Condolences, April 17, 2007

God Bless. May God give you all the strength and hope during these difficult times

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Singapore • #410

My most profound sympathy to the families of those that were lost in yesterday’s shooting.  My husband grew up in Salem, VA and has been a Hokie fan his entire life. When we were married we lived in Blacksburg & at the time I worked on camppus at the bookstore for over a year.  Since then we’ve moved back to my hometown of Wellsburg, WV (near Pittsburgh).  And, when we heard news of the shootings both me & my husband cried.  We both tuned in to watch the 2pm memorial on tv and again.. cried.  Such sad news, and a horrible tradegy. And, to think it’d happen in a place like Blacksburg.  The people, the community, the pride is so wonderful and profound there. It’s unthinkable.

You are all in my prayers.  Students, Staff, Alumni, parents, and visitors to the campus. My heart goes out to you all.

God Bless.
BJ Parsons

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Wellsburg, WV U.S.A. • #411

Your whole community is in our prayers.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Argyle, Texas • #412

I’m thinking of you.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Newfoundland • #413

My thoughts are with you.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Jacksonville, FL • #414

My name is Michael Sabatini from Atlanta, Ga.  I do not know anyone at Virginia Tech University, however; my thoughts and prayers are with all of the students, parents, staff, and community of Blacksburg, Va.
May God be with all of you.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Atlanta, GA • #415

I know this is short, but words cannot express the sorrow for those killed and their family members.  My heart goes out to those who lost their children yesterday.

I myself am having a somewhat sobering affect, having graduated last fall.  I’ve had a couple of classes in Norris and most of my others were just two buildings away.  Again, I am sorry for the parents’ losses and thankful that it wasn’t higher than it could have been.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Woodbridge, VA • #416

my thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims families and everbody at virgina tech.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • morrow ohio • #417

My deepest condolence to each and everyone one of you.  My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very difficult and long battle ahead.  I know how deep the loss of losing someone dear feels so again from my heart I give to you prayers.  In time the sun will shine, but we must go through the rain of grief.

Take care and I will continue to pray for each of you.

June

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Vancouver BC Canada • #418

May God be with you all as you recover from this tragedy. You are not alone. We all stand with you in this trying time.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Killeen, TX • #419

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims and to the University community. I also want to pray for those who job it was to clean the sites of the murders - may they find peace of mind after the horror they have seen.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Washington DC • #420

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech family.  May God be with you.

The Henderson Family
University of Nebraska Lincoln

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Omaha, Nebraska • #421

I wish there was actually something I could do or say to help you. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the families of those who have been injured or killed.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Midland, Michigan • #422

To all the families of the victims and the community of Virigina Tech, I wish to extend my sincerest condolences. I cannot imagine what you are all feeling. Know that you are all in my prayers. As a student, I feel connected to the tragic events of April 16th, and yet I am also inspired by the show of unity, integrity and strength that has been displayed by you all.

All the best.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Toronto, Canada • #423

To everyone in the Virginia Tech community whether it be a student, faculty member, or family/friend, my heart goes out to you. As you all grieve this horrible event know that the nation is grieving with you all.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Connecticut • #424

My deepeset sympathy to all of the families of the victims and to the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Framingham, Massachusetts • #425

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Virgina Tech Community. Although it has been 25 years since I was a student there I feel as I am there now grieving for the families and friends of everyone effected by this great tragedy.  I am very impressed with the VA Tech leadership of President Steger and the VA Tech Student body. I have never been prouder to be a Hokie! 

Valerie Ore
Class of 1982

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Winston-Salem, NC • #426

The families and friends affected by the horrific events that occured on your campus are in the thoughts and prayers of ALL students at The University of Georgia.

God bless…

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Athens, Georgia • #427

I feel so sad for the student and profersor’s families.

God bless USA.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Florida • #428

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all those lost in this terrible tragedy. Please know that we all support you and are grieving with you.

