Condolences, April 17, 2007

i wish to say that no matter how bad the situation, we need to care more for our loved ones.  if we were to tell our loved ones how we felt about them, before we departed with them every time, they would know if we got hurt, how we felt.

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • forest va • #765

My heart goes out to all at Virginia Tech.
As always, Hokies are strong but feel free to mourn, grieve and lean on others during this time.
Millions of us are with you at this time and as each day goes by. 
Stay strong…

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • West Caldwell, New Jersey • #766

GOD BLESS VIRGINIA TECH
--You are in our prayers--

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • Pocatello, Idaho, USA • #767

WOW! When I had heard about this horrible thing that happened to our students,faculty, and family memebers of Virginia Tech I was in shock. I was working out and had to stop to say a prayer for everyone. You all are in our thoughts and prayers here in El Paso Texas. Be safe and god be with all of you.

Kathy Long

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • El Paso Texas • #768

My deepest sympathies to the friends and families who lost their loved ones.  I am praying for you all.  We can take confidence in the fact that no matter what has happened, God is still in control.  “And we know that ALL things work together for good to them who are called according to His purpose” Romans 8:28.  Thank God for that promise. 

Michael

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • Indianapolis, IN • #769

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families.  We support our ACC brethren in their darkest hour.

Always,
John and Betsy Turner
Univ. of Maryland, class of 1974

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • Bel Air, MD • #770

Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • NY • #771

Dear VT Students, Faculty & Family Members,

Your heartache is felt throughout this country. Prayers and our thoughts are with everyone there. As a parent of a young kindergarten student, I hold my child a little longer now before I send him to school. God bless you all and God keep the lost in your arms!

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • Hickam AFB, Honolulu, Hawaii • #772

I go to Kean U in New Jersey and I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to all students at VT. May God be with you

Adam

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • Colonia NJ • #773

Such thing should have not happened. It is a disgraceful thing and I hope that the students in Vtech as well as all the people in the US know that people in Korea are in grieve as well. It is such a shame that this happened. I hope the best for people in VA and to the families who have suffered the horrible event.

April 17, 2007, 9:48pm • Seoul, Korea • #774

I would just like to let the family members of those lost and those wounded that they are in my thoughts and prayers.  And also for the healthy recovery of those injured in this tragic event.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • Coral Gables(Miami), FL • #775

May God Bless everyone and their familes at Virgina Tech. Everyone at ECU is keeping your school in our prayers.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • Greenville, NC • #776

I was shocked when I saw the news. I am so sorry, you are all in my prayers, May God bless you, and keep you in this time of sorrow. May God ease your minds, and your hearts. I’m in college myself, and the teachers today were wearing ribbons,your schools colors in remeberance of what happend there yesturday. I’m so sorry and my heart goes out to all of you. May God Bless you all.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • Dudley, NC • #777

I am praying for all of those families who lost a loved one. The Virginia Tech University students and alumni really showed strong will through this horrible time.  I’ll be praying for everyone at Virginia Tech. Stay strong.

Sincerely,
Drew Micek

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • Omaha, Nebraska • #778

As an alum of the class of 2005, I am deeply saddened by the events of this week. Along with my fellow alums of VT, I know there is a strong tie to the University and the campus as we all are sharing in the loss with those who are currently there.

My thoughts and prayers are with my fellow Hokies and their families and friends.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • New Haven, CT • #779

"Hatred never ceases by hatred; but by love alone is healed.”
The Buddha
The world sends you all it’s love.
Julie A.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • San Diego, CA • #780

My daughter is far away at Dayton University. I think about her everyday. I can’t imagine what the parents are going through and the students at Virginia Tech. My heart goes out to each and everyone and the memories of those lost will live on. The world surrounds you with the thoughts and condolences from families far and wide.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • Toronto Canada • #781

Being both from southwest Virginia and a college educator, this tragedy really affected me. I truly believe that schools are places where students should feel safe: safe to learn, safe to express themselves, and certainly safe from harm. To infringe upon that safety is to violate the very values we as educators try so hard to maintain in our classrooms and breaks so many hearts, generates so many tears, and undoubtably affects us forever. My prayers are with each of you - the students, faculty, staff, friends, and families of the VT community. I pray that you’ll find peace and strength during a very difficult time and for the long road to healing. We all mourn with you.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • Woodbridge, VA • #782

Im Cauê, from São Paulo, Brazil, and I read about the incident on the news, and Id like to share my condolences in the name of all students that still fighting for a better world, studying. Our wish is that this kind of fact dont serve as an example, but as a memory of something that should never happen again. The brazilian studens share their condolences.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • São Paulo, Brazil • #783

I am still speechless.  I cannot even begin to grasp the magnitude of this tragedy.  My condolences to those that have lost there loved ones.  This is an inexcusable act.

