Tuesday, April 17, 2007

We are all Hokies

I live about 25 minutes from the Virginia Tech campus. Yesterday we were faced with an unimaginable tragedy that was so close to home. This afternoon we watched as the President of the United States flew over our hometown to comfort the Virginia Tech family. I am without words. My prayers are with the families and friends of all of these students and faculty members. If you missed Nikki Giovanni's inspiring words at the Convocation, "We are Virginia Tech", you can view them here. You can read the transcript here.


Anonymous said...

It is too bad that Nikki Giovanni is trying to use this situation as a platform to promote her own political agenda. It is supposed to be about the victims, not Giovanni’s political ideology.

jules said...

Thanks, Marcie, for the transcript link!

cloudscome said...

I loved that speech too and linked to it at a different site. I am so sorry for all the suffering at VT this week... my prayers are with you and all who grieve.