Condolences, April 18, 2007

My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering at Virginia Tech right now.  My thoughts are with those in the hospital and the families and friends of everyone who has lost someone.  The years I spent at Tech will im sure remain in my mind as some of the best in my lifetime.  Words can not express the grief I feel or even the hope as I see what a wonderful outpouring of support has come from around the world. We will mourn and learn from what has happened and we will not forget, but we will not let this tragedy define us.  VT is such a wonderful school full of opportunity and great experiences and I will always be a proud hokie. 

LETS GO HOKIES!!!!

Amanda
Virginia Tech, Class of ‘06

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Charlottesville, Va • #14397

To my fellow Hokies around the world,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of tragedy.  It is a shame that such senseless violence has made its way to our quiet corner of the world.  May you all find peace and comfort soon.

Ut Prosim!
Brett Cabradillia
VT 96 / VTCC F-96

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Jacksonville, NC • #14398

I WANT TO SAY THAT ALL STUDENTS,FAMILY ,FRIENDS AND FORMER HOKIES ARE IN MY FAMILYS PRAYS AND AS I AM A BIG CAVALIER FAN I AM ALSO A HOKIE.

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • WAYNESBORO VA • #14399

The whole Virginia Tech community is in our thoughts and prayers.  We will continue to pray for your healing.
Chris, Tim and Carl MacVean

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Elkins, West Virginia • #14400

TO ALL,
MY DEEPEST HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GOES OUT TO EVERYONE.I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY DOWN IN AND OUT FOR V-TECH STUDENTS CONTINUE TO COMFORT EVERYONE WE ARE 1 AND WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER..
MAY GOD BLESS EVERYONE.

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • PENNSAUKEN N.J. • #14401

Toutes mes condoléances pour la famille québecoise touché par ce drame

Simon

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Montréal, Canada • #14402

I pray for strength for you to make it through these difficult times. I know that it is hard and I pray that you find comfort in the Lord. May you find peace in these hard times and comfort in knowing that you are in people’s prays around the world. God bless

R_M

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Oklahoma • #14403

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Al C.

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Abington, PA USA • #14404

VA Tech has been very important to our family for many years. Several of our family members are alumni and we have season tickets to the football games. We live in PA now and drive 6 hours to most of the home games. We won’t pretend to know what you are going through, because we have never been there ourselves. We do want you all to know that our hearts go out to you. Our prayers are with you. We pray that God will help you to get through this and give you comfort.  The Baileys

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Lititz, PA • #14405

I am sorry to hear about this. All i can do is, may they rest in peace! for the victims’ families, please stay brave and calm, your beloved that now stands above you in Heaven,would like to see all of you to lead a happy life ahead! your beloved will always stay in your heart, no matter where you are! they are alive in your heart! once more, have my condolence! Pray to God to give you strength to overcome this!

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Malaysia • #14406

Our family, along with having two sons that attend Indiana University, send our support in this tragic time and our deepest sympathy to the families and students of Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Indianapolis, IN USA • #14407

Dear Hokie Nation:
As the proud aunt of a 2005 graduate, I send to you my prayers, hopes and blessings during your mourning.  How many times I have driven up and down the highway to see the VT emblems on vehicles going to the games and sensing the pride these people feel for VT.  I cannot begin to express my sadness at your loses, your pain and your anguish during this time.

Please know that healing does come but first we must mourn and we do mourn with you. 

God bless all of you and God bless your extented families for situations like this make us all victims but we can rise above this and become stronger and more resilient.

Take heart...love overcomes all...continue to love and support each other.
MSykes

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Richmond, VA • #14408

Familiares y compañeros de las víctimas,

Siento mucho lo ocurrido, supongo que están terriblemente aturdidos y tristes, y que no entienden lo que está pasando en este mundo.

Un abrazo muy fuerte y mi más sincero pésame.

Dídac Ramírez Combalia

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Barcelona, Spain • #14409

I am deeply saddened to see this happen in our country.  My prayers are with VT. 

The guns should be illegal to everyone except the law enforcers.  Right Now,The guns can be bought so easily, these can be excused for hunting or sport.  THEY SHOULD BE OUT-LAWED!!!

Meghal C.
Ferris State University

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Big Rapids, MI • #14410

I really sympathize with everyone at VT, students, friends, parents and family of the victims. I personally felt deeply troubled and sad at the tragedy. I know no words can explain how u feel, but know one thing, You all are in my prayers, and I’m sure people around the nation and globe are praying. One thing is sure, God Almighty knows why this happened and He will see you through this trying period. By God’s Grace, they are in a better place, and may their soul rest in perfect peace. Pls accept my sympathy and may the God of comfort, console and take you thru this period in Jesus Precious name. Amen.
from Dami

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Lakewood, CA. U.S.A • #14411

I am deeply saddened by the events that happened at Virginia Tech on Monday morning.  As a former Blacksburg resident, I am shocked that something like this could happen in our town.  I pray that God be with all the victims families, survivors, Virginia Tech students, administration and the City of Blacksburg.  We’ll be praying for you!

