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April 18, 2007, 3:02pm • Taichung City ,Taiwan ,R.O.C. • #16547

THESE ARE MOMENTS IN LIFE THAT YOU KNOW YOU TRULY HAVE A HEARTS , BECAUSE OF THE TERRIABLE PAIN THAT SHAKES YOU WHOLE BODY WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS. AND EVENTOUGH I KNOW NO ONE INVOLVED , I FEEL LIKE I HAVE LOST A CHILD , A FATHER ,A SISTER , A DAUGHTER OR A TEACHER. ALWAYS REMEBER ON THOSE DAYS YOU FEEL SO ALONE , THAT HEARTS ARE WITH YOU ALL OVER THE WORLD. GOD BLESS ALL !

April 18, 2007, 3:02pm • WILLIAMSPORT,PA. USA • #16548

I can’t imagine the pain that the Virginia Tech family is going through right now.  I Pray for all of you. God Bless all you wonderful people. Stay strong, you will make it through this.

April 18, 2007, 3:02pm • Indiana, Pa • #16549

The bravery of those who were forced to act, the spirit of those who support them, and the love that you are showing for each other are a testament to those that were lost on April 16. Please know that I and others around the nation, and indeed the world, are struggling with you to comprehend what happened. I am on staff at Cornell University-please know that people at your sister schools are feeling pain for you and with you. You remain in my prayers and will for a long time to come. God Bless You All @ VT...Go Hokies !

Larry @ Cornell U

April 18, 2007, 3:02pm • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York • #16550

Our deeply condolences to all the families affected by this horrible tragedy.May their souls rest in peace farway from this strange world.

April 18, 2007, 3:02pm • Braga - Portugal • #16551

I’m sorry for victims & their famy, also all VT members.
I’ve prayed for them & VT.
Please, be brave & don’t be so sad(I know it’s hard to...)
I’m sure God take them to HEAVEN.

I’ll keep pray for you guys.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

Asrchie Lee

April 18, 2007, 3:02pm • Hayward, Ca • #16552

Virginia Tech, I am so sorry for all the precious lives lost this past week.  Know that an entire nation, if not the world, is backing you and your families up in prayers.  My family and I do not know you but we can feel your pain and are grieving with you. Stay strong and united. You are all awesome. We love you.
The Carrillo Family

April 18, 2007, 3:02pm • San Bernardino CA • #16553

My Deepest most condolences go out to the families effect by this tragic event....As a New York City High School Student. this has effect my opinion on life I hope we can all over come this event not only as students but as Americans...we are strong our spirits are held in the arms of angels, that will carry all effected tragedy, and hopefully bring the families some much needed closure.....Nico Bonder 16 yrs old 11th grade....:’(

April 18, 2007, 3:02pm • New York • #16554

Words seem to escape me right now. Nothing seems sufficiently comforting. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we share in both your grief and the hope for healing and a better future. Your reaction to this tragedy has been a wonderful example of forgiveness and community for the rest of the world. All our love and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Manchester, N.H. • #16555

My thoughts and prayers are with the students and teachers.  I can’t imagine what you are going though.  Alot of the students were around my age, so it is a shock to me that this can happen.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Camp Hill, PA • #16556

God be with you. My prayers are with everyone.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • San Antonio, Texas • #16557

May God bless you all and give you strength during these difficult times.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Sykesville, MD • #16558

The world really is a small place and what hurts one of us brings pain to all.  May thoughts and prayers bring a measure of comfort and may the God Lord bring healing and peace to all.

