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April 16, 2014

Virginia Tech April 16 memorial

It’s been seven years since a gunman opened fire on Virginia Tech’s beautiful campus, killing thirty-two students and faculty members before turning the gun on himself.  As painful as the memory is, I think it’s important that we always remember those who lost their lives that day.  I hope and pray that we find a way to end tragedies like this.  Lest we forget, the 32 who lost their lives that day are:


19 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy @ My Friend Amy permalink
    April 16, 2014 1:01 am

    Lovely post.

  2. April 16, 2014 1:28 am

    It is so important not to forget and especially to pray for the families left behind

  3. Beth F permalink
    April 16, 2014 6:38 am

    It is important to remember.

  4. April 16, 2014 7:31 am

    It was such a sad day, still is. We should always remember the people who died that day.

  5. Patty permalink
    April 16, 2014 8:20 am

    Yes…it is always important to remember…

  6. April 16, 2014 8:51 am

    It’s important to remember, thoughtful post

  7. April 16, 2014 8:56 am

    Wonderful post Kathy.

  8. Beth Hoffman permalink
    April 16, 2014 9:43 am

    Such a heartbreaking tragedy. Thank you for your thoughtful and touching post, Kathy.

  9. April 16, 2014 11:30 am

    Beautiful tribute, Kathy. It’s so sad that these kinds of attacks are still going on today.

  10. April 16, 2014 11:53 am

    I’m so glad you do this every year. We should never forget these senseless acts until something is done to correct our gun control laws.

  11. April 16, 2014 12:14 pm

    Working on a university campus and experiencing MANY active shooter drills and some real threats, I get the chills every time I think about that day. I often go through my mind to review what I’d do in that situation. I am in a high profile building and my office has one exit. There have been times when a man with a gun has been spotted on our floor and I tell ya, it’s the luck of the draw as far as what side of the building he is on. It’s scary but at the same time, we all learned so much from that horrible day and the tragedies that it that followed.

  12. April 16, 2014 12:31 pm

    such an awful thing to happen, but so very needed to remember the good ones that were lost. well done to you for doing this

  13. April 16, 2014 12:58 pm

    Lovely tribute, Kathy. Painful memories, but so important to remember.

  14. talesofwhimsy permalink
    April 16, 2014 4:03 pm

    Great post and tribute. It’s so important to remember.

  15. April 18, 2014 9:11 pm

    Thank you for posting this every year Kathy. I always click on and read a few names from the list. Hearbreaking still.

  16. April 19, 2014 4:59 pm

    Your yearly post is always a reminder to remember those whose lives were cut short that terrible day.

  17. April 20, 2014 4:48 pm

    I think I remember you mentioning that Vance was at school then. It must have been terrifying. I’ll never forget watching this with horror on the news. Hugs.

  18. swright9 permalink
    April 21, 2014 5:33 pm

    Thanks for this post Kathy. What an awful day; we should always remember the victims. I was living in Virginia then and shudder every time I think of what happened. So sad

  19. bookingmama permalink
    April 22, 2014 7:19 pm

    Thank you for keeping this in all of our minds.

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