Condolences, April 17, 2007

My prayers and condolences to all the students and everyone related to the university. Stay strong, live long.

-david

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • #3719

It is oftentimes that we wonder why such thing could have happened to innocent people.. now as the earth cries i deeply grieve and feel their passings in a very personal sense.

For sure the bereavement may not be deleted in a while and through this may all brothers and sisters be tough for there is always God’s presence that heals.

in representation of SIBT:
Albert Lioe

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • (Sydney Institute of Business and Technology) Sydn • #3720

My prayers are with the families of the victims and those of the suspected shooter.  It must be a difficult time for all of them.  Jesus will forgive anyone who believes in Him.  I pray that Jesus will forgive people with hardened hearts and anger toward the suspected shooter.  No one deserves to die in such a way.  May the peace of our loving God be with everyone during this difficult time.  BAN GUNS!  Amen.

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • Cherbourg, France • #3721

I would like to wish my thoughts and condolences to all of the students, faculty, and families of Virginia Tech.  No words that I say can possibly alleviate the pain and grief that your community is going through. 

However, I would like to say that I really admire the strength and connected spirit that I have read about and seen on the news demonstrated by the student body and families of the University.  It is apparent that you have an amazing community.  I hope to one day visit your beautiful campus and pay my respects in person.

Sincerely,

Landis Lau
Santa Clara University ‘06

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • Sunnyvale, CA • #3722

Can’t begin to describe the sadness we all feel for those who were lost or injured.  Thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends.

Today we’re ALL HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • Ann Arbor, Michigan • #3723

hello my name is jesse god bless you all our family and our family at wal-mart would like to say our prays and thoughts are with you and your familys.
i myself think we need to get better laws on guns and hold the owners of gun shops acountable for any crimes agenst young and old people in the usa.
time will heal all that has happened and god will come to you all in time of great need so as i say we wil not bow down to this problem we will stand and be strong.we love you all be safe and god bless all
the pulley family

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • round lake il 60073 • #3724

On behalf of my other students, facuilty members, and staff at the Brown Mackie College in Fort Wayne, IN. We offer our support, prayers, and thoughts of loved ones that were killed. Our hearts are with you.

May God Bless You,

Michael Reef
Student at Brown Mackie College—Fort Wayne, IN

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • Fort Wayne, IN • #3725

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the students, staff and families that have been affected by this devistating tragedy.  It will take a long while to overcome the grief and loss that have occured.  Virginia Tech will remain a special place and I am amazed by the community coming together to offer the support and love needed.  Truly a special place. 

Kerri Carrasco
class of 1995

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • Temecula, CA • #3726

VT Community:  You are ALL in my thoughts & prayers.  I hope this poem given to me recently when my brother past away will give you comfort as it has for myself.  God will carry you through!
“REMEMBER ME” by Judith Karen Bulock
REMEMBER ME when flowers bloom early in the spring, REMEMBER ME on sunny days in the fun that summer brings, REMEMBER ME in the fall as you walk through the leaves of gold and in the wintertime-REMEMBER ME in the stories that are told, But most of all remember each day-right from the start, I will be forever near, for I live within your heart.

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • Robinson, IL • #3727

my thoughts and prayers are with the whole student body at virginia tech and i will pray for everyone when i go tochurch on sunday

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • camarillo,california • #3728

Dear someone,
I dont know your name and I will never know your pain, yet I still think of you. I wish that something could have been done for you who are not here with us and I pray for the healing of the wounded students who were chosen to stay. Its a crazy world these days and all I can say is, “Someone, I’m sorry your gone, i’m sorry you’ve lost a loved one, i’m sorry your friend is gone, and i’m sorry everything is different from now on.” This horrible event has yet again reminded us, we are never promised a day and we should rejoice every one we are given. Lastly, Dear Someone, please be safe. You are in our prayers.

-Emily Forrest

April 18, 2007, 12:44am • Tiptonville, TN • #3729

It’s difficult to fully express the shock and concern people around the country and world have on the events of April 16th.  People everywhere are wishing the best for the students and families involved. 

Students, faculty and alumni of colleges and universities everywhere are standing by and with you in this tragedy.  VT is a fine institution, it’s students were brave, and many became heros yesterday.

Those who died and were injured will always be remembered.  They will be remembered not just for the lives lost, but for the potential lost to the world by their absence.

The world mourns with you. 

- By a Washington Husky.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Portland, Oregon • #3730

Oh my Gosh. This is the most shocking news that has ever happened just by one person. My prayers goes out to all the families & friends of all those lives lost in this whole insident. God Bless & Let us pray.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Honolulu, Hawaii • #3731

Kami rakyat Indonesia berduka cita atas Tragedi Kemanusiaan di Virginia Tech. Pada saat kejadian, di Indonesia sudah tanggal 17 April, dan pada tanggal tersebut bertepatan dengan ulang tahun saya.
Semoga tak ada lagi kejadian memilukan setelah ini. Penindasan atas manusia, sudah seharusnya tak ada lagi di muka Bumi.
Salam Damai.
Iwan Ogan Apriansyah - TRIBUN KALTIM

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Balikpapan, INDONESIA • #3732

My condolences to all the family and friends of the deceased. May the Lord watch over them and take them under his wing. God Bless you all

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Garden Grove, California • #3733

My most heartfelt condolences to the Virginia Tech family.  You have witnessed a tragedy beyond comprehension and the pain is certainly unbearable as this tragedy has left all of us with more questions than answers.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, faculty, staff, and most especially the family members of those who passed away.  God Bless You!

