Condolences, April 17, 2007

My heart goes out to all that are affected. My thoughts are with you all and i know that everyone will rise above this tragic event and I hope that everything VA Tech has accomplished does not get forgotten or lost by such an event.

My deepest condolences

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Chesapeake, VA • #3769

As a young student myself, i have been left shocked after hearing of many students being murdered. Even though I have yet to enter universcity, i would just like to give out my heart felt condolences to all familis and friends that have been effected by this tragic event. May god bless those who have lost a loved one, and may god pervent anything like this from happening again. From my self and my family, God Bless.
- Mandeep Josan & Family

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Surrey British Columbia- Canada • #3770

The thoughts and prayers of my family are with the families of the victims and all of the members of the Virginia Tech community in this exceedingly sad and difficult time.  The Virginia Tech community has shown that it is more important to come together as a community rather than to assign blame for this tragedy.  This truly shows that the Virginia Tech spirit can rise above even the most appalling circumstances.

I am proud to be a Hokie.

Chris Guidi
EE 1982

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Grayson, GA (USA) • #3771

对死者最深沉的默哀,对凶手最严厉的谴责!

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Beijing, China • #3772

Kaming mga Filipino ay taos pusong nakikiramay sa mga naulila ng mga biktima ng kalunos lunos na pangyayaing ito. Nawa’y maging matatag kayo sa malaking pagsubok na ito. Aming ipinagdadasal na sanay malampasan ninyo ang lahat ng ito. Muli, kami ay nakikiramay sa inyong lahat.

Carina S. Fulgencio

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Makati City, Philippines • #3773

My heart goes out to the families of the victims and to the students at the university.

God bless,
Justin M

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Tampa, FL • #3774

Please accept our sincere condolences for all those lost, all those wounded or injured.

We continue to pray for God to comfort all those affected by this horrible tragedy.

We also pray for God to turn good out of this terrible event, somehow...someway.

Praise God for those who chose to suffer death or injury to aid the escape of fellow students or pupils.

God Bless You all,

Ken and MJ

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Salem, OR , USA • #3775

It’s difficult to find just the right words to express my shock and sorrow for the loss of so many fine people. Collectively you are in my mind and prayers wishing only the best for each one of you.
I hope you can receive some degree of comfort knowing that many people the world over are with you in spirit at this most devastating time in your lives.
God bless you all. God bless Virginia Tech.

Steve Cook

April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Forest Park, Ga. • #3776

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April 18, 2007, 12:46am • Seoul/Korea • #3777

I don’t know what a Hokie is, but I think you’re all beautiful. During this dark and terrible time, know that your light has been seen by everyone around the world, and we all know you will shine brilliantly again.

Wishing you all love and peace,
Karen F.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Philadelphia, PA • #3778

VT community… we stand with you praying that God will comfort you and bring healing. For the families who lost loved ones, may God’s love carry you through this dark valley and give you hope. We are here for you

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • #3779

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

To all members of the Virginia Tech community(students,employees and family members) that have been effected by this tragic event.You will be in my thoughts and prayers during these trying times for you.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Indianapolis,Indiana • #3780

To the students, faculty, and families of VA Tech:

My heart is breaking. My tears are not enough to cleanse my soul of how I feel today. I wish I could wipe away your tears, hold you, comfort you, and turn back the clock.  You may feel vulnerable and helpless, but believe me, you are not alone. We are all feeling the pain of your loss. May God comfort you as you struggle to live without your loved one. I will remember your loss. As a UVA graduate, I will wear your colors on Friday to show you that nothing should separate you from the people who support you right now.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Gaithersburg, MD USA • #3781

It’s hard to make sense of this selfish, senseless crime. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims.  We can only long for the day that we will see them again in heaven. God Bless.

Mike

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Wisconsin • #3782

Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have lost friends and family. To honor the victims suppose we each perform one special act of kindness each day for 32 days. In that small way, we can, each of us, do something to bring comfort to all in honor of those who have lost their lives.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Snellville, GA • #3783

I feel tremendous heartache for the lives lost and the lives wounded on April 16th.  I pray that the families will find strength and stability in this time of deep sorrow.  As a prospective student to Virginia Tech, I am currently distributing remembrance ribbons to the faculty and students at my high school.  Other various organizations are conducting special events such as prayer vigils to show strong support from the Chesapeake community.  Virginia Tech is considered one of our “home” schools, and we have many students attending this fine university.  When this school hurts, we hurt too.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Reagan Davis in Chesapeake, Virginia • #3784

