Condolences, April 17, 2007

First of all i want to say how sorry i am for this tragic incident, i’m from mexico, i really don’t have a connection with Virginia Tech, but when i heard the news regarding that incident i felt so sa, it was shocking,i wan’t to say to all the families that lost someone yesterday that i am very sorry and very concerned and i wish the best for all of them, your sons and daughters will not be forgotten, may the Lord recieve them with open arms, from now on all of them will live in peace at the grace of our lord, they are angels now.

I am really sorry, and i wish the best for all of you, we the mexican people are also with you.

Pablo González

April 18, 2007, 12:54am • chihuahua, chihuahua Mexico • #3969

God cried on the 16th of April.  We lost 32 heroes who were our hope for the future.  It is a sad day for every parent, student, teacher, and citizen in America.  Why do we have bad glitches in our human race?  There won’t be a compromise, an excuse, or an argument to overcome our sorrow.  We all are guilty and we all have to pay the price.  We lost 32 great martyrs of knowledge and excellence.  I wish we all could bear some of the pain from their parents. They are heroes too.

Professor Rocky M. Termanini

April 18, 2007, 12:54am • Stamford, CT • #3970

Hello I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for the lost of the students. This was a very very bad tragedy that no one ever could imagine to ever expect. Im praying for the familes and friends of the loved ones that are gone. They may all be gone in our eyes but never our hearts and souls they will always be here. Im very sorry for this Tragic event R*I*P Jarrett Lane WE LOVE YOU and to the others WE LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER 4-GOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Princeton, Wv • #3971

Our family in the state of Minnesota would like to express our love and support to all of you at VT. Our three girls ages are 11,8 and 6 years old and will continue to pray. They are praying for peace in the hearts of everyone that was affected and that have been experiencing what has been on the news. You are the hope of a new promise and the great strengh of truth for the bravery that you have shown in this trial.

OUr 11 year old wishes that families and friends continue to reach out to all of those affected so that they are able to finish school. Our other daughter who is a 5th grader and knows that you can teach her and her friends at St.Anthony Park Elementary to learn forgiveness and to know it’s o.k. to feel sad.

Our 8 year old said a prayer that many of you become Lawyers to teach kids and to change the laws to protect the world, along with not to give up because of a tragedy- your friends in heaven are watching you and they’re praying in heaven for you and your families.

Our 6 year old is the youngest and she understands that bad things happen to good people and bad people need to know that they hurt everyone with actions like this one.

Your courage is the key to a healing world.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • St.Paul ,MN U.S.A • #3972

My condolences and prayers to all the family and friends who lost someone in the shooting yesterday.

Cobham Family

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Toronto, Ontario • #3973

WE ARE THE GILL FAMILY AND WE WOUNLD NOT THINK THIS WOULD HAPPEN we FEEL SAD FOR THE PEOPLE DIED AND THE STAFF THAT DIED THE FAMILY THAT THE PEOPLE LEFT BEHID.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Canada B.C • #3974

Dear family and victims of VA Tech,

My heart goes out to you and everyone involved in the April 16th tragedy. It is such a shame that such a thing like this occured. May all the students and staff that have passed rest in peace. the whole nation is with you, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven gained 32 amazing angels yesterday, they are in a better place now, even though none of them were ready to go.
To the families of VA tech, It must be hard to go through such a thing to learn that your son, daughter, husband, wife or friend has been killed. I have a hard enough time coping, but all the families have it a lot worse getting a dreaded phone call that they of wished they would never of received. Unfortunately we can not turn back time we just have to try and hold our heads up high, look into the future and keep our spirits up in this time of crisis. We have to build on this. We will get stronger, as a nation we have to come together. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone, God bless, take care.

MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL. R.I.P

Marlit F. Chozo

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Gulfport, MS and Miami, FL • #3975

I wanted to say that thanks to SLED, we are connected to you. But because of that connection, the entire community of Second Life mourns with you.
But I myself wanted to say that I am praying for peace, security and comfort for all of you. I know that not that many of you know what SLED or Second Life is. Ask an instructor, they know.
So from one man named mike in Tulsa, OK back to Virginia, I am praying for you, and will be proud to wear Burnt orange and Maroon on friday.
And in-world alot of will be. Indeed, Hokie hope!

