In the midst of incredible tragedy, people come together. Many people have been sending condolences and prayers to the Virginia Tech community. Here are a few quotes from earlier this week:
I want to repeat my horror, disbelief and profound sorrow at the events of today. People from around the world have expressed their shock and sorrow and endless sadness that has transpired today. I am at a loss for words to explain or understand the carnage that visited our campus. -Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger, April 16th.
Schools should be places of safety and sanctuary and learning. When that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every American classroom and every American community. Today our nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones at Virginia Tech. We hold the victims in our hearts, we lift them up in our prayers, and we ask a loving God to comfort those who are suffering today. -President George W. Bush, April 16th
We know that there were a number of heroic events that took place. -Col. W. Steve Flaherty, April 17th
We are sad today and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on. We are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech. We are strong enough to stand tall fearlessly, we are brave enough to bend and cry, and sad enough to know we must laugh again...We will prevail! We will prevail! We will prevail! We are Virginia Tech!" -Virginia Tech professor and poet Nikki Giovanni.