Condolences, April 18, 2007

To all of those at Virginia Tech-
God bless each and every one of you.
What you have went through is unimaginable, and you will be in my prayers in the days and weeks to come. As a student at Radford University, 15 minutes away, and part of the “unofficial” Tech family, we mourn for your loss. We have united a school to support everyone, and I know everyone who has friends that go to Tech are also willing to help you out in every way shape and form.
God Bless You.
Remember that you are not going through this alone.

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Radford, Virginia • #5182

My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone.  I remember the support that NYC received after the 9/11 tragedy and it helped immensely.  I hope you find some small comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  God Bless you all.

Wilma
New York, NY

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • New York, NY • #5183

Loss is not an ending. Loss is always replaced with something else… and it is your choice what it is replaced with. VT, you have showed America and the world that you are chosing to replace it with Hope, Dignity, Bravery, Strength, Unity, and most of a ll, Love. If there is anything I can do… even if it is to just listen, or pray, for anyone one of you please feel free to message me at myspace… http://www.myspace.com/beejae . 

Everyone is a stranger before they meet… sometimes it’s easier to speak with someone you don’t know. You and your loved ones have all been in my prayers since this terrible tragedy began and I am wearing Maroon and Orange homemade wristbands for you.

I never took classes at VT… but it is the closest thing I have ever had to belonging to a college as one of my friends once went there and I visisted very frequently. There, even before this took place, has always been a sense of unity and family down there like no other campus I’ve ever been on. Everyone should know that you were not brought together by this… you stayed united despite this.

Love and healing,

Beejae.

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • #5184

I am a graduated student from a University from California and I want to express that my thoughts and prayers are with all of the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this tragic event.  I also hope the best for the students who attend Virgina Tech and will continue to do so.  Se fuerte (be strong).

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Los Angeles, California • #5185

What an outstanding example of heroism,courage,strength,caring and love. We are proud of you VT Hoakies, your faculty and staff. In this time of grief our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.

Love,
Syed, Ayesha, Amer, Shahnaz & Faiza

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • STEVENSON RANCH, CALIFORNIA • #5186

I cried within my heart for the victims and their families, that this could happen to me!  I will keep you in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Pasadena, Tx • #5187

To all the victims, family, teachers etc:

i hope u all can give this terrible action , a place in your life, and that u get the strength to go on , one day. Have faith and believe, but we cant imagine what ur all going threu right now.Wish u all the best to go on, ur in my prayers

Francy

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • breda, noord brabant, The Netherlands • #5188

Dearest Fellow American family in Virginia,

Who can ever understand the atrocity OVER what happened on this day? This is not from the heart of a Loving Creator of Life and Loving God. It is from the mind of a lonely depressed mind swallowed up with the evil thoughts from the enemy of life, wispwering thoughts of killing....satan.  BUT WHAT satan INTENDS FOR EVIL GOD WILL BRING HIS PERFECT PLAN AND PRAYER CAN USHER IN GODS POWER FOR GODS GOOD TO BE DONE OUT OF ALL THIS. GOD CAN NOT LIE. THIS IS ONE OF HIS PROMISES.

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Fontana, ca. • #5189

May each of you find peace in your chaos, love in your anger, and hope in your fear.  May you find each of these together, as a community bound with beauty and courage.  God is certainly with you and in that I give thanks.  Peace to each of you, my loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Chicago, IL • #5190

May God give everyone the courage that is needed to keep on going in this journey.  It ain’t easy, but God is our refuge in the good and hard times.

May God make you strong in these hard times.

God Bless All!

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Van Nuys, California / USA • #5191

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April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Shanghai, China • #5192

To all the VT family,
We all have the VT students, families, staff in our hearts and we will never forget you. Just remember that your community and the nation is behind you and here for you. Our hearts holds a special place all the students and staff. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Go Hokies!!

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Virginia • #5193

My thoughts are with everyone at Virginia Tech. Please accept my condolences. I can barely imagine the pain you are going through.

