Condolences, April 17, 2007

I am on the other side of the country yet connected in an odd way to this tragedy. April 16th is my birthday, and it was hard to celebrate life knowing so much had been so senselessly taken away on that day. Every year on April 16th I and many others will remember those lost. I am a college student in Salt Lake City, I cannot imagine how hard it would be if this happened at my school. But I know that Salt Lake felt the support of the nation after the Trolley Square mall shootings that happened in February and I know the nation will stand behind Virginia at this time. I hope the entire Blacksburg community knows that they have people from across the world thinking and praying for them in their time of need. I hope you can find some peace in this time.
With love, thoughts and prayers
Michelle

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Salt Lake City, Utah • #3869

the people in Holland are very said that something like this can happen in this world.
I will pray for a better world !!
I will help by growing as a better person for all people arround me.

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • holland • #3870

My prayers go out to all that have been affected by this tragic event. May God be with all the victims, their families and friends. They will never be forgotten!!!!! With my deepest sympathy, Aloha O’e!!

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Kailua, Hawaii • #3871

May GOD bless everyone who lost their loved ones and gives them strength to face this tragedy. Forever in my prayers.

WE are united. Go Hokies!

--Dalmir

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Charlottesville, VA, USA • #3872

Our prayers are with everyone that has been effected by this terrible tragedy. May we all gain some comfort in knowing that the innocent victims are in a better place.  God Bless all of the families, friends and student at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Newark, OH • #3873

My heart aches for the students, faculty and parents of Virginia Tech. I hope that you all keep your faith in mankind, even though it is being sorely tested at this time.
You will not only survive this tragedy but thrive despite this To the families of those whose lives were lost.  I am sorry. No one person deserves this pain. I am so sorry.

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Santa Clarita, CA . USA • #3874

To VA Tech Students, Faculty and Administration:

My family and I are praying for you daily.  May God comfort you in this time.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  We love VA Tech sports and feel connected even though we live in WA state. 

The Gray Family

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Longview, WA • #3875

May God be with you all at VT....My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Pam

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Phoenix, AZ • #3876

In this great time of need and sorrow, may you find light and hope in the comfort of friends & family and a Country that prays for all of those afflicted.  Love & Hope - Aaron

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Portland Maine • #3877

May you feel and be comforted by the Lord’s unyielding love as you go through this horrible tragedy.  The entire nation supports and stands behind you.  May God bless the people of Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 12:50am • Tuscaloosa, Alabama • #3878

As a mother of young children with dreams of attending college one day, I cannot imagine the pain that has been inflicted upon the students, faculty and families of Viginia Tech.  You should all know that the entire country is mourning with you and praying for you.  May those whose lives where selfishly taken away find peace in the afterlife and those they have left behind, we pray that you find comfort in the time you had with your loved ones. 
- Mom in CA

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Visalia, CA • #3879

MAY GOD GRANT EVERY STUDENT THE COURAGE TO CONTINUE ON. MAY THEIR HEARTS HEAL. MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THE FAMILIES THAT LOST A LOVED ONE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

GOD BLESS EVERY ONE.

BRENDA BANOS
LOVE & PEACE

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Chicago Illinois • #3880

To my fellow students:

As a mother, a student and a future teacher; I am deeply saddened by the events. I wish everyone peace as we all try to cope. This did not just happen to Virgina Tech, it happened to all of us.

My prayers are with us all!

Lisa

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Leitchfield, Kentucky • #3881

What has occurred is a devastating tragedy, and my deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims, and survivors. It is unfortunate that such things occur in this world. However, we must go on with our lives; it is not going to be easy for those involved to forget this horrific event--it’s not going to be easy for us either--but we must all be strong, and move on, and live our lives.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada • #3882

We send our love and prayers to each and every one of you affected by this horrible tragedy.  Our hearts ache for you all in this time of grievance.  We mourn with you in the loss of your friends, family, fellow students and co-workers.  It is our prayer that your wounded hearts will begin the journey to healing.  You are loved and constantly in our thoughts and prayers.  May God’s Peace be upon you.

God Bless
With LOVE and deepest sympathy,
Scott, Naomi, Makaylah Tuchtenhagen (Gregerson)

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Albert Lea, Minnesota • #3883

I awoke this morning, wishing that all the events that played out yesterday were a bad dream, It all seemed so unreal.
It is heartbreakingly sad that these bright young people are gone, as well as those wonderful professors. But they are in a place where they feel no pain, which is comforting.
May we learn from this tradegy, and pull together to spread help,love and support to those that are hurting.
God bless the Hokies, God bless those who are now gone.
Mary Parker

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Roanoke • #3884

I have never had the honor of visiting your school, nor have I even been to the state of Virginia.  To be absolutely honest I am (here it comes) a Duke fan.  But what your students and faculty have shown the world goes beyond the simple words grace and class.  I cannot express in words my sympathy and admiration of the entire VA-Tech family.  Incredible, through tragedy you have taught us all the most valueable lesson of all.  GO TECH.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Clinton Hancock Evansville, IN. • #3885

Please accept my deepest condolences to the victims. Although I am not in USA, I would like to try my best to comfort you and your families.

