The Wall: A Community in Grieffrom News Staff
April 16, 2007
photography by Kevin Cupp
The old line is that journalism is the first draft of history. At Virginia Tech Monday, journalism became the first step in a community's long, bitter grieving process.
Forget all the stories, forget the media feeding frenzy, we at Virginia Tech face immense sorrow for our loss, for the senseless murder of our brothers and sisters. Monday brought the slaughter of innocents. Our innocents.
The sheer stupidity of it all will never make sense.
We are left with our anger and our grief. And a memory that will only burn deeper over the coming weeks.
In recognition of these heart-breaking circumstances, we at planetblacksburg.com offer the community a wall, a safe place to express whatever you feel in the aftermath of this unmitigated evil.
Please feel free to leave your comments below.