Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Be strong and know that in this world there is one love, and one heart. We all share in your pain and sorrow. May God bless you all and be with you in your time of mourning.
All of our aloha is with you.
Alexis

April 18, 2007, 2:05am • Honolulu, Hawaii • #5282

Our hearts and prayers are with all current Virginia Tech students & faculty.
Steve Snelling - Industrial Engineer class of ‘72

April 18, 2007, 2:05am • Everett, Washington • #5283

How almost always, the innocents have paid. My condolence by this frightful event

April 18, 2007, 2:05am • José Ma Villanueva Barcelona , Spain • #5284

All my thoughts and prayers have been with you all there at Virginia Tech and will continue to be constantly. It has been said on Facebook and elsewhere many times now, but truely… today, we are all hokies. know that we care, and “we” is no small number. peace and love be with you!

John Hazelwood

April 18, 2007, 2:05am • Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas • #5285

Compassion, love, humanity, and the human spirit of survival will prevail. Much love to everyone.

April 18, 2007, 2:05am • Toronto, Canada • #5286

I am a mature student, a Freshman at the University of Prince Edward Island, located in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.  Please know that my deepest sympathies are with you all.  I grieve with you, and pray for you and for the family and friends and for those precious young people and Professors who lost their lives. I pray for the quick recovery of those who were physically injured and all of you whose hearts ache in the wake of this terrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 2:05am • Alberton, PEI, Canada • #5287

Times like these words seems smaller then ever. My thoughts and love to all people at Virginia Tech. Sometimes there just is no explanation.

Carl Berglund, University of Idaho, Södertörns College Stockholm

April 18, 2007, 2:05am • Stockholm, Sweden • #5288

My prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost someone close to them in this tragedy.

Jennifer J. Yu
Pittsburgh, PA

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Pittsburgh, PA • #5289

blessing all

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Xi'an, China • #5290

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved. And, while nothing can change the past; this can change the future. Let us remember how fragile life is, and live everyday to the fullest. In the wise words of Jonathan Larson, creator of the musical RENT, “No day but today”. There really is no day but today. One of my high school math teachers is an old VT grad, so in a way there is a slight connection. Keep strong VT!

Richard Olivas
Tucson, AZ USA

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Tucson, AZ United States • #5291

Sending all our love and prayers from the Wetherall family and friends in Staines, Middlesex, England

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Staines Middlesex England (near Heathrow) • #5292

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech family but especially with the families and friends of those killed and injured.

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Minneapolis, MN • #5293

I just can’t imagine how heart-broken those victims’ parents are now! They lost their babies...they must have lost their hearts together…

Kylie

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Portland, OR • #5294

May God bless those families effected by this tragedy.  May we all learn from the event in some way to make life better and safer.

To the killer, you will have to answer for this. Suicide is not a way out of anything.  God deals with those who do this.

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Plano, TX USA • #5295

The likes of Cho Seung-Hui makes us lose faith in humankind, innocence and kindness. The oneness that the Virginia Tech community have shown in the tragedy however restores our belief in togetherness, kindness and hope for peace.
I’m oceans away in Africa but I’m with you in prayer and offer my condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one in this tragedy. May God keep you.

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Kitwe, Zambia. • #5296

My deepest condolences and prayers go out to students, faculty, and family members of those at VT. 

ABDULRHMAN

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • saudi arabia • #5297

Mis mas sentidas condolencias a todos los familiares de las víctimas y a todos los alumnos.
Quiero que sepan que nuestro pais acompaña a todos los perjudicados en este dificil momento.
Por último ruego que no se vuelvan a repetir estos hechos de vielencia en ninguna parte del mundo, ya que los estudiantes de “Virginia tech”, como cualquier universidad de cualquier país, somos el futuro de este mundo.
Los familiares y amigos de las victimas seguramente nunca superen la pérdida de sus seres queridos, pero por mi parte quiero que sepan que todo la argentina, los aconpañan en este dificil momento.

Hernán Agustín Bevilacqua

hernan_bevilacqua@hotmail.com

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Buenos Aires, Argentina • #5298

You are in the hearts, thoughts, and prayers of every Alaskan!!!! We have seen this kind of tragedy in our own so we know how you feel. Please stay with eachother and you too will over come this!!! Today, Alaskans are Hokies!!!