Timothy P. Villagomez, Lieutenant Governor
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands • #3734

My heart goes out to my daughter and the entire VT community in this most horrific event in US history.  Stay proud Hokies. 
J. Daly

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Londonderry, NH • #3735

Having lived through the tragedy as a student at the University of Florida some 15 years ago, I sympathize and continue to be stunned at the cruelty of a few, but take heart in the compassion and love of so very many.  My thoughts and prayers to Hokies everywhere.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Tampa, Florida • #3736

my name is sloane.....i am 21 years old and a junior at the university of memphis.  what has happened at your school is absolutely devastating.  i can’t eat, i can’t sleep, and i just cry.  my heart is broken-- and i don’t even attend classes with you all.  i am so sorry.  you are all in my heart and in my prayers.  all my love ~

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • memphis, tn 38138 • #3737

As a person, this deep offense is truly horrific, and my heart goes out to all of you who have lost dear ones. As a student, the thought of something like this ever happening is even closer to home, and I wish all of Virginia Tech the best of luck and love in trying to pick up the pieces in the coming days, weeks, and months. May peace be with you.

All of my love,
Juliana
University of Chicago

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Chicago, IL • #3738

There is nothing that can express the feeling of shock and loss after something like this.

Rest in peace.

Craig Schneider
2001

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Arlington, Va • #3739

I am so very sorry for your loss and this tragedy that has befallen your school. The world mourns with all of you. I keep you all in my prayers that God will ease the terrible pain that you must feel and that He will grant you peace in your hearts.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • San Bruno, CA - USA • #3740

I am lost for words and the shock and the manner still puts me at odds! I am baffled by it’s hate! And curse at it in nature. For there was no reason for what has happened, no justification, no nothing!The sorrow that consumes you, can be felt all the way to New Hampshire, For go with god,as our prayers are with you! 

There are moments out of our sight, seconds we can never make right! I pray for you,I pray for us,I pray for the world!!  Again I’m sorry................Pina

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Raymond, new hampshire, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA • #3741

Though i’m far removed from Virginia Tech, i hope and pray that the innocent lives taken through this tragedy find peace on the other side of this world. My condolences go out to their loved ones. No one in the world can fathom the pain you are going through, and it is with deep sentiment that i relay my condolences.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • C. Hedji Washington D.C. • #3742

I am not directly affected by this- I don’t know anyone involved and I’ve never even been to Virginia. My heart breaks at the senselessness of this, though, and I’m sending all the love I can to everyone who has lost a loved one. Be strong.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Kamloops • #3743

With a heavy heart, I extend to the Virginia Tech family my deepest prayers and loving, supportive thoughts. I am an adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and cannot imagine the horror you all went through that day. I want you to know that I have been and will continue to pray for ALL of you, your families and communities. Feel your pain. Talk out your concerns. Support each other. Realize it will not end overnight. But, at the same time, know you have a bright future ahead. Remember, God loves you and so do so many other people.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Tiffany Zeno, Temple University, Philadelphia • #3744

To all the family & friends of those who lost their lives due to this tragic event, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. To the students and faculty at Virginia Tech, no words can describe the sorrrow, but I send you all my condolences, may God be with you all, I send you my Love!

Elizabeth Snidow

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Giles County, Virginia • #3745

I can’t even begin to express my thoughts of what happened.  I can’t understand how someone could just takes peoples lives away.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  I am so sorry for everybody.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Torrance CA • #3746

For the past 2 days I have been watching the media coverage of this horrifying incident that has affected so many.  I have been amazed at the stories that have been shared of the heroic efforts that young students and teachers put forth in an effort to help each other and save lives.  I am at a loss for words for the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives through all of this.  May you find peace and comfort in this trying time! Our prayers are with you!

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Orem, Utah • #3747

Dear Librescu and other shooting victims’s family

Out thoughts and hearts are with you.

Bakhtiary Family from California
(Friends of Lionel and Joe Librescu - sons of Prof. Librescu)

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • San Clemente, CA, USA • #3748

On April 16, we all became Hokies.

The strength and unity of Virginia Tech in the face of this horrific tragedy is an inspiration to the world.

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. In nomine Patris et Filli et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

-Brad Ng

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • San Francisco, California • #3749

To the Entire Virginia Tech Community.  My heart goes out to you all.  My thoughts, my heart, and my prayers are with you all.  You have my respect and love.  The Nation mourns with you all and we’ll be here to share the sadness with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Star, Mom of a future Hokie, Tomkins Cove, NY • #3750

I am a high school senior in Eugene, OR. This is a truly horrific moment in our society. It is sad to know that another shooting has passed, especially one of this magnitude. In this day and age, students are no longer secure and teachers are forced to take extreme safety measures inside the classroom. All we can do now is be prepared for the future and hope that there will be peace in the end. All of our prayers here in Oregon go out to those at Virginia Tech. God bless you.

