Condolences, April 17, 2007

The Peruvian Community in Miami-Dade and Broward County in South Florida is deeply sorry for the big lost we had along with all the victims in Virginia. We will keep praying for all the victims and their families. For the family of Daniel Perez Cueva we want to give them our condolences and our respect, we all came to this country flying form violence from our country and is very soory Daniel lost his life this way. God bless Daniel and all the visctims and their families in this terrible moments. FO

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Fort Lauderdale, Florida • #1818

I haven’t felt this type of hurt since the tragedy of 9/11. My heart is heavy. I find myself thinking of the fear felt by each of the students and professors on that tragic day. It makes me sad and extremely angry. Since the incident my daily outlook has not been the same. I cherish my family, friends, aquaintances...and of course HOKIES. I love all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. As with 9/11...I will always remember. You will always be in my heart. I would like to say “Thank You” to the rest of the world for all of your well wishes and prayers!God bless!

Jason Thibodeau

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Richmond, VA • #1819

To everyone at Virginia Tech.  I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be going through.  As a parent I am deeply saddened and upset for the parents who has lost a child.
We need to hug our children a litte more tightly tonight and thank God we still have them!!!

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Bristol, VA • #1820

My thoughts and prayer’s goes out to everyone God Bless, Huggs.love Debbie

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Hummelstown, Pennsylvaina • #1821

this goes to show you that we need to go to war with north korea jk, I feel really sorry for the victims that were taken in innocence and cannot show enough support for relatives, cousins, wives, whomever of the people that were hurt or killed. This is not a war with one person its a war against sick twisted ideals and mislead anger which we all need to take under consideration when raising our kids so that none turn into monsters like that killer.

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Concord, NC • #1822

A quote from West Wing comes to mind, “The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.” Remain strong Hokies.  America’s prayers are with you.

Douglas Ray

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Austin, Texas • #1823

On behalf of the South Carolina State University family, we share our condolences and prayers. I am from the nation’s capital.  God has been with you and always with you all.

South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina relates with you with 3 students passing in the Orangeburg Massacre - http://scsu.cyberwoven.com/news_article.aspx?news_id=57 - Feb. 8, 1968.

Manley Collins
SCSU Class of ‘98
SGA President 97-98

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Washington, DC USA • #1824

My thoughts and prayers ar ewith all of the families and students.  I can’t believe something like this could ever happen in Blacksburg.  I know as a community there is the strength to get through this.  Go Hokies!!!

Jennifer Petko
Class of 99

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • San Diego, California • #1825

As the mother of two college students and a former Virginia Tech student, I am shocked and saddened beyond words, my heart is very heavy.  My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Tech community, and most especially with the family and friends of all who were lost.
Leah Miscavage

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Ocean Springs, Mississippi • #1826

To my fellow students and all directly involved with the victims of this unfortunate event, I send my condolences and my prayers go out to you… We surely will never be the same, and let’s never forget those who died on this sad sad day.  We’re Hokies, and our pride and resolve will get us through this tragic event…

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Alexandria, VA • #1827

My deepest regrets for the pain you guys are going through now. God will see you through and my prayers will be with you for years to come.

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Greenville, Alabama • #1828

I am a Mom with two students who currently attend VT.  My oldest child just graduated from VT last year. My kids attended the same high school as the gunman. I was shocked yesterday when I heard the news - I cannot imagine what these families are going through.  My heart goes out to them.

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Haymarket, Virginia • #1829

If anyone asks where is God during this time, know that He is standing beside us crying.

What man intended for evil - God will make good from it.

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Ellicott City, MD • #1830

Thoughts and prayers to the Hokie family.

~A. Carpenter

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Austin, Texas • #1831

I don’t know any of you personally but I feel your pain. You will never forget, but God will give you the strength to go on.  My heart goes out to all of you.

Candi Angotti

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Arlington, Texas, USA • #1832

I want to be able to shoulder some of your anguish - but as much as I try - I know I can’t take that away from you.  My heart is continously breaking for all who have lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy and for those who experienced this atrocity first hand.  I will be praying that the loving thoughts and memories you shared with the ones who are no longer here is enough to lift your hearts just a bit everyday. 

A great big loving hug from Sylvia in Hamden, CT

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Hamden, Connecticut • #1833

May God bless the Virginia Tech community -

Donna - Stoney Creek - Ontario

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Stoney Creek Ontario Canada • #1834

As a mother of three college age boys, my heart and soul goes out to each and every student, professor, parent, and person connected to this senseless tragedy.  May the dear Lord comfort and embrace each and everyone of you.  Please know that my family’s thoughts and prayers, along with the world’s are with you all.  May God Bless!

Diana Queck

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Washington, Pennsylvania • #1835

My broken heart goes out to the victims of this HORRIFIC tragedy.  I am a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, and I just wanted to say that WE SUPPORT YOU VT.  WE ARE WITH YOU.  WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU.  TODAY, WE ARE ALL VT.

