Courage Under Fire – Professor Liviu Libresco

This is not a new story, but one that needs to be remembered. Professor Liviu Libresco saved the lives of 22 students at Virginia Tech on April 16th 2007. His story is proof that ordinary people do extraordinary things and become our heroes. As quoted by Rabbi Shea Hecht, “Professor Libresco lived through dictatorship, war, hate and discrimination and did not allow these things to stifle him. He drew strength with tolerance and integrity, with love, compassion and a burning desire to change this world to one of hope. If you were faced with this decision, what would you do?” That is very compelling question. I am sure everyday 22 people think of Professor Lebresco with love and gratitude, knowing he changed the course of their lives through his courageous act of love.