Condolences, April 18, 2007

There are no words to explain what has happened.  The whole world, as well as our country, is mourning the deaths of your loved ones. 

Sincerely,

D. Gold & Sons

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Philadelphia, PA • #15647

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. God Bless!!

~Jeff, Ashley, Bailey, Rylie & Avery Jenkins

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Lady Lake, FL • #15648

In the aftermath of these heinous, unnecessary acts, it is comforting to see that people from around the world have collectively rallied to support those that desperately need it.

You have my deepest condolences.

-J

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Raleigh, NC • #15649

My heart goes out to all of the students and faculty at Virginia Tech.  I am and always will be a huge VT fan and I am completely saddened that this happened.  I live just 30 minutes away from Blacksburg and never thought something like this could happen in such a wonderful community.  You are all in my prayers and I know God will provide the love and strength you need to get through this horrible tragedy.  God bless,

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Roanoke, VA • #15650

The shooting has not only affected adults but future Hokies as well.  My son, who is now 5, is an avid Virginia Tech fan.  He has visited the campus several times and seen almost every sporting event on television with Virginia Tech involved.  On Monday he told me that Virginia Tech is on TV and a bad man is shooting.  “He said they are dead, aren’t they.  Why did the bad man shoot?” He grieves for all of those students, families, and friends.  I just hugged him while we sat for a few minutes thinking about our school.  So take some time to grieve and then move forward.  We love you Virginia Tech.  We keep you in our hearts and prayers.  And although we can’t be with you physically we are there spiritually.  Keep your heads high. 
Sincere condolences,
Miyoshi, mother of Jakweil, class of 1997

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Boylston, MA • #15651

Please know our prayers are with you.  We’ve been to your beautiful campus, and have a nephew that is a VT grad and so proud of it.  Your students have shown such class and character in the face of such a senseless tragedy, and it is clear the Hokie Nation remains strong and resolute.  This pain will ease, though we know will never be forgotten.  May God bless and comfort each of you. The Kansas State Wildcats are with you.  Go Hokies!
The Parkers

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Manhattan, Kansas • #15652

Although this is such an awful tragedy, it will be overcome.  The human spirit is an amazing thing. Seeing all of the students, faculty, family and friends come together in a time like this just reminds me of all the good there still is in the world, despite what has happened.

God Bless all of the victims and their families,

Holly Fox
Senior, University of Florida

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • WPB, FL • #15653

My heart is heavy with grief for the entire VT family.  A quote from the May issue of The Oprah Magazine that helped me and may in time give you hope:

“To be fully human is to believe in
something or someone, to know that it is
possible to face the unimaginable and
somehow put one foot in front of the other
until you manage to find home again. . .to
look for a sense of purpose, a few
reasons to keep moving forward when it can
be so very tempting to stay frozen in
despair, a touch of sanity in a world gone
off its rocker.”

I am a die-hard Clemson fan, but for today
and the days to come, “GO,HOKIES!”

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Spartanburg, South Carolina • #15654

My thoughts and sympothy is with the families and the whole Va. Tech. Community.  I have been aqccepted to Virginia Tech for next year.  I feel as these people were my classmates.  Again, my sympothy is with the families and everyone affected.
Casey

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Virginia • #15655

Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone during this difficult time.

From,
The Yourex Family
-------------------------------------

“When a soul is born into our world the angels cry because they have lost a friend.
in our world,we rejoice,when a soul is born
But,when a person dies in our world,and their soul returns to God- we weep.
In heaven,the angels sing when the soul returns to them
So rejoice for the soul that returns.”
(written by poet Michael Levy)

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Alberta ,Canada • #15656

I am a mother of 2 college students (one at Colorado School of Mines, one at UT-Dallas,Texas) and the shock of what happened on your campus has deeply effected me as well as an entire country. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Even in this darkest of times, I feel hope for the future. You are all that hope. You have handled yourselves with dignity and class. And I am sure that you will continue to honor those who perished by forging ahead. God Bless

April 18, 2007, 1:50pm • Highland Indiana • #15657

We are sending our deepest condolences to everyone involved in this tragedy..My heart cries for you..Our thoughts and prayers are with you always..GOD BLESS YOU ALL..
Stay Strong!

Angela Toro 34
Ashley Toro 14

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Lapeer, MI • #15658

As I watch the TV broadcasts of this monumental tragedy I can not help but be in awe of the mature, exemplary, loving character of these young men amd women. The sense of community (oneness) expressed by the students,staff & families at Va.Tech is a beautiful thing to see. You are truly an example to the world who is seeing this. I will continue to pray and do what i can.
In His Love Gail Blauvelt

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • cinnaminson, NJ • #15659

"Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

From the Sotelo Ohana,

May all families, friends, and everyone else victimized by the senseless life taking of 4/16/07, find peace.  Our hearts, prayers, and love goes out to you all.  Peace and Aloha.

