Condolences, April 17, 2007

i am so very sorry for what you have to go through .my condolences go out to you all.everyone is in my prayers and most deeply my prayers go out to the victums familys.i am so very sadden by this even though i am not close .it hurts the world right now that this has happen.god is with you all.

all my love and prayers leigh from pa.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • philadelphia • #2918

My deepest sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you all. Peace be with the VT family.

Kimberly A. Bowers-Crabb, M.Ed.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Oklahoma City, OK • #2919

May God bring healing to Virginia Tech during this extremely difficult time.  My sincerest condolences to everyone, my prayers to families of the victims.
Blessings in His Name,
Celeste

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • USA • #2920

May you all feel God’s blessing during this tragic time.  Know that this nation feels your pain and is willing to help in any way.  We pray for the safety of all those still in medical care.  At this most difficult time, we also pray for the family of the person that carried out these actions.  It is certainly most difficult on them and we pray that they can feel strength in God’s love.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Lorton, VA • #2921

My prayers and thoughts with the students, teachers and families are with you. Such wonderful people who loss there life. But out of the loss comes the greatfulness of the human spirit truly. A teacher who lives and survives WW2 to only protect his dear students. The heart of the human spirit was shown on this sad day. God Bless You. My heart is hurting but we are a great nation with people of courage, spirit and drive. We the Nation are with you.
B Saner

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • CA • #2922

GOD BLESS U, U WILL FOREVER BE IN MY PRAYERS

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • LEESBURG, FL JOSEPH DELESLIN • #2923

Dear Virginia Tech,
My prayers and heart go out to all of you.  Being a college student, it scares me to think that something this horrific could happen!  I will pray for all of you and students across the country, and also for that this doesn’t happen again.  All of the country is grieving with you.  Once again, my prayers and heart are with you. 
The Lord is my shepard. I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadth me beside the still waters. Psalms 23:1-2
Keshia A.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Sioux City, Iowa • #2924

My prayers and condolences go out to everyone connected to Virginia Tech and its extended family, particularly the Cloyd family. May the hand of God comfort you in this tragedy.

Tim

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Lexington, KY • #2925

As the world watched, VT students’ behavior paid the highest tribute to their departed friends. Their spontaneity was evidence of their humanity towards one another.

The VT Student Body President, a young man with a middle eastern name, dared the world to watch VT students unite as one family. He was not proven wrong.

A news broadcast of VT students comforting one another, like brothers and sisters - talking of the phone calls they made to worried parents – some in the United Arab Emirates and others in Tel Aviv.

A heroic professor and holocaust survivor blocked a door with his own body so his students could escape to safety.

A Muslim cleric quoted beautiful verses from the Koran bringing comfort to 15,000 mourners. Christians, Jews, Muslims publicly prayed together – a body of many colors and cultures - praying to the One True God who goes by many names.

VT students took to the world’s stage and taught us all a lesson. In their innocence and grief, they made it look really easy. They responded to a bitter circumstance with an unselfish dignity, humanity, rationality, and compassion.

I am deeply comforted by the fact that these same students represent the leaders of tomorrow.

Go Hokies !

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Austin, Texas • #2926

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the Virginia Tech family.  Your spirit will be essential as you move forward.  Be strong. 

Maria

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Baltimore, MD • #2927

For the Virginia Tech Family, even though 32 members of your community were lost, they will always be found in your heart. WE/YOU ARE THE HOKIES! May God bless them.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Duxbury, MA. • #2928

god is whit you in this moment never forget it. he loves you also the world is whit you to

marco eduardo villa gonzalez
tlaxcala, mexico

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • apizaco, tlaxcala, mexico • #2929

We are so sorry for this tragedy and extend to you our deepest sympathy. We will never understand why this has happened in your community. We do take great comfort in knowing that you are all in God’s hands. He will hold you and sustain you. He will give you peace and will comfort you. He gives and takes away, Blessed be the name of the Lord. Your entire community is in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Grand Rapids, MI • #2930

When things can’t get any worse and tragedy can’t be any more real. Close your eyes and remember how blessed you have been to have them in your lives even for the shortest time.

its better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

We are thinking of you all, you are not alone.

Love

Samie, Alesha, Stacy, Kylie, Lynda, Kelly

xoxox

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Gold Coast, Australia • #2931

As a Christian, I know that God will wrap His love around you in tangible and supernatural ways. You will come through the depths of grief. You will rise above the insurmountable mountain of hopelessness. You will plow through the hard places and you will stand strong in the midst of overwhelming weaknesses. This may have been your worst of times and your most trying hours. But, make yourself know that it is not the last of your greatness or the final outcome of goodness from you. You have more than the disturbed gunman took from you - you have a legacy and you still have life inside your corporate body.

Those lives that were taken from you should always be remembered as valuable - celebrate who they were and what they added to your great institute of education. Honor the heros,nurture the wounded and mourn the ones who didn’t make it. Do what you know to do and what you can do. Don’t expect too much of your self right now - let others who love you carry you for awhile.

Always remember - God will plant something beautiful and wonderful in this gigantic hole that evil has dug within your midst!