God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Qingdao, China • #3886

You know people have always asked, jokingly of course, what a Hokie is.  Now I know.  A Hokie is someone stands up in the face of adversity.  A Hokie is someone who barricades a classroom door with complete disregard for his personal safety, so that others will be safe.  A Hokie is someone who neither knows tragedy nor deserves it.  A Hokie is someone who is there for fellow hokies in a time of great tragedy.  A Hokie is someone who can triumphantly cry out “Let’s go Hokies!” as a sign that Hokies everywhere will prevail.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Hunter Scott, Blacksburg, VA • #3887

To the students, faculty, staff, family and friends of VT, my prayers go out to all of you in this time of mourning.  I know that this tragedy will bring VT closer together as a school and community.  Our entire country is with you, holding hands, side by side.  God Bless You All!

Scott P.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Birmingham, AL • #3888

VT student and stuff and families of the victims. I am praying for you guys each and ever day, and remember that God is always there for you. In time of need bow your knees and look up! God Bless and stay strong. People are praying for you.
Michael Abeigon

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Lake Hiawtha NJ • #3889

VT Students and Staff,

I am speechless but I’m here to to tell all of you that me and my families prayers are with you all.  Be strong for yourself and everyone else around you.  Death is not easy to overcome, cry if needed, it helps even though the pain will always be there… I really don’t think there is anything that anyone can say to make you feel a hundred percent, just keep in mind that everyone shows emotions differently.
God Bless all of you!!

Aurora C.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Dallas, TX / USA • #3890

words cannot express the pain I feel for everyone at and outside of VTU. I really do not know what this wonderful world we live in is coming toooooo-iI do know GOD will heal all your PAIN..

Lovev you all,

Melody Adell Hale

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Hyattsville Maryland • #3891

My heart and condolences to the family and friends who have lost a friend, sister, brother of Virginia Tech.. We all are one nation, one world, under one GOD. My tears and warm prayers are for you. Virginia Tech you will always be remembered. May God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Page, AZ • #3892

I attended a candle-light vigil tonight on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  There were well over 300 students there who sat in pensive silence while other students shared how they were connected to the tragedy or how they weren’t but they felt your pain just the same.  I know that there is a massive amount of condolences coming in but I just wanted to remind all of you at VT that today was a day when every Seahawk at UNCW became a Hokie at heart.  Many of us had no real connection to VT, but when it comes down to it we are all brothers and sisters.  We signed a giant banner that will be delivered to the VT campus and we at UNCW hope that it will serve to remind all of you that there is a huge gathering of Hokies in Wilmington, NC.  I will continue to lift up your campus and everyone involved in this tragedy in my prayers in hopes that the great God we serve will give you the peace that only faith in Him can provide.  I love you all even though I know no one at VT, you have become my family.  May God bless you all with a heart to forgive, because to forgive is to be free.  With a sad heart.
Josh Eddings

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Wilmington, NC • #3893

My condolences and prayers reach out to all families and friends of the victims of this brutal massacre. None of them died in vain. Many did their best to fight back and prevent further death and injury.

I congratulate these heroes of Virginia Tech.
God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Seattle, WA • #3894

you all are in our thoughts and prayers

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Maryville, TN • #3895

The only use a gun has is for killing.
Why are you allowed to procure them so easily.
We had a tragic mass shooting in Australia as well
and the guns laws were changed to ban all automatic weapons. This , I believe has made a huge change for the better. Please let something positive come from this, and start a campaign to review your gun laws.

This is a sad day for the whole world.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Australia • #3896

All the words before me, all the words after me,I stop with tears pouring down my face, then my neck, then to the very pit of my soul and I cry,cry for “all”. May GOD wrap his arms around the “WORLD” in “PEACE”. Amen.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Rhinelander , Wisconsin • #3897

Our family thoughts and prayers for all those parents and families who lost their dear ones in this very tragic incident.  The whole nation is mourning with you parents.  Please keep up your strength and stay together during this very difficult moment.