I pray for those of 32 people who were shot dead rest in peace

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada • #3785

It is hard to say something that has not already been said, but I would trade places with you ina minute, if that would help your pain.
I have 2 young kids and am even more scared to allow them out of our front door. Praying can’t take away what is past, but it sure can help for the future.
NOTE: To anyone out there planning on Beating the “Record”.....GOD is real...and will be back....and will use others against you...because all the planning in the world can’t overcome the 1% that you can never contoll.
To the victim’s families: I cannot believe this would happen for no reason. YOur son or chid’s death may open the right eyes to prevent this in the future. I am sorry to hear about your loss, but know they did not die in vain.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Anywhere,Somewhere • #3786

my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their family’s and to all the students and staff who had to go through this terrible event.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Shelton, Connecticut • #3787

My name is Liu Yu,I’m from Shanghai,China.I heard about the senseless tragedy over the news yesterday,it made so uncomfortable and insecure. May all the 32 rest in peace.My support, prayers, and condolences to everyone involved in.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Shanghai,China • #3788

For those of us in the Colorado community who walked the path you are on eight years ago, we know the depth of pain and anguish that the VT community is feeling at this time.  I remember in the days following the tragedy at Columbine, a saying began that “We Are All Columbine”.  Well, today, “We are All Hokies!” All of those in and around Columbine and Colorado share in your grief in a special and painful way.  We pray for your comfort, your strength and your resilience.  Know that though the clouds today are dark, there is light in the distance.  All you need do is lock arms, and walk together until you reach that light again one day.  And know that you will never walk it alone.  May you find peace in your loved ones, your community and in your God.

Dennis

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Littleton, Colorado • #3789

Yesterday we were Hokies.
Today we are all Hokies.
Today we are all apart of the suffering.
Tomorrow, nothing will change.
Forever in our hearts we remember April 16, 2007.
Forever and the next day we are all HOKIES.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • #3790

May god comfort all that has been affected by this terrible tragedy. Words cannot describe the pain and grief that is going through the families who losted there love ones. Our prayer’s and condolences are going out to the Virgina Tech students, families and to everybody in Blacksburg,Va God Bless

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Beauval Saskatchewan, canada • #3791

My codolences to the VT community. Am very impressed with the students and members of the Blacksburg community in the face of this tragedy. Am sure that everything was done to in an attempt properly respond to this unfortunate event. Unfortunately, this could happen at any school or public place in this country and am sorry it happened to you at VT. Can only hope and pray that every institution in this country learn from this and take steps to be prepared handle this type of event as best as possible.

God bless,

Jeff
Southern Illinois Univ. 
‘80

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Downingtown, Pa, • #3792

To the VA Tech community -

Though we are a thousand miles away, tucked up in the rainy north at the University of Maine, please know that our thoughts are with you all in Blacksburg and beyond.  This tragedy has touched every university community deeply, because this could have happened at any school, in any state.  Even if we have no personal ties to VA Tech, we have cried and cursed while watching the coverage.  We are thankful that your community is so strong, and that you have all pulled together during this dark hour.  Remember that there are students and others, nationwide, that are here to offer any assistance we can.  We love you, and grieve with you. 

Here at UMaine, our school song instructs us to “fill our steins to dear old Maine”, but for the interim, I’m sure that we will be filling our steins to our Hokies.

With kindest regards and deepest sympathies,

Rebecca McFalls
UMaine Black Bear, Class of ‘07

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • University of Maine • #3793

Today on the campus of Boise State University, the flags were flying at half staff, our student union building broadcast the memorial services live, and church bells were ringing in mourning every half hour.  I’ve never heard them before.

We’re thinking of you all, from the other side of the country.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Boise, Idaho • #3794

Dear Virginia Tech Students and Faculty,
My thoughts and prayers go out to every single one you and your families in this terrible, terrible time to tragedy.
Lisa Baugher

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Transfer, Pennsylvania • #3795

Pray for those people who died in the attack.
Lets hold our hands and be strong!

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • HOUSTON TX • #3796

Dear Virgina Tech Student
Our hearts goes out to the victims family who lost their loved ones in the shooting.  May God give them strenght to pull through the sad times.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Abbotsford, B.C., Canada • #3797

May you all find the strength, love, hope, and companionshp that will sustain you. From all at Ohio University, deepest sympathy and love.

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Ohio University-Athens, Ohio • #3798

To the entire VA Tech community,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  Words cannot express the sorrow I feel about what happened at your campus which I am sure is nothing compared to what all of you are feeling.  May you find some peace in knowing that those you love are in a better place and that because of this event the good things in life they did will never be forgotten.  Keeping you in my prayers and close to my heart. 