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Tulsa, OK • #3976

I extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Virginia Tech community and to all those affected by this unimaginable tragedy.

Brian T. Sorg
Graduate Student
James Madison University

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Harrisonburg, VA • #3977

Deepest sympathy from the University of Miami. The thoughts and prayers of the UM Family are with everyone at Virginia Tech.

Jeff
UM Law ‘06

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Largo, FL • #3978

For all families, be strong. Just try. God will help you. Pray a lot. Espero que todas las familias se recuperen. Solo se que es duro en pensar que su hijo o ser querido estuvo ahi. Sean fuertes que Dios lo ayudara.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Dominican Republic --(Bronx, NY) • #3979

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tradgedy. My family lost all material things in Hurricane Katrina, but the lost of a child is unthinkable. All of you are in my prayers and I wish I could help the loved ones that was left behind as people helped our family after Hurricane Katrina. You can put back a house, but seeing your child’s smile, you cannot never replace.
Tina

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Arabi, Louisiana • #3980

My heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims. As a fellow college student, I cannot help but empathize and feel totally and completely heartbroken. My heart aches for all the futures stolen and hope that something like this never happens again.

I hope that the survivors can find hope in this time of disparity and know the victims are all looking down at us from Heaven.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • West Lafayette, Indiana • #3981

I understand the pain of losing a brother… it’s a difficult process - one that you’ll never get over.  My deepest sympathies to all the victims families.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Buffalo Grove, IL • #3982

We are thinking and praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Great Falls Montana Matt Schlund • #3983

To the Hokie Family,

Continue to be there for each other and remember this could have happened on any campus - any where.  But the strength exhibited on your campus during the last two days has only happened due to your inner generosity of spirit.  Let the Hokie Nation prevail. I weep with you.

Be brave.

A Hokie Mom, Gina A. Forrester

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Frederick County, Virginia • #3984

i knew julia pryde in middle school. we were great friends. she was such a kind and gentle soul. my heart goes out to her family and all other families who have suffered such a tragic loss.

tina santiago

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • atlantic highlands, nj • #3985

My heart is broken over your pain. I am a senior at San Diego State University and will be graduating next month. I can not express how deeply my condolences are to the students, faculty and the family members! The pain has affected our campus as well. I will be celebrating my graduation in memory of the Virginia Hokie’s!
Lots of love, Shawna Russell

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • San Diego, Ca • #3986

These unspeakable events have in part sparked a discussion among my good friends thinking back to our college years and wonder what we would have done. 

Growing up around a small college in Massachusetts with both parents as professors, the way my life was so intertwined with the school...I feel a deep sadness when I think of what all in the Blacksburg area are going through.

My heart goes out to all those affected by this horrific incident.

Sincerely,

Alex

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Alex Taubman, Atlanta GA • #3987

Kia kaha kia tangata whenua O Viginia tech wananga.
Tino mamae i ngataku ngakau...Aroha ki a koutou...hare,haere,hare...ki te mate o te raruraru!

haeremai kia taku whenua...Aotearoa...awhi O nga ngakau me Wairua...haere mai, haere mai, Haeremai...Muriwai Whanau

Translation :
“Be Strong te people of Virginia state & all.
Geat sadness is in our hearts for you & those who have passed.
We send light to your ancestors as they passover.
come someday to our land for peace ,healing 7 understanding.
be Strong once again.

from the native people of New Zealand / Aotearoa
Rewa

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Grey Lynn,Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand • #3988

My deepest thoughts, prayers and condolecences are with you. Im really sorry for what happened.
Let us hope something like this never happens again.
God Bless you all.

Ozren Agnic.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • #3989

To the students,Staff and Families of all the victims, Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a very sad day in your university a very sad day in our lives, you showed the world how strong you are and how much love you have among yourselves and for your community.

May God bless you and help you day after day.

Rida Bouqdir

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Houston , Texas • #3990

i was so shocked to hear the news and would like to express my condolences for the families of the victims god be with you
Tarze

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Queensland Australia • #3991

I’m sure I speak for everyone from Arkansas when I say that we all send our condolences to you and yours and we pray for the victims and their famalies.

