Remembering Virginia Tech


I haven’t posted anything on the recent events at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, because I didn’t really know what to say. It is a tragic thing to lose so many lives, and especially so many that are so young. One of the girls was from my town here. It hit us hard because we live only 2-3 hours away from where this took place. VCU is nearby and they have been honoring those fallen. Yesterday was Virginia Tech Day and everywhere that you went people were wearing maroon and yellow. Even the Boston Red Sox carried a small VT logo on their uniforms yesterday. It is scary and unfortunate and I will never understand what could bring someone to do something so cruel. Right now I just want to ask people to pray for the families, friends, and faculty of Virginia Tech. There are some amazing photos on the front of their website, which has now changed too. They thank everyone who came to help, list the names of the fallen, and this quote:

We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness … We will prevail …
— Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor, poet, activist

One Comment

  1. Kim said:

    What a sad day for all of us. My prayers are with those families and their loved ones and friends.

    April 24, 2007

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