Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts are with the victims, families, students, faculty, and alumni. Virginia Tech will always be my second home. WE WILL PREVAIL. WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH.

Dr. Trina Seitz
VT Alumnus
Ph.D., Class of 2001

April 18, 2007, 2:45pm • Boone, North Carolina, USA • #16247

I did not know any of the victims personally but my heart goes out to the families, the school & the entire town of Blacksburg. This hits close to home for me not only do I live here in VA but my daughter graduates this June and will be going off to college in the fall. I’ve shed multiple tears & my heart aches to no end but I am hoping that all the prayers and nationwide support will help in comforting the one’s left behind to pick up the pieces. I realize that there is nothing anyone can say or do to ease the pain, but I just wanted them to know that I care and hold them in my prayers. With deepest sympathy, Shelly Kidwell

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Nelson County, VA • #16248

Dear all the Families, friends and loved ones of VA Tech,

My heart goes out to each and every one of you. I watched the memorial yesterday and cried for each one of you. God is with each and every one of you in this great time of need. I am from Lakewood Colorado and I remember to this day the Columbine tragedy and still cry about it 8 years later,it was a nightmare and so is what you are all going through. Have faith and I know you will all get through this. I am praying for each and every one of you. May God Bless you always!

Debbie Allen & Family

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Lakewood Colorado • #16249

Your Smiling faces we saw each day, We never thought you would go away. Such pain inside from such a tragic end,You’ll never know how much we miss you,friends.We saw such hope in all of us.A Doctor, a Teacher, this was a must. Who knew those hopes would soon be crushed. Such dreams of the future can be no more.You see a crazy man walked through our door.He shot our teacher and then our friends.We can’t accept how this story ends!Our world went dark when He brought fear to our eye’s.We just sit down and begin to cry.We’ll make sure your dreams in life won’t end!So much to do now, We “can’t breath in”.Your death so senseless in everyone’s eye’s.We Can’t go back to say goodbye.So instead We’ll move forward with patience and love.For now we say, “see you later in heaven above.” Love, Mary Neiderlander

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Middletown, MD • #16250

I am a Nursing student for St Vincent’s College in Connecticut. Just wanted to send my condolenses to all the victims, families, and their friends. I have you all in my prayers, I am so sorry for your lost. May you see light in a new dawn, and remember all of the people we love and have loved with fondness and gratitude to have had them bless our lives.

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Bridgeport, CT • #16251

All of my prayers and thoughts are with the victims families as well as the students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech. Today we are all Hokies.... Kelli McCrory, University of Mississippi

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • University, MS • #16252

prayers from Illinois. God bless you all and keep all safe.

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Marengo,IL U.S. • #16253

From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you’d be mine
But here we are, we’re here tonight

Singing Amen, I’m alive
Singing Amen, I’m alive

[CHORUS]
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
We’d see the day when nobody died

And I’m singing

Amen I, I’m alive
Amen I, I’m alive

And in the air the fireflies
Our only light in paradise
We’ll show the world they were wrong
And teach them all to sing along

Singing Amen I’m alive
Singing Amen I’m alive

[CHORUS (X2)]

And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
We’d see the day when nobody died

We’d see the day, we’d see the day
When nobody died
We’d see the day, we’d see the day
When nobody died
We’d see the day when nobody died

My sincere heart felt sympathy

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • arkansas • #16254

The pain, the tremendous sense of loss and the tremendous sense of hope for healing is felt all the way in Seattle, WA.

I grew up in Virginia. Many od my fellow NSHS grads went to VT. I, myself, went to JMU. My best friend from JMU has a brother in the engineering department at Tech. Thank God he is OK.

He was lucky...32 others were not. My heart is filled thoughts and prayers for the friends and families who lost loved ones on Monday. May they become your guardian angels in your lives. No one shall ever forget them.

I have spent many quality weekends on VA Tech’s campus a few years ago. And I know that the strong sense of Hokie Pride will see this school through these dark and sorrowful times.

I will be trading in my purple in gold for maroon and gold on Friday. Remember - JMU Dukes love VT Hokies!!!

All my love!

Jennifer M.
JMU ‘02

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Seattle, WA • #16255

we are deeply shocked and we just want to let you know or thoughts are with you.

from The Netherlands,
Ronald and Ron

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Amsterdam, Netherlands • #16256

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Boland Family

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Marshall, Va. • #16257

Hokies united in time of despair, we at Creighton University, as every university has, have created a banner that students have signed in tu memoriam.  God bless you all and good luck in the future.  You have our prayers and thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Omaha, Nebraska • #16258

ALL of our prayers are with you.  Our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of loved ones killed by a very disturbed man.  We hope all you HOKIES can get through this. Keep your chins up!

