Two years ago today thirty-two people were killed, then the murderer took his own life bringing the total body count to 33 but countless lives were affected on that day.
Today we remember the tragedy that struck the close knit community at Virginia Tech.
Blacksburg is 40 miles from where I live, but the shock of what happened that day went far beyond map lines and straight to the hearts of everyone. News coverage called it a "massacre", covering the story for weeks, causing an outpouring of sympathy from all over the world including other colleges who wore the Virginia Tech colors to signify their support.
Two years ago we wore maroon & orange to mourn the loss of so many; today I wear it to remember.