Todd Pumphrey
USC Class of 01, 04

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Sumter, South Carolina • #1836

My deepest prayers go out to all of the families of those who were innocently killed.

Peace and Love.

- Q. Washburn

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • California • #1837

As an educator, I believe education should be safe.  For those who lost their lives Monday and those who lived, their families, and their friends, education was not safe.  This should never be.  You did nothing wrong.  You sought knowledge.  Bless you in your suffering.  Bless you in your sorrow.  Bless you in your eventual healing.  I and many others are in behind you in your road to your future.

Cristin

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Chicago, Illinois • #1838

There are no words that can explain why people choose evil and to take joy from others. Maybe in their delusion they believe they can steal the joy of others that has, in their mind, been unfairly stolen from them.
To the President of Virginia Tech and your Police staff: While some attempt to place blame remember, If you had locked down the entire campus, you would have locked a well armed, angry and proven murderer, in a dorm full of different victims. (It was a No Win Situation). Please know you did the best you could under impossible circumstances.  May the Lord Bless you, your staff and the young men and women you love and guide.
In Christ,
Vincent

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Franklin, TN. • #1839

Goodbye

I know she knows we love her Lord,
but tell her once again,
because I wasn’t ready
for this to suddenly end.

There’s so much I want to tell her,
and some things we had planned to do,
but now before we know it,
she’s gone home to you.

My heart feels like it’s breaking,
its like a nightmare every day,
they say the pain will heal with time,
but it’s never hurt this way.

Please put your arms around her,
and hug her one more time for me,
as our lives grow and change,
let her watch and see.

It all happened way too fast,
and we’re left here to ache and cry ,
we’ll meet again, but I didn’t know she was leaving,
so please tell her good bye.

Jill McCorkel

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • St Paul, MN • #1840

I am not personally associated with anyone on the VT campus, but my emotions, thoughts and prayers are with each and every individual associated with this horrific day.  I am appalled by the negative reaction, by some, concerning the actions of the campus police and administration.  After considerable review, I believe the campus police and administration did an EXCELLENT job considering the situation at the time.  I am offended by the media and various individuals consistently asking the “what if’s” and “why not’s” concerning this situation.  We can always look back and ask those questions...DON’T ASK OR SECOND GUESS at this point.  I am proud of the VT administration, campus security and community police department.  Can we just be thankful for the professionalism and heriosm these indivudals have demonstrated during a very intense time.  Many, many more fatalities could have happened on this dreadful day...let us set blame from our leaders aside.  God Bless All of Us during this difficult time!!!

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Saint Louis, Missouri • #1841

My thoughts and prayers are with you...GO HOKIES!!!
Walking onto the campus for a football game will never be the same again.....

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Greenwood, SC • #1842

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the victims, and to all the faculty, staff, and students at VT. From the other VT (state of Vermont), we are all Hokies today.

Many blessings to you. You gave us strength today as I watched the people in the coliseum stand and chant “Let’s Go Hokies!” and the wave of thousands of candles at the vigil tonight, “we are...Hokies...we are...Hokies.” And yes, you are, and lean on each other: friends, family, and the strength and belief in your god, whatever that may be.

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Jericho, Vermont, USA • #1843

I want express my deepest prayers and condolences to Everyone at Virginia Tech University after this tragedy.  Remember that the victims of this tragedy are in the arms of The Lord.  They are all in wonderful hands.  They will always be in your hearts, minds and prayers. 
May God Bless each and everyone of you.

Steve Hermanek

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Omaha, Nebraska • #1844

Everyone mourns for Va Tech’s loss. It is truly a sickening event. The response of your students and community have been truly fantastic.

Stay strong.

The Hokie football team and its fans should expect a great welcome when they come to Louisiana this fall.

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • New Orleans, LA • #1845

My tears flow with yours. There is no way to put a price on human life. I pray for all of you. I pray God surrounds you with angels to help you cope with such a tragic loss. Let no one tell you how to grieve. Cry when you need to cry, write when you need to write, pray when you need to pray. We all express loss in our individual ways. Follow your way until you are free of tears and then laughter returns as you remember the joy and hope these innocent human beings gave. We are all connected as a human race.  God speed. Your pain is my pain. I give my heart to you in this time of grief. Qadara T. Simien Muhammad

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Stafford, TX • #1846

The Sooner Nation of the Univeristy of Oklahoma is with you. As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom , I whole heartedly understand your pain of losing brothers as well as sisters. All I can say to you is grieve in this time and heal all your wounds but KEEP ON KEEPING ON. All thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Norman, Oklahoma • #1847

Thirty years ago VT and Blacksburg was a wonderful place with a caring community. It’s grown in size tremendously, and yet obviously is still as close-knit and caring as I remember. Keep the good memories close to your hearts; they can be the heart’s only solace sometimes.

I was an engineering student, and resided at West Ambler Johnston.

Keep the faith, keep an open mind, forgive and let us all help each other carry this burden of pain ... together we can carry on.

