Condolences, April 18, 2007

To think that something like this can happen is horrible, shocking, and tragic.  To the families of the lives that were lost and to the lives that were injured my thoughts and prayers are forever with you and your loved ones.  And to all the survivors you are all in my heart for you courage, strength, and hope.  You have come together and have already started a new beginning.  You are all heros.

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Nova Scotia, Canada • #16297

I am so very sorry for your loss.  It is a tragedy no one should have to endure. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 
Caroline Prijatel, Graduate Student

April 18, 2007, 2:48pm • Los Angeles, CA • #16298

I just want to send my condolences to all VT comunity.

Ricardo Monroy

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • MEXICO CITY • #16299

Everywhere around the world, people are with you in your time of need. We sit in prayer, huddled together, saddened that live’s so young, were taken from us. God is with you, in this desperate hour of pain, that which is not comprehensible for even the most sensitive of men and women alike.

I can’t tell you that I know what it’s like to lose a large part of your family, but I understand the grieving that is happening. Just know.. Everywhere, all around the world, we’re all praying for the students that did not make it. The families, the significant others, the friends, we’re praying for them all. God bless you, Hokies.

Tauri, 13

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Siloam Springs, AR, USA • #16300

Just to let you know that you and your families are in out hearts and prayers at such an awful time. As a parent my heart breaks for those of you who lost loved ones. May you find peace and comfort in this time of great sorrow.
The Armstrong-Ferris Family

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Chatham,Ontario,Canada • #16301

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Virgina Tech Community. Stay strong and trust in GOD.

Corwin Jones and Family

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Huntsville, Alabama • #16302

I cannot express the sorrow I have for all the loved ones that were lost.  You all will remain in my pryers and thoughts.

Allison (18)

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • San Marcos, Texas • #16303

Dear Virginia Tech Students, Staff, Families and Community,

My deepest condolences for your losses and this tragic disruption of your lives. You are thought about--you are cared about. You are my brothers and sisters.

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won."--Mahatma Gandhi

Sincerely, Pam Corbett

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Wooster, Ohio • #16304

although this poem does not make your loss any easier to accept I hope it helps you find a way to make peace with such a terrible loss.

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone;
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
Your love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

You are in our prayers

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • pennsylvania • #16305

I share the pain Virginia Tech is going through on your campus. As a student myself, I feel pain and sorrow. I wish the best of luck from UCSB. Our vigil held Monday night on campus made us realize how connected students with eachother across the country and the rest of the world. May you own God be with you and support you through the toughest.

Best
Ramsey Akl and the rest of UCSB.

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Santa Barbara, California • #16306

Que Deus possa da conforto a familia daqueles jovens que partiram e que a violência que assombra o mundo um dia possa acabar

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Rio de Janeiro Brasil • #16307

I do not have family or friends who attend Virginia Tech, but I would like to extend my condolences to the entire school and those families who have been touched by this tragic event.  My heart and prayers are with you all.  I am so impressed with the students and staff and they way you have all come together during this crisis. Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Mundelein, IL • #16308

My dear brothers and sisters at Virgina Tech, people all over the world mourn with you.  I can not imagine the loss you must feel at this time.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Windsor, Ontario Canada • #16309

God Bless the Virginia Tech. Family & Community

A Prayer for you:

Lord, they are torn up with grief.
They know you are there, but can not yet see you
through their sorrow & tears. Be with them,lord, guide them through these dark days.

God be with you all....Stand strong HOKIES. 

Leslie Bowen

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Reno, Nevada • #16310

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.  Stay a strong Hokie nation and bound together to get through this…
Valerie Schell, 2005 WVU Alumni

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Royersford, PA • #16311

my heart and condolescences go out to all of you at virginia teck and the community in the tragedy. my prayers are with each and evey one of yall. through support and prayer yall will overcome this tragedy in time.

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • portland, tn/ sumner county • #16312

As a graduate of Virginia Tech (’90) my grief and sorrow are only matched by my determination to help VT rise from this low point in our history.  Remember the 32!

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • South Riding • #16313

My heart breaks over this tragedy.  I send love and light to the victims, their families and all friends and communities that are feeling such a deep loss so that we may all begin to heal.

Debbie Brandts

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Lima, Ohio • #16314

We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy that occurred on Monday. May you find comfort and peace during this horrific time. Our thoughts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Fuquay Varina, NC • #16315

Thoughts, Hearts and Prayers are with you from Clark University. We are so sorry for your loss.

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Worcester, MA • #16316

To the Parents, Family and Friends of the beloved victims of this senseless tragedy:

Your heart is aching with the enormity of your loss, it is too much to bear. Many thoughts of things said and not said crowd in your mind and there are fond memories and regrets. Most of all I suspect the largest regret is your inability to say goodbye properly.

Please know that in your grief many many people all over stand with you and pray for your strength to continue on. Hold fast, the precious moments that you had with your loved one and believe that he/she is looking down and grieving as much for you and you are for him/her.

I am a father of a college student who seriously considered attending Va. Tech for Veterinarian Science.

