On Sunday, the Virginia Tech Hokies unveiled a metallic orange helmet that will be worn for their Sept. 7 opener against the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes in Blacksburg.
However, there is something else special about the lids the Hokies will wear in the season-opener.
According to Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times, Virginia Tech will be wearing decals to honor the WDBJ shooting victims who were gunned down on live television.
Bitter provided some extra details as well.
“The stickers feature the No. 7 (WDBJ’s channel) and teal and maroon ribbons, along with the initials of both victims. Teal was Parker’s favorite color, while the maroon ribbon represents Ward, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011,” he wrote.
It is a great tribute by the Hokies.
If there is one thing we have learned in the past from horrifying tragedies, it is that nothing helps the healing process better than a community rallying together.
It’s nice to see Virginia Tech being a part of that.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter (@AndyBitterVT)