Saturday, April 21, 2007

This is Dedicated to The Victims of Virginia Tech

Ross Alameddine, age 20, Saugus, Mass.
Jaimie Bishop, age 35, teacher, Intro to German. Married to Virginia Tech faculty member.
Brian Bluhm, age 25, graduate student.
Ryan Clark, age 22, Martinez, Georgia.
Austin Cloyd, age 19, freshman, father on faculty.
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak. Husband of faculty member. She taught French and hailed from Novo Scotia.
Daniel Perez Cueva, age 21, from Peru.
Kevin Granata, age 46, Professor of English.
Caitlin Hammaren, age 19, from Westtown, New York.
Jeremy Herbstritt, age 27, from Bellafonte, Pennsylvania, was a grad student.
Rachael Hill, age 18, was from Glen Allen, Virginia.
Emily Jane Hilscher, age 19, from Woodville, Virginia was a freshman.
Jarrett Lee Lane, age 22, a senior from Narrows, Virginia.
Matthew La Porte, age 20, a freshman from Dumont, New Jersey.
Henry Lee, was a freshman.
Liviu Librescu, age 76, Lecturer, Holocaust survivor. His wife was on the faculty.
G. V. Loganathan, age 51, was a Professor.
Partahi Lombantoruan, age 34, was a doctorate student.
Lauren McCain, age 20, was from Hampton, Virginia.
Daniel O'Neil, age 22, was from Rhode Island.
Juan Ramon Ortiz, age 26, hailed from Puerto Rico, and was married to another VA Tech student.
Minal Panchal, age 26, was an architect from India.
Erin Peterson, age 18, was from Centreville, Virginia and attended same high school as gunman.
Michael Pohle, age 23, was from Flemington, New Jersey. He was a senior.
Julia Pryde, age 23, was from Middletown, New Jersey.
Mary Karen Read, age 19, was from Annandale, Virginia. She was a freshman from South Korea.
Reema Samaha, age 18, was a freshman from Centerville, Virginia. She also attended the same high school as gunman.
Waleed Shaalan, age 32, was from Egypt.
Leslie Sherman, age 20, was from Springfield, Virginia.
Maxine Turner, age 22, was from Vienna, Virginia.
Nicole Regina White, age 20, was from Smithfield, Virginia.
May they rest in peace.
May they never be forgotten.
May their widows, their widowers, their mothers, their fathers, their brothers, their sisters, their students, their families, their friends, their neighbors, all the loved ones they left - be filled with mourning joy all the days of their lives.
Mourning Joy:
Q: Why did the pony cough?
A: He was a little hoarse!
Mourning Quote:
"Remember me for these days, not the old ones." --Mitch Albom
After we remember, fingerhug your pen. Open your joy-nal. Write something.
May we all remember, We're not alone.

1 comment:

  1. Linda,

    Every time I see a list of all the victims, it just makes it seem all the more unbelievable that something this awful could happen.

    I don't even like to think of how many parents, siblings, other relatives, and friends are grieving right now. My heart goes out to all of them.

    Suzanne L.
    National Writing for Children Center


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