Blessings… Becky Tinsley

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Verona, Virginia USA • #2932

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and classmates of those who lost a loved one on Monday April 16 2007. And to those who were injured physically and emotionally I wish you the best. We will never forget any of you.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Carlsbad, Calif. USA • #2933

My condolences and prayers are with the families, students, and everyone who is mourning this loss during this time. May each person’s love around you at this time give you the strength and comfort as you go through this time.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Libby Hughes- Concordia University St Paul, MN • #2934

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims involved in this ridiculous incident on yesterday.  Please keep praying and believe that you will again one day be together. Please know that the folks here in New Orleans are praying for you as well.  May God Bless!

NS

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • New Orleans, LA • #2935

The entire Nation grieves with you and holds you in it’s arms and so close to it’s heart.

To the families and friends, we pray for you.  Millions of prayers for your precious children, friends, husbands, wives.  Millions of prayers for you to find peace.

We can not begin to understand your loss, but we care and we grieve.

God Bless You.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Jennifer Las Vegas, NV • #2936

I was shocked at the news. Let’s remember the
victims and look forward. Virginia Tech is
always a great university.

Wei C.

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • San Jose, CA • #2937

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all of the Faculty, Staff and students that are trying to deal with this tradegy. I am a student at a community college in Virginia and I grieve with you for the spouses, sons and daughters that are no longer with us. May you all find peace to forgive in your hearts and the strength to find a way to continue on with your lives as you know that your loved ones would want you to. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Bowman

April 18, 2007, 12:11am • Pulaski, Virginia • #2938

Dear VT,

We see Tech in its darkest hour, and even so, we love who we see.  Your president, your professor, your cadets, your undergrads, your janitors, your emergency personnell and Blacksburg beyond.  In what we have seen, you have been respectful and respectable.

As we pray to God to speed up a much brighter hour and give us real hope for all 33, we respectfully ask you to let “VT Nation” mean us too.  Orange and maroon are having a certain effect. 

Let’s Go Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Greenville, SC • #2939

we , students comr from other country for studying only not for suffering . u should provide some basic security.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • new jearsy, NJ , usa • #2940

MY PRAYS AND THROUGHTS GO OUT TO ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND EVERYONE THAT WAS EFFECTED MY THIS MAY GOD WRAP HIS ARM’S AROUND YOU ALL IN YOUR TIME OF NEED ..

SANDRA

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • ROGERSVILLE TN • #2941

Together Virginia Tech will Rise.
Together Virginia Tech will Remind.
Together Virginia Tech will Recover.

VT is forever in our prayers.

-Whitney

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Glenpool , oklahoma • #2942

My heart goes out to the families of all those who lost their lives on April 16, 2007. You are in my prayers tonight and always. May God Bless each and every one of you. I pray that you all pull together to support one another. Thank you for helping me to put my own life in prospective...the upcoming AP exams suddenly don’t seem so important.

Love,
Mary Grace D.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Nassau County, NY • #2943

To everyone affected in the Virginia Tech tradegy, wether it be those who lost a loved one, a friend, a teacher, or those whose heart goes out to their community, I would like you to know how much love and prayers are going to all of you right now.  It would not be fair to even try to say I understand what you are going through, that would just be foolish.  All I can say is that I pray you find comfort in either your Lord or family or in yourself.  You have more people behind you than you probably realize. May you find some peace and solice through the following weeks.  God Bless all of you, and may God bless our hurting nation.

Robin

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • California, USA • #2944

May the Lord bless each of your during this tragic time.
God Bless
Shantel Robinson
Seton Hall University c/o 2008

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Newark, New Jersey • #2945

Statement from Appalachian State University’s Chancellor Ken Peacock

The news of the tragic shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech has caused everyone associated with a university to pause with concern.  The words “massacre” and “university” should never be together in any news story.  The grief of Monday, April 16, 2007 is deeply felt by all who work at an institution of higher education or who have children enrolled at one.  Given the proximity of Virginia Tech to Appalachian State and the many personal connections that we have with our colleagues there, this tragedy touches the Appalachian community even more intensely. Please join me, by whatever means you find appropriate, in reflecting on this tragedy and grieving with our colleagues at Virginia Tech.

The best planning and preparation in the world are sometimes not enough to prevent acts of violence such as we have just seen. However, workplace safety has been and will continue to be a top priority for our University.  I welcome your input as we reflect on how to respond to this tragedy and as we continue to seek ways to enhance the safety of our community.

http://www.news.appstate.edu/2007/04/17/vt-shooting/

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Boone, NC • #2946

Aloha,

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, students, teachers and administrators… I like the many here in Hawaii share your grief, sorrow and sadness… Such a tragic loss… Such a waste of so many wonderful lives…
We have followed the events and cannot understand why anyone would do such a horrible and senseless act… So many questions, so few answers… Everyone there is in our prayers, in our thoughts…
Aloha nui loa to all… God Bless…

Carl W…

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Wahiawa, Hawaii • #2947

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of all the victims. The grieving is needed and the world is there to support you. May the future make you stronger and the past never forgotten. I wish all students and faculty the best. The Hokies are forever in my heart.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • New York City, New York • #2948

I’ve cried for those I never knew… Rest in Peace to all of you.

