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April 16, 2018

Virginia Tech April 16 memorial

Eleven years ago today, a gunman opened fire on the campus of Virginia Tech, killing 32 people and forever changing countless others.  I’ve shed many tears as I’ve recalled this day through the years – our son was a student at Tech at the time and I will never forget the fear I felt that day.  It’s a fear I wish no other person has to feel.  I can’t understand why we can’t find a solution to these heartbreaking shootings.  Lest we forget, the 32 who lost their lives that day are:



19 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2018 4:19 am

    Sad but it continues.

  2. April 16, 2018 7:24 am

    I always appreciate you keeping this tragedy in our hearts and minds, Kathy. We should never forget.

  3. Dorothy N permalink
    April 16, 2018 7:59 am

    We must always remember these senseless tragedies and the innocent lives snuffed out. I wish that we, as a country, would unify to solve this issue. Just heartbreaking.

  4. April 16, 2018 10:12 am

    It’s incredibly sad. Our daughter and son-in-law were in Nice during that attack. And I clearly remember the few hours it took to get a hold of her. But that sure beats the alternative for the families of these 32 people.

  5. April 16, 2018 10:12 am

    Hard to believe it has been eleven years and we have made so little progress on this issue. A sad reminder…

  6. April 16, 2018 11:00 am

    We should have solved this huge problem by now! I get very frustrated whenever I think about the losses…

    Too close for comfort when your child is attending that school!

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. April 16, 2018 11:14 am

    It is heartbreaking. Thank you for this remembrance.

  8. April 16, 2018 11:34 am

    Eleven years ago. Hard to believe this much time has passed and we are STILL seeing shootings in the headlines today.

  9. April 16, 2018 2:13 pm

    And still it continues, heartbreaking

  10. Patty permalink
    April 16, 2018 4:24 pm

    It’s always a shock and I always pray it won’t happen again…

  11. Beth F permalink
    April 16, 2018 5:19 pm

    It’s still difficult.

  12. April 16, 2018 8:19 pm

    I love the you keep their memory alive with these posts.

  13. April 16, 2018 8:19 pm

    I have chills up and down my arms reading your post. I am so glad your son was safe that day. It seems we, as a nation, cannot figure out what to do, which breaks my heart.

  14. April 17, 2018 1:59 am

    It was a sad day and one we should not forget.

  15. Lauren Becker permalink
    April 17, 2018 9:18 am

    I didn’t realize your son was there at the time; how frightening! Thanks for sharing. I forgot that Virginia Tech happened (calendar-wise) the same week as Columbine.


  16. April 17, 2018 11:04 am

    I wish that this would end. Why don’t we have a solution. I hope teens today can push politicians to listen.

  17. April 18, 2018 8:28 am

    These kind of tragedies are my worst fear. Twice this has happened in Montreal and the fear is palpable.

  18. bookingmama permalink
    April 24, 2018 6:28 am

    It always takes my breath away when I think about how many people lost their lives and how many families will be forever destroyed.

  19. April 24, 2018 9:14 pm

    I’m late, but I do always appreciate that you do this every year. No excuse for nothing being done 😦

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