Condolences, April 17, 2007

As the daughter of a professor and a family of teachers I am deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy that has befallen Virginia Tech. My husband I and wish to express our deepest sympathies to all the families of all those who lost their lives too soon. May God comfort this,
community and our prayers and support are with you all.
In deepest sympathy,
Stephanie Bridges Stevens Jack Stevens

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Vail, AZ USA • #815

My family and I express our deepest condolences to the grieving families.  Even though we do not know anyone in Virginia Tech, we still share your community’s deepest sorrow on this senseless and absolutely insane act of violence on people who did nothing to deserve this.

Chong J J

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Malaysia • #816

Be strong for those around you, Australia supports you in your time of need. Our prayers are with you all.

Annie R.

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • #817

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.God bless

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Queensland, Australia • #818

I am a gradaute of Virgina Tech (M.Sc 1995, Ph.D., 1998 - Civil Engineering).  This incident broke my heart.  It is a terrable thing to happen to someone/anyone.  I knew professor Loganatan and Librescu (took his class in Norris Hall) and therefore it makes it even harder to swallow.

My deepest sympathies. 

Salman Bhutta

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Toronto, Canada • #819

May the Lord be with you and comfort you.  Your strength is an inspiration to the nation and the world.  As Pres. Bush quoted the Bible today, “meet evil with good”.  God Bless You.

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Bowling Green, Kentucky • #820

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.  You will be in our prayers and we pray that God will ease your pain and comfort you.
Bob and Jean from Maryland

April 17, 2007, 9:52pm • Columbia MD • #821

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that is affiliated with VT! May God bless all of you, and may he send his peace to guard your hearts, during this horrific time!

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Hampton, Va • #822

Every news article I read about this incident and every survivors testimony gives me chills down my spine. This is the most horrifying incident I have ever heard happen in one of the best schools in the country.

I empathize with the families and next of kin of the victims. May God be with you in this time of extreme tragedy.

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • San Francisco, CA • #823

Just unbelieveable, we are all in shock. Our prayers and sympathy go out not just to the families but to all the students and faculty, we cannot fathom what you are going through. God bless.

The MacTeam

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Kanata, ON Canada • #824

I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to the families and victims of the senseless shooting on the campus. Sidney Patin

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Colorado Springs, CO USA • #825

May memories of your loved ones and friends help to heal your aching hearts.  May your extreme Hokie pride shine bright through this sorrowful time… I know my pride in this wonderful university will not fade.  A proud graduate of the class of ‘95, I continue to remember the Va Tech campus, community, and camaradere as one of the highlights of my youth.  It is my most sincere hope that many Hokies to come will be able to find that innocence again.

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Bradford, RI • #826

Virginia Tech,
I am a 50yr.old mother of 3 and a grandmother. As a young girl I lost my brother,father,mother at the age of ten. Tonight I cry for you. I cry for all the mothers,fathers,brothers,sisters, and friends who lost. I cry for the sad state of the world today. This day will never be forgotten. Stay close to each other and know it is ok to cry. I still cry and it is ok. Remember that in this life family and friends are the most important. May God Bless all. Love,Luanne CA

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Los Alamos, CA • #827

Please understand that Millions of people througout this great nation mourn for you and pray for all of you.  We watch the news not out of morbid curiosity, but as a way of being with you.  We are there with you quietly praying.  God Bless you all

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • South Brunswick, NJ • #828

I am a Michigan State Alumni and I’m sure that all Spartans, everywhere, share your grief and will hold you in their thoughts and prayers.
May God Bless each and every one of you.

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Pearl Beach, Michigan • #829

You are teaching the world inspirational lessons in your display of bravery and spirit.  You’re a remarkable group.

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Playa del Rey, CA • #830

Our Sincere Condolences Goes Out To All You Folks at VT & The Entire Community.

The City of Las Vegas Would Like To Honor Your Campus & Those Affected By This Meaningless Tragedy By Turning Off All The Lights On The Las Vegas Strip For 1-Minute With A Moment Of Silence To Reflect.

Please Pass This Msg Around & Please Help Us By Encouraging Las Vegas Mayor Goodman To Go Forward With This Moment Of Memory To VT.

God Bless,
David S Carroll
Las Vegas,Nevada

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman
Mayor’s Office: (702) 229-6241

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Las Vegas - Nevada USA • #831

My heart goes out, to all the young people, who lost their lives, in this senseless tragedy. I believe that through my Buddhist teachings, these fine young people, will come back into this world,
by way of reincarnation.