When I heard the horrific news I imagined what I would be going through if my son had indeed chosen V. Tech. I am not sure if the horror of not knowing is worse than the confirmation that my child was involved but I do know that the first few hours must have been a nightmare for everyone connected to the University.

My deepest and sincerest condolences for everyone that has experienced a loss and know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Marc and Erin Wienner

April 18, 2007, 2:49pm • Wilmington, Delware • #16317

I am a 64 year old mother/grandmother and have been watching the news regarding the Virginia Tech tragedy. I am so impressed with the students and faculty, I cannot say enough about how much dignity and grace they have shown over these past few days. What wonderful people you have at Virginia Tech, they are not falling into the “blame game” that the news seems to do. I have seen “the best of the best” of the youth of this country through these young people of your university. For the families of the ones taken from us, you have my prayers and I can see you have the support of your Virginia Tech family. God Bless You All. Linda Bugbee

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Yorba Linda, CA USA • #16318

While nothing can take away your pain and grief, please know that the victims’ families and friends and everyone at Virginia Tech are in the prayers of countless people across the globe.  We are all Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Jen, University of Wisconsin • #16319

To every one at Virginia Tech

I am so shocked by what happened at Virginia Tech on April 16th. My prayers go out to all involved including friends and family of everyone.  All of us in the Brition are thinking of you and we are deeply sadended by this God Bless You All Emily Corker

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • United Kingdom • #16320

So many victims innocently lost their lives
What does it take for us all to survive?
The day began like any other day
Until a confused man got in the way.
It sadden all hearts of the news that day
Behind closed doors families would pray.
They’d pray for the ones that lost a loved one
To keep their minds from coming undone.
Bless the families & friends who suffer
Sad tragedies like this only make us American’s tougher.

My hearts and prayers go out to everyone.

Patty Pittman

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • New Castle, DE USA • #16321

It is beyond my imagination to know that a tragic event like this would happened to our beloved Virginia Tech and the peaceful town of Blacksburg.  My deepest condolence to all victims and their families.  Go HOKIES. 
Tin Tran
ChE - Class of 1993.

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Anaheim, CA • #16322

Evem though I am a Canadian citizen I feel a strong bond with all you remarkable people at Virginia Tech. You have faced your worst nightmares and have come out although bruised, shining. You are all heros to your nation and the world. I admire your strength, courage, and togetherness when it’s needed the most. The stories of the 16th move me but your strength inspires me even more. I only wish I could offer more to you who need it, and to be privileged to further support those who are helping others. Stay well and stay together. You are a family.
D.T.

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Ontario, Canada • #16323

Dear Families,Students and Friends:

As I watched the news unfold with shock and horror, I tried to imagine the feelings of those who were eye witnesses.  I could not.  What I did know was how those who were going to be told of their child’s passing would feel...it is unnatural, it is beyond comprehension.  To lose friends and loved ones in such violence is unnatural and beyond comprehension.  Words will bring little comfort, but knowing that people care, are concerned and wish they could do something...anything does bring strength.

I can’t help but wonder if one of these bright stars was going to be the one to find the cure for cancer, solve our energy crisis, bring peace, solve the many social ills of our society…

Thoughts and prayers are with you from people all over the world who grieve with you.

With deepest sympathy,

A Mother in Seattle

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Seattle, Washington USA • #16324

All of my thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with the VT family, and the family of everyone who has been hurt by this horrible incidence.  Know that God is with you, you are never alone.  I pray for you all every night and I will keep you all close to my heart in prayer.  God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Santa Maria, CA • #16325

Remember Prof. Giovanni’s resounding words from Tuesday afternoon:

“We are Virginia Tech. We are sad today and we will be sad for quite awhile. We are not moving on, we are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech. We are strong enough to know when to cry and sad enough to know we must laugh again. We are Virginia Tech. ... No one deserves a tragedy. We are Virginia Tech. The Hokie Nation embraces our own with open heart and hands to those who offer their hearts and minds. We are strong and brave and innocent and unafraid. We are better than we think, not quite what we want to be. We are alive to the imagination and the possibility we will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears, through all this sadness. We are the Hokies. We will prevail, we will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.”

The Hokie Nation stretches far and wide. It is stronger than any single action. It is filled with courage, pride, compassion, and love.

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Sunrise, Florida • #16326

Be strong...be proud...hold fast to hope.  You’re grief is not one we understand, but one we can only hope our thoughts and prayers can help you endure.

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Raleigh, NC • #16327

My deepest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy, their families and friends.  Please know that the love and support of the rest of the nation is with all of you as you begin the process of healing and coming to terms with this profound loss.

God Bless,
Roger

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #16328

Words can’t express the sorrow I feel at what you have been through. If I could trade places with any of you just for a single day to help ease some of your pain, I would do it in a heartbeat.
You all remain in my heart and prayers. I know you will come through this, but it will take some time. Give yourselves that time to heal.

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • NJ • #16329

Your situation has touched us all. Godspeed VT community.
~J.M. Anderson

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Manhattan, Kansas • #16330

There will come a day
when your tears of sorrow
will softly flow into tears of remembrance…
and your heart will begin to heal itself…
and grieving will be interrupted by episodes of joy…
and you will hear the whisper of hope.
There will come a day
when you will welcome the tears of remembrance…
as a sunshower of the soul…
a turning of the tide…
a promise of peace.
There will come a day when you will…
risk loving…
go on believing…
and treasure the tears of remembering.