To all the families and friends of those who died, your in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Clermont, Florida • #2949

You are all in my prayers. My heart goes out to all of you.

Fran

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Brighton, Colorado • #2950

I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

Indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;

the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • New Orleans, Louisiana • #2951

God Bless all of the families who lost loved ones in this senseless tragedy. I live in California, but was born and raised in Virginia. I know that the Virginia natives, along with those who come from other places, albeit, maybe Virginians only temporarily, will partake of the Virginia tradition of pride & determination. This is a national tragedy - we will all get through this together and we will most certainly never forget.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Sacramento, California • #2952

When I turned on the news and saw the tradgedy that was unfolding, I couldn’t turn it off.  I couldn’t turn it off, because I couldn’t help but feel the pain that you were all feeling.  This is one of the saddest moments in our nation’s history and my deepest and sincerest sorrows goes out to all of you.  Remember, everything happens for a reason and even though we may not know what it is right now, just keep faith in God and know he can grant you strength.
All my prayers…

-Steve Renner
Western Michigan University

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Kalamazoo, MI • #2953

The whole Virginia Tech community is in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Broadway, VA • #2954

I don’t know anyone who goes or has gone to Virginia Tech, yet for 24 hours I have felt such emptiness and sadness for you all - students, parents, victims, faculty. I grieve for your losses. Losses of life, innocence, and what might have been. I am so terribly,completly, sorry.

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • Reading, Pa • #2955

To all Virginia Tech Students and staff,

It’s really sad when I hear that news.  really shock.  We all over the world will pray to you all.

God bless you all and hope you all will recover soon.

Hope the victim can RIP~

Winnie

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • HONG KONG • #2956

My prayers and condolences to all affected by this senseless April 16th tragedy. I am from India(Native of Prof. Loganathan and Minal Panchal) Words cannot express the sadness we all are feeling as a result of this tragedy.

This is the time to think and act to prevent such events. Please try to ban Guns in schools and colleges. People at this age can become violent. It is better to keep the dangerous weapons out of their reach.

Love and Peace to All,
Pratheep

April 18, 2007, 12:12am • India • #2957

My prayers are with each and everyone of you who suffer the loss of friends and family members.  May God bless each of you during this time of mourning and always.

Dawn P.

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • Amarillo, Texas • #2958

Virginia Tech: I pray for your community from the scripture of John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life”.

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • Westville, NY • #2959

I am from Dublin, Ireland. I am crying now and I am praying for those students, parents, Cho and his parents. God help those parents, families and friends that have to grieve for those students. My heart is so sad as I look at those students on CNN and it breaks my heart so much. My husband and I have two sons. One was born at 3lbs and one at 4lbs. We clearly remember waiting by their incubators holding their tiny hands and rubbing their tiny feet, praying that they would be alright. Now they are six and two and healthy. We will love them, comfort them, and teach them to love their friends and family as they grow up.
My only thought for Cho’s parents is, why did they never visit him while he was in college?
from Deirdre Monaghan.

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • Dublin Ireland • #2960

My condolences to the families of the unfortunate students and professors. May God give them strength in these troubled times.

Peace.

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • Federal Way, WA, USA • #2961

dear students in VT:
I am so sorry to hear the sad news,I pray for all of you,god bless you!

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • JiLin University China • #2962

I hope that all of you at Virginia Tech continue to look after yourselves and each other. You all seem very kind, in spite of the horror which has invaded your lives. Everyone I know is thinking of you with sadness, and with hope for your futures. I teach at a high school—I can’t imagine ...

Ellen

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • Kingston, Ontario, Canada • #2963

Be honest condolences to relatives of it expired (died) .. and to each of the students who shape the above mentioned university, not to declines(decline) and to follow (continue) forward that make the university you ... to brotherly clasps(clasp) of santiago of chili.
Alex Hidalgo

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • #2964

Dear Virginia Tech Students & Family & Staff.
I am greatly saddened by this horrible event that took place in your school on monday.
When i heard on cnn what had happened it brought me to tears, To think innocent lives were taken for such a senseless act of violence. Me and my family will pray for your familys and Your recovery and hope that things will get better for you all.
May God Bless You All,
Melissa.

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • Newfoundland,Canada • #2965

To all those affected by this senseless tragedy I send my most heartfelt condolences, love and prayers.  After hearing so much about your school through students, professors and alumni interviewed by the media I feel a true kinship.  I graduated from a school which seems so much like Virgina Tech, Auburn University.  Everything said about your school resounds with the same tone; there’s a love, spirit and strong sense of family which exists within the Virginia Tech community.  These things will get you through.  Stand by one another and you will be stronger.  Have faith and hope in God and each other and you will make it through these difficult days.  My prayers are with you.

Leigh Ann Underwood

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • Decatur, Alabama • #2966

My thoughts are with the family and friends of those tragically killed yesterday.  I also pray for the family of the shooter as they must come to terms with the actions of their kin.  As a fellow college student at University of North Texas, today we are all Hokies.  God bless you all and know that you have the world praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 12:13am • Denton, TX • #2967