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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hokie thoughts in South Carolina

Wednesday evening at Clemson University there was a candle-light vigil for those who died during the attack at Virginia Tech. At the vigil a Clemson student organized the signing of a banner that he planned to take up to VT this weekend. The banner signing made the local news here.

A Bob Jones University student saw the gesture and thought it would be good for students at BJU to do the same. So, he contacted the student at Clemson to see what they planned to do. It was decided that the BJU student would get a banner and organize a signing on the campus. He would then give it to the Clemson student to deliver along with his school's own banner.

As was said at Clemson last night, "Today, we are all Hokies."

A nice 17 foot long banner was designed and created. Thousands of students, faculty and staff, and visitors to the campus signed the banner. It was great to be a part of the project. Here's hoping it will bring even a small hug of comfort to the university family at Virginia Tech.

I was glad to add my own name to the banner.

In closing, I have to say I have been very impressed with the response from the students at VT and the parents of the victims. Truly, today, we are all Hokies.


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