Virginia Tech … One Year Later … Day of Mourning After Worst Shooting Rampage in US History


Today, we remember those that lost their lives at VA Tech in Blacksburg, VA  and pray for their family and friends that they may find peace in such a tragic and horrible event. Please say a prayer.


It is hard to believe that it was only one year ago when the worst shooting massacre in US history took place at VA Tech. 32 people were senselessly killed during Seung-Hui Cho’s rampage. It is always tragic when one passes. It is made even more sad when those that die are so young and full of promise. It is made even more profoundly unimaginable when 32 are taken at once due to a mad man with mental issues.

However, this is not about the killer … this is about those that perished, remembering and honoring them, and their family and friends. It is obvious that the pain still exists for families at their loss. There are some times no words of comfort that we can provide. We can only let them know that we are thinking an praying for them. Today, we all become VA Tech alumni and pray for Hokie nation.


The darkness was broken by the flickering of a white candle, lit at the stroke of midnight. Soft weeping and the solemn strains of “Taps” were all that broke the silence of more than a thousand people gathered around the 32 memorial stones honoring the dead.

A Living Memorial After Virginia Tech

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Virginia Tech … One Year Later … Day of Mourning After Worst Shooting Rampage in US History”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on April 16th, 2008 1:16 pm

      My thought are with the families who have lost their loved ones. I pray this never happens ever, again.

    2. bob on April 16th, 2008 3:26 pm

      I pray that the family members understand the real reason this mind-controlled man killed their loved ones. It’s to create an excuse to take away out 2nd amendment rights. “See what happened, we need more gun control!!”

    3. brenda on April 17th, 2008 11:31 am

      bob, you couldn’t be more INcorrect! Cho was so quiet that he barely spoke a word to anyone. He was not “mind controlled” he was insane. I know for a fact he had been traumatized as a boy for a speech issue and had become extremely withdrawn..which caused more teasing throughout highschool. He was simply taking his hatred of the world/people out on those students. Not only that, but our local papers have run many stories on Cho and it seems he wrote a paper a couple of years ago where he penned out his desire to carry out such a killing! His writings were so disturbing that he was removed from the class and tutored privately at the college.

      VA Tech is less than 15 miles from my home and I pass it every day on the way to work, so I have a little more inside info that you would. Many of my co-workers left that day because either their kids or spouses were on campus. No one believes anything other than what I wrote as the reasons Cho did this. He had major, mental/spiritual issues. His own mother said in an interview she thought he was “possessed” by a demon (they were from Korea and very, superstitious).

      No…we don’t need more gun control, we do need better laws for the likes of Cho. He was told by the courts he was to take mandatory psychiatric sessions, but never did and it was not followed up on. THAT is something that should have been taken care of 2 years ago and was not. It allowed him to slip through the cracks and we have what we have…a memorial for 32 victims of one sad, lonely, and finally turned evil young man.

    4. bob on April 17th, 2008 2:47 pm

      Brenda, Cho and the Columbine killers were all mind controlled. And there will be many more to come.

    5. brenda on April 18th, 2008 6:35 am

      Say what you will, I do not agree on Cho. The Columbine shooters I know little or nothing about, so I cannot comment. Besides, there are very, few in this world who can say they are not mind controlled in some way, shape, or form.

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