Heroes at Virginia Tech sign now

These two men saved the lives of many students during the massacre at Virginia Tech on 4-16-2007. You do not have to wear a uniform to be a hero. Webster defines HERO as one that shows great courage. We, the undersigned, agree that these two men meet this criterion and have earned the right to have the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon them. There actions are as follows and more information may be found at the web addresses provided for each:

Liviu Librescu, 76, was a Holocaust survivor who, his son said, will be remembered as a hero. He "blocked the doorway with his body and asked the students to flee," Joe Librescu told the AP. "Students started opening windows and jumping out." The elder Librescu, a professor at Virginia Tech, was recognized internationally for his research in aeronautical engineering, the head of the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department at Virginia Tech told the AP. He was born and received his advanced degrees in Romania.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/17/vtech.shooting.victims/index.html

Zach Petkewicz said he didn't recognize the sounds that pierced the door and cinder-block walls of his classroom as gunshots until he heard a scream from the hallway of the engineering building.
"The girls in my class peeked out in the hall and saw a gunner come out of a classroom with his gun pointed down," Petkewicz told CNN.
"They immediately slammed the door shut, told us, everybody kind of went into a frenzy, a panic. I hid behind the podium and then just kind of looked up at the door. Like, there's nothing stopping this guy from just coming in. And so I said, 'We need to barricade this door.'"
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/17/vtech.closecall/index.html

Information published at CNN.com

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  • 03 November 201550. Brandy T
    I support this petition
  • 01 November 201549. Lisa M
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  • 25 October 201548. Anson L
    God Bless these two heroes! Town and Zip Code Bristol, VA
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  • 05 September 201546. Brandon M
    These two men are true heroes Town and Zip Code Richlands,VA 24641
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    Bless them Town and Zip Code Winchester 40391
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    These men are true heros, thinking of others and not just thereselves. Town and Zip Code Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
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    its time to start recognizing the hero's of this day rather then the shooter. these two men deserve this
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  • 25 April 201332. Janet B
    God bless each and every one that has lost a loved one.These men were truley HEROES. Town and Zip Code Cedar Bluff,Va. 24609
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  • 20 February 201330. Amanda B
    Both of these men should be honored for the action they took on April 16, 2007. I only wish they weren't put in that situation. They should definitely be recognized for their heroic efforts. Many lives were spared because of what they did. Town and Zip C
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