Apr 16, 2010

Flashback Friday- We Are Virginia Tech

This is a photo from a college tour we took with our eldest son at Virginia Tech on March 30, 2007. Just a short time later on April 16, 2007 a gunman took the lives of 32 students and faculty in a bloody rampage.

But on March 30, it was a quiet idyllic place that held fond memories for our family (my husband and I met there!) and great hope for our future (our son did end up choosing Tech, and is now in his second year there). (Notice also that my younger son still had a hero in Michael Vick- now he mostly gets jerseys with no name on them.) Here is the site the school set up to memorialize the victims. Here is a link to the previous post I did on this event.

5 comments:

AlyGatr said...

Wow. That's intense. It's a great picture and now, with so many memories attached to it.

Christopher And Tia said...

Wow, such a tragic event hitting so close to home must be sort of surreal, right?

Maggie said...

Yes, it was sort of surreal. Back in our day down there no one even locked their door, and to think people got gunned down in class was just too much.

When I realized the date, I had to use this for my flashback friday post.

Casy Schweickart said...

Great pic...it doesn't seem that long ago does it?

Maggie said...

Actually, it did not seem that long ago, and I was looking in the wrong year for my photos from that trip.