Wounds bled
Tears shed
Unconsolable
Irretrievable
The greatest courage
is just to keep going on.
One day at a time may be too much to endure.
One hour at a time seems too long.
One minute at a time will have to be the goal for now.

April 17, 2007, 11:13pm • Highland, WI • #1848

It saddens us to hear of such a tragic event. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the loved ones lost. Forever in our hearts and prayers. They will be there at heavens gates to greet us all and finally be together again with their loved ones. God bless.
James and Tiffany Calvin

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Panama city, FL, USA • #1849

To all of the students and faculty of VT. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May God place his gentle healing hands upon your hearts.  We are so sorry for the pain and suffering that y’all must be going through.  May God Bless all of you!

Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Hill,Sr. and Sons (Brenton and Timmy)

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Derry, PA U.S.A. • #1850

Today, we are all Hokies.  We mourn, we grieve, we lean on each other and we see life move on. But we never forget, we never let the memories of these men and women fade. Today, we are all Hokies. God bless everyone.

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Carlsbad, CA • #1851

Blacksburg has always been our safe-haven....as it will continue to be. May your God bring you the peace you need to carry on in memory of those who were lost.  This Hokie Nation will forever be united...we are here for you.

Cameron Shar Taliaferro
Class of 2002

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Baltimore, MD • #1852

To the students, faculty and staff of Virginia Tech--and especially their families:

There are no adequate words to ease your pain and sorrow; we pray our Lord comforts you and gives you strength.  Know millions of Americans--and countless millions more around the world mourn the loss of so many lives.  Yet we celebrate the joy they brought to your campus, their families, friends, and communities. 

Though we can’t know your pain we pray you are left cherished memories of those lost in this tragic event and may time bring healing to all those wounded in mind, body or spirit.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Yours very sincerely and respectfully

Roy & Lendra Horton

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Navarre, FL • #1853

My heart goes out to each and every one of you! This is such a devastating tragedy. You are all in our hearts and our prayers. May you all be able to pick up the pieces and get through this terrible event. God Bless you all!
Angie

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • West Virginia • #1854

Know that you are not alone. You are all in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers. We greive with you.

Elizabeth Riddick and every one at Central High.

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Little Rock AR • #1855

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...Blessings to the families of the victims, May God give you Comfort and Peace.

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Zanesville Ohio • #1856

No one will ever know what you all have been going through, but I know that everyone is here for you if you guys need it

I want to express all of my sadness and sorrow I feel for the families,friends and victims of this horrific tragedy.

“Its not goodbye, its see you later”

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Long Island, New York • #1857

As proud members of the Hokie Nation our hearts are broken. Our daughter graduated from VT in 1999, and VT is deep in our soul.  We still travel for 5 hours each way to every home football game, if we need a place to just “get away” we go to Blacksburg, it is our peaceful place.  We love the Virginia Tech Community, the town of Blacksburg, and the Hokie Nation.  We are all family.  Now is the time for us to lean on each other, and pray for the innocent victims of yesterday’s tragedy, their families, and their friends.  There are 32 special angels watching over our beloved Virginia Tech, and they will never be forgotten.

Hokies Forever,
Gary and Cathy

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Hollywood, Maryland • #1858

Our thoughts, prayers, and blessings are with all those touched by the tragedy that unfolded on campus yesterday. Memories of all those who perished will be forever in our hearts. May you find comfort with your family and friends and the strength to face the days ahead.

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Woodbridge, CT • #1859

May you find strength in each other and feel the love that the entire world is sending to Blacksburg.

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Alexandria, VA • #1860

No words can express how we each feel, our prayers are joined.  God Bless.

M. Neely

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Manassas, VA • #1861

I am sorry you guys.I feel your pain.May God and your loved ones comfort you in this hard time.The whole world is by your side.Keep the faith.

Puneet Kakkar

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Birmingham,Alabama • #1862

Our prayers and condolences go out to all the familes affected by the tradegies that have occured. We will keep our prayers and thoughts with you...God Bless!

Love,
The Luna Family

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County, Ca • #1863

I was a former Virginia Tech student, and was proud to be a member of the community. My prayers go out to all involved. God Bless.

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Celebration, FL • #1864

I just wanted to say that everyone at Virginia Tech is in my prayers. May God comfort each and everyone involved.

Shanda Jones

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Speedwell, Tennessee • #1865

My prayers go out to the families and friends of all the victims of this tragic day. Prayers also for the entire Virginia Tech community. Be strong, the entire country is praying for you.

--Barry Emas

April 17, 2007, 11:14pm • Brigantine, New Jersey • #1866

What happen was terrible I can’t not understand or even imagine what it mus tbe like for you as students and friends and family. I will pray that God will give each of you all strenght and help you deal with the mixed feelings you all will or are experiencing at this time. This hits home b/c I too am a college student at a small college in Louisiana the city of Natchitoches. I am sending a virtal hug your way.

care soul from the south

April 17, 2007, 11:15pm • Natchitoches, Louisiana • #1867