Condolences, April 17, 2007

God Bless the victims of this horrific day.  My prayers and condolences go out to the families of those whose lives were taken on this day we will never forget. Proud to be a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Hayley Smith
Class of 2004

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • Pennington Gap, VA • #1467

All of my thoughts and prayers go to the victim’s family, friends, and loved ones.  This is such a horrible occurance, and just shows us what the world is coming to. All that those students had achieved is now ended by one man who acted on his emotions. Rest in peace Virginia Tech victims

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • LaSalle Il • #1468

My prayers go out to everybody in the Virgina Tech family.  I have always been impressed with your Alumnni support.  I would be honored to have my son become a Hokie one day.

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • Stafford, Virginia • #1469

My prayers that God will send His mercy upon all the victims
My prayers that God will help those who have lost anyone in this accident
My prayers that the world would be a safer place to live and raise our childern in

Dina Said
PhD student
Virginia Tech

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • Cairo, Egypt • #1470

Que hecho tan terrible. Parece mentira que pueda existir un ser humano capaz de cometer un acto tan atroz como el cometido.

Mis concolencias a las familias afectadas.

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • Caracas, Venezuela • #1471

Minhas sinceras condolencias aos parentes e sinto muito por esses jovens terem vivido tao pouco.
Gostaria que nao tivesse acontecido mas agora que se foram, descansem em paz.

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • BRAZIL • #1472

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!  May God bring peace and healing as only He can!
Keith and Joan Cook

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • Nashville, TN • #1473

Though we may not know you, our hearts are forever connected to each of you who has been so unfortunatly thrust into the world’s spotlight over the past day and a half. Please know that the sincerest thoughts and prayers of literally millions of Americans have been, are, and will continue to be with you over the days and weeks ahead. As each of you who has suffered a loss tries to cope with this tragedy, the arms of countless millions will be there holding onto you and uplifting you in the hope that you will feel the peace and love of our healing God and that he will in his perfect way lighten your burden, ease your pain, and give you the strength to face the days ahead. May God bless each of you and give you peace.

A Cop

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • taking75 • #1474

God promised that he would never put on your shoulders more than you can handle. This is a tragedy, and as a family the Hokies WILL rise above and overcome. I offer my condolences to you all, and I respect you all for coming together and showing such strength during such horrible times. God bless you.
¢¾Candace

April 17, 2007, 10:51pm • Shreveport, Louisiana • #1475

Alot of people out here care.  We cry with you.  And we share our hearts.  There are alot of angels looking over us tonight.  They are at peace, and in our hearts.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Johnson City, Tennessee • #1476

Deepest sympathies to you all from Sydney, Australia.

We’re thinking of you.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • #1477

My heart breaks for every single person affected by this horrific tragedy.  I know that words cannot make a person feel any better, but hold on to your loved ones, your family and friends.  Stay close together and you will bring eachother through this in time.  You are all in my thoughts and my prayers.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Steubenville, Ohio, USA • #1478

My heart goes out to all those we have lost and to all family, friends, students and staff.  It is insane that something like this can happen.  Even though i am hours away i am deeply saddened and my prayers are with you all. Hopefully Virginia’s gun laws will now become more strict.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Derby, CT • #1479

Though nothing can be said to comfort those in mourning nor those in shock over such a horrific tragedy, know that prayers are being offered and that God will be present through the healing process just as he is with the victims. From Cincinnati, my prayers are with the Virginia Tech community -BT

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Cincinnati, OH • #1480

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.’ “But I say unto you, ‘Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and them which despitefully use you, persecute you, that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.’”

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Yorktown, Virginia • #1481

To the VT community:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of tragedy.  Having school age children myself, I can only imagine what you must be feeling.  May God keep you in his arms, and may all the new angels watch over you.
God Bless you all
The DeMatteo Family

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • East Haven, CT • #1482

Michigan State sends our prayers.  Stay Strong Hokies.