Sreeni

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • San Ramon, CA • #3898

Everyone at Virginia Tech and their Families,
Words cannot express what I am feeling for you right now. I have friends that attend school with you and I cannot express how much anger and rage I have for Hui. But I do know that God’s Judgement will be far worse for him than any that a judge would give him in a courtroom. He is getting what is coming to him. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you! GO HOKIES!!!

Robin B.

April 18, 2007, 12:51am • Stephens City, VA • #3899

All over the country, students of other universities share your grief. We are all Hokies right now.

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • University of Georgia: Athens, GA • #3900

I have been watching these events unfold and it’s disturbing. My hugs and peaceful wishes go out to everyone at Virginia Tech. Everyone that they have interviewed with regard to this situation have been amazing individuals.

mistakes are made in life about judgements, hindsight being 20/20.

I hope the focus stays on the healing and on the amazing lives of these individuals!
Tera

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • SF, California • #3901

To the Virginia Tech Family: May we all embrace your pain in order to provide ease and comfort. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. May we rise above this tragic time and become stronger and united as a nation! With Love - The Medina’s

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Fort Collins, CO • #3902

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone associated with Virginia Tech. May you eventually begin to heal with the more pleasant memories of your friends, professors, colleagues, and acquaintances from Virginia Tech. And may this horrible tragedy not scar your lives forever. Instead, use it to become a stronger and better person and forever honor those who unfortunately do not have their opportunity.

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • USA • #3903

No hay palabras para poder expresar lo que ha sucedido, es dificil pensar que despues de esta tragedia la vida pueda volver a tomar su curso, mas sin embargo es en estos momentos pido a Dios los llene de Paz, Fuerza y Resignacion para aquellas personas que esten sufriendo la perdida de algun familiar, amigo o compaƱero de clases.

Jaime Lopez

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico • #3904

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May God be with you in your time of need. We continue to pray for you and all affected by this tragedy. God’s blessings to you all.
Kelly Wessel & Staff
Denison Super 8 Motel

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Denison, IA • #3905

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the VT family.  May God place his healing hand on you all and please know, your Nation grieves with you.

God Bless VT!!

Sincerely,

The Hammersleys

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Vestal, NY • #3906

The University of Virginia stands united with Virginia Tech at this time of tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you…

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Charlottesville, VA • #3907

My prayers are with all of you in the Virginia Tech community!  The world is deeply saddened by what ya’ll have been through, but you are a strong community and you will come through this together!  God Bless!
Melissa

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Irving, Texas • #3908

My condolences to all the students of VT and the Blacksburg community

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Houston Texas • #3909

Dear VT,

Remember that even though you are facing the worst of times, people around the world supports you. You are not alone.

Regards,

Jackson Wong

Hong Kong, China

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Hong Kong, China • #3910

we are with you

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Los Angeles, California, USA • #3911

Dear Virginia Tech & Families
The news has reached us here in Australia, and effected us deeply. I pray that you all remain united in support and prayer for one another. I hope that you all know you are not alone and everyday you will grow stronger and go on for the ones you have loved and lost.

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • AUSTRALIA • #3912

When I first heard of this unbelievable tragedy, I was in complete shock. It is unsettling to know that we can’t even be safe in our universities because there are truly crazy people that exist. God bless all those affected. My prayers are with each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • New Jersey • #3913

Dear Family and Friends,
Are thoughts prayers and condolences go out to you all from Hamlin, New York, Hamlin New Testament Church, and Genesee Community College we pray that the Lord will wrap you in his arms and bring peace to you all we stand with you all and we pray that God will be able to give you the wings to rise up over this horror. You are not alone we stand with you. John Rogers, and the church body at Hamlin New Testament Church, and the thoughts and prayers from Genesee Community College

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Hamlin, New York • #3914

Words cannot even begin to convey the sadness that I feel over the senseless tragedy at Virginia Tech.  I am the parent of a student at Boston University.  Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Pembroke, MA • #3915

All families who lost loved ones, students, and the VT community as a whole are in my thoughts and prayers.

-your friend from LSU, Ashley

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Baton Rouge, LA • #3916

Its pathetic incident.In this sorrow moment’s we all
are to support victims family.We,all should have need to stand and deliver our power to get rid of such dusty people of society who are responsible for such dreadful incident.
Sandeep Sohal & Hardev Singh
(Research Student’s)
Department of Physics
Punjabi University

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • Patiala,Punjab(INDIA) • #3917

In the darkest of times for our beloved school, we have never been more proud to be a Hokie. 

As the young lady said on the news this evening…

“What’s a Hokie?  I AM!”

Brad and Kristin (Kelly) Geiger ‘02

April 18, 2007, 12:52am • York, PA • #3918