Condolences, April 17, 2007

Dear Virginia Tech Family,

As someone who grew up in Blacksburg and who’s parents worked at the college for over 25 years, I was deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible events of Monday.

To the students, faculty and staff and their families that were directly affected by the shootings, you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

To the administration of the university, stay strong and continue your solid leadership.  Don’t let the second-guessers get to you.  You did the best you could do in a very difficult situation.

Jim Cundiff

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Roswell, GA • #3469

It’s unthinkable to be so young and have life taken away so quickly. To those who passed, I hope you lived your life to the fullest. I hope you loved, laughed, smiled everyday and had wonderful times and memories with family and friends that will never forget you and your extreme courage. To those who are mourning, you are not alone. We mourn with you every minute of everyday. We look to heaven and know your smiling down at us. My prayers go out to Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, victims, family, and friends. Go Hokies!!

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA • #3470

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the victims families...Also, to the Virgina Tech community and anyone who had to expierence this. I too myself believe that there is a heaven and a hell and the victims have met our lord and the killer is on his way to a eternity of hell...God bless you all and again, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Nothern Washington USA • #3471

I can’t even begin to know how it feels there on campus, and in the homes of all the families after such a devastating event.  My heart goes out to all those who lost and those who are shaken so terribly from this tragedy.  Fight on Hokies, and may we all try and remember those lost on that frightening day so that we may prevent it from happening again, anywhere.

deepest regards,
---Moon Jongdo

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Virginia Beach, VA • #3472

Our prayers our with all of you doing this difficult time, May Gods grace be with you and His strength, Gods says His grace is sufficient and His strength is made perfect in weakness,
IICor.12:9
Remember God will always be there for you, He loves you.

PastorEdward & Patricia Thomas

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Fresno Ca • #3473

My prayers and condolences are for the family of the the students who died in the shooting, may they rest in peace. My prayers are also for those who survived, that they will continue to live their lives and appreciate every moment. I can not imagine the hurt and despair of the Virginia Tech community but God has a plan for all of us and through him the wounded shall be healed.

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Pennslyvania • #3474

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families.

Robert Smith

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • St louis, MO • #3475

Sorry

People say they’re sorry,
And they mean it from the heart,
But to understand your heartache,
They couldn’t even start,
To have a loss like you have had,
Is too much to understand,
We see it and we feel for you,
But it’s only secondhand,
You’re the ones who are suffering,
And we’re the ones who care,
But if there’s anything we can do,
Call us, we’ll be there.

God Bless each and everyone that has been touched by this..

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Lebanon, Kentucky • #3476

No one can imagine the heartache and the pain that everyone in your campus and community are going through. I will continue to pray for all of you and for your friends and loved ones that are no longer with us.

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Omaha, NE • #3477

How do you even begin to put such heartache into words...?

To the students, staff, families, law enforcement, medical staff and all involved and touched by Monday’s tragedy - our thoughts are with you all though this horriffic time.

We are constantly impressed by the composure and dignity that the students at Tech display whenever on camera. You make us all proud!

The world has been robbed of the contibutions each of those killed could have given, and continued to give, this world. Those poor children… those brave teachers.

We will have heavy hearts for a long time, but will forever be: HOKIES.

The McDaniel Family (Tim, Jennifer and Rachel)

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Richmond, VA • #3478

Please know that the world is reaching out to you in this time of deep sorrow...may you find strength in the comfort of your families and friends, and in the knowledge that we all hold you in our prayers.

Peace, for all.

Tim Rice & Don Julian

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Cobden, Illinois • #3479

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.  It is so sad to think that such evil exists in our world. I can’t imagine what you are all going through right now, but as a fellow college student, I can say that it has surely brought about a sad realization. Stay strong and may peace be with you all.

Diana

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Pittsburgh • #3480

What a terrible tragedy… just wanted to say that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,

Nicole M.

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Boston, MA • #3481

id tohught id let u know that even in other parts of the country your all in our prayers tonight.its not easy to here of such a horrible event butwere all hoping that the friends and family of the victims can overcome this!!!

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Roseville California • #3482

On Behalf of the Members of The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, I offer our condolences in light of the senseless tragedy that took place on your campus.  Even as people who see tragedy more frequently than most, a horrible event like this could never become routine; and with enough awareness, they never will.

During our weekly company meeting, all of our members paid our respects by giving a moment of silence and praying for you.

Stay strong and remember everyone around you is there to support and help you get through this tough time.

Sincerely,

Aaron P. Sereboff
Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company
Baltimore County, Maryland

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Baltimore, Maryland • #3483

My God’s comfort with the families and friends of victims.