~Amanda Johnson~

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • East Lansing, Michigan, USA • #1483

We are here for you.  We grieve for you, and with you.  We cannot truly know how you are feeling.  We feel our pain, though, and know that it cannot begin to compare.  Your strength is amazing.  We see you standing together and reaching out, through your own pain, to help each other.  You are our future and we are so proud of you.  May God be with you and your families.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Fort Lauderdale, Florida • #1484

My deepest and sincere condolences to all those who have been afflicted by this terrible tragedy.  Remember that the whole country is praying for you at this time.  Being a parent, I can imagine what these families must be going through.  My prayers are with you, and God Bless and keep in his care the ones that have been lost in this tragedy.  God Bless you all at Virginia Tech.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • San Carlos, Arizona • #1485

We lost 33 HOKIES yesterday to a senseless act.  My sincerest condolences go out to the families, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.  I was, am and will remain a proud HOKIE.

Nimal Lobo
02, 05, 08’

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Blacksburg, VA • #1486

As a student myself from The University of Arkansas, I would like everyone at VT to know that you are in our prayers around this campus! THough we don’t know you guys or the victims we are grieving with you! May God comfort you during this awful time!

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Fayetteville, Arkansas • #1487

Words can not express our sorrow.  You are all in our prayers.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Bryan, TX • #1488

Wherever I may be, my thoughts, prayers and conodolences go out to all the families of the victims. God bless you all and may all their souls rest in peace.

-Michelle Cabrera

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • North Hills, California • #1489

The eyes of America are weeping for the loss of innocense,life and the brilliant & best among us;the teachers & students. May God have mercy on us all and help the Hokies & all Americans heal. Please stop the senseless slaughter.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Rapid City, South Dakota America the Beautiful • #1490

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected by this senseless tragedy.  May love and peace be with you all from all of us around our nation and abroad.  GO HOKIES!!! 
To all my Alpha Chi Sigma brothers at Gamma Iota I hope that you are all safe. (Gamma Xi ‘00)

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Garner, North Carolina • #1491

My heart is with the families of the ones that lost their lives on this tragic day. I continue to pray for all the families and the ones recovering. God Bless. Go Hokies!

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Ringgold, VA • #1492

Human beings can never be defeated by such brutal actions. For those alive, to have a normal and noble life is the best response to such inhumane shooting; For those victims, God Bless You.
Cao Yang
Fudan University

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Shanghai, China • #1493

I am not connected to anyone at the school but I feel your sorrow and I am saddened by this shocking tragedy. I have nephews in school and I can only imagine what the families must be going through at this time. I feel that those we have lost will not be gone forever. Their souls will remain with us through this painful time until family members are ready to let them cross over. It is a difficult time and most are still in shock. But know this, your loved ones have all gone to an amazing place. Where they no longer feel any physical pain and they will always feel close to you. Honor their memory by keeping them alive in your heart. Speak of the laughter and love you shared with them. When the mourning is over, release that anger and sorrow and let them know it’s okay and that they will never be forgotten.  Losing a family member is never easy and we all have at one time or another. We must let go and be able to speak with them in spirit. In time you will see signs that they are near you.  May God bless you all.

April 17, 2007, 10:52pm • Tiverton, Rhode Island • #1494

Give my gravest thought and prayer to those who passed away. Wish this thing will never happen to everyone in this world again.

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Chang Sha, Hu Nan, China • #1495

My heart is broken for the families and friends of all that lost their lives. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family of VT. God bless each and every one of you as you struggle with the enormousness of your grief. Know that a million prayers all over the world are being offered for your healing and the healing of all of you.

May you all find peace,

J. Rennie

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Marlborough, Massachusetts • #1496

Dearest Ones,
Hold strong during this horribly, terrible ordeal.  Hold on to each other, embrace each other, remember the good that each of you has to share.  Console one another, and grow.  Grow strong and have faith.  With love and condolences from my family to all of you.
M. Bonge

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Allentown, PA • #1497

I am sorry to hear about it. It is just sad.
Our prayers, thoughts and condolences to families of victims. God bless from us.

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Webster, Ma • #1498

My heart goes to all the victims parents and family members. My deepest condolences to all affected by this sensely act. You are in our prayers.

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Cincinnati, OH USA • #1499

Tonight my heart is with all of you in Virginia.  What a horrible tragedy.  Just remember the whole nation is thinking of you all.  Stay strong!
-Nicole

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Quincy, Massachusetts • #1500

No reason for this.  No remembrance for the loser who caused it.  No forgetting those now with the lord.  No doubt we will be with them again.  N.O. is praying for yall tonight.

