Condolences, April 18, 2007

my deepest sympathy for all the families of the victims…
especially to Partahi’s family in indonesia… be strong… He is in a good hands now… in heaven.

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Sevierville,TN,usa • #14947

Although words escape me - my thoughts go with everyone affected by this tragedy.

And for all the victims - may you find happiness and peace in your new place.

Carl.

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • #14948

As a graduate of Virginia Tech, I share your grief and distress. May god bring us all peace.
Bob

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • #14949

My name is Jacob Miller. I am a Police Officer working for US Army Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. I want to convey my sincerest condolences to everyone affected by this most horrific tragedy. The Officers working here will be praying for you and keeping you in our hearts and minds.......God Bless You All

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Kwajalein Atoll US Army Base, Marshall Islands • #14950

My prayers go to everyone ... This has affected all of us in more ways then one. My heart goes out to those that lost their kids ... their friends .... Just stay strong… God will carry you thru this ..

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • West Palm Beach USA • #14951

Prayers for peace that passes all understanding.  God by with all who have been touched by this tragedy.

Ansley

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Jonesboro, GA • #14952

To everyone at VT- You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Wisconsin • #14953

Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of the friends and families that lost a loved one. 

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Pinecrest Schools in Canyon Country, CA.

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Canyon Country, CA • #14954

God bless everyone effected by this tragedy.  My prayers are with you all.

Erin
Saint Louis, Missouri

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Saint Louis Missouri • #14955

My heart and soul are aching for the students, families, and faculty of Virginia Tech. 

Through your pain, I pray you find healing
Through your loss, I pray you find strength
Through your fear, I pray you find peace

I pray you are able to forget about the one who caused such mass heartache.  A moment wasted thinking of him, is a moment you will never get back.  He is not worth your energy. 

Focus on healing - I understand Anger is a step in recovering from such horrific tragedy- and you all have EVERY right to it.  My wish for you all is Godspeed in overcoming that step so you are able to get on with remembering those you’ve lost and healing your own physical and emotional wounds. 

THAT WHICH DOESN’T KILL US, STILL LEAVES A SCAR…

Thoughts and prayers from the Hawkeye State of Iowa are pouring out to you! 

--Cindy Miller

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Harlan, Iowa • #14956

Finding the words to express my sympathy to everyone at the VT community is difficult.  It saddens me that something so horrific has happened to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you while you try to heal from this awful event. Keep going and know that you have a nation mourning with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Mt. Airy, MD • #14957

My deepest condolences to everyone no words would ever describe how we feel about it. I don’t have words to express my sadness. It is indeed a very tragic and heart breaking incident. My prayer goes out to all the families and staff.

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Waukegan,Illinois • #14958

What I am feeling right now is hard to put into words. I was born in Virginia and I am a faculty member. I feel the pain, the anger, and the questions like everyone. I can only offer my love and encouragement, my thoughts and prayers, and my support. Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Salisbury, NC • #14959

I shed tears for people I never knew and for those that are left behind to deal with their pain and grief.  My thoughts and prayers are with you as you search for answers to the unexplainable and the unimaginable.  May God be with you all!

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Lebanon, Pa • #14960

Virginia Tech is one of my dream school,as I’m investigating to pursue graduate studies there,while I’m living in Haiti.

May you all in that university continue the good work you already began,and may God give you more strenght and courage to make your best for your nation and for the world !!!