Tech Fans in St. Louis

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • St. Louis, MO • #14412

My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Durham, NC • #14413

For the family of VT,
I am down in Mississippi and have been glued to the television, overwhelmed by shock and despair for you all. I was teaching in Jackson when the Pearl shootings occurred and remember well the struggle to comprehend the senseless loss that occurred. Please know the prayerful support we feel for you here, and how moved we have been by your dignity, strength and heroic courage in the face of such a staggering tragedy.
I pray for your peace and healing.

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Hattiesburg, Mississippi • #14414

To all the friends and families of the victims, and all the students, faculty and staff of VT,

My condolences to all of you.  I am shocked and saddened by all the deaths.  My heart is warmed when I read about the bravery of some of those that were killed and it reminds me that there is good in the world.

My heart goes out to all of you.

Melanie B.

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Idaho • #14415

Hokie Pride, Hokie Strong, Hokie Nation

Love and Regards,

John E. Webb II
Class of 2003

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Boones Mill, VA • #14416

To all students at VT and to the families that lost loved ones, myself, as well as the entire student body of UCLA are praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Los Angeles, California (University of California • #14417

Dear Hokie Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you throughout this time of loss. Your community has endured such a tragedy that would seem unimaginable to most. But, with prayer to our awesome God, we, as a family, can pull through this. All of my condolences go out to each and every one of you. The Hokie family has grown considerably now because we are going through this loss together. Please know that so many people across the world are praying for you and will continue to do so. We all love you guys and together we all stand as HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • ~Ashley~ Boiling Springs, South Carolina • #14418

our deepest symphaty to all families and students of VT. we know how devastated you are right now and no words can express your grief. our condolences for your lost. again it shows that gun was only invented to kill. please we pray that peace may reign in the entire family of mankind. amen
sincerely,
filipino expats
dublin, ireland

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • republic of ireland • #14419

MY CONDOLENCES...TO ALL THE U.OF V.T.MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL...LOVE FROM MICHIGAN.

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • PORTAGE,MI. • #14420

To EVERYONE at VA TECH, the families & the people of Blacksburg I send my heartfelt apologies that something like this continue’s to happen & devastate our fellow brothers/sisters of this world .. my condolences, love, support, infinite prayers & thoughts are sent your way. VA has always been a home to me and VT has & always will be my school of choice. I love that town & the Uni. is simply gorgeous! To anyone affected by this please do not be afraid to seek counseling...to talk to someone..ANYONE. Don’t let anger & resentment build up inside of you for something you couldn’t control. May God give you the strength & wisdom to change the things that can be, to accept & let go of the things you have no control over. Don’t be afraid to cry there’s NO SHAME, it means your human! Be proud in who you are & what you are. Don’t let people’s opinions of you affect you SO MUCH!! You are your OWN person and no matter what other’s think/say of you..STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF & KEEP YOU HEAD HIGH! Its never too late to change or better yourself. Don’t let anger, resentment & lonliness take over you!! Get help! There’s ALWAYS time for help...until you pull that trigger & kill yourself &/or soemone else. All my love & support!! - B.M.Davis

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Foley, Alabama (GO HOKIES!!!!!) • #14421

The people of Virgina are in my prayers.  I could not hold back the tears as I heard the news.  I am a mother and could not imagine what parents friends, and family are feeling.  Please know that all of you are in the thoughts and prayer of everyone in Arkansas.

April 18, 2007, 12:34pm • Pine Bluff, Arknasas • #14422

Dear Virginia Thec Hokies

I’m form Chile and I really sad by this events. You are in my prayer. You have our chilean afects and rest in peace.

Jorge

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Santiago, Chile • #14423

We cry with you, you are not alone. There is so much love around you at this time of loss that is reaching to touch your soul and spirit. I have lost friends and loved ones during my 60 years of life here and it herts to the core at times at the loss. But what helps is remembering what they gave you to keep in your hart ,is the love they gave, the wisdom they gave, the fun they shared with you and all the good things. This is what to hold onto as they would want you to, to smile again.  D.P

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Maple City,Michigan • #14424

I was on the campus of The University of Akron when there were problems at Kent State University in May 1970.  Though I knew no one personnaly, I knew the feeling of concern about going to class in the days following.  Just recently I lost my husband so I know how your loss leaves an empty spot in you life. God will see you through this. Lean on Him.

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Mogadore, Ohio, USA • #14425

Out of the horror and tragedy of this horric event may your hearts and lives be touched by a God who is greater than your pain, greater than your suffering and knows the depths of grief that you feel.  He loves you.

Tommy

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Greenbrier, TN • #14426

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hokie family.  May God send you comfort through your time of mourning.

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Tampa, FLorida • #14427

My deepest condolences to students and their families. You are in my prayer........
God bless you..