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Waipahu, Hawaii • #15660

I have been watching the events of the past few days unfold, and I am deeply saddened by the pain that everyone from Virginia Tech is feeling. It is times like these that everyone at your school should be proud at the pride and the composure that your students have shown. As a student at a university, it is not the boarders that divide us during times like these, we are all here to think of you and to grieve with you. This is not just an attack on your school but also an attack on humanity. As President Bush said, people you don’t even know are thinking of you all the time. From everyone here at Brock University, we send our condolences and we continue to keep you in our thoughts.

-AB

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada • #15661

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Peace and God bless.
Meredith O. (St. Louis University)

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • St. Louis, MO • #15662

As a mother of five and a sister to two, I cannot imagine the pain and suffering these parents and siblings are experiencing. May they all trust in the Lord and know that he is there with you through this time. As humans we may not understand why this tragedy had to happen but we must continue and have faith.
My heart and prayers go out to each and every one of you!

Penny Pufahl

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Tennessee • #15663

As the mother of two sons away at college, I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you, the families, fellow students, faculty and the entire college community must be feeling.  I will keep all of you in my thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • A Mom, Fairport, NY • #15664

Im from the UK but as I sit here and listen to what has happened, I am painfully reminded of my childhood when I attended Dunblane infant school and I was in a class where several of my school friends and teacher were murdered by a maniac.
I feel your pain, I wish so much that this had not happened.
My prayers my heart my love goes out to you all.
Time does not allow pain too heal it simply shadows the feelings inside.
Talk too friends/family/loved ones dont keep it inside.

My Love.
TE

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • United Kingdom • #15665

I am very far removed from the events that took place on your campus, but it has affected me just the same.  Please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers, may God bless you at this very difficult time, and please know that we all have been affected as a nation and extend our support.

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Fremont, CA • #15666

We are deeply saddened and share your sorrow but you all are in our thoughts and prayers forever—we know you will never forget those that lost their lives—God Bless you all and we will pray for you

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Mt. Zion , Illinois USA • #15667

April 16th was a sad day all over the Nation. I am so sorry to have heard the bad news. I would like to let you all know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. May god be with every one of the students, faculty, staff, and their families.
With love
Brittany Dayle Wallace
University Of Indianapolis

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Indianaplis, Indiana USA • #15668

I am at a loss for words. My heart is breaking for the families and friends of the lost. I rejoice for the survivors. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Tulsa, Oklahoma • #15669

I cant believe the world we live in sometimes. People my own age, being gunned down in what should be the safest place for them. No one deserves the fate the was bestowed upon any the victims. I pray for them, thier familes and thier friends.

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Beale AFB, CA • #15670

My hearts break for this horrific event.  Prayers to all the victims.

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Student Castleton State College • #15671

Dear VT Hokies,
I am Yaya a somalian student srudding and lives in Damascus,Syria.
I am deeply sorry, sadden and shock to hear about what happened.My heart and condolences goes out to all students, their families, friends and the whole Virginia Tech community.
My prayers are with you all,specially the families who lost their loved ones.
May God be with each and everyone of you in this saddened time and always.
My heart breaks for all the victims you are in my prayers-Rest in peace-

yaya
Damascus Univ.

April 18, 2007, 1:51pm • Damascus,Syria • #15672

iam very sorry to all the familes affected by this. i live in virginia beach and have alot of friends that go to VT, that one day i just felt i was in a bad dream and could not wake myself up. we all will grieve, but i hope to remember the good times weh had laughed and shared together as a family because at the end of the day we are all family,and you dont see how much you love your friends sisters brothers father and mother etc.. untill things happen. i would just like to show my respect and love for everyone. i love you all and we are all hokies those lost will live on in our hearts and mind.

C.Ridley Vabeach Tallwood high05/odu

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • virginia beach,Va • #15673

It’s hard to believe that one guy can destory so many bright futures. I can’t even begin to imagine what there families have to be going through. I sat around all day watching the news , thinking how can this happen to so many young men and women who have yet to start there life and are on the way the a bright future.My heart goes out to all the family ,friends, and students affected by this tragedy.Let’s remember the one’s we lost and love. And use this as motivation in our own live to strive to be the best we can and honor those who never had that chance!

sincerly, JONATHON BEAN 24 < FL.

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • inverness fl/charlotte n.c. • #15674

There simply are no words to express the sorrow I feel for every person scarred by this tragedy.  My prayers, thoughts, and love go out to you all.

Shannon Holt

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Kitty Hawk, NC • #15675

Tragedy affects us all, reminding us of our fragile humanity and our need for each other.  Members of your university family--Nikki Giovanni and Virginia Fowler--are our friends, which makes Virginia Tech part of our family, too.  We send our prayers and sympathy to you all.  May God comfort and bless you.

Karla and Jeff Stouse

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Arcadia, Indiana • #15676

Dearest V-Tech Student Body and Staff,

As we sit in front of our TV listening and watching in shock at the horrendous tragedy that took place on your campus, we share in your loss, shedding tears of deepest sorrow and compassion for all of you and your community.  May we also join with you in your Virginia Tech Spirit so that we may add to your strength and courage to heal. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you with his grace and love in this time of great sorrow!