Let’s pray in memorial of those victims, and for all university students and professor around the world who have already experienced that.
Claudyne Vilfrant,Civil Engineer-2005,Faculty of Sciences

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Port-au-Prince,Haiti • #14961

How my heart really hurts for you all as you go through this sad time.  Grieving is a very hard process.  I pray that each of you help hold each other up and pray for each other continuously.  I ask that you consider finding your way to a local church and let those dear people love on you and nurture you.  Also, I challenge you as our new generation of young adults to help us older adults try to make better and wiser decisions to make this world a better place.  We need you to help us to decide now what we can do to prevent this tragedy from happening again.  Stand firm and strong in your beliefs and start challenging us for change. Don’t let this fall on the sidelines and don’t let this tragedy just be another tragedy, but step forward and start persuing what can be done and go after it.  I challenge you strongly to make this world a better place. Think about how we can stop child abuse, pedophiles, divorce, etc.  Learn how to get involved in helping the mentally ill. Challenge our government for change.  Remember we need you.
mwtebrookwood@yahoo.com

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Gibsonville, NC • #14962

i did not know anyone at Virginia Tech but i am truly heartbroken. The world is crying with you

C

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • new jersey • #14963

I am so sorry for all of you who have lost friends, family, and have been shaken from this horrific act. I am not from Virgina, but I pray for you everyday and my thoughts and prayers are with.
Amanda

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Folsom California • #14964

Hokies -
Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you today and everyday! 

Christina

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Charles Town, WV • #14965

Dear,

I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy for the families of the ones lost and also for your college. Every person is in my prayers and hopefully all this suffering will only make you stronger. My thoughts are with you, God Bless.

Kayla Jones

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Wayne County, Kentucky • #14966

Our minds cannot fathom the absolute horror the students, faculty, and parents have experienced with this tragedy at VTech.
Our hearts are overwhelmed with sadness. Our prayers are with each of you. May God’s love comfort and strengthen you during this horrific time.

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Charlottesville, Virginia • #14967

I’m so sorry for your loss.  I only wanted to reach out and tell you that there are so many around the world whose hearts are with you.  We all mourn these beautiful lives and pain that you all are going through now.  Just know that you are surrounded with love in our thoughts and prayers.
-Jackie

April 18, 2007, 1:04pm • Phoenix, AZ • #14968

To all those who were hurt by this tragedy:

I will not say that I know how you feel, because in truth I do not. I do know how it hurts to lose a friend and a loved one, and even though there might not be light right now, there will be at the end of the dark tunnel of guilt, grief and pain you’re going through right now.

All family members and friends are in my thoughts and prayers to get through this unified and without futher pain or suffering.

God Bless VT.

Sharon Stout

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Sullivan, MO • #14969

I’m sure words can not express the pain and hurt you are feeling.  My family & I will pray for your university, the community and the families all affected by this.  Find comfort in your faith and know a nation is grieving with you. I know today and tomorrow will be no different, but it does get easier in TIME!  Be blessed.

Tory

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • San Marcos, Texas • #14970

Dear All,
The tragic events that unfolded on that terrible, terrible Monday morning will never, EVER be forgotten. April 16 will be a day nobody will ever forget. Like the assasanation of John F. Kennedy, and the events of September 11, 2001. April 16, 2007 will be a day no American citizen, nor those abroad shall ever, EVER forget. My heart goes out to all those affected by this tragic event. On that terrible morning, OUR WORLD SAW EVIL! I never thought I would say this, but I never knew how EVIL; EVIL CAN BE! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Though we will NEVER FORGET what happened that morning; WE WILL PRVAIL. The entire Virginia Tech Community is weeping; and mourning the loss of their loved ones and friends and complete strangers. America is SAD but AMERICA IS STRONG! The entire world is shaken by this terrible event; BUT WE WILL PREVAIL. May all the victims of this terrible tradgedy -NEVER- be forgoten and shall they REST IN PEACE! 
Psalm: 23 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Bakersfield, Calfironia U.S.A. • #14971

I am so sorry for the recent tragedy.  Words can not describe my sorrow, and love for VT.  My sister is a current sophmore, and even though I am not attending the university, I consider it my families second home, and I know my sister considers it her home.  My love and support goes out to every student at VT, and I know that all the hokies will love and care for each other, the way they always have.

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Philadelphia, PA, USA • #14972

God bless all of you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, the victims, and their families.  I am not a student, but I am a very worried mother of two very young children.  I can only imagine what you’re going through, but I hope and pray I never have to actually experience it first hand.