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • El Segundo, CA • #14428

I have been following this tragedy from begining I want you to know my heart goes out to all of you ,I know how it feels to lose someone you love.Tina Row.

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Indianapolis Indiana • #14429

Northern Ireland sends their condolences to the victims of Monday 16th April. I know it is not enough, but our prayers are with the families of the victims, the professors and students of Virginia Tech. All my love to everyone, who is going through a difficult time at the moment. There is a beautiful place called Heaven! No matter what religion you are; pray tonight for the people who are suffering all over the world!
Lots of Love Caroline

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Northern Ireland • #14430

with time may you recover from this selfish act.
best wishes to the whole community.
mark richards

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • birmingham, england • #14431

I have jewish, palestinian and christian blood… I pray for peace.. I pray for you.

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Europe • #14432

I came from austria. I’ll send you the best wishes. I’m very shoked. Rest in peace. And very best wishes all the relatives from the victims

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • #14433

My condolences go out to all the families and friends of the victims of this terrible terrible tradegy.  I work at a high school and am extremely affected by all of this that we see today. 

Please know that not ony the families, but also the entire staff at Virginia Tech are in my prayers and thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Abington, Pennsylvania • #14434

As a native Virginian, I want to express my deepest condolences.  The strength of all those affected by this tragedy has shown the world what an extraordinary community you have.  We all mourn with you.  God bless.

April 18, 2007, 12:35pm • Miami, FL • #14435

I am so devastated by the tragedy at VT. I’m a Virginian native and a student at GMU and have many many friends at Tech. My hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the victims. It’s so sad to fear going to school, a place of learning and a place to be a part of a wonderful community. Stay strong Tech..you have so much love and support..you will rebuild! LOVE MY HOKIES!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Fairfax, VA • #14436

God Bless you all!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Famiy of 3 in Wyoming

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Wright, Wyoming • #14437

May God bless each and every one of you! Virginia Tech is blessed to have Professor Nikki Giovanni. She is such a source of strength! It’s truly amazing how God uses his angels in such a time of grief.  Her words lifted my spirits as I shared your grief over this horrific crime.

Jo

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • coastal North Carolina • #14438

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. As part of the University of Texas community and also knowing one of your students there at Virginia Tech, we felt particularly close to your tragedy. It makes us all take inventory of what is important in life. Our hope for all of you is healing and comfort in this time of crisis.

SDB

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Austin, TX • #14439

My heart goes out to you all at Virginia Tech, and those all around the world who have lost such brave and beautiful loved ones in these horrific events. 

I am a student at my local community college, and nearly every moment since the terrible shooting on Monday we have kept you all in our prayers.  It is hard to find hope and peace in the midst of such circumstances, but we pray for that for you all.  Know that the bright and courageous souls who were lost or hurt on Monday are being remembered in prayer and support.

Love,
-Lindsay Anderson

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Lansing, Michigan • #14440

My deepest condolence to all the families and friend at Virginia Tech.
I can not even imagine the pain that many of the students, faculty adn workers are feeling after Monday.  Please know that through your darkest times there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.  I know from experience; may peace be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Tyrone, PA • #14441

We know there are no words that can take the pain.  However, we wanted to express our sincere condolences with our VT customers and everyone else impacted by this tragic event.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
And know that none of you are alone and are in the thoughts and prayers of everyone world-wide. 

May you all find solace in those who love you,

the staff of Boxer4Racing

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Marshall, NC • #14442

As a mother and grandmother my heart is so heavy for the relatives and friends of those lost. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. For those facing recovery, I pray for your healing to be complete and in fast time. Hold on to your faith and your Hookie Pride.

Robin Dix and Family

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Powhatan, Virginia,USA • #14443

To the victims and their families, my prayers are with you.  As a member of the Blacksburg community and an employee of Virgina Tech great sorrow fills my heart.  It is hard to understand how this could happen on our campus.  When I came to work today I sat in my car, and though my heart is full of sadness, fear replaced that for a moment.  This is our town and we must come together and lean on one another for support until that fear subsides.  Love for our campus and for one another will helps us move forward from the tragedy that unfolded on April 16, 2007 - a day we will always remember.

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Blacksburg, VA • #14444

It deeply troubles me to know that so many people are hurting and searching for answers after what has happened.  I am a 2004 graduate of the University of Washington and can’t fathom what every single one of you is going through; I have struggled with tears of pain myself since Monday.
I know at this time and for a long time to come it will be hard to find comfort and forgiveness.  Please remember that even at a time of darkness, there is light in others around the world that are thinking about you.  You are all very brave and I thank you for sharing what information and feelings you can so the rest of us can try to understand.

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Seattle, Washington • #14445

Just a quick note to tell you all that my heart goes out to all of you who have suffered these past couple of days. I could not imagine what i would do if this happen to me. I pray that God will heal your hearts and give you all hope that everything will be ok. stay strong and remember the buckeye state is with you in your time of need. god bless you all.
With love
Nick P.

April 18, 2007, 12:36pm • Columbus,OH • #14446