Arnold McWilliams

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Pittsburgh Pa. USA. • #832

I don’t know what to say.  What happened that day was terrible.  You are in my Prayers.  I will be offering up a Mass this Sunday for all the people who died, their families, and all of Virginia Tech.

May God Bless You,
Tony S.

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Covington, Louisiana United States • #833

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those students who were lost and to all the students and faculty of Virgina Tech.  I am a student at Arizona State and on behalf of my fellow classmates we send you our condolences.  Hold onto one another and your faith in this time of need.

God Bless

April 17, 2007, 9:53pm • Peoria, Arizona • #834

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and friends of those tragically taken away too soon. As the mother of a college sophomore I can’t imagine what the parents of the Virginia Tech students are going through...I only hope it gives you some comfort to know that you are not alone in your sorrow.

~Roberta Fugate

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey • #835

One state, one family.  Rivals, but friends. From the ‘Hoos to the Hokies, we share with your losses.  May God Bless each and every person during this aweful time of sorrow.

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Hampton, VA • #836

My prayers go out to all the families and friends that are dealing with this tragedy and those who were injuried in Massacre. I can’t even imagine anything like that but through the grace of God you will get through this in time.

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Charlotte, North Carolina • #837

with two children in college/university, i am saddened by the events at VT

our prayers and thougts are with you all

DL, Toronto, Canada

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Toronto Canada • #838

My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy, especially the family of Cho Seung-Hui. I forgive him for his sins and I hope we all will recognize how important it is to not lose people and to not shun people because they are different. We are all human beings that deserve love.

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Berkeley, CA • #839

All of my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the 33 students at VT. Although I am only in the eighth grade, I still understand and feel the pain.  This tragedy has touched me, even if I know of no one attending VT. They were all so innocent, and did not deserve that. Rest in Peace to all that died, Quick Recovery to all injured, and Comfort to family and friends. I hope that nothing this terrible will happen again.

XOXO <33

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Grosse Pointe, Michigan • #840

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Mariana

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Orange County, CA • #841

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours and everyone in this time of need....my brother is a sophomore at Virginia Tech and is now back home in Salisbury safe with our family. I hope everyone finds time to be with loved ones cause life is so precious and unfortunately sometimes way too short…

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT…

GOD BLESS

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Salisbury, MD • #842

Safely Home
I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over.
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forver,
Safely home in Heaven at last!

As I watched all day long on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc..I was amazed at the strength, courage and continous likefamily community that Virginia Tech is about.  I know that this is a saddened poem, but it is one that has always brought my strength and the willingness to perservere in times of sorrow.  Knowing that these young educated minds of the future as well as the professors that have taught them were taken from this world so tragically and unjustly, it only allows the people of the world to pull together and be there for each other through this saddend time.  As a teacher myself, I am saddened by the loss of the future minds of our world.  My thoughts and proayers are with all of the familes, faculty, friends and tight knit community of Virginia Tech.  I truly believe that you have the power to overcome this horrific act.

Much love,
Melissa Erberti

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Pomona, New York • #843

I wanted to express how sorry I am to the people who lost a loved one, friend or fellow student. I am a student at Hofstra University in New York. My cousin goes to Virginia Tech and she told me that the students will be wearing school colors tomorrow, I have spread the word to people all over my campus to wear orange and maroon tomorrow in honor of those who passed.We are having a moment of silence and a candle lighting ceremony tomorrow. You will all be in our hearts <3

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Hempstead, New York , USA • #844

My thoughts and prayers are with every student, family member, and faculty at Virginia Tech.
Condolences from Fairmont State University

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Fairmont, WV • #845

I’m a Postdoc. in TAMU, was deeply shocked by the massacre at VT…

I know now there may be nothing we can do for these 32 innocent lives, I know now any words will be paly in front of the sorrow…

I will pray for you all, pray in tears…

I will stand with you, forever…

Be strong, hokie!

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • TAMU, College Station, TX, US • #846

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is touched by this tragic event.

The Perrault Family

April 17, 2007, 9:54pm • Boscawen, New Hampshire • #847

Your families, faculty, and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.  Rebecca

April 17, 2007, 9:55pm • Goodlettsville, Tennessee • #848

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We share in your sadness and tears.
The Lovitte Family

April 17, 2007, 9:55pm • Alabama • #849

My condolences go out to the friends and family members of this horrible tragedy.  My prayers are with you.

