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It’s been One Year Today

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on April 16, 2008

We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face before it folds its fragrance in and bids the world goodnight to rest its beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost and no one who has ever touched a heart can really pass away, because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part. ~ Unknown

Even though I like to have fun with sports and make fun of every team & everyone in general today’s post is a somber one. Today I’m trading in my Tennessee orange & white for Virginia Tech colors.

It was one year ago today that Seung-Hui Cho killed two students in a dorm room, then 30 students and faculty in a classroom building hours later, before killing himself like a coward as police moved in.

In the morning hours in fair Virginia,
a blazing barrel claims thirty-two lives.
These were mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers,
friends, daughters, sons, cousins, husbands, and wives.
Though the souls of the victims have risen
to join the Lord, God, in Heaven above,
there remain the friends and the families
who must mourn the loss of the ones they love.
We, as a nation, must band together
for those survivors in their hour of need.
It is our duty to help them to stand,
show them the way and help them to proceed
with life in memory of their loved ones.
We must give our sympathy, show we care
for the souls of the dead and the living.
Now, we offer the Lord a special prayer…

Dear Lord,
Please be with these broken hearts,
and allow these wounds to mend.
Protect the spirits of the dead,
those poor souls whose lives did end.
Please be with those who remain,
help return the joy again.
Lay your healing hands on them,
bless the broken hearts. Amen.

Today we all should be Hokies.

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