April 17, 2007, 9:49pm • Rochester, NY • #784

As a Virginia Tech graduate I was shocked.
As a 22 year Law Enforcement Officer I was outraged.
As a parent, I simply cried.
I cried for such a very long time.
My prayers to all the family and friends of those lost.
PC

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • Tampa, Florida • #785

My thoughts and prayers are with EVERYONE who have been affected by this horrific tragedy on and off campus.

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • Racine, WI • #786

I send prayers and embrassing arms to all in need of love and friendship during this time. I can not begin to think of what the students, parents and teachers are going through. I will keep all of yall in my thoughts and prayers. This event has touched me very close to the heart being a college student at JSR and knowing it could of happened anywhere.
Sierra Heath

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • King William, Va • #787

I am shocked and grieved at this unbelievable tragedy. Having taken classes at Norris hall under Professor Librescu in 2000-2001, I feel this tragedy very deeply. Prof Librescu was a wonderful teacher and a very helpful guide. Coming to the defense of his students was but natural for him.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Virginia Tech community. I am sure the HOKIE spirit will prevail and we will rise from this and go forward as we always have.

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • Greenville, SC • #788

As a former Virginian, I automatically feel a strong connection and a deep sympathy for those affected in this horrific tragedy. Having had the privilege of visiting the beautiful and serene Tech campus before and knowing many, many Hokies, I am deeply saddened by this.  Although now many miles separate me, I am proud to be a Virginian and I am in awe the way the Hokies are handling this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!

- SK
Sarasota, FL

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • Sarasota, FL • #789

Like all Canadians, I am devastated to learn of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.  Attending university is such a privilege and integral part in the development of our young men and women...of our future leaders.  To think that so many of our finest have been robbed of their future makes me so sad.

If it is of any solace, I would say to the families of those that have left us....please think of their lives, their smiles, their laugh, their accomplishments...their love.  They are and will always be with you wherever you are.  They are looking down and smiling.  Do not enter the darkness for they are living in the light. 

God bless Virginia Tech, the brave students, the blessed departed and their loving families.

David Globerman
Ottawa, Canada

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • CANADA • #790

Our friends and family have attended Virginia Tech and as such I was deeply saddened by the events on Monday.  I said a silent prayer for the families and friends of those lost yesterday.  Time can heal all wounds and would just say also that forgiveness can also allow healing to take place.  My heart goes out to the parents, brothers and sisters, grandpas and grandmas, friends, wives and children of those who perished.  We pray for you to be comforted as only God can comfort.  A Hokie fan forever,
Charlie

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • Marion, Virginia • #791

It’s hard, but please be strong.
The world is with you, VT.

Fan

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • Little Rock • #792

My 12 year old son told me about this on the way to school Monday morning. I had not heard the news.  It is so hard to understand why anything like this could happen anywhere. You never know what people are going through and why they would do something so cold and cruel....

Our deepest condolences go out to everyone in the community there and hope that God will be with each one of you through the greiving process. 

We are praying for you all.....

Jennifer Dennis and children

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • Shelbyville, Tn • #793

My thoughts and prayers are with all those who where affected by Mondays tragedy..We can look foward to a day when nothing like this will happen again..Things like this can only make us stonger..

April 17, 2007, 9:50pm • Staunton, Va • #794

I have never been so proud to be an alumni of Va.Tech. What a great group of students we have, watching them on national TV the last two days.
I have never cried so much since 9/11 as I have the last two days. But one thing I know - Va Tech will move on!!! Go hokies!!!!!!!!!

E. C. Moncrief
Class of 1954

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Akron, Ohio • #795

There are no words to describe the feelings that we as a Nation feel at this moment for those familes who have lost someone close to them. As a alumni of Penn State, I cannot imagine the tragedy VT has experienced. Stay strong and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. God Bless!

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Pennsylvania • #796

I am so devestated about the events that occured on April 16.  As a fellow Virginian and student, I feel even worse that these young lives have been ended.  Many of the victims are alumnist of my county, Fairfax County.  I extend my symphaties to people across my county, my state, the country, and the world who were affected.

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Oakton, Virginia • #797

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of the victims of this tragedy.  Its times like these when we must all come together as one family.  May God bless all of you. 

Lindsey

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Kansas City, MO • #798

Our thoughts & prayers go with Virginia Tech Family…….god bless you all with strength.

Malathy & Shrini

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Sayre, PA • #799

I have scrolled through and seen the beautiful faces and read about the accomplishments of the fine human beings who were taken away from all of us, whether we knew them or not.  Our world has been diminished by the loss of these wonderful people. I am remembering all of you in my thoughts and prayers.  Words can never say enough.  To the families and friends, my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies. JKJ

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Depoe Bay, OR • #800

As a proud member of the Hokie family, I share in the grief, pain and sorrow felt by everyone touched by these events.  I know that the strength of the Hokie community, with the support of others, will shine through all of this madness.

