Condolences, April 17, 2007

May God bless you and guide you in your time of sorrow, grief, anger, and confusion.  Though this cruel day will never be erased from your memories, the pain will subside.  You will probably never understand the sudden loss of life and innocence that occured at the hands of such a disturbed individual, but there is a plan bigger than any of us can see.  My hearts and prayers go out to the parents, family, and the VT community.  Be strong for each other during this horrible time.

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Lauren, East Carolina University, Greenville NC • #2018

Dear students Virginia Tech , sorry not speak englis, I am brazilian i living in São Paulo,
God save the souls the victims.
Estamos todos orando por vcs, que DEUS tenha
piedade de todos que se foram e conforte os
corações de seus familiares.
Her in Brazil criang the deads!!!!!!

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • São Bernardo do Campo - São Paulo - Brazil • #2019

I am a Franciscan friar that is the sponsoring religious community for Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio).  Our whole University community: students, staff, faculty, and friars have been praying for everyone involved in this terrible tragedy at all of our masses and multiple different types of prayer services we have on campus all the time.  May God bless you so very much.  Sincerely, and in Christ, Brother Gregory Plow, T.O.R.

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Steubenville, Ohio • #2020

I have no power or ability to bring hope to the community at Virginia Tech, but I have faith in God that he would bring healing and comfort to families of lost ones.

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Berkeley, CA • #2021

Our deepest, most heart felt sympathies are with the entire school community, and the families who have lost loved ones.  We are praying for all of you.  May you all take the time to mourn, remember, and celebrate the lives of your loved ones, and take these memories, and lessons with you in your endeavors.  Use this experience to help make the world a better place. 

The Hall Family

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • San Antonio, Tx. • #2022

God Bless All Of You.  I cannot even begin to think how you all must feel right now, but know that you have an entire nation of support with you.  I speak as an RA, a student, but most importantly as a human being.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  May God grant you the peace and serenity to deal with this tragedy.

-Jordan Marmara
CW Post Campus, Long Island University

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Brookville, NY, USA • #2023

It is very hard for me to wrap my brain around what has happened to the Virginia Tech community. So much senseless violence is always difficult to understand. I appreciate this website allowing those of us who feel very helpless and lost over your tragedy express our concerns for all of you. And to let every single member of your community know that there are so many people who are thinking of you and are sending all of you their prayers and many hugs to help you get through this terrible time.

Sincerely,

Vicky Torell Anderson

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Lincoln, Nebraska • #2024

God bless the victims and their families.  Take comfort in knowing the gunman is in a real hot place now.  Stick together and keep the faith.

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Grayson, Georgia • #2025

I am very shocked at the news, and have become aware of what can happen when you least expect it. Many people suffer, but I believe that they become stronger after the pain. I wish that our community will grow stronger and stronger, so that we can help people in need. Have faith in God, and although your loved ones can be gone physically, remember that they will always be with you in your heart.
-Anonymous7

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Baltimore, Maryland • #2026

I don’t know anyone at Virginia Tech but my heart aches for the parents, students and staff.  To the parents:I don’t even pretend to know the extent of your pain and sorrow.  Just know you are not grieving alone.  To the staff: May you find the wisdom and courage and strength to help these young people and each other through this horrific time.  Finally, to the students: Grieve this terrible time but also don’t forget to live and to love.

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Springfield Missouri • #2027

My Heart and Soul are with you.
I am deeply saddned by this horrific tragedy at the beautiful and peaceful school I love. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with all the Virginia Tech Community. May God Bless you all.
Always and Forever Virginia Tech.
I love Virginia Tech.
GO HOKIES

Marouane

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Sterling, VA • #2028

To all of VT Faculty, Students and Parents,
No words can express the deep condolences that run through my mind right now. After watching all the news reports and seeing the candlelight vigil to honor those that were taken from us too soon. This senseless tragedy will never be forgotten and neither will those that we lost. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved, God Bless You All!
Lisa Coulter

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Millville, NJ/USA • #2029

our hearts and prayers are with the famleys of this unneeded act.you are strong and will pull through,so from the buckey state we will pray for all...god speed to all lost.

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • zanesville,ohio...U.S.A • #2030

this horrific event has deeply saddened me. i feel like the world will never be the same. there is no sense in what transpired and i can only hope and pray that the families and friends of the deceased can find some comfort from the strong Virginia Tech community.

God bless VT

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Cumberland, MD • #2031

To the Virginia Tech Family,

My solemn and most sincere prayer goes out go all of you.  I hope you realize that the world has been and will continue to grieve with you every morning, day, and night for as long as eternity as no one can forget this tragedy.