April 18, 2007, 2:06am • Kodiak, Alaska, USA • #5299

To all of those that were deeply affected by the April 16th tragedy at VA Tech please know that you all are in my prayers.  Students at Radford University gathered Tuesday to express our love and support to the VA Tech community.

To the family members of the Resident Advisor that was killed, Ryan we may not have known you personally but every Residential Life Staff member at Radford, myself included, express our deepest sympathy as we know you were doing your job to the best of your ability.

We see all of you at VA Tech as our family.  Radford and Tech united forever!!!! We love you and we are here for you!!!

Rene’ Henry

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Radford, VA • #5300

You all inspire me so much because you have amazing strength.  It must be a privelege to be a part of this school.  I am shocked and deeply saddened and sorrowed by this tragic event.  I want to lift you up because I am so proud of you.  If I were in a similar situation, I hope to be as brave as you.  Some of you are survivors and some of you are heroes.  I believe that VT will be strong and continue to produce our greatest of great here in America.  I love you all!  Stay stong and remember to depend on each other.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Elkins, W.V. • #5301

One of my friends calls Radford University the little sister of Virginia Tech. Our thoughts over here at Radford are with you all today, and if she could, RU would give VT a big sisterly hug.

Rachel Kohler

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Radford University, Radford, VA • #5302

I pray that the victims of this tragedy will be remembered forever. They are in my thoughts and prayers. April 16th, 2007 will be imprinted in my mind forever as a day of a dreadful loss. I send my condolences to all the families and friends of the victims and pray that the victims will rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • CA • #5303

My heart goes out to all those who suffered from this act of terrorism.  I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose a child.  Especially to lose one in this manor.  I am raising my grandson.  He is 8 years old.  He saw the reports of what happened on the news.  Now he is afraid to go to school.  I cant say that I blame him.  Do we ever really know if our children are safe ?  Im sending my prayers that you always remember your loved ones in happy thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Enumclaw, Washington • #5304

To all the families who lost a loved one, my prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Beaumont, Texas • #5305

To everyone at Virginia Tech University and the victims families:
Words cannot convey how deeply saddened I am by the tragedy that has struck your university and town. My heart goes out to the victims, their families and every student at the univeristy who has been affected.These students, faculty, and/or professors did not deserve to die in the manner that they did nor experience anything this horrendous while at school-the one place that should always be safe. Even though I did not personally know any of the victims or their families; as a student here on the West coast I now shed tears alongside your community.Your loved ones will never be forgotten.
Sincerely,
Nana Boateng
Student

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Ca • #5306

What a senseless tragedy. RIP.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Chicago, IL • #5307

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Even though I am many miles away, I, as well as many others, have been affected by this tragedy. My heart, prayers, and condolences go out to all of the victims, their families, and the community. I know that the Lord will help you to get through this hard time. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Chino Hills, California • #5308

To all those who were touched by the events of 4/16/07,

My heart breaks for you, tears stream down my face, and my body shakes with anguish in the wake of your loss.  My thoughts and prayers have been with you interminably, and I will continue to pray for your peace of mind in the days, weeks, and months to come.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Tacoma, WA • #5309

To all Family members, friends, and loved ones.
Im so sorry for your loss, it hurts to see people go through such a tragety. There your friends and family memebr who died in this tragic day, is in a much better place, they are with God in Heaven looking down on us. And all u can do is put all your hurting, and pain in Gods hands. Life is too short, so make sure you do say i love you each chance you get. IM VERY SORRY...FOR YOUR LOSS.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Lakewood CA • #5310

I am an only child and still attending college I offer my prayers and condolences to all parents, siblings, relatives, friends, and all students over all for those you have lost. I cannot tell you how even if I am not by your side I wish I could at least comfort someone some way. My prayers and my family’s as well are with you and your loved ones.

Betty Munoz

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Los Angeles, California • #5311

Oh, Virginia Tech!

So many classmates of my kids from Northern Virginia attend the school.

I’ve never expected this kind of thing would happen in the peaceful town right next to the crawling highway of southern Virginia.

May the deceased and those who mourn them be
consoled in the comfort of God’s arms!