Sincerely,

Bryan C Barnard

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Stuttgart, Arkansas • #3992

For this tragedy, I am truely sorry. You guys are in my prayers.

Andrea Berry

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Phoenix, Arizona • #3993

Dear Virginia Tech family,
My heartfelt prayers, thoughts and condolences go out to each and everyone of you, at this senseless tragedy. May the God of Abraham and Isaac comfort you and your friends and families as you and the nation deal with such loss of 32 promising and bright lives taken from us in such a senseless act of violence and cowardice. Good will triumph over evil, don’t allow bitterness and hate to fill your hearts. God loves each and every one of you...VT will heal and times does have a way of healing. God bless you.  David Weber

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Wichita Kansas • #3994

Fellow Hokies:

As a VA TECH alumna, my deepest condolence goes to all who have lost their loved ones in this tragedy. No matter where we are, our hearts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Houston, TX • #3995

Although i never attended VT, i am a fan of your football team. It hurts to know someone could do this kind of evil. My tears are your tears, I pray that the Hokie Nation will rise from this stronger than ever. May God bless you, your families, and everyone else at VT.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Largo, Fl. • #3996

Grand Valley State University is praying for Virginia Tech and all those affected by this tragedy. Know that we too are grieving with you and are keeping you close to our hearts… Today, we are all hokies. God bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Allendale, Michigan • #3997

To the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy,
I cannot envision what you are experiencing at this time of extreme sadness, but I would like to offer my condolences. My prayers and the prayers of Queen’s University are with you. Stay strong, Hokies. We’re all with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario, Canada • #3998

I am an Australian woman with a growing family and I was shocked and saddened by the tragedy which unfolded on April 16 at your school.  My family and I want to send our prayers and support to all of you who have been so awfully affected by the taking of these lives, especially the friends and families of the fallen.  Our love goes to you all.

Adriana McDonald.

April 18, 2007, 12:55am • Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia • #3999

I cannot express the deep grief I have for your VT family.  You are all in my prayers - may God heal your hearts and bring new hope to your campus.  Take this opportunity to grow your Hokie community - bring your acquaintences into the fold and unite together in strong spirituality!  Doing this will truly make you friends and more importantly - Hokie Family!  God’s blessings to you, Veronica

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Phoenix, AZ USA • #4000

I watched both services on television today and was impressed by the unity of all the students.  I was most impressed by the speech of the final speaker.  She was great!! Among the victims were two Purdue University Engineering Graduates.  May God give you strength in your time of sorrow and help you to heal after this tragic loss.

C. Conrad
Go Hokies!  Go Boilermakers!

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Lafayette, Indiana • #4001

Sending thoughts and prayers from North Dakota State University. May all affected find comfort in family, friends and God during this tragic time.

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Fargo, ND • #4002

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God blesses you!

Davis.Qu from China

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • South China University of Technology Guangzhou • #4003

My prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Gettysburg, PA • #4004

My thoughts and prayers go out the family and friends of all the victims! God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Georgia • #4005

I am very sad today for the families of all VT students and faculty.  As a past resident of Blacksburg where my late husband was a graduate student in the Engineering Dept., my thoughts are with you all and wishing I were able to be there to help.  I enjoyed the time I had with my family at Virginia Tech.  It will always be a part of me.  It is a very special place.  May God Bless everyone…
Karen Schrimsher

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • New Hope, Alabama USA • #4006

All University Students throught the world are mourning the loss of april 16. From a far away place I look with sadness that such a thing could happen in any educational facility in the world. Its up to us students and universities to make sure this doesnt happen again, college is a stage in life with strong emotions and we always have to be alert.

Enrique W.
Santiago, Chile

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Santiago, Chile • #4007

My love and prayers are with all.  God Bless.

Matt Crawford
Lewis University

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Illinois • #4008

I AM A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE 1200 MILES AWAY I FEEL THE NEED TO EXPRESS MY CONDOLENCES. THIS IS A GREAT TRADGEDY AND IT HITS THE HEART OF COLLEGE STUDENTS EVERYWHERE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FRIENDS AND FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES IN THIS HORRIBLE EVENT. GOD BLESS.