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Huron, Ohio • #16259

On April 16th, 2007 many lives have been changed forever.  Why is there so much violence and hate in the world today??  When will it ever stop.  I feel very sad for all the people who have been touched by this terrible shooting.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as is the rest of the world.
Time heals but it does not forget.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Heidi Spencer

April 18, 2007, 2:46pm • Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA • #16260

our hearts go out to all the victims and their families and all the Virginia Tech University family.  We are still in shock over this unthinkable tragic event and it has touched our life’s deeply.  Our heartfelt condolences to all of you.  The Hammond Family

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Mays Landing, New Jersey • #16261

I am a George Mason University Student, which is north of VT and we are feeling the impact of the tragidy that effected VT on Monday.  My condolences go out to those who were personally effected by the tradgic events.  I will forever be a Hokie fan. Peace and Love.

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • #16262

Theres no word to express this massive tragedy that was bestowed upon the hokie nation. Such tragedy has reached to the heart of all university through out our great nation. The way that the student and staff have handle such tragedy is a great example of unity that has been scarce after the 911 tragedy. We are sadden and in disbelief. May God bless each and every single one of you.

Alex J.

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • University of New Orleans, New Olreans • #16263

I wanted to send my condolences to the friends and family members of all those killed on monday, the 16th. THis is so tragic! My thoughts & prayers are with you always.

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Boston, MA • #16264

I knew none of the victims but as a mother I still feel the pain as if I knew every one of them. I just want the families to know that there are strangers who are mourning with them

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Somerset, Pa • #16265

I was shocked to hear of the tragedy that occurred on your campus. You should not have to worry about violence in the education system. None of you deserve this, especially your fellow students that lost their lives. I am so sorry and want you to know that you to know that we are praying for all of you. Hang in there and dont give up.
Cherrie Bevers

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Marietta, GA • #16266

I am a student at the University of West Georgia and would like you all to know that I am so grieved by what has happened. I would be so scared in such a situation. All the victims had so much to look forward to and because of a fatal tragedy have lost it all… As a student I know exactly what they must have felt. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with the families, friends, faculty/staff and students of Virginia Tech.

My University held a memorial service this noon and the entire community prayed for those affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Carrollton, GA • #16267

I am a senior at UW Madison in Engineering, this hit really close to home for me.  It could have been my campus, NO ONE deserves this.  It’s senseless and my heart goes out to the vicitims and their families.  Badger Nation keeps the Hokies in our prayers.

Ben - University of Wisconsin - Madison

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Madison, WI • #16268

April 16, 2007 God took 32 angels back home.
I cannot imagine th heartbreak of all the students, parents, staff, and alumni right now. I was in college only a few years ago and know that only heros could have gone through what these kids did. My heart goes out to you all! May God be with you and your families right now.

The angels will be remembered forever! Go Hokies!

- erica tolan

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Charleston, SC • #16269

Mis condolencias a todos los estudiantes de Virginia Tech, a sus catedraticos y personas que laboran en el campus, sobre todo a las familias de las victimas, espero que en estos momentos esten recibiendo todo el apoyo necesario.

A las personas que lamentablemente partieron, espero que desde donde esten mande a nuestras conciencias mensajes de amor y paz para que de alguna manera se eviten tragedias como estas.

Que habite en nosotros la paz, el amor y el respetuo mutuo.

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Alvar. Tamaulipas, México. • #16270

please traslade this pry to inglish
padre nuestro que estas en el cielo santificado sea tu nombre, venga a nosotros tu reino , hagase tu voluntad , aqui en la tierra como en el cielo, dadnos hoy padre el pan de cada dia , y perdona nuestras ofensas como nosotros perdonamos a quienes nos ofenden, porfavor no nos dejes caer en la tentacion y libranos senor de todo mal,AMEN

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • NORWALK CT USA • #16271

I express my deep anguish and condolences to the VT community. I was in the campus just a couple of weeks back and appreciated the beautiful campus. I am sure the VT community will work your way forward soon.

Wish you all the strength!

SS

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • St Louis, MO • #16272

Our deepest sympathy to the families, friends, students, faculty and community affected by this senseless trajedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Davis Family
Virginia Beach

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • Virginia Beach • #16273

This tradegy is so bad, there are no words for me to describe it but all i can say isthose victims were innocent and had no right to be killed and in such a horrific way all i can say now is:
R.I.P ALL YOU MASSACRE VICTIMS, TO ME YOU ARE ALL HEROS. x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

April 18, 2007, 2:47pm • England • #16274

We are so sorry for everyone affected by this senseless act of cowardice. We pray that you can heal with time and may all those who died rest in peace.

Dave and Kelly Szatkiewicz

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Newton, NJ • #16275

Sue from California; my prayers are for the souls of the young men and women who were so suddenly taken from this life. We all weep for their loss and send sighs of woeful prayers to the families and friends who grieve. The young man who did this was so decieved by evil. Jesus said. “This kind (of evil) cannot be driven out except by prayer.” -Mk 9:29 If only he had sought some spiritual help or been directed to that somehow. May God Bless All.

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Rosamond, CA USA • #16276

Emporia State University wishes to send our sympathies and prayers to this wonderful community. You are showing such an amazing side in face of all this tragedy. You are in our constant thoughts and prayers. Long live the “Hokie Spirit.”

If I’ve learned anything down through the years, it’s that nothing beautiful in this world is ever really lost--
Those we cherish will always live on in memory.

