Condolences, April 17, 2007

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Words cannot express your grief....take care of each other

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Stamford,CT • #3419

MY HEART GOES TO ALL THE STUDENTS AT VT AND FAMILIES MEMBERS WHO LOST THEIR KIDS. RIP FOR ALL THE 32 STUDENTS AT VT.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • STOCKBRIDGE GA 30281 • #3420

Words can become lost in the shuffle among the many. However words, many words, thousands of words can begin to create an unspeakable energy that begins to transmit a powerful hurricane of hugs, kisses, comfort and most importantly HOPE!!

We are a Country of HOPE!
We are an American Family of LOVE!
We are 1 community activating a circle of love amongst the many, for the help of the few that are in need of a safety blanket for now and tomorrow!

My prayer is for ALL to feel this blanket in the midst of pain, sorrow and devastation!

May God carry, hold and protect Virginia Tech beyond what is asked in prayer and beyond the many comfort blankets that are sent across this country that aren’t seen, felt and/or heard.

May God Be With Everyone!
Pamela Lawrence Hyde Park, NY

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Hyde Park, NY USA • #3421

We are hurting for you in the state of Illinois. Our prayers are with you.
PK.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Roselle, Illinois. • #3422

I never thought that a tragedy that happened so many miles away would ever hit home like this. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all. We’ll get through this together.

University of Connecticut

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Storrs, CT USA • #3423

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all who were affected by this terrible tragedy.  It reminds us just how fragile life is and to embrace life and our loved ones daily.

Sincerely, Cynthia Vineyard

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Aptos, CA • #3424

My love is for you all. You will get through this dark hour, and rise out of the ashes to be a better school. God Bless.
Gary Stoner

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Missouri State University • #3425

Only time will help to heal those who were directly and indirectly affected by this tragedy, time will heal but this won’t be forgotten, all my condolences and prayers to victims, families and students related to VT.

Santi

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Orlando, FL • #3426

It’s sad that we only come to realize how much we care for our fellows at times of tragedy and loss. I will hold all of you in my prayers. I am so sorry that you all have had such a horrible experience. I hope it strenghthens you and brings about a resiliency in your hearts.  Rossanne

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Pittsburgh PA USA • #3427

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the senseless killings.

The loss of losing such talented and beautiful human beings with so much potential is tremendous. But we should take comfort knowing that they are all now in Heaven looking over us.

May we never forget them and may they rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Moorpark, CA • #3428

To the Virginia Tech community,
As a university student, I can feel this tragedy as if it happened at my university. From what i saw on TV today, you have a strong community at VT. All cannadians’ prayers,condolences, and thoughts are with you..

York University student

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Toronto,Ontario, Canada • #3429

I have prayed for all of your losses, each new name that is relesed I will pray for. Please know to all of the students, famlies, and friends there are hundreds upon hundreds of people who are lifting you up, and hopeing you feel our warmth. May the good Lord bless you and keep you close.
L. Cummings

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Harper, KS • #3430

Dear Father God, Oh Lord, I beseech you for our hearts are in much sorrow as the stories begin to unfold in the tramatic deaths and injuries in Virginia. Oh how brave they all were. Oh Jesus, we all lift up our prayers to you for the victims, family and friends. Jesus I pray that you will enfold all these precious people into your loving arms. For them to seek comfort in your amazing grace and love. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

Revelation 21:4 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

There were so many people who were involved with this horrific tragedy. They too are all lifted up in prayer. For they saw and delt with the unimaginable. I pray that somehow, someway you heal. I am sorry Tammy
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April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Montana • #3431

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April 18, 2007, 12:32am • seoul. korea • #3432

State of Virginia,
I’m truly sorry for the fatalities, I know the mourn is not easily understood, but always no that Deuteronomy 31:6 say’s “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” My prayers and thoughts are extended to ANYONE who lost their LOVED ONES.
Truly,
Sarai

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Riverside, California/ Riverside County • #3433

Words obviously cannot do justice to what the whole VA Tech Community must be going through right now. It’s going to be a long healing process, but one that I am sure we all will go through together by supporting each other through out this difficult journey. I pray for the families who have lost the loved ones and hope that an incident like this never haunts us again in our lives!

Talha Peracha

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Stafford, VA • #3434

May God give you peace.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Baltimore, MD • #3435

My name is Basma Stephan. I’m a student at Cuyamaca College in San Diego California. I felt so sad for all these people who lost their lives for nothing. It’s really sad for the families not to see their loves ones again.
Our prayers and thoughts with all of the families and the students of Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • #3436

The University of Texas at Austin Tower will be darkened this evening (April 17) and will remain dark through Thursday night (April 19) in remembrance of the victims of the shooting incident yesterday at Virginia Tech University.

In addition, flags will be lowered to half-staff through Sunday as the University symbolizes its compassion and concern for the members of the Virginia Tech community.

Student Government is planning a vigil on Monday (April 23) to express support for the people of Virginia Tech. The starting time is yet to be determined. The Tower will again be darkened on Monday evening in connection with the event.

“WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH”

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Austin, Texas • #3437

My thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Forgive, but never forget.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Louisville, KY • #3438

The flags on campus were flown at half-mast today in solidarity with VT. You’re in our thoughts, for sure. Take care of each other.

- From some engineers at the University of Victoria way up in Canada

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Victoria, BC, Canada • #3439

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this horrific tradegy, including the family of the shooter.  May God bless us all in our time of grief.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • fredericksburg, va • #3440

Dear Virginia Tech Family.

I do not know where to start and how words can describe what I am feeling right now. Me, the person who only seen it on tv an read about it in the newspapers. While only being a 100 miles away from you, I can`t even possibly imagine to see your dear friends, family members, loved ones leave this world in such indescribable, unfair, horrific circumstances.

I want you to know, that not only all of the United States, but the rest of the world is with you through these days full of hardship and sorrow. I am a Russian citizen and I had numerous of friends and family members call yesterday and today to express their condolences, share your grief and keep you in their prayers.

Do not lose hope, stay as strong as you are, this world is still full of love, affection and care. I am, just like the rest of the world, deeply saddened by what has happened just down I-81.

You are in my thoughts, you are in thoughts of millions. We are with you.

One World-One Nation-Hokie Nation

Mikhail
JMU Grad`05

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Harrisonburg, VA / Moscow, Russia • #3441

My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, faculty and all my brothers and sisters in EMS that responded to the scenes of the shootings. I pray that the members of VA Tech Rescue squad be able continue on and that all their fellow Squad members from the state and around the country are there for them.

Edward Lee ‘06
Former Student and member of Texas A&M University EMS
Harrisonburg Rescue Squad

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Harrisonburg, VA • #3442

May God be with all of those that were affected by the tragedy that happened.

Ryan Jones

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Bossier City, LA • #3443

To The Entire Virginia Tech Community,

We Share your grief with you.My sincere and deepest condolences to all the victims and their families as well as friends who have been affected by such a senseless act.I pray to God alongwith my friends here,to give all of you enough strength to overcome this tragedy....

God Bless you all always....

Mayank V

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • India • #3444

Hokies who are no longer with us. You will always be remembered and will be in our prayers. Look down on us from heaven and smile.

May God give your families the strength and the courage to bear with this loss.

My fellow Hokies let us come together and help each other pull through.

God Bless Virginia Tech !

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Chicago, IL • #3445

Thoughts and Prayers

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Loveland, Colorado • #3446

Nuestro corazón se duele junto al de todos ustedes. Estamos orando por todas aquellas personas que de una manera o otra sufrieron en esta tragedia.

Que Dios bendiga y consuele sus vidas.

-Hernández

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • San Angelo, Texas • #3447

The students of North Idaho College are praying for all you Hokies. Don’t let the media tear this apart and put spin on it. Unite under the Hokie banner and become stronger as a school. Never forget those students who you have lost. We will be praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Coeur D'Alene, Idaho • #3448

My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to VT students and families. We at UB are thinking about you and praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Buffalo, NY • #3449

Dear Virginia Tech Students, Faculty, Staff, Families and Friends,

I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are being sent to you in your time of mourning. As a student at Bluffton University where we also experienced loss in our community last month, I know how you are feelings and I encourage you to be with one another and take time to process what your thoughts and feelings are.  There are no right words to say to someone that is hurting but to just be there for them.

Love Always,
Jill Silvers

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Bluffton, Ohio • #3450

We are far away but our prayers are for you.  The whole nation is mourning with you.  May God bless you and keep you.

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • New Jersey, USA • #3451

My heart breaks for the students of VTech today. Having my best friend go there made it so real for me even though I live hundreds of miles away. In the depths of despair and the pits of chaos remember that God is there with you. He is the God of all comfort and peace. He has never left us or forsaken us. He weeps as we weep. No one can explain why this horrific event happened on the beautiful campus of VTech, we may never truly know. But we do know that we have a loving God who works all things for the good of those who are called according to His name even if they seem unimaginably horrific.
I pray that through this time of great grief you will be filled with the Spirit of our Living God. That His peace would pace all understanding in your hearts and that you would turn to our Lord and Savior for help. From the deepest of my heart I am sorry that this happened on your campus.

Grieve. Feel. Cry. Laugh. Remember: You are VTech. You are strong. You are loved.

Sarah

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Cedar Falls, IA • #3452

My heart aches for your unimaginable loss!!
The ripple effect is felt hard here in our town. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
You have lost friends,sons, daughters,mentors,teachers,boyfriends,girlfriends and the list goes on............
All at the hands of “One” selfish,weak and cowardly individual.
May you stand strong and never be alone in your grief. As a mother my tears flow long and hard for you.

Be There for Each Other!!
God Bless

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Ajax,Ontario,Canada • #3453

There are no words that can ease the pain but know that so many from around the world are praying for the victims, their loved ones and all the students and faculty at Virginia Tech. I would just like to add my prayers as well.

Jim Leary

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Staten Island, New York • #3454

The depth of your loss is reverberating across the globe and is being met with shared sadness and prayer.

