Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 16, 2007



Eight year's ago today, my sisters and I were enjoying a warm day at MGM Studios in Orlando.  As we were waiting to go into the Indiana Jones exhibit, my brother-in-law called from Virginia.  He told us that one person had been shot and killed on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.  The horror of that day unfolded as we, saddened and subdued, walked about the beautifully landscaped area.  In all, 32 students and faculty were killed and 17 were injured at the school where so many of our family and friends attended.  Names and faces followed.  Most in the prime of their lives.  Many awaiting graduation.  May they rest in peace and their family and friends find comfort.  May we never forget!

13 comments:

  1. so very sad, so many young people dying with their lives still to be lived.

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  2. It was a tragedy indeed. Senseless. Thank you for reminding us Bonnie.

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  3. This kind of thing never happened back when we were kids. The world is getting more and more evil. With drugs, drive by shootings, and school shootings. We have better technology now, but the price has been huge.

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  4. This was such a tragedy, Bonnie. One of my friends had a son attending Virginia Tech at the time and we were all so worried when this was happening. Thankfully, he was fine.

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  5. What a sad scary time! Good post, Bonnie!

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  6. Wow, I can't believe it's been that long - such a horrible tragedy. Thanks for the reminder.

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  7. Tragedies abound ..
    We had our Polytechnique massacre..the university my husband attended..
    Dawson College..
    I think of Nigeria right now:(
    And many others..on the news..as I type.
    All senseless.

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  8. Very sad and even sadder that it still continues on campuses throughout the land.
    Sam

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  9. Thanks for the reminder and it's hard to believe it's now 8 years. As someone else has said, such violence has continued though maybe not to this degree.

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  10. I remember that day so well. One of my staff members had a son, a student, and his wife was a prof (if I remember correctly). Ruth, my staff person, anxiously awaited a phone call from her son to report they were ok.
    May we never forget!

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  11. I remember that SO WELL... Hard to believe it has been that many years ago. I have a nephew and his family who live in Blacksburg ---and follow the Va Tech football and basketball team wherever they go. They are HUGE fans!!!!! (Of course, they also graduated from Tech.)

    We have been gone this week ---out hiking and searching for waterfalls. SO much fun!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. It is sad that there are such senseless and tragic things that happen. Far too many and some do get forgotten as soon as the next headline occurs. Thanks for reminding us, Bonnie.

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  13. So many of those types of sad days to remember. Remembering.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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