To all the students, teachers, and staff- I have been so impressed with the courage, compassion, and strength that you have shown through this. It makes me proud to be a Hokie. The university will come through this even stronger because of all of you.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Chapel Hill, NC • #429

May God fill the void in your hearts, may he calm your fears. We here at the University of Texas are with the victims, the parents of all parties and the students in this time.
Deepest regards

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Austin, Texas • #430

Please know that my prayers are with all of you.
I cannot express how bad I feel.  Please keep up
your spirits and know that God is with you.
Pat Divis

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Spring Valley, Ca • #431

With my deepest sympathy I send to Families, Friends, and everyone at Virginia Tech my sincere condolences.  I cannot begin to imagine what all of you are going through, but as the rest of the world is doing, I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I watched the convocation today and as sad as it was, you reminded the world of your grace and dignity, showing that you are united as HOAKIES and reminding us all of how precious life is and that one should never take it for granted.  May God Bless you all and be with you in your journey ahead.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Rockford, Illinois • #432

We just watched coverage of this story on CNN. We had a similar incident happen in Montreal at Dawson Colege, and saw the spirit of the student there. We saw a similar spirit at Virgini Tech today, and it was encouraging to see. Go Hookies, you will survive and prosper. You ARE Virginia Tech. Our prayers are with you all. Peace be with you all. 

Wallis Loewen and Debra Lord.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Montreal, Quebec. Canada • #433

I would just like to extend my deepest condolences to everyone at Virginia Tech.  As a college student myself, this really hit close to home and I cannot imagine if something like this would have happened at Oklahoma State University.  I will continue to keep everyone from Virginia Tech in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that you all receive some sort of justice for this incident.  I admire all of your spirit and there is no doubt in my mind that Virginia Tech will continue to prevail.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Stillwater, OK • #434

Words cannot express the pain and sorrow that an event of this magnitude causes. While many will desperately seek answers to explain this event. It is likely that no satisfacto4ry explanations will ever, nor indeed can ever, be provided.6 R6egardless the entirety of the VT community will be in my thoughts.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Shermans Dale, PA • #435

I am so impressed with the students of this wonderful school.They have shown grace and hope for the future.  Each student I saw on TV was incredibly brave. May God be with you in this recovery and I will remember you all in my prayers,VT is in good hands/ Love to all Susan

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Crystal Lake IL • #436

I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of those lost.  I know this is a very difficult time, but it will become easier for you all as you come together in mourning and rememberance of those who are now watching over you.

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Tampa, Florida • #437

my thoughts and prayers are with the families and the students as they begin to heal from the tragedy. I pray for the day when we all can give a great sigh of relief, free from the worry of a shooting in any of our schools.  God Bless!

April 17, 2007, 9:05pm • Grand Prairie, TX • #438

As a Virginia native with nearly half of my family (one of which is joining Tech’s faculty next semester) being Tech alumni, this tradegy has hit me hard.  I cannot express the grief that I feel as a Virginian, as a college student, as an American. That anyone could do something like this seems unthinkable.  We think that we are so safe in college…

God bless.

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC • #439

As someone who had close friends who were affected in the not so long ago Amish School House incident, my and my families’ hearts go out to you, we share your pain.  I hope that God lends you comfort and gives you many hands to hold and shoulders to lean on.  Jenn from Paradise, Pa

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Paradise, Pa • #440

My prayers goes out to the families of the victims of the tragic shooting. I pray that their souls rest in perfect peace and we all learn to treasure life and enjoy every bit of it because tomorrow is never known. May God help everyone to cope from this incident.

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Denton, TX • #441

I am so sorry to hear this very sad and tragic news. I send my prayers and thoughts. All of us In Australia are thinking of the hard time all of you are going through

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Roseville, NSW, Australia • #442

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

To the families of the victims you have deepest sympathy and to the students and faculty at VTech I will have you in my prayers...this devistating day is one that will not be forgotten...today we are all hokies and we all pray for you! stay strong

ORANGE UNITED....syracuse university

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Syracuse University; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA • #443

Words cannot adequately express the sorrow that the nation feels for your tragedy.  You can be sure that the Lord Jesus Christ has welcomed those who knew Him into His opened arms and, for those of us who are believers, you can be assured that you will be reunited again with your loved ones in heaven.  Prayers with you and your families in your time of grief

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Duncan, Ok., Stephens County • #444

Dear ones at Virginia Tech,
I work at Hollins University and am also an alumna of the class of ‘98. The entire Hollins family grieves with you. We are all devastated. This sorrow is immense. You are our neighbors, our family, our friends, our boyfriends, our husbands, our wives.