With our deepest sympathy,
The Tom Takeyama Family

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Mission Viejo, California • #15677

I am praying for all of the victims and their families.  Remember that God is the one to turn to in your darkest hours.  I pray for His spirit to be with you, and send you all of my love and support.
I care.

Jan Young

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Apple Valley, Utah • #15678

Stay Strong Hokies!! We are so proud of the way you are representing Tech.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in this dark time. 

Very Proud to be a Hokie Wife!

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Herndon, VA • #15679

I live in Rappahannock County and am in the 7th grade so this news is hard to grasp.I have been a VT fan since the 5th grade so I have had to stand up for the school for a long time, but after this tragedy I don’t think I will as much.I think it’s terrible that you can’t even go to school and be safe anymore.Just like the football team the heart of a Hokie is strong. We will not let this bring us down.
STAY STRONG HOKIES

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Sperryville VA • #15680

The world shares in your sorrow. Know that we are all sending the most positive thoughts and energy to all of you in this trying time. Nothing can make it go away but positivity can ease the future. Love and Light to all of the victims, their families, and all involved in this senseless violence. Let us remember to spread love in the world and not hate.

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Des Moines, IA • #15681

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students of Virginia Tech,

I may have never set foot on your beautiful campus, but my heart is definitely there, and so are my thoughts and prayers.  When I was in college (I went to a small college of about 500 students), a dear classmate committed suicide.  I thought that tragedy was bad enough...it really brought the whole campus together.  In that regard, I can empathize with you all.  But I cannot even imagine what it must be like to lose 32 of your friends at once, and to witness such senseless violence.  Please know that we share in your loss, and cry with you.

Carrie Boyer

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Jacksonville, FL • #15682

Hello I´m Diogo and I’m 12 years old, I´m from Portugal and I would like to honor the students that died and I felt very sorry for them.
My condolences to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Lisbon - Portugal • #15683

May God give courage and comfort to family members and friends of all victims.

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Hinckley,Ohio • #15684

To the families and friends of the VT community:

May the God of all comfort, through His Son, Jesus Christ, provide for you what no one else can, perfect peace and gradual healing.

Know that you are in our prayers.

Dr. Preston T. Adams, III and Family

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Indianpolis, Indiana • #15685

Thousands and thousands and thousands of hearts lie broken across our country...and mine is but one of them.

Judy Bowns
Theatre Arts and Dance Resource Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • Virginia • #15686

VT family:

Our deepest sympathies to all of the friends and families affected by the senslessness of Monday’s events.  How proud we are of the Hokie Nation during this unbelievably difficult time.  You’ve shown the world that Hokie Pride is a powerful force.  You are never far from our thoughts.

The Harwood’s
class of ‘96 &’00

April 18, 2007, 1:52pm • White Stone, VA • #15687

To the students, staff, faculty, community and to all who were in some way effected by this horrible tragedy I offer my most heart felt condolences.  You are all in my prayers as you work through your grief.  Remember that you are not alone and the country grieves with you.  May the Lord bless and keep you all.

~Cheryl R. King

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • Marietta, GA USA • #15688

What can anyone say that can ease the pain? All the rest of us can do, is pray. To all of you at Virginia Tech, please know you are embraced by the nation at this time. My God heal your hearts and speak peace to your souls. My heart aches for all of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #15689

Dear friends and families,
During these extremly trying times, we just wanted to let you know that your precious innocent ones are in our daily thoughts and prayers.May their Great Souls rest in Peace! May the Almighty give each of you the strength and power to move out of these difficult times!
Your friends,
The Chakrabarty Family
Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • League City, TX USA • #15690

Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolence to the hokie nation. Don

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • Manhattan,Kansas USA • #15691

I just want to say that it is really hard to lose a loved one. I hope god gives all of you families the strength to move on. My prayers are with you all. ~Alisha~

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • Fairbanks, Alaska - Ft. Wainwright • #15692

Even though I never attended classes at Tech, I grew up in the area and had many friends that continued their education there. The loss of life that occurred on Monday in Blacksburg is an unspeakable horror.

Please know that ya’ll are not alone. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to everyone in the Hokie community.

-J. Reichmuth, Rutgers University

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • Newark, NJ • #15693

I am extremly sorry for all thne families that lost someone on the 16th of April. I would you to know i will be praying for you every night. I am once again extremely sorry. May God bless yoy through the hard times you are goin through. I will keep you in my prayers and mymind and heart. God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • Chicago, ill • #15694

VT Family,

I am extremely shocked and sadden that the shootings happened on your campus. All of you are in my prayers.

God Bless You All!

Mike, La Verne California

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • La Verne, California • #15695

May God Bless everyone at Virginia Tech. Our prayers go out to all who were affected.

April 18, 2007, 1:53pm • Blauvelt, NY, Dominican College • #15696