John H.

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA) • #2032

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims during this tragic time. Our thoughts are also with the community of Virginia Tech and Blacksburg. May God be with you all and allow you the strength to make it through this difficult time and for the healing process to begin.

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Morganton, NC • #2033

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the HOKIE NATION!!!

Scott Farminer

April 17, 2007, 11:23pm • Jenks, Oklahoma • #2034

Those we love never die, for as long as we live and remember, they are with us.  It in losing that we truly learn the meaning of life and how to love.  May we all unite as one to remember all that we have lost and all that we will gain out of this horrific tragedy. When a young life dies, a whole world of opportunities is lost.  My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all, may God’s love shine down upon you now when you need it the most!

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Fredonia, NY • #2035

My heart and soul grieve for all those who lost loved ones and the Virginia Tech community that has been so deeply impacted by this horrific event.  I pray that the God of the universe will “raise you up by His righteous right hand”, strengthening you and helping you during this sad time.  Isaiah 41:10
Kelly

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Houston, TX • #2036

To me Virginia Tech has always been and extremely unique college. Those Thursday night football games on ESPN throughly show the passion of your students. I really dont remember the last time I prayed but this horrific event broke the silence and i just wanted the students of the Hokie nation that they are in my prayers and i know from that strenght i’ve observed on TV that your campus will emerge from the ashes like the phoenix. God Bless Va Tech
Casey Jones

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Southaven Mississippi • #2037

My heartfelt prayers go out for every victim of this terrible tragedy and their families and friends.  May the VT community continue to unite as one big family to grieve together and help each other through this difficult time.  People all over the world are sharing in your grief.  Such a senseless and tragic loss of lives.  Love and prayers for you all.

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Robinson, TX • #2038

My thoughts and prayers goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

Sharlene C.

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Alexandria, Virginia • #2039

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims and the VT community at large. God bless us all.
- Mariann

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Hackensack, NJ • #2040

We are Virginia Tech.  We are THE HOKIES.  We are family.  We will get through this terrible tragedy as a family and be stonger than ever.  God bless the Virginia Tech family and all who have been affected by this horrific act of violence.
VT
Class of ‘95

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Omaha, Nebraska • #2041

To the Virgina Tech Community,

After trying to find something to share, I find words difficult.  I hope your strength, pride, and resilience helps you as much as it provides hope for those praying for you.  You have a special place.  God bless you all.

Vincent Heslop

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Alliance, Ohio • #2042

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.  May the Lord bless you, your friends and your families.

Lyle & Diane Edwards

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Bloomington, IL • #2043

Dear VT Community,

Our prayers and condolences to you from each one of us here in Kathmandu university School of Management, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Raju Uprety

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Kathmandu, Nepal • #2044

Around the world, we share your grief.  We are all Hokies tonight.

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • #2045

Having worked at an Ohio university at the time of the Kent State incident, I know the uneasiness that your campus is feeling. My prayers and condolences go out to the those directly involved, the parents and families of those who have left us and those recouperating from injuries, and all of the students and staff at VT. Time is a major healer for those left behind. Take the time to heal but never forget. All the best… Dave Amirault

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Sarasota, FL • #2046

I would like to give my condolences to all of the families and friends and parents of other colledge studends around the world ! This effects all of us in one way or another. My prayers and thoughts are with all who have lost someone. I being a parent of three children,one who is in school at Kent State Ohio now, made sure I contacted her right away just to say I love you. Once again my prayers and thoughts are with you deeply.

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Pgh. Pa. • #2047

I wanna share my condolensce to all the families and friends of all the victims on this unfortunate tragedy. We are sharing the same pain with the lost of one of us people that why all my thoughts and pray are with all of you.  GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND THE SOUL OF ALL THE VICTIMS.

Lisandra Rivera Moran

April 17, 2007, 11:24pm • Las Piedras, Puerto Rico • #2048

As an alumnus of Virginia Tech, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of sadness as I watch the news, and yet at the same time, so much pride seeing the wonderful support and solidarity coming from the entire Virginia Tech family.  We must never forget those people we lost, or these feelings of unity as they may guide us towards a more peaceful future.

Mark Wallace `98

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Santa Fe, New Mexico • #2049

May you find strength within the family of Hokies and please be sure you are in our prayers.
Dad of an ‘04 Graduate

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • cleveland, ohio • #2050

From Arkansas Razorback country:  our thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with you all.  May God bless you, keep and protect you, and give you a peace that only He can.  God Bless

Gabe, Betsy & Andrew Porta

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Fayetteville • #2051

My condolences to all who lost a loved one yesterday.  I have been watching the news since this horriffic event unfolded.  Please take some solace in the fact that the nation grieves with you.  I cried along with you watching the convection today.  Yesterday was a horrible day for all of us but especially those in the VT family.  You are all in my prayers.  May God bless you all. 

