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PostSubject: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:21 am

This makes the one year anniversary of the Virginia Tech Massacre!!! It took so many peoples lives!

can't belives it's been 1 year all ready
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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:42 am

Why is it called Hokie day? Huh?

I can't believe it's been a year already, either. Time goes by so quickly. Especially when we don't want it to.
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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:20 pm

Savannah wrote:
Why is it called Hokie day? Huh?

Wondering that too... :think:


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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:32 pm

Here is some info.

http://www.vt.edu/about/hokie.html



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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:42 pm

I'm still confused...does that mean the shootings actually took place on National Virginia Tech Hokie Day? I can't imagine they'd actually name the day that, due to the shootings. No

I can't even believe it's been one year. It's insane that we have to deal with these senseless tragedies at all. It certainly is scary as a mom of a son going off to college in the fall. There was a shooting at the 'sister' university to the one he's going to, just a couple months ago:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Illinois_University_shooting


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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:54 pm

Carol wrote:
Savannah wrote:
Why is it called Hokie day? Huh?

Wondering that too... :think:

so was i
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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:31 pm

wow, that's been a year already??





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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:33 am

The word Hokie has been a part of Virginia Tech tradition ever since 1896. From what I understand, it's like school spirit and if you go to VT you're proud to be a Hokie.

April 16 is now "National Virginia Tech Hokie Day" to honor the 32 people killed on that day in 2007, and to show that the school and it's Hokie spirit remains strong. (I believe this to be correct.)

Burnt orange and Chicago maroon are the school colors, changed from black and gray in 1896.

This link is excellent in explaining it:

http://www.vt.edu/about/hokie.html
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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:16 am

Wild Flower wrote:
April 16 is now "National Virginia Tech Hokie Day" to honor the 32 people killed on that day in 2007, and to show that the school and it's Hokie spirit remains strong. (I believe this to be correct.)

I guess when I read it this way, it makes sense. I was thinking that it almost sounded 'fun' and for some reason sounded a bit disrespectful to me, even though I knew what a 'Hokie' was. I get it now though---thanks. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:19 pm

Amy wrote:

I guess when I read it this way, it makes sense. I was thinking that it almost sounded 'fun' and for some reason sounded a bit disrespectful to me, even though I knew what a 'Hokie' was. I get it now though---thanks. Wink

Your welcome Amy
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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:57 pm

I still shiver thinking about it, I can't believe it's been a year! It's so scary to think about something like that happening.




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PostSubject: Re: National Virginia Tech Hokie Day!   Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:42 pm

hope this don't happned again!!!
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