Respectfully,
B. Gilkerson

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Mechanicsville, MD United States • #14973

We know that there are no words that can heal your sorrow and loss family wants to express our deepest sympathy to all the families that lost a loved one or had one of their family members wounded , we pray that not only the wounds that they received with the bullets but also their wounds to their hearts and minds will mend!We know that the next few day’s will be long and hard and the struggles you will have will be difficult to handle.Please look to the grace of the one you believe in guide you all.Let us show our children that they are our future and teach them that not only they will be moving on in the world but also the people around them will be forging ahead to the future,explain to them to treat everyone with respect just as they would want to be respected.We also pray for the family whose son did this,we know that they had loved him and wanted to see a better life for him.But they could not control the anger in his heart!Let us all learn from this that life is to short to be fighting amongst one another,let us all remember that no matter what religion or nationality you are we are all one in this world.Peace

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Greenwood,Fl U.S.A • #14974

To the Students,Staff,Faculty and Families of Virginia Tech,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief and loss.  In 1999 we lost 12 of our students in the collapse of our Bonfire stack.  I was one of the staff that worked with the families of the deceased so I have some idea of what is happening now on your campus.  Our students are organizing a meaningful expression of support for your grieving community. Tim Sweeney, Texas A&M University

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • College Station, TX • #14975

Christian Greetings,
We are so sorry, sadden, & shock about your great loss.
We pray that the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob will be very near to strength & help you.
We pray that Jesus, our Savior, will give you love, healing, & forgiveness.
We pray that the Holy Spirit will empower, guide, & direct you to continue to reach out to others as He lovingly & powerfully touches you.
Allow the Bible, family, & others to encourage & give you understanding, & increased faith.
As an Air Force Vet, I fought for Freedom of Religion in our Public schools.
May God help us to look to Him like never before & send a Holy Ghost revival to America.
In Jesus’ Love,
Pastor David Meek

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Greeley, Co • #14976

To the family and friends of Dr. Librescu as well as to his co-workers and students:
We were terribly saddened to learn that in his last moments of life, Dr. Librescu was forced to relive the hate and terror of his youth.  Despite this, we rejoice for him, for he was able to transcend his legacy as a survivor into a legacy of heroism, allowing others to survive.  He confronted hate with love.  You must be so proud!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

-The Hedgecock Family

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Farmington Hills, MI • #14977

I think in this kind of occasion there are no words to express how we’re all feeling.. it was a really sad tragedy, too many young people killed. i guess the only thing i can say is that im so sorry that all of this happened, and i think that when i say that im talking for all the italians and for all the world. we cant let it happen again.
my condolencesgo to all the victim’s families and friends, i cant imagine how much pain u’re feeling. just be strong for them. we’ll all pray for them.

Francesca

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Cagliari, Sardinia (ITALY) • #14978

Virginia Tech Hokies,
I have been there many times for football games and I am stunned and deeply saddened by this tragedy. I pray the Lord will guide you all and give you comfort during this time.Many of us have shed tears for your pain,here in Central Florida.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH.

Stephenie Lee Wittrig
and family

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Lake Mary, Florida • #14979

My colleagues and I in the language department here at Illinois Wesleyan heard about the death of our colleagues Jamie Bishop (German) and Jocelyne Couture-Nowak (French). On behalf of all the language professors here at Illinois Wesleyan University I send deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of these two wonderful language instructors. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Nancy Sultan
Professor of Greek & Roman Studies

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Bloomington, IL • #14980

I may live in Iowa now but Virginia will always be home. My family has been following the news on the terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with all Virginians, especially everyone at Virginia Tech!

Susan W. Stack,a Virginian

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Cedar Rapids, Iowa • #14981

My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the Virginia Tech family and all those affected by this tragic event.