Eben
ARI/NVC

April 18, 2007, 12:34am • Arlington, VA • #3484

Sad days for VT, sad days for US, sad days for the entire world…
My thoughts are with you…
My deepest condolences…

Marko

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Podgorica, Montenegro • #3485

I know that nothing I say will heal the pain you guys are going through. But during times like these, when it seems like there is no hope, I am reminded of a song by a band called Superchick. A part of the song says, “After all this has passed, I still will remain. After I’ve cried my last, there will be beauty from pain. Though it won’t be today, someday I’ll hope again. And there will be beauty from pain. He will bring beauty from pain.” I am praying for you guys.

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Georgia • #3486

My thoughts & prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community as you begin the grieving process..know that your fellow students down the road at Radford are continually praying for your entire community. May God bless each and every one of you.
~Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Radford, VA • #3487

I am so saddened by the news...I lived at San Diego State University dorms my junior year and have such fond memories...I can’t imagine your pain and loss of youth.  Know that you are in everyone’s prayers and thoughts.  Sincerely, SDSU alum Renee

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Santee Ca • #3488

My heart goes out to the familys and fellow univercity students at Virginia Tech for this horrific tradegy.

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Vancouver, Canada • #3489

I live in Baltimore and this tragedy has effected me and so many people around me, my deepest condolences go out to those parents who lost their beloved kids to this ridiculous and surreal tragedy. I’m a 25 year old male and i couldnt help but shed tears when i saw the parents faces on the news. God Bless the souls of all those kids and faculty who were taken by this horrific Tragedy....

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Baltimore Md • #3490

As another college student in america i feel grief for the victims at va tech.  words can not express how shocked i am.  i can not imagine what virginia tech is going to.  We are all family and must grieve together.  Keep on keeping on.

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Aston, PA Neumann College • #3491

To my fearless Hokies:

I was never a Hokie myself, but my sister was only a few years ago. I used to go visit her and be completely envious of the community she got to be a part of. Though its been a few years, I saw that community through my television today with students, faculty, and friends pulling together to grieve for the lives of their fellow Hokies. You all have something special inside of you that will never be taken away. You have the spirit of VA Tech that connects you. Its something that can not be explained, but you should embrace it through the next few weeks, months, years...while you continue to deal with this unspeakable event. That VA Tech spirit is still with those who lost their lives, so you can still connect with them in your own way. I’m not even alumni, and I feel it because of the love you all spread to everyone you touch. I will always feel that love, and I hope you do too. You all are amazing and I will be back as soon as I can, but in the meantime, I will be sending my love and thoughts to you.

John Alix

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • New York, NY • #3492

The Hokie spirit stretches to here in Minnesota and around the world. Let it live forever!
My heart is with you.
Lisa, ‘80

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Rochester, Minnesota • #3493

My heart goes out to the friends and families of the victims....this will be hard...No one will ever forget April 16th. RIP

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Ashburn, VA • #3494

32 innocent lives taken. 32 students and professors who woke up in the morning and went about their daily routine. We students sit in libraries and classrooms all around the country and mourn those are lost. This tragedy is inexplicable.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims families and friends and to all the members of the Virginia Tech community.

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • New York, NY • #3495

Not only has my heart pumped Maroon and Orange since I was born, but now I will shed tears of the same colors in remeberence of all those lost on 4/16/07. Everyone in Richmond sends our prayers and thoughts out to all of you and we will always think of you. We realize how much of a tragedy this is, and you cannot imagine the impact this has had on this city. You all have been the state’s pride ever since 1872. We lend all our hearts, ears, and shoulders if you’ll need them. We all have Hokie Hope in Richmond, and we will always remember the brothers, sisters, cousins, grandparents, mothers, fathers, and friends lost on that devasting day. We are all Virginia Tech now...We are one family, we are all one hope.

Love,

All of us.

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Richmond, Virginia • #3496

Deepest condolences for your terrible loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. 

Terri
Gustine, CA

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Gustine, CA • #3497

Don’t cry. They are in our heart forever.

Han Lu

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Harbin, China • #3498

I shared many memories with the students and faculty of VT, and me and my staff will keep you in our prayers.

DJ Mix Master Boogie Man George
360mix.com

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Miami, Florida • #3499

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. I have no words for this incident, other than I pray that all of you can find the strength to move on and heal.

