Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech

I have attempted to write something about the Virginia Tech tragedy for the past few hours and have come up with very little. Living in Northern Virginia, there are so many people with Virginia Tech ties. Many of the victims’ names that have been released are from this area including Mary Read from Annandale and Erin Peterson and Reema Samaha from Centreville.

In this time of tragedy, there are some true stories of heroism that has emerged. Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor, lost his life while blocking the doorway of his classroom and saving many of his students’ lives. Ryan Clark was doing his job as a resident advisor when he was killed.

We will learn more about this massacre and the victims over the next few days and weeks. Obviously, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community.

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