‘May the Lord bless you all the days of your lives, may his face always shine upon you and give you everlasting peace’

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Irvine, California USA • #14982

My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.  This horrific incident is something that we all need to step back, and remember that we are all students together in this crisis, and we all need to embrace and take care of each other, and make sure that in the wake of this horrible incident that we make sure that we take care of those that are around us near and far that are dealing with this loss.  I myself am an MSU Alumni, and I know that living at and attending any college or university, you feel a connection with your “family” at the university, if one of you has a loss, we all suffer that loss.  Please be good to one another, and try not to blame “types” of people, love and cherish each other, and be that friend to anyone that may need it.  God Bless all of you, we are all supporting you, and sending you strength from near and far.

Love always,
Chelsea Hare-West

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • East Lansing, MI USA • #14983

To All:
Extending our arms to give you all a big hug!  We are so sorry that you had to experience something like that.  What a tragedy!  God Bless you and your community!  Be Strong!

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • New Port Richey, FL • #14984

God bless America’s classrooms.

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • A high school teacher from Massachusetts • #14985

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for your loss.  You young people have had to grow up very fast in the last few days.  You bear an unbearable pain in your hearts.

Our love, thoughts and prayers are for everyone, students, families, and faculty at VTech. Please know that we will continue praying for you as you return to what will be your new “normal” campus lives.

The Dee Family of NY and MD

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • New York and Maryland • #14986

I just wanted to say that my heart and prayers go out to everyone. Not just one single person is effected by this. The whole nation is hurting. We got through 9/11 and like 9/11, 4/16 will always be a day for remembering those who lost their lives. Again my heart and thoughts are with everyone. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Johnson City ,NY • #14987

I am an alumni of Virginia Tech and my heart breaks for all of you impacted by this horrific tragedy!  My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you as you begin the grieving process.  I also want to express how proud I am to be a Hokie at this time.  Each student interviewed on the news communicated their thoughts and feelings in the most eloquent manner.  Additionally, the Hokie pride and unity demonstrated is unmatched.  I am so proud of each one of you.  Remember through your grief to know that we are all there for you and thinking of you!

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Farmington, NM • #14988

I am a Virginia Tech alum, and I am stunned and shaken by the events on April 16.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the current students and their families, and especially to the victims of this horrific act.  I wish you all peace in the midst of this chaos, and I will continue to pray for my beloved Virginia Tech!

Nicole

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Virginia • #14989

I sat with young children at my feet, their innocent, free-spirited bodies now rigid with concern for the tears that touched upon my face.  I held them close as I prayed for all of you, asking for strength to help you heal.  Though miles separate my world from yours, your pain travels and touches upon our heavy hearts.  Prayers and love from Vermont.
Samie Acres Child Care / Samantha Ovitt

April 18, 2007, 1:05pm • Vermont • #14990

To all effected by this great loss, Our hearts and prayers are with you during this painful time. Stay strong.
*Missie Melendrez -San Diego, CA

April 18, 2007, 1:06pm • San Diego, CA • #14991

May God Bless each and everyone of you during this tragic time.  My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. 

Larry Poindexter

April 18, 2007, 1:06pm • Woodstock, Illinois • #14992

I was extremly shocked of this horrible thing.I have no idea that how to describ my present feeligs.But I think whatever had happened GOD will be with all of us.
R.I.P I’ll be missing all of you.
P.S. I’m a Chinese high school student.I’m not doing good with English.
Jimmy Lee YT

April 18, 2007, 1:06pm • Yantai China • #14993

dear fellow americans

my hearth is in grief and i cry for all the victims and family member. REMEMBER U ARE NOT ALONE WE CALIFORNIAN ARE ALSO AMERICANS AND ALSO VIRGINIANS.  WE ARE HERE FOR YOU ALWAYS

JOHN TARACHAND

April 18, 2007, 1:06pm • RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA • #14994

God Bless to all of the victims and their families

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April 18, 2007, 1:06pm • seoul korea. • #14995

GOD blesses all VT families. That the Almighty give peace and love too all their hearts.

Carlos Fernando Castañeda Olano

April 18, 2007, 1:06pm • Bogota, Colombia. • #14996