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • LINCOLN, NE (KANSAS CITY, MO) • #4009

We praying and condolences go out to all victim, especially to our lovely fiend.. Partahi Mamora Holoan Lumbantoruan (34) a victim from Indonesia.. God bless u.

Amerika bukan lagi negara aman. Semua kekacauan ini telah berawal dari kebijakan George W Bush yang brutal dan menimbulkan penderitaan rakyat negara lain. Semoga rakyat Amerika bisa sadar, bertobat dan kembali ke jalan yang benar. Amin.

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Jakarta, Indonesia • #4010

I am a Lynchburg, VA native and a HUGE Tech fan because my brother went to school there. I am deeply saddened by the tragic events of Monday. May God comfort you in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherry

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Orlando, FL • #4011

i cannot even express how sorry i am for all of you who have had to deal with this tragedy. i know words cant bring back those who are gone but i hope they know before they were taken too early in their lives that they were loved by many

Joe Keith
Danvers ma

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Danvers ma USA • #4012

"City in the Sky” A lyrical Dedication to Victims of VT Tragedy

God shed your tears below
Cure us all of the pain we know
Won’t You bring us into Your loving eyes
And shed light upon our darkened skies
May we feel safe in Your embrace
Give us courage through the trials we face
It hurts; our world can bring such pain
Spraying bullets like falling rain
If You could, save us from ourselves
Bring us safely to You, or somewhere else

(Chorus)
Keep our eyes
On the city in the sky
Where there’s no need to fear
And no need to cry
May we fear not?
When it comes night
May our world’s darkness
Be shown to the light…
(End Chorus)

Can you hear the painful cries
Fellow friends with tear wrought eyes
Please ease them all to see
Our fallen are gone, but they’ve been set free
No more news flash, showing balls of flame
No more numbers shown without names
No more long nights spent at home
Feeling left out and all alone
Let us mourn our lost, but in time live on
Rejoicing only the fact their pain is gone

(Chorus)

Thirty-three families
With broken hearts
Thirty-three dreams
Left torn apart
Don’t you see
Our world is lost
Everyday
More lives are lost
Let us open hearts
And then join hands
Moving onto light
As best we can

(Chorus) 2x

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Murfreesboro, TN • #4013

I have no personal loss here.  But I am saddened by the loss of such incredible individuals.  I have read postings on almost all of the victims and my sympathies go out to the familes and friends who were fortunate to have their lives touched by dynamic people. My condolences to the gunman’s family as they have not only lost their son, but now have to deal with the questions and wonder if the could have seen the signs earlier that he was troubled.

One final statement:  Be good to one another,u never know when goodye is forever. 
Kelley Jolivette-Thomas

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Lafayette, Louisiana • #4014

Someone I care about lost a dear dedicated teacher and best friend at Columbine H.S.  No one listened to the warnings that were all around.  Innocent lives are forever shattered by one.  What would we all give to turn back time and do something different about the loners and odd individuals we encounter?  Deep felt empathy and strength to the families who must suffer through this nightmare.  Hold tight to one another!

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • San Francisco, CA • #4015

I do not believe in a Heaven or Hell. I know everyone that lost their lives were wonderful people. One of the girls was a dancer. I identify with that… i am not only a college student, but a dancer as well, and she was beautiful. As for Cho, we as a society failed him. Children deserve to be happy and if they’re not, steps should be taken to prevent drastic things in the future and fix things in the present. Imagine: no heaven or hell. just people and their beautiful souls. What they left behind for us means more than what happens to them after they’re gone.

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Portland, Oregon • #4016

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased and the students/friends who knew them as well.  Such a horrible thing should never have to be experienced by anyone, let alone on a college campus...a place of “safety.”

Lindsey Laas
Age 21

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Edwardsville, IL • #4017

From all Down Under, our hearts and thoughts are with familes, classmates and friends. We are all thinking of you at this very sad time.

Simon

April 18, 2007, 12:56am • Perth, Australia • #4018