Love from UCSB

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • California • #3500

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. God bless the victims and their families. We will never forget 04/16/2007

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • San Salvador, El Salvador • #3501

I am so sorry for what you have experienced and I cry tears with you. You are all of our children you are our bright tommorrows. May God protect you heal you and bring you to a place of forgiveness and peace.
My prayers go out to the families of all precious souls lost

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Irving, Texas • #3502

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.  I was so moved today during the service, when the chat “Let’s go Hookies” took place.  This to me let the world know.  That even though you are down, you will be back.  With that true American Sprit.  I am a true Tarheel fan, but at this time I feel we are as one.  And I wish so badly that I could help each and every one of you.  You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.  Go Hookies Ken Daniels

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Cragford, Al • #3503

I am deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred on 4/16/07. My thoughts and prayers will be with each person who suffered due to this senseless theft of innocent life. I lived in Blacksburg in 1997 and though I wasn’t a student at Virginia Tech, I always felt close to the university and the friendly people that make it the wonderful school that it is. Stay strong and know that we are all mourning with you.

Mike C.
Greenville, NC

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Greenville, North Carolina • #3504

I am truly sorry about what all you guys are going through at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you today, tomorrow and forever.

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Helena, Alabama • #3505

Thru this tough time please do not point fingers and lay blame. The person to blame is the man that killed all these victims. Please come together and support VT and leave the judgement to Our Father. I say BRAVO to all those people that helped on 4.16 May God be with you

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Los Lunas, New Mexico USA • #3506

Words cannot begin to express the pain and sorrow that my heart is feeling for all of you who have been touched by this horrible crime. You are in my prayers, as well as many from our local university campus, and may the Lord comfort and strengthen you in this time of need.

God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:35am • Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada • #3507

My heart breaks for you all! This was tragic and wrong! you will never be far from my thoughts! hang in there and be strong!

-Dane Shultz

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • Tubac, Arizona • #3508

I am deeply shocked, angered and saddened by this senseless tragedy, and my heart, thoughts and condolences go out to one and all who are directly or indirectly affected by this horrific shooting.

Here in Singapore, we join hands in prayer, together with friends and families of these 32 innocent students and professors, during this distressful period, and we ask our Heavenly Father: “Lord, comfort them, give them strength, and surround them with Your unceasing love as we come to terms with this senseless tragedy, so that their healing process can start...”

I’ve set up a memorial site myself in honour of the 32 faithfully departed at http://weeboon.multiply.com/journal/item/71

Shalom,
Lawrence Tan, Singapore

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • #3509

Hokies!

The William and Mary Tribe is here for you. All of you and especially the victims and their families are in our prayers.

Matthew Conroy
Freshman at William and Mary

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • Williamsburg,VA • #3510

My heart and prayers go out to all of Virginia Tech University-to the students, staff, and faculty, to the wounded, and to the ones lost-their families and friends. As it was stated in a previous post-today, we are all Hokies and as Chapman University panther staff and alumni-I am a Hokie with you today.
I will wear you colors and support you through prayer.
Shannon

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • Orange, CA, USA • #3511

Just a short message to convey our deepest sympathys and condolances to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.  Our prayers and with you all.  God bless and stay strong. 

The Veale Family,
Appleton, WI

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • Appleton, WI • #3512

We pray for everyone who died
We pray for our Egyptian brother Walid Mohamed Shallan, who was on a personal scholarship to get PhD in water research.
We pray for all the families.
...

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • Norfolk, VA ..... EGYPT • #3513

From “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant, 1794-1878:

Thou shalt lie down
with patriarchs of the infant world,
with kings,
the powerful of the earth,
the wise, the good,
fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past,
all in one mighty sepulcher.
The hills
rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun;
the vales
stretching in pensive quietness between;
the venerable woods—rivers that move
in majesty, and the complaining brooks
that make the meadows green;
and, poured round all,
Old Ocean’s gray and melancholy waste,—
are but the solemn decorations all
Of the great tomb of man!

Prayers for peace
- Rebecca -

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • University at Buffalo, New York • #3514

People around the world are mourning with you. You will recover, you will be strong and you will move on. But never forget those who lost their lives and it’s time to protest against guns and violence! Students, professors, parents, siblings, PEOPLE it’s time to speak up and rid ourselves of these destructive objects.
Peace and Love.

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • The Chi, Illinoize • #3515

rest in peace
<3

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • new jersey • #3516

May God grant you the strenght to forgive and the courage to survive this terrible tragedy. Our prayers and thought are with all of you.  We are sorry for your loss.

Disneyland’s Main Street Table Service Restaurants

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • Anaheim, Ca • #3517

I was shocked to hear and view the tragedy at VT. I was in tears like you all as I watched your 2pm Convocation service on TV. My heart goes out to you all and to those families who suffered a loss of a loved one. May God bless you all that with time that special spirit within you will return and make you whole. I believe that where a door closes a window will open up. Peace to you all.

Ignatius J Lagen
Bellwood, IL

April 18, 2007, 12:36am • Bellwood, IL • #3518