Jonghwan Kim

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Seoul, South Korea • #5312

Reema Samaha and Erin Peterson were two of the most kind hearted, life-loving, inspiring individuals I have ever had the honor of knowing. God bless them, all the victims and their families. From JMU to Virginia Tech, Go Hokies!

Sean Youngberg

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Centreville, VA, USA • #5313

From Denmark I send my condolences to all relatives and friends of the victims of such an awful tragedy.

My thoughts go to you.

April 18, 2007, 2:07am • Denmark • #5314

My daughter and her husband are 2004 graduates of Virginia Tech. I loved visiting the campus. My heart goes out to all those who lost someone April 16th. Linda

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • King George/ Virginia • #5315

I understand one of my brothers in Sigma Nu was injured but is in stable condition.  My prayers go out to him and his family.

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • Nashville, TN • #5316

There never seem to be words to express the sadness felt for the innocent victims, their families and friends.
Please know my love and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • Houston, Texas • #5317

My thoughts and prayers goes out to all who died and the family who must go through this sinceless tragacy…

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • #5318

Our hearts go out to you in this time of need.  Know that you all are not alone.

May God watch over you all. 

The Tylers

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • North Las Vegas Nv • #5319

God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • Wuhan,China • #5320

One day at a time…

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • Tempe, AZ • #5321

Hug someone today…
Our thoughts are with you and yours.

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • Clemson, SC • #5322

Virgins Tech,

Look to each other for comfort. Look Strong!Stay Strong! Be Strong! My prayers will be with you. Let’s go Hokies!

Mel

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • San Francisco, Ca. • #5323

Dear Families, Students, Faculty, & Residents of Blacksburg:  I grew up in Fredericksburg, VA & I am alumni of VA Tech-- most of my family went to Tech, my grandfather played football for the Hokies, my grandparents got engaged by the duck pond,& I met my fiance and some of my closest friends while at Tech; even our Christmas ornaments represent Tech. Growing up I was told that I could go to any school I wished, “as long as it was in Blacksburg, VA.” I now live in Southern California and in the 5 years I’ve been here, I see representation of Tech at least weekly, whether by stickers on cars or on T-shirts. It always makes me smile to remember that I went to such a great school with a stellar faculty and student body. I pursued two other degrees in different states and I never felt the community bond like I did with Tech.  Hokies love their school and we always will.  My heart hurts for all of us and I am thinking of the victims, families, medical/police staff, and students.  Peace & love.
Hillary

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • Long Beach, CA • #5324

WE’RE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS GOD BLESS VIRGINIA TECH AND GOD BE WITH THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF ALL WHO WERE LOST TO THIS SENSELEES ACT OF VIOLENCE .

April 18, 2007, 2:08am • FORT MCMURRAY ALBERTA CANADA • #5325

In the UK, we feel your pain and sorrow at this pointless tragedy and wish you God’s strength to help you deal with life at this extremely hard time.

Barry Cashin
St Albans
Hertfordshire
England

April 18, 2007, 2:09am • St Albans, England • #5326

May all the students and staff that have passed rest in peace.

God bless the rest in coming over the tragedy

April 18, 2007, 2:09am • Rajesh Detroit MI • #5327

My prayers & thoughts are with all, this tragidy has touched.
May god walk with you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:09am • Stevenage,England, United Kingdom. • #5328

To the VT families: My condolences to all the families.May our dear God help all young men and women to be people of faith as they face the challenges of life.Enlighten their minds and strengthen their wills. May young people throughout the world be graced to follow their example of doing God’s will in their lives.

April 18, 2007, 2:09am • Victorville,Calif. • #5329

I can only sit in my room and think of it and hope for the families, teachers and students and try to envision what it is like for them. I cannot. And that is where I’m truly frightened.

What can describe this? Dante’s description of Hell? All I can think of the unnecessary, my prayers that go to you and a new feeling that’s been awakened in me due to all I’ve heard about these tragic events. This compels me to change how I think daily and I hope it changes more perspectives, so this will not reoccur.

Nathalie DLS

April 18, 2007, 2:09am • BC, Canada • #5330

Words cannot capture the emotions that surround this event. My thoughts and prayers are constantly with all this effected. I only hope that God will allow the healing process to take place, and for hope to be restored.

Ashley Watts
University of British Columbia

April 18, 2007, 2:09am • BC, Canada • #5331