Condolences, April 17, 2007

As we all go through life it’s a shame it takes something as horrific as this for us to realize what we take for granted and what’s really important in life, family and freinds. I would like to send my prayers and thoughts as you folks go through this very trying times.

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Lincoln, Nebraska USA • #915

My heart goes out to everyone that has personally been affected by this senseless tragedy.  I know the healing process will be a long road ahead.  Here’s wishing each of you a journey filled with love and sunshine.

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • SPARTANBURG, SC • #916

Wow, it’s hard for me to imagine the reality of what has happened to VT. I am still in shock. I am so sorry for the students, faculty, families and anyone else that was affected by this horrific tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, hokies! God Bless.

-Lauren

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Baltimore, Maryland • #917

Although I did not know any of the victims my thoughts and prayers go out to their families during this time of grief. May you all gain strength from each other as you lean on each other and rely on each other for support. Again my thoughts and prayers are with the faculty, students and families of Virginia Tech. Corinne

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • London Ontario Canada • #918

O povo brasileiro está comovido com tudo q aconteceu, todas as vitimas desse desastre estão em nossas orações. situações como essa são pessimas, mas servem para unir todos em um unico espirito de solidariedade. paz para todos!

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Itabuna, Bahia / Brasil • #919

My families prays go out to all those families of VT. Being the father of two girls my heart is saddened by what the parents have suffered. To all of VT, be strong and carry on as your mates would have wanted.
Sal Valenti

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Wantagh, NY • #920

My deepest condolences to all members of the bereaved family. Please don’t let their memory ever fade away. They could be you and me, anywhere, anyday. It is a huge loss to society as a whole. I feel it as a setback to humanity and technology. Who knows, we may have lost an Einstein or Edison in the horrible incident.

Please God, let them rest in peace and give them whatever they need to complete their incomplete missions.

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India • #921

When I heard what happened on Monday morning I just couldn’t believe it. I just wanted to say to the Virginia Tech University students, faculty members and the people that lives in VA that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families and those families that have lossed their loved ones in this terrible massacre. I am so sorry about what happened and God Bless you All.

Patricia

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Sevierville, TN USA • #922

April 16th, a day will be, and should be rememberd forever, by the VT people, by the US people, and by the people from the whole world, for the victims in the misfortunate event.
Word cannot express my sorrow. Though they are all unknown to me, I know that they are all beautiful lives like me; I know that they are all sons and daughters of the parents and fathers and mothers of the children.
May them peace in heaven.

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Beijing, China • #923

My thoughts and my prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech, and especially to those families directly affected by this tragedy.  As an Alumnus and also a former member of the Marching Virginians graduating last May, I share many of the feelings that everyone at the campus are going through.  I only wish I could be there to support the community as you recover and unite to grow stronger.  Remember that all Hokies grieve with you, the Nation grieves with you, and people around the world grieve with you. 

May God Bless you all and peace be with you.

-Wayne Barnum

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Fredericksburg, VA • #924

My heart goes out to all the families of the victims...the staff and students. I don’t even know what to say...this is just so sad. Hug your kids everyday...tell them you love them because this world is not safe...You just never know anymore. It’s so very sad...You are all in prayers.

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Dover , Delaware • #925

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA • #926

My heart is aching for all of those who attend, teach, or who are affected by this heinous act. No words would ever be able to ease any pain, but coming together and embracing those who have passed and those who are still here is important right now. The way the VT community has handled themselves thus far, has gone above and beyond any expectations that anyone could have. I commend each and every one of you for keeping your heads high and for carrying yourselves the way you have, and the way you are continuing to. All of you are truly an inspiration to this nation, and my heart goes out to all those affected. Much love from the MV area.

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Alexandria, Virginia • #927

My heart breaks for you, VT.  Please know that there are millions of people all over the world that share your pain and keep you in our prayers, myself included.  I pray that God will comfort each and everyone one of you who has been affected by this tragedy, and that His arms will hold you and keep you strong.  God bless every one of you.

Stand strong Virginia Tech. 

Keeping you in my prayers,
A fellow college student (Trident Tech)

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Charleston, South Carolina • #928

It’s a horrible thing when a parent loses a child. It’s something that no parent should ever have to experience. I know I’ve been there. It’s a very lonely road to travel no one knows until they are there. I have found hope and comfort in being with others like Compassionate friends group,I strongly recomend a book called
“ I wasn’t ready to say goodbye (surviving,coping & healing after the sudden death of a loved one)” by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair
It is very helpful to anyone who loses a loved one suddenly. Please pass this too anyone and everyone.
God Bless each and everyone of you, Friends and Family. Stay together and just hug each other hard!

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Green Bay, Wisconsin • #929

My Heart and My Prayers are with Virginia Tech
God Bless you all…

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Malena Romo , York, PA • #930

I woke up around 1:35pm on the 16th, not knowing what happened. Once I learned of the tradegy that had occured while I was sleeping, I immediately starting praying for all of those at Virginia Tech. Though I do not yet know if anyone I knew has been injured or is no longer with us, I still feel personally effected by these terrible events. Today is my birthday and my wish is that all those whose lives where lost yesterday are in a better place looking down on us. I will continue to pray for everyone in Blacksburg, everyone who knows a friend or a family member at Virginia Tech, and those who have passed on.

