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    Posted January 23, 2012 by
    jcp91
    Location
    University Park, Pennsylvania
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Remembering Joe Paterno

    Legend Lost, Students Remember

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Penn State junior jcp91 attended a candlelight vigil in celebration of Joe Paterno’s life on the steps of the Old Main on campus on Sunday night. 'I am deeply saddened by the death of our coach, Joe Paterno. He was a great man, role model, and philanthropist. The students, faculty, and staff will forever be in his debt for all that he has contributed to putting our education first,' he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Students, Players, Faculty, Staff and Community Members gather on the steps of Old Main to remember Coach Joe Paterno.

     

    Picture 1

    Vigil attendees raise their candles high in rememberance and celebration of Joe Paterno's life.

     

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    In remembrance of Joe Paterno some wore their pants with the legs folded up. Paterno was know for doing this because when he was coaching he didn't want his khakis or other pants to get dirty.

     

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    Organizers of the vigil spelled out 'Joe' in candles on the steps of Old Main.

     

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    Candlelight is passed throughout the crowd.

     

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    A large crowd gathered in front of Old Main to remember the life of Joe Paterno.

     

    Video 1

    The Blue Band plays 'Amazing Grace' after football players speak of their memories of Joe Paterno.

     

    Video 2

    The crowd sings the Penn State Alma Mater.

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