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • Gordon Ne • #16331

I am so shocked when I heard about this. I am so sad for those innocent victims. It is also a time for us to pause and think about life and value it. Also, I hope that American will not hate Koreans or Asians. We should not let our sorrow become hatred.

April 18, 2007, 2:50pm • jiao yang from Singapore • #16332

My Condolences, prayers, and thoughts go out to all the victims families, the students, the staff, the community, and to the Cho Seung Hui family as well for thier loss.

May the love of God and the angels wrap you in love and light as you walk through this very dark time.

Kim F.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Laguna Niguel, Ca. • #16333

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends who were personally touched by this tragedy.

The events that took place on April 16 will never be forgotten and the lives that were needlessly cut short will be honored and remembered forever. 

I am amazed and proud of the outpouring of love and support from across the country, but especially from those that are a part of the Hokie family.  We stand together, we cry together, we grieve together, and we will move forward together.  May God bless each of you and provide you comfort during this difficult time.

Christina
VT Alum - ‘99

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Vienna, VA • #16334

I live in Lancaster County and know first hand the heartache and pain you are feeling.  The killing of innocent Amish girls as they sat in school last year was felt by our entire population of almost 500,000. And by the world in general.
There are no words that can be typed here that will express the pain we feel for the victims, their family and friends and the entire VA TECH campus and staff.
I am sadden to think that all of the thoughts and prayers sent to Lancaster County last year must now be extended again to still another school.
Together, we will move forward, because it is the best way to honor those we have lost.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Lancaster County, Lancaster, PA • #16335

I am a Hokie Fan… I am a Hokie Mom...I am a HOKIE!!! My heart is simply broken for all Hokies at this tragic time.  Please know that all of my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their family and friends, and of course everyone that was subjected to this horific crime.  To the survivors...stand tall and always be the proud and courageous hokies that you are!
Love and Prayers,
Joanne Smith RN

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • South Boston, VA • #16336

The nation mourns with you.  May God’s love and peace comfort you.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Len from Jonesboro, AR • #16337

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
From Beth in Philadelphia

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Pennsylvania • #16338

To the entire Virginia Tech family, the students and faculty who’s lives were taken too soon and all the students and faculty who were affected, and their families, my heart goes out to all of you. I share your grief, pain and tears. Two of my cousins are alumni of VT and I take this very personally. My heart breaks for you. Please be assured that your loved ones are in good hands and will be taken care of. Like the professor said at the convocation, ‘Virginia Tech is strong and will prevail’. 
Barbara J.C. Indivino

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Sarasota, Fl • #16339

May God be with the families and friends of all who were lost on Monday. 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18…

“Therefore we do not lose heart.  Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.”

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • #16340

I am deeply saddened by the tragic events that unfolded April 16th. I pray for those who were affected indirectly by the senseless killings. 32 lives lost and hundreds, thousands, millions of lives will never be the same. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It’s such a sad event. The whole nation mourns with you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Decatur, Georgia, USA • #16341

God bless all of the victims and their families.  The victims will never be forgotten.  The Virginia Tech community will grow stronger because of their sacrifice

Ryan Baird (Class of 2000)

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Atlanta, GA • #16342

Our prayers are with the victims family and friends, hope they find peace and hope for the future to come. Nobody deserves this tragedy.

The Valverde Family from Puerto Rico

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • San Juan, PR • #16343

I was in school when i found out about the tradgic shooting and was shocked and horrified. I couldnt imagin why anyone would want to hurt this amazing school! Although the situation is terrifing I know that the Hokies will survive!We will join together and stand tall! This will not tear the Hokies apart! Virginia Tech is and will always be in my prayers. Stay strong!

LETS GO HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Vinton, Virginia • #16344

My family gives to you and your loved ones our deepest sympathy during this time. May God be with you and your friends and family.

Remember that your
loss is shared
by many friends who care
and that you’re in our
thoughts and hearts
and in our every prayer

May you find the courage
to face tomorrow
in the love that surrounds
you today.

May the love of friends and family
be a source of comfort to you
at this time

At this time of sorrow
may these truths sustain you..
...your loved one will always be
as close as a memory
and the God of all comfort
is always as close as a prayer.

It will be the little things
that you will remember
the quiet moments, the smiles,
the laughter.
And although it may
seem hard right now,
it will be the memory
of these little things
that help to push away the pain
and bring the smiles back again

YOU ARE IN OUR HEARTS AND THOUGHTS.  MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU AT VT.

From The Reeder Family (Terri,Ronald,Caleb,Jessica,Nicholas)

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Denton, North Carolina • #16345

My thought’s and prayer’s are with the victim’s, victim’s friend’s, victim’s family, and fellow student’s who will be forever change in this time of sorrow.  Please be strong and know that the good lord is with all of you. Once again my prayer’s to you all. May god bless.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • corpus christi tx. • #16346