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • New Orleans • #1501

Our prayers and thoughts to all those who lost friend’s, family member’s and teacher’s.  Our niece went to VT we are the VT extended family.  God Bless VT God Bless the Hokies!  But do not lose track of the loss that his family feels on top of the guilt they feel for what he has done.

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Salisbury MD • #1502

I am so very, very sorry for the loss and pain of the VT Community and the families of the victims. I am also praying for the victims that were shot and I amm wishing you all a speedy recovery. Although I don’t know anyone personally from the VT Community, I am actually shedding tears as I too feel the pain. I am a college student, so in a sense, I am one of you. I send my LOVE and my HEART to all of you.

Desiree Seale

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Brooklyn, New York • #1503

I’am praying for all of you! You will overcome the pain and emotions - I would like to send my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to all Families and friends of the victims!

Stay together Hokies!

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Stuttgart, Germany • #1504

I there is a earthquake, shy with grief very much, U.S.A. holy soil that I yearn for in the heart, my schoolmate there are a lot of that go to U.S.A. to study, the Asian descendant young man’s butcher is behavioral I feel very ashamed.I hope the casualty family members forget sad, the sun will also rise in the east tomorrow after all, the sunshine is still magnificent. Although I do not believe in God, I know that it is a vicious behaviour to kill,The murderer will be cast aside by all people! Relatives do sth. as a sign of mourning for the dead.

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Tinjin,China • #1505

Lord, be with our fellow brothers and sisters through this time of adversity. Lift them up to feel your grace and feel the power of your healing hands as they cope through this tragedy. Give them strength to move forward and allow justice to be served according to your will. In His name, Amen

-Kimberely Durall

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Dallas, TX • #1506

To the Virginia Tech Community,

I am at a loss for words.  Please accept my condolences.

Alyson Butcher
Rice University
Alumna and Staff Member

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Houston, TX • #1507

Once i heard about the tragedy, my heart dropped. Since i have friends that go to that school i immediatly called everyone, still awaiting some more information. I grew up in the wonderful state of Virginia, & am shocked about how this can happen to V-Tech, a school i have grew up knowing. My thoughts & prayers are with everyone affected with the massacre. God bless you all.

Alessandra Gandarilla

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Great Falls, Virginia • #1508

I am deeply saddened about what happened at your university. My Heart and prayers go out to those who lost their loved ones and those recovering from this tragedy.  Go Hokies.  Sincerely, John Welch

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • San Diego CA • #1509

To all of the students, faculty, and staff at VT,
The thoughts and prayers of everyone here in South Texas, as well as all over the world, go out to you all.  Though it may or may not comfort you, remember that we are all family and we are all mourning with you.  Stay strong and help each other continue on.

Peace,
Mindy Garcia

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Alice, TX • #1510

My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every person affected by this horrible tragedy. Know that you are not alone and stand strong in your faith.

Kristin R.

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Kershaw, SC • #1511

I am so sorry, for what you had to go through, God cries for his children, and embraces them into his arms. My all your hearts heal ,for your dear friends , and hereo’s, family. May the grace of God be with you all!!!!

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Bryan, Ohio • #1512

There are absolutely no words to describe this horrific tragedy.  May God be with those who lost loved ones in this senseless and selfish act of violence.  It is so unfair.  I will continue to lift you all up in my prayers.  May you have strength and peace in this time of healing.

Amma Boateng

April 17, 2007, 10:53pm • Dallas, TX • #1513

Dear VT,
May God Bless all of you and your families always.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  There are no words that can express the absolute sorrow and grief that you are feeling.  Please know that our hearts are filled with sincere condolences for you and that we are thinking of you each day.  You are not alone.  All Americans share your loss.
With deepest sympathy,

The Bryner Family

April 17, 2007, 10:54pm • Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania • #1514

From all of us at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia, You are in our prayers.

Michael P

April 17, 2007, 10:54pm • Richmond, Virginia/ USA • #1515

The Quaker community holds the victims, their families and the survivors of this terrible event in the light.

April 17, 2007, 10:54pm • Easton, Maryland • #1516