Karen H.

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Florida • #2052

To my beloved Hokies

Stay strong, keep resolve, better times are just around the corner.

Collin - ‘99

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • San Francisco, CA • #2053

My name is Kameka, i’m a student at PITT, my heart is broken by this arful act, to the VT families you are all in my prayers may God bless and strenghten your hearts in the time of grief.

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Washington, DC • #2054

I’m a college student 3000 miles away in California, but feel like I have been touched by this tragedy just as the community of Virginia Tech have. I truly hope you all find closure and that everyone that was affected in any way cling to friends and family for support. Stay strong, better days will come. I promise you.

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Fontana, California • #2055

From my heart to all of yours, I pray for you all during this time of grief. I am deeply saddened for those lost in this tragedy and those who knew and loved them. Although I am not directly connected to the campus or the individuals, as a fellow college student I feel a strong connection to your sorrow and I mourn along with all of you. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers as we all mourn together, one nation under GOD.

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Blackstone, Massachusetts • #2056

With the spirits of the righteous made perfect, give rest to the souls of Your servents in a place where all sickness, sorrow and sighing have fled away,

With the spirits of the righteous made perfect, give rest to the souls of Your servants in a place where all sickness, sorrow and sighing have fled away.  As the father of a freshman at Penn State I grieve with you and pray for you.  I know that Hokie Nation will rise up and move on. 

a

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Hollidaysburg, PA • #2057

Even hundreds of miles and decades away, it hurts.

Dave, EE ‘84

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Severna Park, Maryland • #2058

There are somethings in this life we’ll never be able to explain or understand - and this is one of them.  May your faith sustain you through this horrible tragedy and please know that you are loved and my prayers are with you.

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Fayetteville, GA • #2059

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community--the students,faculty, and staff as well as the families of those injured or killed.  My heart is saddened to know that something so horrible could happen at such a wonderful University.

Leah Ebert

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Pocahontas, VA • #2060

Our deepest sympathies to all students, and families after yesterday’s tragedy.

Just know, that your neighbours to the North, share your sorrow, grief, and pain. My American husband and I, live in Canada, and have both been keeping you all, in our thoughts and prayers.

God has his arms around each and everyone of you, and will see you all through this horrific time. May god Bless, each and every soul lost, and injured.

Canada, has you all deep in our hearts during this painful time.

God Bless, you all.

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Canada • #2061

My hearts go out to all of you who are hurting from the great loss that happened on April 16, 2007. During this time of sorrow, we must all remember that God never makes a mistake. At times like this we find ourselves questioning God and the events that have occurred but we cannot question Him for He has ALL power. Although this tragedy has affected all of us in different ways remember that everything happens for a reason. God knows what we are able to handle and he will NEVER put more on any of us than we are able to handle.
Please know that we at Texas Women’s University are praying for each and every one of you during this great loss at VT and in our country as a whole.

Your sister in Christ.
Destany

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Denton/Dallas Texas • #2062

To the students, their families and the entire community of Virginia Tech.  At times like this we try so desperately to find answers as to why such an atrocity could happen....but to no avail. The love and prayers of this nation are with you all at this time. I pray that GOD will post HIS angels all around and give you comfort and peace at a time when you think peace isn’t possible.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!
Angela Watson

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Montgomery, AL, USA • #2063

As an ‘03 alum, I am deeply saddend and shocked. My 4 years at VT were the best in my life and I know the majority of graduates of this amazing university feel the same way. My heart goes out to all of the families who lost loved ones. I will FOREVER be a Hokie, no matter how old, where I live, or what happens.

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Durham, NC • #2064

I don’t know you, but I love you.
My God give us peace and understanding in these times. C.Presley

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • Denver, Colorado • #2065

My condolences, thoughts an prayers to all who were affected by this tragedy. This is a heartbreaking time in many lives. I am from southern virginia an did’nt know much about the community where virginia tech is but this effects everyone. I’m sure that everyone who was taken by there families are all in heaven looking down an standing by there side. This does not refer to Cho we all know he is in hell where he should be.

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • South Boston, Virginia • #2066

My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected from this terrible tragedy.  Be strong, and stay close to the ones you love.  They will help you thru this terrible time in your life.

Marc

April 17, 2007, 11:25pm • New Castle, Pennsylvania • #2067