Carmel Tanner
GMU 2010

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Fairfax, VA • #931

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the students,staff and parents of those lost and injured on 4/16/07. 
God Bless You All,
Pat

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Asheville,NC • #932

There are not enough words to express the deep sadness, pain, and grief that has struck the Hokie nation.  I couldn’t agree more with the sentiments of my classmate Paul Fischer.  I too feel a deep connection to Virginia Tech even though I graduated long ago. God Bless Everyone.

Allen Jeffries, Class of 1999

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Pensacola, FL • #933

I visited your campus in the mid-50s and have beautiful remembrances of my visit. I am 74 years old and offer my sincere thoughts and prayers for all students and staff at VT.  This was horrible.  I pray you all will recover, and go forth.  I will continue to pray for each of you.
Charles, Mt. Pleasant, SC

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Mt. Pleasant, SC • #934

I am a native of ohio, therfore I am a proud Buckeye, but I have been a hokie fan for many years also....To the family and friends of those who lost thier lives on that sadful, tragic day, I send my heartfelt sorrows and deepest sympathy.
May the Lord be with you and comfort you in each and every way. God bless you and Virginia Tech University.
Joy Allen

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Powhatan Point, Ohio • #935

There are no words.  Words seem to be so entirely inadequate to express our feelings of horror and shock and pain this needless event has caused.  But we have no other way to cope.  So, even as the nation and the world grieves with you all and offer prayers we know you are suffering greatly.  Hang on.  In time some of the scars will heal and some of the tears will dry but none of us will ever be the same.

Larry Palmer

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Norco CA USA • #936

To all of those who have lost loved ones I, along with other Hampton University alumni and students, share our love, thoughts and prayers with you knowing we cannot even image the excrutiating shock and pain you are feeling… And I pray that all of us remember each and everyday to remind our loved ones how special they are and to come together as a community,nation, and world not just in times of pain but always- many heros are in fact faces we have never seen until our time of need

much luv,
Naliyah Kaya

“...I got faith, that’s all it takes 2 get 2 where we goin’...” -Tupac

“...replace fear with faith..."- KRS-ONE

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Norfolk, VA / Seattle, WA • #937

My prayers are with those affected by this tragic incident.  May God give them the necessary courage and strength to tide through these difficult times ...

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • CNG, VA • #938

Yesterday I was informed by my oncologist that after four months of chemotherapy my cancer was finally in remission. What should have been the happiest day of my life instead was a day of heartfelt mourning for all those innocent lives lost at Virginia Tech in such a senseless tragedy. My heart and my prayers go out to all of you.
Dr. Joe DiGregorio
University of California Riverside

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Riverside, California • #939

Obviously the tragedy has been all over the news. I have no connection with anyone there but I cant help feel pain for all you guys are going through. You have proved to the nation that you are strong and my school, family, and friends have noticed and admire the closeness yall are showing for one another. God will watch out for you, God will help the pain, And God will save. Ive never seen a school so close as you are right now. Help each other, Love each other, you are strong, keep the faith, b/c everyone has faith in Virginia Tech!!!

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Greenville SC • #940

I ache with pain and sorrow for all the people personally affected by this travesty.  I graduated from Tech in ‘89 and it is a major part of my life.  I can’t believe something so horrific has happened in such a special place.

Julie

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Monroe, NC • #941

As a fellow Hokie, I share in your pain and sorrow.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and feel I as though I should be there.  The surrealism of this tragedy has yet to totally sink in. I swelled with pride during the Convocation as the Hokie Nation gave President Steger a standing ovation.  I was overcome with emotion during the “Let’s Go Hokies” chant.  You have represented the University well during this horrific event.  You will not have to shoulder this burden alone.  God Bless the Hokie Nation.

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • North Richland Hills, Texas • #942

We are so sadden for your community’s loss.
The stength, love and fellowship of your community come through so clear.  It provide hope to all.
God bless Virginia Tech
Tom

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Southlake, Texas • #943

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the students, families and facutly at Virginia Tech.  Hoping for a speedy recovery for the wounded and know that you have the support of people of this nation.

Jo Ann & Pete Bachran

April 17, 2007, 10:01pm • Henderson, Nevada • #944

The terrible tragedy that took place yesterday was not the result of a South Korean student venting his anger on American students, but the result of a disturbed young man acting out on his negative impulses. I would like to express my condolences to the friends and families of all the individuals who were killed and hurt in this national tragedy.

