8 years ago today, the shootings at Virginia Tech occurred. I was in the building next door in class and had no idea anything was happening until class was over. This event rocked the Virginia Tech community to its core, but out of such a horrible tragedy, we came back stronger than ever.
all of the heroism and positivity that came from this tragedy. Last year, I talked about how this tragedy isn't forgotten, but it doesn't define Virginia Tech, either.
|At the memorial held one week after the shooting|
I think this quote from right after the tragedy sums up what I'm trying to say:
"I ask each of you to take the time to be a Hokie this week. Appreciate life a little more, take in every moment around you, count your blessings, tell the people around you that you love them, slow down, remember what's truly important in life. And live selflessly for those 32 that do not have that chance."