Email, Frank Jordan to Zenobia Hikes, May 13, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

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Email, Frank Jordan to Zenobia Hikes, May 13, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

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Email from Frank Jordan to Zenobia Hikes regarding the song "Children of April" written in response to the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.

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Ms2008-020_B282_F34_2007_0513

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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries, Ms2008-020, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

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Ladson, Gail
From: frank jordan
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 11:11 PM
To: studentaffairs@vt.edu
Subject: "Children of April" A Tribute Song for the Victims of 4/16/07... LUV CNU
Attachments: pat2077723873

Dear Vice President Hikes,

"Children of April" is a song written in tribute to the victims of April 16, 2007. Our musical group, LUV CNU, based at Christopher Newport University, was formed especially to record this song. We offer it as a gift to Virginia Tech and the university and college communities at large. A copy of the song is attached to this message, although three versions can be heard and mp3s downloaded for free at www.myspace.com/childrenofapril. One of those versions has no vocals so that it can be used as a backtrack for other vocalists at future tributes. Our hope is that "Children of April" will bring some comfort to those who need it, while honoring all those who so richly deserve it.

All the best,
LUV CNU

Children of April

They came from everywhere, from places far and wide,
Most to learn and some to teach, all to share the love inside.
They went to a mountain school, amid the pines and whippoorwills.
They wore orange and maroon, in this city on a hill.

Youth dreaming of future days, while their teachers guided them.
One teacher saw the Holocaust, just to see it come again,
Erupting on an April morn, amidst a swirling wind,
A tortured mind bearing arms, an attempt to lock them in.

But the children of April can never be locked in.
They cheer at every game.
They ride the swirling wind.
The children of April remain in God's embrace.
They are in the better hugs.
They march in every May.

The children of April still cheer at every game.
Send messages of love,
As we speak out their names.
The children of April remain in God's embrace.
They are in the better hugs.
They march in every May.

5/16/2007

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Words and Music by Frank Jordan
Arrangement by LUV CNU
copyright 2007 Frank L. Jordan III

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Jordan, III, Frank L., “Email, Frank Jordan to Zenobia Hikes, May 13, 2007 (Ms2008-020),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 12, 2024, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2008-020/Ms2008-020_B282_F34_2007_0513.