Front Sight Awards Scholarship to Virginia Tech Massacre Survivors
April 20th, 2007
From Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
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Liviu Librescu Scholarship Awarded By Dr. Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight Firearms Training Institute to the Students Professor Librescu Saved During the Virginia Tech Massacre
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: When the shooting attack reached his classroom, 76 year old Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor and Israeli engineering and math lecturer at Virginia Tech, blocked the doorway with his body and commanded his students to flee. Professor Librescu’s heroic actions allowed his students to escape through open windows saving their lives at the expense of his own.
Dr. Ignatius Piazza, Founder and Director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute near Las Vegas, NV, is honoring Professor Librescu’s valiant stand to protect his students by awarding each of them a Front Sight Firearms Training Institute “Legacy” Lifetime Membership so they may receive world-class self defense firearms training and forever have the education and ability to protect themselves, their loved ones and their peers.
A Front Sight Firearms Training Institute “Legacy” Lifetime Membership is valued at $8,900 and will be awarded to each student Professor Librescu saved in his classroom by willingly giving his life for theirs.
The benefits of the Legacy Membership include a lifetime of training in Empty Hand Defense, Edged Weapons, and Front Sight’s most popular Defensive Handgun, Tactical Shotgun, and Practical Rifle courses.
Each Legacy Membership also includes four certificates that members can provide to family and friends to attend their first course at Front Sight.
When asked why Front Sight is willing to provide tens of thousands of dollars in free lifetime training memberships to Professor Librescu’s students, Dr. Piazza responded, “Professor Librescu’s actions under fire are inspiring. He gave his life to save his students. I want the Librescu family to know that such valor does not go unrecognized or unrewarded. Front Sight will now look after Professor Librescu’s students by providing them with a lifetime of training that far exceeds law enforcement and military standards without any bootcamp mentality or drill instructor attitudes. With Front Sight’s training, Professor Librescu may rest in peace, knowing his students will have the mindset and ability to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their peers for the rest of their lives. They will never have to run in fear again. His legacy as a professor and protector will live on with each of his students.”
Those students who were saved by Professor Librescu’s heroism and would like to accept a Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Legacy Lifetime Membership, may simply mail a letter signed by the administrator of the Virginia Tech Engineering Department verifying they were present in Professor Librescu’s class the day he saved their lives and Dr. Piazza will personally arrange delivery of their Legacy Lifetime Membership.
Piazza adds, “Just as Professor Librescu’s experience as a Holocaust survivor burned into his character the importance of standing tall against aggression and hate, his students will forever carry the understanding that such irrational violence can happen at any time and any place. Front Sight’s training will give them the ability to stop such madness at a moment’s notice.”
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