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Arlington, VA • #801

Words cannot express the saddness that comes out of a tragedy like this.  My entry might be scattered, but quite honestly, I’m rather speechless that something this huge could happen on a sleepy college campus.

My thoughts and prayers extend to the entire VT community; students, faculty and family.

My only hope is that we can learn something from this day.  Behavior is not something to ignore.  If someone makes you nervous, speak up. 

May all the innocent victims rest in peace. 

Much love to the Holocaust Survivor professor who gave his life to save his class.  That is the true definition of a hero.

God bless our world…

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Stamford, Connecticut USA • #802

My heart goes out to Virginia Tech, The students, The staff, The parents, The families, and to anyone to had to face this yesterday. It should not have happened. Tech is my favorite school and plan to attend in the near future, The Tech I know is strong and has amazing heart and pride, You will pull through this stronger than before. Know that all over the world people pray for you and mourn with you...My heart goes out to every single one of you and whether I know you or not I am praying and love every single one of you with all of my heart!
Go Hokies!!!

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Cana, Virginia • #803

To All Faculty, Students, and everyone who has been struck severely with this tragedy, from the bottom of my heart I am truly sorry for the friends and mentors that you have lost in this mayhem. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those families who have lost a loved one, and for those students and teachers still hospitalized. VT Students and Teachers, you must remember to stay strong. Remain united, and come together and mourn over those who are gone. Hokies, our prayers and hearts are with you.

N. Roccia

CCC

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • New Jersey • #804

I have tried three times to convey my feelings to all of you, yet there are no words that can possibly describe the saddness or horror I have felt watching this nightmare unfold. You are all in my thoughts and I pray for all of you and those you have lost. I am very sorry. None of you deserved this. Robyn

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Sacramento, CA • #805

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and students from VT. This is a horrible tragedy that is horrorific. How or why this happened is unthinkable, but the strength from all around the world is with you in this sad time. My God grant everyone affected by this the strength to make it through this hard time. It is scary to think that this happened here in the US, as all of the other school shootings, it saddens me greatly to know that so many people were injured or lives taken in this way. My prayers are with all.

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Bristol, TN • #806

To all the GOOD People of Virginia,
we,The Barker Family from Victoria, Australia offer our heartfelt condolences to everyone touched by this tradgy.  Courtney spent 6 months as an exchange student in your wonderful state (in Roanoke) and the people she (and I) encountered where among the best you could find in the world. We may be on the other side of the world but we share your grief and send love and comfort at this sad time.  The Barker Family Australia

April 17, 2007, 9:51pm • Australia • #807

I may only be a Highschool student but my Journalism teacher and our class talked about what happened and I just wanted to say that my prayers are with the families of the victims and the people that have been scared with the memories they now have of that tragic day

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Pittsburg, Kansas • #808

As a student of the University of Wyoming I would like to show my support to the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech after this horrible incident.  Please know that the impact of this tragedy extends to every college in the U.S. and abroad.  I appreciate this opportunity to express my feelings from afar and remember those who lost their lives.  My heart reaches out to each and every person affected by the events of April 16, 2007.  May peace shine its light upon you, your families, and your community.  Together, we will overcome and build a better world for tomorrow.

Don

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Riverton, WY USA • #809

To the Students, Families, Staff, and Faculty

My name is Mildred Huffman a graduate student of Hollins University. I want to extend my condolences to you all and my prayers are with you.
I would like for the President of Virginia Tech to take in a consideration: that all students be allowed to return to their respective homes and return in the fall. Perhaps they could have their finals poctored or something to that effect. It takes time to heal from such a tragedy as this. This is only a suggestion. Even though life does go on, but one does not know the implications upon returning to campus and the impact it might have on students.
My prayers are with the students and the families
Agape’
Mildred Huffman

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Roanoke, Virginia • #810

May you all rejoice in Heaven and be angels to those of us on Earth.  May God bless you and keep you...always…

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Medina, TN • #811

My deepest condolences to VT students, staff and all families involved.  Although I am on the west coast, I am saddened and together as one person, one nation - we will move forward.  I pray that you may all find peace during this difficult moment.

Love from UCLA

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Carson, CA USA • #812

Well, what do you say in a time like this. I am truly saddened by the loss our nation has had to face. I don’t understand why people choose to do things like this? Why? Why wold someone choose to take so many innocent lives? What does this prove? My sympathy goes out to all of those families, friends, teachers, mothers, fathers, children, etc. that are grieving! Please know that you are not alone and you are in everyone’s prayers! As Alumni, and as a parent my heart aches, I have two little girls, they are 5 and 3, and every day I wonder what kind of world have I brought them into? I pray that we take and learn from this, and join together to become one stronger nation, and Hokie Family! God Bless you all!  Dana Ridings

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • White Post, Va • #813

The devil is a liar, God is still in control, My condolences to all, may God continue to bless and heal you. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.

Terri

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Richmond,VA • #814