Alexis

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Eugene, OR • #3751

I’m deeply saddened by the Virginia Tech event.  Nobody can relate to the feelings the students and faculty are feeling now.  My condolences go out to the entire Virginia Tech community.

April 18, 2007, 12:45am • Manchester, NH • #3752

I believe that all of the victims are in peace now, and we must all remember that even though Cho Seung-Hui sadly took the lives of these innocent people, he is stiill a human who was obviously very troubled. I am not saying what he did was right, but lets try to forgive this man, as he is dead now. It would be what these wonderfully good people that died would want.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims, and Cho Seung-Hui.

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Redwood City, California, United States • #3753

I’m a graduate of The Ohio State University.  I don’t know anyone at Virginia Tech, nor do I have any ties to the school.  However, as a member of the Buckeye Nation, I feel a great need to reach out to those in the Hokie Nation in this time of great sadness.  I hope that everyone that has been impacted by this tragedy will be able to find the comfort, compassion, and peace that will help them to cope in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.

Wishing the very best for the entire Virginia Tech community,
Andrea

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Springfield, MO • #3754

When this story hit the air, I could not believe what I was seeing, it was horrifying. I cried when I saw it, I cried today, for not only the decreased but for all of you, the injured, the Families the Friends. May you all find peace and comfort that you are not alone. Keep the faith and the spirit that you all have at Virginia Tech. The candle light vigil was beautiful to see, I am sure the ones that did not survive are smiling down on you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Jersey City, N.J • #3755

I am so sorry and can only imagine the sad feelings of loss and pain that all of you are enduring from this horror. As I watched helplessly the video footage that was taken yesterday morning, I felt saddened and sickened and wished you all could have been protected from what was going to happen. How frightened you all must have been trying to find and contact your friends. I am so sorry. My heart goes out to your campus and your families. God bless all of you and keep you safe.

Brenda

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Chicago, IL • #3756

why did something like this happen?

just because of lovesickness or depressions?

R.I.P to all the victims and hurt persons.

Kristin (17)

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Berlin, Germany • #3757

While certainly my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends, I feel compelled to congratulate the Virginia Tech students for their heroism, dignity and grace. 

Carol

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Visalia, CA • #3758

i express my condolences to the victims of this awful tragedy. may prayer comfort those of have lost and those who have survived

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • flagstaff,az • #3759

To the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, and the the students and staff at VT. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. You don’t always know what to say at times like these except to let you all know that my heart is with you. I know that there are 100’s of people that are praying for you and offering condolences. Only you guys know what it’s like first hand, I know your hearts are broken , but please know you are not alone. Stay stong, and take care of yourselves, be there for eachother. It will be a long road to recovery, but if any community/college can do it, it’s you. You will always be remembered, not for the tradegy, but for the way you came together, and for your pride and strength at such a hard time. Go VT.

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Dayton, Ohio • #3760

I am extremely sorry for what had happened on that unfateful day..I will pray for those who had lost their loved ones and may you all find peace in Him...God bless you all..

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Miri,Malaysia • #3761

When I first heard of this,I couldn’t believe me ears! I do hope God guides you through our prayers and just hope that all the victims involved are rested safely in His arms.

God bless!
:)

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Neenah,WI • #3762

I am a Chicago resident, and although I have no known ties to anyone at Virginia Tech, I have cried many tears for all of the victims and their family and friends.  All of you will continue to be in my prayers that you may together find peace and comfort during this difficult time.  I will proudly be wearing VT’s beautiful colors on Friday!

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Laura, Chicago, Illinois • #3763

This Mounaineer stands by the Hokies tonight.  The victims, their families, and the entire VT community will be in my thoughts and prays.

RAC
Phoenix, AZ

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • #3764

To the family of the ones we lost

I am really sorry to hear of what happen on monday. I feel the same way you are feeling now. I know how it feelings to miss a love one. You have been through alot and I am glad to hear everyone is taking time to think about happen on monday.

poem

Never stop loving something that you care about so much
They will never forget you the one that cares so much about
One day they will see you again in hevan and we all will united as a big family

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Clinton, Iowa • #3765

My heartfelt prayers and condolences is with everyone affected by this tragic incident.May the souls rest in Peace and find their place in Heaven.The Victims and their families and all students and professors of Virginia Tech have all the support and love of the World.

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Kolkata, India • #3766

We were shocked when we heard about it on the radio. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time of loss.

Waleed A. Hakim & Yasmine Sameer

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Cairo, Egypt • #3767

I cannot comprehend what occured at VT on April 16th, and cannot hope to express my utter disbelief when I was first alerted of the shooting, for I have not the words to do so.

The hearts and prayers of my family are with the students, parents, faculty, and families at Virginia Tech.

God Bless,
The Costain Family

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Massachusetts • #3768