I wish words could do something, anything, to help. But I am at a loss. I am holding you in my heart. Tears cannot express.

Laura Tuggle Anderson

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Roanoke, Virginia • #445

My heart goes out to the entire Virginia Tech community during this tragic season. I grew up in Radford, VA, and still consider the New River Valley to be home. My thoughts, my prayers, and my heart are in Virginia with all of you.

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Princeton, NJ / Radford, VA • #446

Through such a horrific tragedy it was amazing to see the light emerge through the deep bonds of the VA Tech family. It inspired us all.

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Northern CA • #447

I have cried with and for each one of you. You are in my prayers. God bless each one of you. I will request prayer tomorrow night at our mid- week service for everyone. My sympathy and prayers.Alice

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Zoe Kentucky • #448

Your friends at Syracuse, New York have you in our hearts. May you see the sun a little brighter each day. Our hearts are very heavy. We are confident that the Hoakie spirit will bring you through these dark days. Our love, our prayers and thoughts are there with you.

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Syracuse, New York • #449

May God bless and keep the entire Virginia Tech community. You are in the hearts of the entire nation. You will remain in our prayers for many days to come…

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Greensboro, NC • #450

My son is a sophomore in engineering at VT. We share in your pain and send our love and support to the entire Hokie family. We want you to know we support the decisions made by staff and police and fully trust that decisions were made with our student’s safty fully in mind, no one can predict the actions of a sick mind. Please shake off the media that tries to make a FEMA event out of this. The Hokie family is strong and united in good times and in sorrow. Go Hokies, we love you. Mike Buice and family

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Wysox, Pennsylvania • #451

To the Students, Faculty, Staff, and Families of Virginia Tech:
Our family has all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this incredibly difficult time.  Although we are grieving for those we have never met - for the slain and wounded students and faculty and for their families and friends - we feel your loss.  If we could take all of you in our arms and comfort you, we would.  There are many like us around the world, strangers united in sorrow for the tragedy you are enduring. We know we cannot remove your pain, but please accept our gifts of love and sincere sympathy.
Steve and Suzanne Tunning and Daniel Frease

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Middletown, OH USA • #452

My thought and prayers are with everyone at VT. I know your hearts are sadden by the events that took place. We are thinking of you here at the University of Georgia.

Julia Hendrix
UGA Graduate Student

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Athens, GA • #453

It is with the deepest regret that I need to even write on this website.  I am a 2005 graduate of Virginia Tech and when I saw the news I could not believe it.  Blacksburg was the safest place I gad ever been and to believe that something like this could happen there is unimaginable.  My thoughts and prayers are with all the faculty, staff, students, and families that are there.  I know that it will be a long and hard process of healing.

April 17, 2007, 9:06pm • Virginia Beach Virginia • #454

Our prayers are with everyone.

April 17, 2007, 9:07pm • Pennsylvania • #455

I just wanted to take a few minutes to express my condolences. As a freshman in college, this event has impacted me in ways I never thought I would experience. I can then only imagine the sort of pain the Virginia Tech community is feeling at this moment. No one is deserving of such actions nor should anyone have to experience this in a lifetime. While grieving is hard, I want to let all students, faculty, staff and parents of VT that the world is grieving with them. May all deceased victims rest in peace and their spirit live on.

April 17, 2007, 9:07pm • Cornell University - Ithaca, NY • #456

Our thoughts a prayers are with the Virginia Tech family.

April 17, 2007, 9:07pm • Columbus, Ohio • #457

In our home, we are profoundly saddened by the tragic actions of one disturbed individual...We pray Gods’ peace upon all those involved and swift healing upon their lives…

April 17, 2007, 9:07pm • California • #459

To all of the VT community,

Our thoughts, prayers, love, faith, and hope are with you during this extremely difficult time of profound grief.

The Solano Family

April 17, 2007, 9:07pm • Arlington, TX • #460