Thirty-three stones arrayed in an arc were erected as a memorial to those who perished. Yes, 33, which includes one for the killer, Seung-Hui Cho. Handwritten notes forgiving him and offering sympathy for his family adorned the memorial as well.
A needless, senseless incident that stained the lives of everyone in the Virginia Tech family, yet the community displays incredible compassion, even for the perpetrator of this heinous act.
It’s inevitable that whenever one hears the words "Virginia Tech," the first thought that will come to mind is the events of April 16. But it is the way that the students and community responded to those events that should be equally remembered, for that is the true testament to the school.
Go Hokies, indeed.