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Boston, Massachusetts • #945

Stand Strong
God Bless the Hokies

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • ny • #946

Our hearts are so heavy with the grieving for the entire Virginia Tech family.  I was born and raised in Virginia.  Our family is VT alum, Hokie Club members and maroon and orange loyal and very proud.  We will forever question the motives behind anyone committing such an act against others..we pray for everyone...God has the VT and Blacksburg community in his hands. As Everett Edward Hale once said, “Look up and not down, look out and not in, look forward and not back, and lend a hand.” --The Stamey Family

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Hoover, Alabama • #947

I feel for the families of this terrible tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with every one that was impacted by this senseless act of violence.  I am a Saginaw Valley State University student and as a college student I am humbled by the strength of everyone affected.

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Saginaw, MI • #948

To Everyone at Virginia Tech,

I am so sorry for your losses and pain.  You all have been in my thoughts and prayers and my heart goes out to you.  I can’t help but to shed tears along with those of you whom display bravery to speak publicly about what has happened.  It is so unfortunate and I know that myself and Texas A&M University will continue sending prayers your way.

Sincerely,

Kaley

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • College Station, Texas • #949

I wrap my heart, prayers and arms around each and every one of the students, families, and loved ones that have been personally touched by this tragedy.  All of us in these great United States will be forever changed because of these events.
We love you and grieve with you. S.L.

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Rochester, NY • #950

Thoughts and prayers from Canada. Find the strength to overcome this tragedy, for it will not be an easy journey. Hold those around you close to you. Support coming from all around the world.
God Bless.

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Canada • #951

My heart hurts for the families of the lost ones…

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Houma, Louisiana • #952

God Bless the students who died, their families and all affected by this tragedy.  You are in my prayers and the prayers of many throughout the world.  The students who died will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Caroline

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Warren, New Jersey • #953

I am so saddened by the events at your university.  All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.  May the peace of God comfort you.

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Dawson Springs, Ky. USA • #954

I express deep sorrow for those who suffer because of the lost of loved ones. My prayers are with all. May God Bless…

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Hawaii, USA • #955

I grew up in northern Virginia and graduated from Mary Wash in Fredericksburg.  Many of my high school class mates went to Virginia Tech.  My heart goes out to the entire community of Virginia Tech--family, friends, alumni.  I feel so incredibly sad that this happened to such a beautiful school and in such a wonderful state.  Please know my family and I in Colorado are thinking about all of you.  God Bless.
Helen

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Grand Junction, Colorado • #956

Our hearts woven in a blanket
wrapped around you,
each tread woven carries the love of all families around the world,
we mourn the lost of Virginia Tech
on this unfortunate day of April 16,2007,
may their voices always be heard
those who stood
and took heroic actions,
may they remembered with purpose
their lives all unique, goodbye for now
the victims of Vrginia Tech.

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Jersey City, New Jersey • #957

I am deeply saddened by this tragedy and your enormous loss, and I extend my deepest condolences to all of the victims and their families and friends.

Katherine Brundage

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • San Francisco, CA • #958

I was not to worried about anything bad happening around or at my school and myself since we have 3 military bases around our school a fire dept. across the street and a police station . But due to the fact of what had happened yesterday scares. It wakes my up to reality. I hate it how the kids at my school don’t take our lockdown drill’s, or any of our drills seriously. all they think about is, “yes, we get to waste class time”.

I stll can’t believe this happened. I can’t believe some kids want others dead. Why can’t they just remove themsevles from an aweful situation not us.

I give you all at VT, my deepest condolences, I pray that you all can get through this tough time, and we can make our lives safer.

my prayers are with you all.

for those who lost their lives. Rest in Peace..

Sincerly,
Ashley
Senior at CHS

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Coronado, CA, USA • #959

This tragic event are beyond comprehension.
Our prayers & thoughts are with you.
The shock, disbelief and sadness has reached everyone’s heart throughout the world.

We are so very sorry.

Marco, Thaís & Kiana.

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Belo Horizonte, MG - BRAZIL • #960

Our prayers are with you every moment.  Cannot imagine your sadness and loss.
May the Lord hold all of you close to His heart.

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Altamonte Springs FL • #961

Words cannot express, nor can I imagine the hurt you must feel.  Although we cannot place ourselves in your shoes, or feel your pain, we think about our friends, our classmates, our brothers and sisters, and we realize how awfully terrible the hurt must hurt. 

We pray for you.
May God our Father draw His children closer to his side and comfort them during this time. 

Go Hokies.  You will prevail.

GOD BLESS!
Tyler Chavis (University of Southern Mississippi Senior)

April 17, 2007, 10:02pm • Mississippi USA • #962

To the men and women of VT I want to send out my heartfelt condolences and prayers for understanding and strength to all of you in these confusing hours. As a teacher I live with the reality that at any moment a troubled student can turn and commit a senseless act of violence. I admire the strength you have shown to the world and the support you have shown to your school.  It is with great respect I say I am sorry for your loss and pray that peace will one day fall on VT again. To the heros and survivors of the day, know the world thanks you for your bravery and will continue to pray for healing for all of you.  God Bless you all.
Peace and every blessing ......  A FSU Seminole friend.

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Davenport, FL/ USA • #963

To the students, families and friends at Virginia
Tech, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May
God bless you all.

Melanie Stump

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • South Bend, Indiana • #964