Frankfurt, Germany

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • #5194

Virginia Tech students & Family,
You are all in my prayers. I’m sadden by what you have gone throught but pray to the Lord God Almighty to help you go throught this time of healing. God Bless

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Riverside, California • #5195

My name is allison bush!! i am currently a college student who has recently moved off campus. I hope the best for all of you greiving and morning. ANythign that i may do to help, please let me know. I am a college student also and i am willing ot listen to anyone who doesnt have anyone or anythign. I am hear. I hope the best for all fo you and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. You can contact me at Allison.Bush@yahoo.com.  again you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Dayton, OH • #5196

I’m so sorry to hear that news.

I’m so sorry to all Americans.

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Seoul, Korea • #5197

I want to start off by saying that I believe in God.  Everyone in the whole world is praying for you Virgina Tech.  I am so very sorry that this has happened.  My heart is breaking for the families, facilty, and students in this horrible event.  Prayer is the best thing.  God is with you all, He is wrapping you in his arms, holding on tight, His tears are flowing like rain as He is grieving with you.  I watched the vigil Tuesday night and it was so beautiful, the out poor was so big, that shows how strong you all are.  Take good care of yourselves and remember GOD LOVES YOU AND GOD BLESS.

Sherry Onwiler

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Kansas City Missouri • #5198

For all of you who lost their loved ones, you have our condolences and prayers from student in Indonesia. May God bless you.

Budi Santoso

April 18, 2007, 1:59am • Jakarta, Indonesia • #5199

I’m rather inclined to doubt it.
We respectfully ten-der the bereaved family our con-dolence and sympathy.
My grief is too deep for tears.
I desire that I shall never repeat the same accident.

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • seoul, Korea • #5200

I was born and raised in Alexandria, VA and moved to missouri at the age of nine.. I cannot help but feel removed from this horrible situation, geographically..but all of our thoughts and prayers are with VT and all of its people at this moment, and will remain that way forever. Pull through..like we know you will!!
Brett

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • St.Louis, Missouri • #5201

My family and I send all of the fallen students and staff our deepest sympathy. God will help eacha nd everyone of you overcome this sad time. Hang in there! And as for Cho what his name....HE CAN ROT IN HELL!

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Matewan, WV, USA • #5202

To all at Virgina Tech:

I have been watching this terrible situation unfold on Cnn and everytime I turn it on tears flow from my eyes.  I am writing this to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be with you til the end of time.  I am so sorry that Hate had to rear its ugly head and innocent people had to fall prey to it but know that Jesus is with you and I am praying right now that God draws you near and gives you the comfort and peace you so need right now.  I am a Missourian and I Love you all!!  God Bless you Virgina Tech and God Speed. 

God Bless You and Yours

Beth Mason and Family

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Pleasant Valley, MO 64068 • #5203

My heart goes out to you.  A poem to sooth your hearts
“A Prayer to Parents”
“I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mine,
He said,
For you to Love the while he lives and morn
for when he’s dead
It may be six or seven years, or twenty, two
or three
But will you till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and
shall his stay be brief
You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for
your grief
I cannot promise he will stay; since all from
earth return
But there are lessons taught down there I
want this child to learn
I’ve looked the wide world over in my SEARCH
for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes
I have selected you
Now will you give him all your love, nor think
the labor vain
Nor hate me when I come to call to take him
back again?”
I fancied that I heard you say “Dear Lord,
Thy will be done:
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk
of grief we’ll run
We’ll shower him with tenderness, we’ll love
him while we may
And for the happiness we’ve know forever
greatful stay:
But Shall the angels call for him much sooner
then we’ve planned
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and
TRY TO UNDERSTAND.”
AUTHOR UNKNOWN

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Bremerton, Washington • #5204

what a tragedy that never should of happened my family all send their condolences to all of you. the recovery will be long and hard but always remember the good times always the good times.  sincerly terry stringer and family florence az

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • florence arizona • #5205

Our Prayers go out to all of VT in this time of deep sorrow. We cannot imagine the sadness and grief you are feeling. Please know tht you are all in our hearts.

Karl and Ida Stober and Family

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Beaverton, Oregon, USA • #5206

I wanted to express my condolences and sorrow to those who lost loved ones.
We’re all Hokies right now.

