Today is my least favorite day of the year.
April 16th is a painful, bitter day for the Virginia Tech community. The emotions of that cold Monday morning feel too fresh to have happened seven long years ago. The confusion, the pain, the unanswerable question why. Seven years have passed since that day.
Seven years since I truly learned and experienced the sense of community. Seven years since Nikki Giovanni’s inspiring words demanding that we prevail and rise from the ashes of this great tragedy. Seven years of remembering 32 Hokies gone too soon, of living our lives to the fullest in honor of their memories. So please, take a moment today to tell the people in your life how much you love them.
We are the Hokies. We will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.
Live for 32.