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April 16, 2015

Virginia Tech April 16 memorial

It’s been eight 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:


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  1. Diane permalink
    April 16, 2015 6:31 am

    April is full of tragedy, 2- years since Boston Marathon bombing as well. Thanks for remembering the lost lives.

  2. April 16, 2015 6:46 am

    Thanks for sharing this, Kathy. The title of your post brings to mind the following, which I have pinned to my bulletin board above my desk:

    In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
    we remember them.
    When we are weary and in need of strength,
    we remember them.
    When we are lost and sick at heart,
    we remember them.
    When we have joys we yearn to share,
    we remember them.
    So long as we live, they too shall live,
    for they are now a part of us, as
    we remember them.
    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
    we remember them.
    In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring,
    we remember them.
    In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer,
    we remember them.
    In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
    we remember them.
    In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
    we remember them.

    ~ From the Rabbi’s Manual

  3. April 16, 2015 7:21 am

    We need the reminders. RIP

  4. April 16, 2015 7:41 am

    Thanks for posting this reminder; we must never forget what happened and work to insure that it doesn’t happen again.

  5. April 16, 2015 7:51 am

    The loss is very sad. Thanks for posting this reminder Kathy.

  6. April 16, 2015 7:53 am

    A sad day, indeed. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. April 16, 2015 8:19 am

    This always reminds of the shooting at the Polytechnique school in Montreal 25 years ago, killing 14. These happenings are too sad.

  8. April 16, 2015 9:16 am

    Thanks for the tribute to those lost in this senseless tragedy…and I do hope we find a way to stop the violence.

  9. April 16, 2015 9:23 am

    Thanks for the reminder. Daily living makes it too easy for us to forget some of these tragic incidents.

  10. April 16, 2015 10:16 am

    Reminders of these tragedies is needed so that it never happens again. This world of lies has gotten so violent. My prayers go out to the families to this day.

  11. April 16, 2015 2:30 pm

    Kathy, this is a good reminder and tribute. Thank you for your post.

  12. Patty permalink
    April 16, 2015 3:26 pm

    Just looking at their faces is so sad!

  13. April 16, 2015 3:43 pm

    I remember that day, thank you for remembering. Such a senseless tragedy.

  14. April 16, 2015 5:15 pm

    Thanks for posting this lovely tribute. There have been far too many school shootings and it’s important that we learn from them and don’t forget.

  15. April 16, 2015 7:04 pm

    That was a very sad day indeed. Thanks for this post.

  16. April 17, 2015 8:37 am

    Thank you. Sometimes I’m ashamed of myself for not thinking to do things like this.

  17. April 17, 2015 9:45 am

    Almost too sad for words…almost. We do need words, and action, to try to ensure that school violence is halted. So many of us have children and grandchildren, and who knows how we might be personally touched by violence towards them? More is needed to be done, but for today let’s remember some wonderful folks gone before their time…

  18. April 18, 2015 4:28 pm

    It is important to remember; you’re right. Thanks for sharing honey. Xx

  19. April 20, 2015 1:45 pm

    That event was so horrifying.

  20. The Cue Card permalink
    April 21, 2015 2:26 pm

    Oh it’s so so sad. All the kids. Thx for the links & remembrance. That day was horrific. I was living in Va. then.

  21. April 21, 2015 8:23 pm

    Thank you for remembering every year, Kathy.

  22. April 22, 2015 12:27 pm

    I’m sorry I didn’t see this sooner. I was in Blacksburg Saturday, and the town was filled with people running in the “3.2 for 32” A beautiful day, and wonderful tribute. Nice post

  23. bookingmama permalink
    April 22, 2015 10:04 pm

    Every year I’m reminded of this horrific tragedy. So sad!

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