Deepest sympathies,
Emporia State University

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Emporia, Kansas • #16277

Carry your fallen Hokies with you as you go out and “serve.” Take with you their Hokie pride and dreams and mix with yours and Shine, Hokies, Shine.

My deepest condolences to the families, friends and to the community over the loss. 

As a Virginian and a Hokie Parent, I want to tell you how very proud I am of each and every student on campus—your strength, dignity and sense of honor comes through. Carry each other through this. Our thoughts are with you.

Denise Miller

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Midlothian, VA • #16278

The North American Regional Office of the World Student Christian Federation expresses its deep sorrow for the feelings of panic, loss, sorrow, and anger being experienced among the members of the Virginia Tech community.

WSCF-affiliated students from across North America and around the world stand with all of those affected by the shooting at Virginia Tech.  We are, like you, devastated by this shooting and we know the deep hurt and loss that violence causes.  During this difficult time, we offer our deepest sympathy to the students and campus community of Virginia Tech, the communities of Blacksburg and Centreville, VA, the families of all of those who were killed or wounded, and the family of the shooter.

It is our prayer that a spirit of reconciliation, hope, and a belief in all that is good about the human spirit can triumph in the face of such desperation and destructiveness.  It is our hope that people of all faiths affected by this shooting will find comfort in their communities, their families, and their friends.  Our prayer is the prayer of St. Francis—that we may all become instruments of peace, and work to heal the many types of wounds that this shooting has created.

We stand with you now and in the days to come.

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Toronto, ON, Canada • #16279

Our family offer our condolences and prayers to you, The Hokie Nation and your families in this tragic event.  May God comfort you and draw you close to His heart.  Godspeed and courage.

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Washington, DC • #16280

Like many others, my tears fall today with immense sorrow.  I can’t comprehend the pain the students, families and faculty must feel.  I send good thoughts and pray that the angels will surround you all and buoy you up during this most difficult time.  Please know that prayers are coming your way from all across the world.  Stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Centerville, Utah • #16281

I have a good friend at VT, and though he is ok as are all his friends, it is very depressing and saddening.

Though I can’t say I feel your pain as badly, I can say that everyone in MD is praying for the family and loved ones of the fallen. Our hearts go out to you. God Bless
Bekah

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Maryland • #16282

May you feel the arms of God around you in this time of sadness.

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Cincinnati, OH • #16283

Please accept my deepest sympathy to the entire VT family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Cottekill, NY • #16284

You are ALL in our hearts and prayers FOREVER. We will never forget. May God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Gladstone, MI • #16285

Something is written when someone is apart
what can I write when you all are in my heart.

May God bless your soul and give strength to your family.

With love
Shweta Misra , V.T. Alumni IT dept. 15121

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • herndon,VA • #16286

May God bless you with his peace and envelope you with comfort and love as you endure this horrific
tragedy..Our hearts are with all of you.
Tanya and Kevan Breidinger

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Boynton Beach, FL. USA • #16287

Words cannot possibly express what everyone affected by this terrible tragedy must be feeling.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers; our hearts cry out for the losses you have experienced.

God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Salisbury, MD • #16288

When I saw the news in a Belgian news-paper I was horrified
Hope this will not happen again like this.

Maite

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Canada and Belgium • #16289

I am a Kindergaten Teacher and I can’t imagine anything like this happening!! My heart grieves with you and I am praying that God will bring strength to each of you during this difficult time.  As I watch all of you on the television, I can definitely see how special your university really is!! May God Bless You!!

Alana Frazier

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Summit, MS • #16290

I’m deeply saddened by this tragedy. As the great country that we are, I know we will overcome this. However, these young lives will never be forgotten. My prayers and thougths are with everyone from Virginia Tech. I may not know you guys, but I’m with you and so is our Creator. Love you!!!!

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Los Angeles,CA • #16291

My prayers are with everyone and there familys at Virginia Tech. It is so sad to see a person so sick and hateful to himself and others its ashame he did not seek help for himself now everyone has to suffer for his actions.  May god bless everyone involved and there familys.
Margaret Dickinson
Cape May, New Jersey

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Cape May, New Jersey • #16292

Hello Hookie Family,

How do explain to an 8 year old the tragedy he has had to witness on our media outlets the past 2 days.  I explained that your entire family...staff, students, professors and administration needs our thoughts, prayers, and love.  So, I send from myself and my son Alex our love, our prayers and our condolences to all of you. 

WE LOVE YOU ALL

Dawn Evans & Reginald A. Davis

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Baltimore, MD • #16293

Through all of the sadness the last few days, seeing how the student body was coming together during this time of loss, I have never been so proud to be a Hokie.

My Prayers go out to the entire school and the families involved.

God Bless you.

Ben Hamrick (’03)

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #16294

Dear VT,

Everyone here is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers—we both share that sacred community we call academia, and we hope and pray that our community may soon once again be blessed by peace and understanding.

- Harvard Senior

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Cambridge, MA • #16295

We are all deeply shocked at what happened at the virginia tech,all our thoughts are with you from everybody in england

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • worcester,uk • #16296