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Logan, Utah • #5207

I have lived in California all my life. I have never been to Virginia. I didn’t know any of the innocent victims. However, I do know the pain and hurt of such a permanent loss. It is a horrible feeling. This senseless act is extremely tragic. My thoughts & prayers are with the staff, students, alumni, and families during this hard time.

God Bless, Rita

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Northern California, USA • #5208

Dear VT students,
I am also a student and know that you Americans had to experience the worst things>...I hope you all will soon become better after the real bad sorrow.
God Bless all of you,
Thanh

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Cantho city, Vietnam • #5209

The campus chimes at Ohio State will play the VT Alma Mater at 3pm followed by a moment of silence today (4/18) in memory of those who lost their lives.
(http://president.osu.edu/speeches/VirginiaTechAlmaMaterandMomentofSilenceMessage.php)

Ohio State is with you & God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Columbus, OH • #5210

As an alumnus of Louisiana Tech, a special bond of compassion is shared with all of you over the senseless terror that has touched your entire community.

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Ruston, Louisiana • #5211

My sincere feelings of sorry and grief for all of you cannot be explained in a short comment. I am so sorry for your tragedy.  All of you and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.  I am so sorry for your losses.  I wish there was something more I could do… My heart goes out to you all.  If there is anything I can do.. please contact me

-Margie Blanton
757-589-9386 or hapymaggie@aol.com

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Virginia Beach, VA • #5212

As a university’s student,i really hope there was not April 16 ,and nothing happened!I wish i could stay with you and bravely face the demon,gun and bullets...beacuse you are the heroes for us around world,you will never lonely on the heaven way ,we praying,blessing for all of you !!

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Xihua university of SuChuan of China • #5213

I’m so sorry to hear that.

I hope there are no more victims and tragedies

like this anymore....

E.S

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • MS • #5214

I do not want this tragety be an issue of conflict between cultures but an individual abnormal activity under conditions, which are possible surround each of us, from west or east, Christian or Islamic, that make some of us be an vistim subject to it. What is the most important to us is to prevent it from us by analyse the causes and to adjust them to the extent with which we can live with each other in harmony and we can express our anxiety freely. What cause this tragety, gene, social or family influences or lack of communication skill and technique? Whatever it is, we must find out it for our future. I think that is the another, even more crutial way to us to fulfill what VT’s spirit: INVENT THE FUTURE.
----Nopper from China

April 18, 2007, 2:00am • Beijing, China • #5215

As a 9/11 rescue worker I have seen more than my share of tradgic loss. To those who are suffering this loss know you are not alone. Maybe this poem I wrote will bring you some comfort.....

Yet one more time a senseless loss
More innocent lives away we toss
What lessons we learn to quickly forget
Our terrible pain is it over yet

This time tragedy’s stuck at Virginia Tech
A Hero RA dies a girl he tries to protect
The holocoust survivor lays down his life
Many a student he saved from the madman’s strife

Fast thinking students rush to bar the door
The gunman detered here will die no more
Others jump from the windows to safety they fall
Why here why now what’s the meaning of it all

There seem to be no answers I’m afraid to say
Just another tradgic event in our nation today
As time heals the loss of those who are gone
Remember your friends are not alone......

As many heros before them they’re now standing with
Their warm smiles inside us a guiding light they give
Honor their thoughts in your words now feeling choky
They’ll never be gone just forever a Hokie.................

Larry Holloway
Volunteer 9/11
Rescue Worker

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Jackson, NJ • #5216

The students of The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh send our condolences and prayers to the victims, students, family and friends of Virginia Tech.  Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.  We send our Cardinal pride to all Hokies around the world.

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Plattsburgh, NY • #5217

VT:

My prayers are with you.  I greatly admire your strength.  May God bless you all, and especially those you have lost.

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Los Angeles, CA • #5218

I would like to let the family, friends, and loved ones of all the victims that you are all in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Salinas, CA • #5219

Dear friends,
Words really cannot describe our feeling for the tragedy occured on 16-April,07.
I express condolences to those friends who were killed in the tragedy. As the alive, we should be strong and work together to avoid this kind of thing happen again in our world.
I believe God will bless all of us.
Abby Guo from China

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Shenzhen, China • #5220

During news casts,I noticed beautiful buildings constructed of stone from the nearby university owned quarry.