Wendy Kline
Avila University

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Kansas City, Missouri • #16559

The stars will shine brighter for these innocent souls that where lost so tragically.  They will always be with is.  God bless them.  My condolences to the familes and friends to those who passes before thier time.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • New Martinsville, WV, USA • #16560

my heart bleeds for everyone, those who survived, those who died and those left behind.  i have shed tears for people i do not know, but i do know each and everyone of those beautiful faces, have someone whose life will be irrevocably changed.  i live a short trip from blacksburg, and know first hand what a wonderful area that is, so who would have thought such a tragedy could happen here.  please know that just a President Bush stated, people who do not know you are praying for you.  i am but one of thousands.

v -

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • n. tazewell, va • #16561

Dear Virginia Tech families,
It is all too familiar and sorrowful to us.  The
pain that you’re feeling and shock is reminiscent
of our 9/11 in which my husband was killed.  I
can’t explain the deep and emotional wound that
this has brought to all of us.  As a parent, I pray that you will be comforted by our Lord’s outstretched arms and He will give you strength
and courage to help you through this nightmare.
My deepest sympathies to the the victims families
and the whole Virginia community.
May your loved ones rest in peace.
The Cove Family

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Rockville Centre, NY • #16562

My prayers and thoughts go to the victims who left this world in such a terrible way but fly high now after having earned their angel wings.

My condolences to their families and friends who struggle with such unbearable pain.  I wish I could say something that would help to alleviate their sufference.

God bless them all.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Rome, Italy • #16563

My heart and prayers go out to all of the VT family.  I will continue to pray for all including the family of the gunman. God will bless each and everyone.
God bless you,
Leslie Holcomb

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Chelsea, Albama • #16564

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of all who were lost in this tragedy. I will never forget Mary Read’s smile or her amazingly good-natured personality, and even though I did not know her well, I am thankful that I got to know her at all. I am hurt by the loss of so many unique, intelligent individuals that could have brought so much good to this world, but I know that they are in a better place now.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Annandale, VA, USA • #16565

GOD is with us . my prayers are for the VirginiaTech and the state of Viginia. If you need pray you can call me at 205-585-6056 or E-Mail at reese5810@aol.com

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Chelsea AL • #16566

I was shocked when I heard this tragedy, as an Asian, I feel so sorry about this. That merciless Asian killer was our shame, because most of us are peaceful and friendly people. All in all, We don’t wanna see this sort of tragedy again. We’re all human being, I really hope that “No hate, No kill” in this world. At this moment, let’s pray for those victims together.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Wuhan, China • #16567

May God give you all strength at this time of need.My prayers are sent to everyone in Blacksburgh.
Unis Carr (a mother)

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • West Yorkshire,England • #16568

As one of your biggest HOKIE fans in North Carolina, my heart is just breaking in two! I was just up there at the campus three weeks ago, with my son, in the same areas that all this happened and it just hurts to know that some of the smiling face that walked around the campus that weekend are some of the ones taken away from us.

I do know one thing for sure...If you listen really well… you can hear the cheer of the HOKIE’s coming from the heavens above.
God bless the VT family.

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Mt. Holly, North Carolina • #16569

my heart goes out to the families and friends of those who have been so cruelly taken away,

Swansea Loyal

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • swansea, south wales, uk • #16570

Why? Why? Why?

I pray for the families of the deceased and the recovery of the injured people.

May everyone find peace. May there be a lesson somewhere and this to never happen again anywhere!

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Cypress, California • #16571

To the entire Virginia Tech Family
Mu heart goes out to everyone affected by this sad and tragic event. I share the pain, grief and tears of everyone involved.  I have two cousins that are alumni at VT and take this very personally. My prayers and thougths are with everyone. Like the professor said at the convocation,’Virginia Tech is strong, your spirit wont’t be broken and you will prevail’.Pleased be assured your loved ones are in good hands and will be taken care of.
Barbara(Babs)Indivino

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Sarasota, Fl • #16572

One can not understand the purpose of a tragedy. We can only hope that today the community of Virginia Tech will come together in love, support, and goodness. I am thankful to see that out of such an evil event came community healing, and a greater sense of strength, and life’s purpose. I only hope to encourage the circle of support that has been fostered at Virginia Tech. Continue to stay strong and support each other as you heal from such an event. As for those who lost their lives, remember that they will be with us in our hearts and prayers, and they will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to the families, faculty, and students affected by this horrific tragedy. 

