Today marks the one year anniversary of the tragic events that led up to the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. History. On April 16, 2007 the nation was brought to its knees by what we all now know to be as the Virginia Tech Massacre. 32 innocent people consisting of students and faculty tragically lost their lives as a gunman invaded the campus.
Fumbled.org asks you to remember those who lost their lives or had their lives changed forever. Numerous remembrance ceremonies will be conducted throughout the day to honor the fallen students and faculty that courageously took their last breath on that dark and dreary day.
Cnn.com has posted a tribute of victims which can be seen here. Cnn Tribute Take the time to click through an amazing salute and tribute.
I would like to extend my condolences to all of the friends and family members of the victims. As human beings we learn from and forgive the mistakes of others and move forward through the journey of life. Virginia Tech has chosen to move forward and most would say they have come along way within the last year. Many students had left the campus to continue their academic careers while other chose to stay. The Virginia Tech football team had a great season considering the recent situation. Golf team captain, and a junior at VT, Drew Weaver has made school history and will compete with Tiger Woods in this years “Masters”. Not a bad way to lift spirits.
The moral here is; no matter what there is hope, always live your life to the fullest day-by-day, appreciate your peers, friends, family and employees and most importantly let them all know you appreciate them.
I will end with a quote from “Alex Hitchens” (Hitch)…
Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away….