were protesting the Vietnam war.
The memorial started Monday night to honor the four students killed and nine others injured May 4, 1970.
The May 4th Task Force, students who are putting the memorial together, said this year's theme is the Patriot Act.
The kick off to this year's remembrance began last night. At 11 p.m., students marched with candles to the site where the students were shot.
At noon, students will detail what led up to the shooting along with ringing the victory bell at 12:24 p.m. 15 times in honor of those who lost their lives in Kent State and Jackson State that year.
WEWS reported many students believe this year's memorial is extra special because of the war on terror and the loss of troops in Iraq.
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