This is a piece I wrote 2 years ago reminding my readers of the tragedy that took place on April 16th, 2017. For most people, today is just another day, but for those who have a connection to Virginia Tech in some form, today is a solemn day; a day of mourning, a day of remembrance. Today we are all Hokies.
Death is a part of life. It’s a sucky part, but it’s an inevitable phenomenon that we all will have to face at some point, whether it’s a loved one, a colleague, or in the end, our own. Even knowing this, it doesn’t make it any easier when it effects you. Grief, sorrow, pain, anger; it’s all unavoidable. Questions fill you head; of which, there will never be sufficient answers for. Death is infinite, and that scares a lot of people…. including me. Continue reading
For most of you, April 16 is just another date on the calendar, but for millions of others, this date serves as a reminder.
On April 16, 2007, a horrific tragedy occurred on the campus of Virginia Tech; a world-renowned university. I remember sitting in Geometry class my sophomore year in high school when I first heard about the shooting. The overhead intercom blared with notification of the event taking place. My teacher at the time had a daughter that was attending Tech, so she burst into tears and left the room; cell phone in tow. We had a television in the corner of the classroom where we would watch the daily Continue reading