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Manchester, England, United Kingdom • #3455

On behalf of my family, we offer our condolences to the family and friends of those who were taken and injured in violence.  My husband and I have sat with our children and prayed for you and we will continue to pray with our family and friends.  Your sons, daughters, spouses, and loved ones will live on through you and they will be in the hearts and memories of millions.  They are heros to this nation.  We may not know you, but we love you.  That is the true spirit of this nation and, I’m sure, the spirit of the wonderful souls who have left this Earth.  May God bless you strong and valiant members of the VT community. 

Hayley Winslow

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • St. George, UT • #3456

It is with great sadness that I am here offering condolence. My peace and Love I extend to the entire Virginia Tech Family. Keep strong in the warm embrace of the Almighty and just know that all is well.

Stay Strong and cling in Love one and All.

Sean
Jamaica West Indies

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Jamaica • #3457

We are very sorry about the unfortunate incident happened in Your University.
It was a very lame act by a misdirected person, whatever the reason might be.
We extend our condolences and sympathy to all the unfortunate families who lost their sons/daughters.  And pray that this is the last incident of its kind.

May God bless us all !

Indian Students Association
University of Cincinnati.

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Cincinnati, OH • #3458

"Our God is an awesome God! Be strong and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every waking moment.  Those that have gone before us will always be remembered.  Rick

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Stafford, Virginia • #3459

May God grant eternal rest to those students that lost their lives. May he give strength to the families, and firends in their unbearable loss. With hope that this senseless act bring us all to truly realize how precious evey minute we have on earth is.
In thought and prayer,
Carolyn

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • #3460

May I wish all of those affected by this awful event the best as we as a country mourn those that pasted and wish those in the hospitals all the best as they recover.

Jon H

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Rancho Santa Margarita, California • #3461

Why????....Why????....Why????
Your pain and sorrow is our pain and sorrow.  We will never forget your fellow students and your distinguished professors who lost their lives.  As you bravely move forward through this tragic event, please know that you are supported by millions of people.  I am a graduate of the University of Maryland and I have a lot of pride in our ACC Conference.  The Hokie Nation will forever have my utmost respect, not just because VT is a terrific college, but because you’ve displayed for the millions of us watching, your courage, strength and unity in a time when millions of us can only ask “why”.....

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Chevy Chase, Maryland • #3462

I would like to send my condolences to everyone in this tragedy. Let’s not be built on grudge or judge those who make wrong. Only God can judge & decide who goes where...All of Texas are with y’all. I am a Longhorn, but today I am a Hokie.

Ivy Bejarano

April 18, 2007, 12:33am • Austin/Richwood, TX • #3463

Talk about sitting and staring at a dialog box forever, finding words impossible to convey the feeling I want to express…

My heart is broken for each and every one of you. And for those injured, for your families and, most especially, for the families and friends of those whose lives were taken: Though it cannot begin to touch the scope of this shattering of your lives, please know that you are each in my prayers on an almost-constant basis… Know that though we thousands of fellow humans following this tragedy may not know your specific names, prayers and great love and compassion for you live on the lips of someone, somewhere, at any given moment, that the Divine and/or Infinite Love, whatever you may feel the Truth of, might ease your sorrow and pain and slowly but surely, bring you Peace…

The immediate community of Virginia Tech will comprise a First Line of Embrace; the greater community of All of Us comprises yet a Greater One, and Higher Ones still encompass That…

My deep and abiding love to you all…

Love, Susan

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Cottonwood, AZ • #3464

Dear Virginia Tech Students and Faculty,
I am deeply sadden by these tragic events.  My heart and soul goes out to each and everyone involved.

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Charleston ILL • #3465

i still cant believe any of this happened..i live in texas and i really was really sad to have heard that more than 30 people had been killed...my prayers are with every victim and each of their families...i dont know any of you..but i love you all...innocent students getting ready to go somewhere in life...all you had left was to finish college, and you were free. i’m so sorry that all of this happened, and i know VT will always remember each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • mcallen, tx • #3466

I was on my way back to the city from the mountains when I first heard about the tragedy.  I was out of cell range for about 2 hours and when I got back to Denver I had several messages from back home about what had happened.  I seem to have been jumping between different stages of grief regarding this horrible event.  When I was first told by a CO friend I was in denial, after talking to my VA friends and family and tuning in on the radio I quickly moved to deep sorrow.  Tonight I want to share my deepest sympathy with my fellow Hokies that were on the ground in VA when this hsppened.  No one should be exposed to this kind of violence and evil.  I feel powerless out here in CO to be of any real help, but I’m sure opportunities to be of service will arise. I will definitely be sporting the VT Gear out here in CO.

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Denver, CO Arapahoe • #3467

You may want to remove the comment, quoted below, that was posted 4/17 @9:26pm:

“My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all directly affected by this senseless tragedy. I am one who believes in a heaven and a hell and I truly believe that Cho Seung-Hui is on his way to hell right now. Go Hokies!

Timothy Thompson “

April 17, 2007, 9:26pm • Norfolk, Virginia

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Thank you • #3468