Tanya

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Las Vegas, NV • #16573

It is always hard to cope when the victims are so young and full of life. They are our children looking to make a better and brighter life for themselves. In tragedies like these, we need to all come together and strengthen our hearts for the ones we’ve lost. They have touched so many lives. Our deepest sympathies go out the families dealing with this pain. God bless you all!

-Melendez Family

April 18, 2007, 3:03pm • Houston, TX • #16574

For everyone who was hurt in anyway because of this tragedy… All I can say is, I respect you and know what you are going through. Things like this can only bring good

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • London, England • #16575

It’s hard to comprehend the loss of all these innocent, young people, who we all thought to still have such a wonderful life in front of them. I won’t even try to express the sadness this tragedy has brought upon everyone, even all the way over here.

My thoughts and respect go out to the victims, their families, and everyone else affected by this. I hope and believe that eventually, you will find the strength to move on, with the strength and spirits of those lost still in your hearts.

Sophie

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Europe • #16576

my prayers and condolences and thoughts go out to all the families that have been through a tragic even on Moday…

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Glenmont, Ny • #16577

Dear faculty and Students of Virginia Tech,
I grieve for your loss, as a recent college graduat active social worker, and a fellow American. This incident could have just as easily happened at my university, and I pray that this will be the last school shooting of this magnitude. God bless all of you in your continuing education and career paths. Please keep the faith, life will become livable again.

God bless.
Sincerely,
Ken Bremer

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • #16578

I’m sure that there are no words good enough to provide the comfort I’m sure you all need.  After living in NYC through 9/11, I do know that just knowing the rest of the country, & world, are praying & thinking of you all makes a difference. I hope it helps.  Time will heal but, like 9/11, we will never forget.  God Bless.

Rainy, Christine & Kelsey Diabo

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Stroudsburg, PA USA • #16579

I don’t think there is a person out there that has not been affected in some way by what happened on Monday. 
May everyone in the Virgina Tech family know that the world is praying for you all.  God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Raleigh, NC • #16580

” In sadness we find happiness, in defeat we find triumph, in times of helplessness we find faith, in times of lonliness we find comfort” Even though this event is so fresh in our hearts and minds and will never leave those places we must all come together as a whole and embrace one another. God is all of our fathers and we have to hug one another and love another so that we can squash all evil that lives on our dividednes! I pray for all those harmed as well as their families! America we must never forget and always remember those of 4/16/07 Love and God bless the McNeal Family ...

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Zion, Il • #16581

mightWhen I heard about the tragedy that occured Monday,I was very shocked and saddened. I am so sorry for all of the family and friends that have lost a loved one. i hope that the people that were injured in this horrible incident have a full recovery. For the people who gave their lives to save others in this horrible incident, you will certainly not be forgotten. I encourage everyone to pray for these people.
God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • South Hill, V.A. • #16582

I came to work on my birthday, April 16, which I always enjoy celebrating, only to read the tragic news on the internet. Although this was the last day of the lives of so many creative and productive people, they will always be remembered for what they contributed. Can we please advocate for gun control and stronger psychological help for those who are so troubled and seemingly alone. May this never happen again. Linda L.

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • NY, NY • #16583

Our deepest sympathies go to all of you at Virginia Tech and the state of Virginia for your loss of students at your school.  Our hearts also go out to the families who lost their children, who came to your school to better their lives.  It is a tragedy and it brings back the memories of the Trolley Square Shooting here in Salt lake City, Utah several weeks ago.  I am all for the right to own guns, when used correctly, but I have my reservations when backgrounds are not checked and individuals like this shooter was able to get guns and do this devistating act.
Please know that our families prayers are with you and that you may find peace in your hearts, and that you will not let this act of violence take away your right to a safe and successful education.
Evans Family

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Taylorsville, Utah USA • #16584

May you rest in peace.  You will be remembered in all of our hearts. 

RS

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • St. Louis, MO • #16585

I am sorry for your loss of loved ones. Just remember, they will live on in your hearts.

