Showing Our True Colors

By: Alana Greenfogel Email
By: Alana Greenfogel Email

"Would you like to sign a poster for Virginia Tech?" Beau Biron asks students walking by.

Biron is a freshman at Notre Dame. Along with other students, he's asking his peers to write messages on posters to send to Blacksburg, Virginia.

"Just the simplest forms of support and of love and everything that you can help them with; it's just probably the best you can do, and all you can do," Biron explains.

Again, he asks, "Would you like to sign a poster for Virginia Tech?"

And Biron's classmates answer his question, by walking over, and sharing their thoughts and prayers.

"Just try to send my thoughts and prayers. Perhaps all the signatures can make somebody's day a little bit better," says Michael DesJardins, a freshman.

In addition to written support, the students are showing visual support. Many folks are walking around campus Friday wearing orange and maroon, along with thousands of people across the country.

"I have 10 friends or so who go there and I just wanted to show support because I can't be there with them right now," says Sarah Hollmer, a Notre Dame student.

But it doesn't take a college student to reach out. Brady Lesh is playing in gym class with his 5th grade peers. And like many of them, Brady's also wearing orange.

"It's just to show how far the support can go," Brady says.

And if Brady is just one of thousands, or millions, of people wearing orange and maroon, he's part of the proof, support DOES go far.


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