With deepest sympathy,
Theresa S. Wivinus (U of MN, Morris Senior)

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Morris, MN, USA • #3799

My family’s prayers are with the students, faculty and family members of VT and all of the good citizens of Blacksburg. The world grieves with you.
Sherry Zimmer

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Leamington, On Canada • #3800

Dear Hokies,

My deepest condolences for those who lost their lives and for those are mourning the loses of loved ones. I’m a student from from James Madison and I’ve been shaken by this tragic event. I have many friends at Virginia Tech, who thankfully are ok, but this still hit close to home. Ever since seeing this event unfold on t.v. I’ve been praying for Virginia Tech. I no longer look at college affliations anymore but see us all as just college students in mourning. I know it’s hard for me to even come close to comprehend what any those in Blacksburg are feeling, but I want to let you know that everyone has Virginia Tech in their hearts and prayers. I will continue to mourn and pray. And I know that the Hokies are resilient and will heal over time.

God Bless you all…

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Harrisonburg, VA • #3801

So Sad. When reading the news, I would see the blood, the victims on the floor. Cant help cry.

Bless~~

Wang Yu

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • China • #3802

Our church will be holding the VT community in our prayers while you mourn and walk through your grief.  While we cannot be there to comfort you, please know that so many who have never met you offer to you our love and prayers.  May you find comfort with eachother and with God as you daily face the realities of this tragedy.

May God be with you all.

Bay United Methodist Church and Pastor Angie

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Bay, Arkansas • #3803

I’ve always been proud to be a Hokie, but never so much as today when watching news coverage of the convocation.  The VT spirit and community pride are truly inspiring in the face of this horrible tragedy.

Susan, ‘00

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Somerville, NJ • #3804

A reporter asked me today how I felt about the incident at Virginia Tech that occurred thousands of miles away… I thought, “I didn’t realize it was thousands of miles away… it seems more like it is here at home”.  Of course, Colorado is unfortunately all too familiar with school shootings as we remember the 8 year anniversary of Columbine on Friday.  My family’s thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty, families, emergency response workers, and all others who are associated with this tragic incident… both near and far.  God bless and stay strong!

Erin Kelly

April 18, 2007, 12:47am • Colorado Springs, CO • #3805

Dear everyone at Virginia Tech,
Please accept our deep condolence, prayers and thoughts during this grief-stricken event.  In particular, we think about the families and the friends of the innocent victims. Don’t let your strength of mind weaken over this terrible event.

Sam, Nuwan & Rynee Wijesinghe

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Omaha, Nebraska • #3806

Dear Virginia Tech -

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I am a student at Lord Fairfax Community College and we are all showing support at our college for you.  Please know we are thinking of you all.  May you find peace in the up coming weeks and begin to heal.

Jenn V.

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Winchester, VA • #3807

My sincere condolences to your community, to all the affected students and their families.  I wish you peace in the knowledge that many are praying for you.
Wayne X Shandera, MD

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Houston, TX • #3808

My heart & prayers go out to all the family, friends and the whole Hokie community for the huge loss. Forever GO Hokies ! ! !.......

-CL

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Virginia • #3809

on way to heaven,God with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • China • #3810

I cannot fathom the tremendous ache for the loss of so many in a senseless act of violence.  Please know that you are not alone in your grief.  So many are praying that you will find the strength and resiliance to get you through these very dark days.  My deepest sympathy to the famiies of the victims of this tragic day.

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Palmyra, New York / USA • #3811

As an alum of a smaller university in south central PA, i know the commrodery and atmosphere that college gives you. to have that violated is such a terrible thing and my heart goes out to tech and blacksburg. you are in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • hagerstown, MD • #3812

My condolences go out to the families on you loss. Words cannot describe you loss, but always remember that nobody is really gone because we carry them in our hearts and mind. Your loved ones are now in heaven with god.

My thoughts and prayers are with you
Mario

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Petaluma, California • #3813

GOD SPEED TO ALL THOSE WONDERFUL STUDENTS. THEY ARE IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGELS.
LISABETH CLAESON

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Terre Haute, Indiana • #3814

Our thoughts and prayers for the Virgina Tech community go out to you from LSU.

I don’t understand what would make someone do something so horrible, and the loss of so many young and promising lives for no reason is a tragedy that will take a long time for the nation to get over.

I hope that you all find peace in the days ahead.

Geaux Hokies,

Clint Bowers

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • #3815

Good things come to those who wait. Don’t try to make things back the way they were overnight. May God be with you ALL. Forever we are with you in New Orleans

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • New Orleans, LA • #3816

May All the 32 victims rest in peace my condolences go out to the families of those victims

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Brooklyn Ny • #3817

Dear Virginia Tech friends, faculty, students and all those affected-

I am so sorry you all had to go through such an ordeal. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I’m asking God constantly to be with you all.  I already suffer from depression (this doesn’t help) because my depth is like outer space. However, this is not about me- but yes… I am deeply hurt by all of this.  I may never meet you all- but, I love you all.  Many of us loved you all before this ever happened.  We WILL recover from all this… hand in hand… from great distances and from many backgrounds- we’re with you.

With Love & Respect,

Marcas B. Sterling

April 18, 2007, 12:48am • Seattle, WA • #3818