As an undergraduate at Duke, I was in awe of the neo-Gothic style of the West Campus. This stone also came from a university owned quarry.

The other memory was my over night stop at The Inn when traveling out to Arizona in the late seventies.It was Super Bowl Sunday and I decided to watch the game in the lobby instead of alone in my room. I soon found myself surrounded by excited alumni and visiting families. Many years later a quarterback named Vick led his team with the funny name, “Hokies”, to the national championship. I was curios as to what the name meant and upon investigation, was delighted to learn about the stone connection.

My warm reflections on Virginia Tech were sadly cooled by this despicable act. It is beyond my comprehension of how someone could be possessed with so much disillusionment and evil. I hope, someday, closure to this tragedy will somehow bring strength, understanding and a meaningful positive result.

Charles L. Fields April 17, 2007

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Sun City West, AZ • #5221

I am terribly sorry for this tragic event at Virginia Tech University.

I pray for Virginia Tech students and their families.

May God be with you throughout this tragedy.

Grace Kim

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Vancouver, BC, CANADA • #5222

I want to wish my condolences to all the friends and loved ones who lost someone in the shooting. I am so saddened by this tragic and I will pray for all of you.

With Deepest Sympathy and Regards,

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Selvi, Georgetown,Malaysia • #5223

I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to all the victims’ family and friends. This is a tragedy beyond comprehension.

And to the community of Virginia Tech at large, all the best.

Fernando Gomez Pancorbo
PhD candidate in EE
Stanford University

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Stanford, CA • #5224

I’m deeply sorry to Virginia Tech family. I feel really sad to hear it. I know It’s hard to recover from this pain, but time will cure all of you and make you all be stronger.

God bless you all &
Rest In Peace for the victims.

PEACE.

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Bangkok, Thailand • #5225

V TECH YOU GUYS R IN OUR PRAYERS EVERY SECOND LIBERTY UNIVERSITY WILL BE PRAYING FOR EVERYONE DURING THESE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
IN GOD WE TRUST AMERICA

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • LYNCHBURG, VA & KEARNY, NJ • #5226

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones, those who are injured and everyone who had to endure this truly unfathomable and horrifying experience. As a mother, I fully understand what each one of you has endured...my son attends Dawson College in Montreal, Canada and they too experienced a tragic shooting in Sept. 2006. Nothing is more horrifying...the time I waited to hear back from my son, was unbearable. Please stay strong, stay united and rise above this...do not let this gunman take more victims...do not let him take your hearts and spirits.Talk to your friends, loved ones. Stay safe and remember you are being thought of.

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Abbotsford, BC, Canada • #5227

May all the victims rest in peace. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Nanjing China • #5228

I cannot fully express the flood of sorrow I experienced while reading over the descriptions of each victim on cnn.com.  This tragedy has affected our nation on a massive scale, and no words will ever be able to express how truly heart-wrenching it is that so many beautiful lives were taken in vain.  My thoughts are with the families of each victim...such sadness surrounds us all.

-Elizabeth-

April 18, 2007, 2:01am • Colorado Springs, Colorado • #5229

As a person who spent about ten years in the United States for studying and training, I was shocked this morning to find out about the tragedy and the person behind all these.  This is very tough time to everyone in the United States, Korea and, especially those in the Virginia Tech. I would like to share my sorrow, sympathy, and condolences from the deepest part of my heart with those who are affected by this unimaginable tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 2:02am • Seoul, Korea • #5230

I would like to send my deepest condolences to the entire Virginia Tech family.  Despite the recent tragedies, Virginia Tech remains an exceptional educational institution, and you have certainly demonstrated this over the past couple days.  It deeply saddens me to see such a travesty happen to such a wonderful community and place.  Virginia Tech has always had a special place in my heart, since the first time I set foot on campus as a potential student.

I would like to send my deepest sympathies to the friends and families of the 32.

From your sister ACC school of Clemson, “GO HOKIES!!!”

Tom Hamilton - fellow ACC student

April 18, 2007, 2:02am • Clemson University • #5231