1. chaz_cb's Avatar



    I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that today marks one year since the Virginia Tech tragedy. I'd like everyone to take some time today to remember those lost. Give a thought, a prayer, whatever you can or want to do.

    My heart goes out to those lost, their friends and family, and the entire Blacksburg, Virginia community.

    A list of those who perished:

    Ryan Clark (22), a senior in Psych/Biology/English from Martinez, Georgia
    Emily Hilscher (19), a freshman in Animal Sciences from Woodville, VirginiaG. V. Loganathan (53), a professor of Engineering from Tamil Nadu, India
    Jarrett Lane (22), a senior in Civil Engineering from Narrows, Virginia
    Brian Bluhm (25), a masters student in Civil Engineering from Louisville, Kentucky
    Matthew Gwaltney (24), a masters student in Environmental Engineering from Chesterfield, Virginia
    Jeremy Herbstritt (27), a masters student in Civil Engineering from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
    Partahi Lumbantoruan (34), a PhD student in Civil Engineering from Medan, Indonesia (Indonesian article)
    Daniel O'Neil (22), a masters student in Environmental Engineering from Lincoln, Rhode Island
    Juan Ortiz (26), a masters student in Civil Engineering from Bayamn, Puerto Rico
    Julia Pryde (23), a masters student in Biological Systems Engineering from Middletown, New Jersey
    Waleed Shaalan (32), a PhD student in Civil Engineering from Zagazig, EgyptChristopher James Bishop ("Jamie Bishop") (35), an instructor of German from Pine Mountain, Georgia
    Lauren McCain (20), a freshman in International Studies from Hampton, Virginia
    Michael Pohle Jr. (23), a senior in Biological Sciences from Flemington, New Jersey
    Maxine Turner (22), a senior in Chemical Engineering from Vienna, Virginia
    Nicole White (20), a junior in International Studies from Smithfield, VirginiaJocelyne Couture-Nowak (49), a professor of French from Nova Scotia, Canada
    Ross Alameddine (20), a sophomore in English/Business from Saugus, Massachusetts
    Austin Cloyd (18), a freshman in Int'l Studies/French from Champaign, Illinois
    Daniel Perez Cueva (21), a junior in International Studies from Woodbridge, Virginia/Peru
    Caitlin Hammaren (19), a sophomore in Int'l Studies/French from Westtown, New York
    Rachael Hill (18), a freshman in Biological Sciences from Richmond, Virginia
    Matthew La Porte (20), a sophomore in Political Science from Dumont, New Jersey
    Henry Lee (20), a freshman in Computer Engineering from Roanoke, Virginia/Vietnam
    Erin Peterson (18), a freshman in International Studies from Centreville, Virginia
    Mary Read (19), a freshman in Interdisciplinary Studies from Annandale, Virginia
    Reema Samaha (18), a freshman in Urban Planning from Centreville, Virginia
    Leslie Sherman (20), a junior in History/Int'l Studies from Springfield, Virginia
    Kevin Granata (45), a professor of Engineering from Toledo, Ohio


    I didn't do this to bring everyone down, only to remind us all that terrible things happen and we need to remember them - in hopes that they are not repeated.
    Last edited by Chaz; 04-16-08 at 06:06 AM.
    04-16-08 06:01 AM
  2. mzshey2x's Avatar
    "Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there."

    - Isla Paschal Richardson

    My thoughts are w/ the families of those who were taken.
    04-16-08 06:04 AM
  3. kickinitlive247's Avatar
    Amen! A moment of silence please...
    (I think they should allow people who have cwp to carry on campus-imho)

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    04-16-08 06:28 AM
  4. raylol16's Avatar
    I still remember the candlelight vigil that was held in front of all the dormitories on my campus.

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    04-16-08 06:34 AM
  5. chaz_cb's Avatar
    "Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there."

    - Isla Paschal Richardson

    My thoughts are w/ the families of those who were taken.
    Just a beautiful quote, Shey.
    04-16-08 07:27 AM
  6. hal737's Avatar
    I remember this day as if it were yesterday. We also had a candlelight vigil on my campus.

    My thoughts are definitely with these families today.
    04-16-08 08:08 AM
  7. rod407's Avatar
    My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this also.
    04-16-08 08:09 AM
  8. gdasilva16's Avatar
    I just said a prayer. They will be in my thoughts and in my heart. Shey that quote is very powerful.

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    04-16-08 09:32 AM
  9. chaz_cb's Avatar
    Here is the entire poem that Shey quoted from.
    Gregory Peck read this poem at Frank Sinatra"s Funeral.



    To Those I Love

    by Isla Paschal Richardson


    If I should ever leave you,
    Whom I love
    To go along the silent way. . .
    Grieve not.
    Nor speak of me with tears.
    But laugh and talk of me
    As if I were beside you there.

    (I'd come. . .I'd come,
    Could I but find a way!
    But would not tears and
    And grief be barriers?)

    And when you hear a song
    Or see a bird I loved,
    Please do not let the thought of me
    Be sad. . .for I am loving you
    Just as I always have. . .

    You were so good to me!
    There are so many things
    I wanted still to do. . .
    So many things I wanted to say
    to you. . . Remember that
    I did not fear. . . It was
    Just leaving you
    That was so hard to face.

    We cannot see beyond. . .
    But this I know:
    I loved you so. . .
    'twas heaven here with you!
    04-16-08 09:37 AM
  10. jetcola's Avatar
    There was a documentary here in the UK a couple of weeks ago. Very grim viewing. R.I.P. kids
    04-16-08 05:44 PM
  11. garbagefairy1967's Avatar
    Amen........
    04-16-08 06:41 PM
  12. chaz_cb's Avatar
    Just wanted to bump this to the top....
    04-16-08 07:35 PM
  13. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Nikki Giovanni speech at the convocation.
    YouTube - Virginia Tech Convocation

    Still as powerful today as it was a year ago.

    I hope those families and friends are finding some measure of peace.
    04-16-08 09:08 PM
  14. Erikgreenlee's Avatar
    Thanks for starting this thred chaz. Def praying for the families on this day

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    04-16-08 09:13 PM
  15. yogi's Avatar
    My thoughts are with the families of those who were taken.
    04-17-08 03:15 AM
  16. Optimus_Prime's Avatar
    And for the rest of us,
    remember that our life can be cut short anytime.

    So treasure the moment and do what make you happy,
    don't wait for tomorrow, since it may not come.
    04-17-08 03:50 AM
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