GO HOKIES
You will prevail
You will prevail
You will prevail

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Wilmington NC • #16586

Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of you there at VT. There is something about a Hokie that stands above the rest. Pull together and be strong--you will get through this.  I wear the orange and maroon proudly--as i am such a fan.

Roni

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Matoaca, Va • #16587

We are deeply saddend by the Events that happened. Please know that ALL of the family,friends,loved ones and all at Virgina Tech are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Smith Family
Shaun,Debbie,Shane

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Camarillo, California • #16588

Dear aggrieved families,
we denounce this unexpected and cowwardly act of inhuman action which we pray should never had happened. There should be gun control law in the world, which are not meant to kill the innocent persons. The institutions should have provisions to scan the entrants. Any individual who appears to be indifferent in behaviour should be treated accordingly and should never be ignored.
we sympathise the aggrieved families and pray God to rest the departed souls in peace the give strength to the relatives to bear the loss of the dear ones.

From:- Karnail Singh and Harbinder Kaur.

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • SURREY,BC,Canada • #16589

My sincere condolences. We just lost our mother so suddenly - it is terrible, to feel such a sudden, unnecessary loss and grievance. I feel so sorry for everybody there.
I studied at Madison Wisconsin, when I was young. It can be lonely on a big campus - but such a tragedy cannot be expected. I hope so much you all have good, real friends.
Anita

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Switzerland • #16590

No words are adequate, no thoughts can imagine what you all are going through. Our hearts hurt up here with you, and our prayers to you. I was not a Hokie-but would have been proud to be with the way the you have shown your compassion.

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Detroit, Michigan • #16591

My prayers are with both the young adults and the families that have lost a loved ones. This has affected everyone and to hear and to see such a tragedy breaks my heart. I just pray the Lord will wrap His loving arms around each and everyone there. Only He can help where their broken hearts are concerned, that and the love of family and their friends...GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Hold fast to the Lord and prayer. Much Christian Love to All, Jamie Beth Evans

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Dagsboro, DE • #16592

Dear Brothers & Sisters of VT,
Although I do not know anyone that has been personally effected by this terrible, terrible tragedy, my heart and soul has ached every moment since I first heard the news. I don’t know what’s lies ahead; however, I am comforted in the idea that we will get stronger. 
P.S.
It’s a GREAT feeling to see you all display so much school pride and loyalty.
God Bless,
S. Knight

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Chicago, IL • #16593

On 4/16 I could not believe what I was seeing.  The place where my wife and I spent the best times of our lives together was ripped open.

I was overwhelmed with two emotions, at first I felt sorrow.  I want to express my heart felt sorrow to the friends and families of all of those affected by this travesty.  My prayers are with you and your loved ones will always have a special place in my heart. I never thought that I would see the Hokie Bird cry, but he was weeping on that day.

What surprised me though was the next emotion that I felt and that was pride:

I am proud of how the university handled and is handling the situation.  President Steger and his staff showed competence, dignity and empathy at a level that cannot be compared.

I am proud of the student body.  They already have begun to show that even such an unthinkable act, could not stop or even slow down the Hokie Spirit.  I watched several of the news channels and student after student that was interviewed showed what it meant to be a Hokie even in the face of such horror.

I am proud of the university family at large and how we have circled the wagons to protect our own.

I am proud to be a HOKIE. 

Jason Gagnon ‘93 and ‘96

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Vancouver, WA • #16594

What can you say, when mere words are not enough?

Know that you are not alone in this time of enormous sorrow.  Our arms are around you no matter who we are or where we are. 

All of us at this time thinking of you at Virginia Tech.

Kelly Williams
Fresno State
Class of 1991

April 18, 2007, 3:04pm • Reno, Nevada • #16595

We just wanted to sent my thoughts and prayers to everyone at VT. We are VT grads and are so saddened to see what everyone is going through. We are keeping all of the family members who lost loved ones, the entire student body, all faculty and campus workers and all alumni in our hearts. We are all a strong bunch and the HOKIES will survive.

Pete and Meghan Brown

April 18, 2007, 3:05pm • Mechanicsburg, PA • #16596