This morning, I saw the faces of some of the victims of this week's tragic massacre at Virginia Tech and started to cry.
Lauren McCain, Hampton, Va
Brian Bluhm, 25, master's student in water resources.
He had already received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering and accepted a job in Baltimore.
Austin Cloyd, 18, International Studies student
Juan Ramon Ortiz, Engineering grad student, 32
Ryan Clark, 22, Biology and English Major
Kevin Granata, Engineering professor
Jocelyn Couture-Nowak, French instructor, wife
Jarrett Lee Lane, 22
Matthew Joseph La Porte, 20
Jeremy Herbstritt, 27
Daniel Perez Cueva, Peruvian student, shot during French class, 21
Daniel O'Neil, Lincoln, R.I.
Liviu Librescu , Holocaust survivor, saved the lives of several students by blocking the gunman from entering his classroom.
Everyone who was lost is not pictured here. These are the faces I saw this morning.
I grieve for the loss of these individuals and their futures as well as the victims I have not learned about yet.
A dear friend of mine and one of my aunts have each lost a husband tragically, leaving children behind. Knowing the devastation the loss of a loved one brings, I grieve for the families and friends of the victims.
And I grieve for the young man who was so angry and alone he turned to violence.
Offer kindness to a stranger today.