April 17, 2007, 9:55pm • Oak Park, MI USA • #850

The strength and character of VT students in this very dark time is an example to all of us. Our prayers are with you for continued strength. God bless all the victims.

April 17, 2007, 9:55pm • Chevy Chase, MD • #851

...and a nation weeps.  Our family’s, as yours, heart is torn. We will never be the same.  Please have faith and use each others’ strenghths and weaknesses to heal as much as you possibly can.
The Briggs Family

April 17, 2007, 9:55pm • San Diego, California • #852

Remain “STRONG” young college students
Remain “DETERMINED” young college students
Remain “FOCUSED” young college students

“GOD BLESS” and keep you “ALL”

K.Bond
Portrsmouth, VA

April 17, 2007, 9:55pm • Portsmouth VA • #853

I am so incredibly saddened by your loss of family, friends, and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been effected by this unbeleivable and senseless tragedy. A woman I work with lost a cousin in yesterdays terrible events and it made me realize just how many people and lives have been dramaticaly altered by one mans horrific actions. My deepest apologies to all. Remain strong and honor those who we have lost.

April 17, 2007, 9:55pm • Denver, NC • #854

I’m so sorry for the events that have taken place, it’s hard to understand why.... but I will keep the families which have suffered a loss, and students of Virginia Tech, in my most sincere prayers. As a college student myself I can’t imagine the horror of it all, but am hopeful that God may comfort our hearts.... God bless...ana ballesteros <3

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Las Vegas, NV • #855

Everyone who sees such times wishes they didn’t happen and naturally questions why. It is important to not let these feelings overpower us. It is what we do during such times that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. We must grieve, we must mourn, we must persevere & we must pray for the families of all those affected. 

We might not know what good could come of such tragedy, you may not even come to realize this good, but someone else may, and for that we must be open to it so it does not come in vain—the price was too high.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the students and faculty and parents of VT. We all have a little Hokie in our hearts and it is grieving with you now.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Mays Landing, NJ • #856

Words cannot begin to express my feelings and thoughts about what horrible events fell upon VT on Monday. My deepest sympathies go out to the students, family, friends, and classmates of those affected by this tragedy.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • British Columbia, Canada • #857

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy.  God bless you all!

The Moore Family

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Vienna, WV • #858

My wife and I want to share with everyone on campus our utmost sympathies - we have been touched deeply by hearing the stories about who each of these fallen students and faculty were and the stories of the students rallying to mourn and grieve together.  We live in Indianapolis, don’t know anyone on campus, but really feel like we are in this together with you all.  Our prayers are with you.  God Bless.
Shawn Nofziger

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Indianapolis, IN • #859

Though dear friends of ours are lost on this tragic day of April 16th, their spirits still rejoice, even though we are mourning and crying, they rejoice because they know they had nothing at fault they just happened to be at the right place at the wrong time. Be strong and Steadfast VT and also to my Prempeh College Aluminis especially Baidoo.
University at BUffalo
South Lake Village.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • BUffalo,NY, 14261 • #860

I am so deeply saddened by the tragic events of yesterday.  As a mother of a sophomore in college I am sickened by the senseless loss of so many students and faculty. How can this happen in what should be such a safe place?  Our children should be safe at institutions of higher learning.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of loved ones lost.  Know that this tragic event has effected all Americans, and it will not, nor should it, ever be forgotten.  My sincere condolences.....

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Orange, Connecticut, USA • #861

The whole world mourns your loss. My heart goes out to all the families and friends of people that were lost in this tragedy. God, please help this community heal.You all our in our hearts and prayers.

The Martin family

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Owensboro Ky • #862

On the Eve of the anniversary of our own tragic event, the Oklahoma City Bombing, I’m sure I speak for all fellow Oklahomans when I say ‘our hearts break for you’.  Healing comes with time but the pain you feel now is immediate.  Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the victim’s families, faculty, students and the state of Virginia.  May God be with you all.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Dill City, Oklahoma • #863

My prayers go out to all the families and friends of those who were killed yesterday. I keep thinking about those students who had so much to live for, they were talented, high achievers, who had the ability and promise to shape our future in a positive way. Through all of this, please remember that God is in control even though we live in a world of sin. We should look to God for strength during these times. Now is the time for our nation to face its responsibility to our youth to ensure they have a safe future.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Pembroke Pines, Florida USA • #864