Condolences, April 18, 2007

There are no words for this tragedy: so many young people with all their lives before them losing it without no reason.  Our prayers are with you all.
Family Deprez

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • Aalst - Belgium - Europe • #16798

To the Virginia Tech family,
You have our deepest sympathy and condolences during this trying time.  Please know we are praying for each and every student and faculty everyday to get you through this.
University of Alabama
ROLL TIDE!
GO HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • #16799

Our prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • North Logan, UT • #16800

To all students, faculty and families of Virginia Tech, “You are not alone.” We all grieve with you, we all weep with you and we all pray with you.  If there were any words that would make this tragedy disappear, we would have said them already.  But we can say to you that our love for each one you is pouring abundantly from our hearts and thoughts to all of you from now on as you try to move forward with your lives.  Most of all we honor each life that was taken so abruptly from us all.  April 16, 2007 will be a day in history that we will want to remember and pray that it will somehow be the catalyst that will change the world to be a better place.  God bless you all.
Rev. Bradley L. Stueber

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA • #16801

As everyone else here at Meredith College, I just want everyone to know that we are thinking and praying for you. Virginia Tech is in our hearts and on our minds. Our campus has been filled with shades of orange and maroon these past few days in support of all of those at VT. I hope all campuses learns from this & something of this nature never happens again. And now, We are ALL Hokies.

God Bless You All,
Amber
Freshman at Meredith College

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • Raleigh, NC • #16802

Non ho parole .I don’t findthe words.
My condolence to the parents and all.
Gianmario
Sardinia Italy

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • #16803

Please know that millions of people around the world are praying for healing.  We will never make sense of this tradegy but we can come together to comfort each other.  Be gentle, be kind, be tolerant.  Grieve and let the process work.  All of you are loved.

SMD

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • Greensboro, NC • #16804

My family and I wish to offer our love and prayers to those involved in this tragic day. I have a 13 and 16 year old and cant imagine how I would feel if this happened to them.

All Our Love, Prayers and thoughts to everyone..

The MacGowan Family...Hampshire, UK

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • Hampshire, UK • #16805

I am a mother of Jason, 8th years old and living in OH. As one of Korean, I was really shocked to hear the news and I am feeling terribly sorry that many innocent people died by this incident. I pray for the victims and their families.

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • Columbus, OH • #16806

OUR PRAYERS AND DEEPEST REGRETS ARE WITH ALL WHO HAVE SUFFERED A LOST DURING THIS UNFORTUNATE EVENT.MAY YOU FIND CONTINUED STRENGTH AND COURAGE IN THE DAYS TO COME.
SORROWFULLY,
THE JACKSON FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA • #16807

Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with the whole Virginia Tech community and their families. May God give you all the strength to get through this senseless, horrible, and unimaginable tragedy. Though no words can ease your pain, may you find some comfort in knowing that the world shares in your grief.

God bless each and everyone of you.

The McCain Family

April 18, 2007, 3:15pm • Goodlettsville, TN • #16808

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to all who suffered a loss on monday. Remain strong, don’t loose faith as you will make it through this difficult time. God will give you the strength that each and everyone of you will need during these moments. Look up into heaven as there are 32 additional stars in heaven looking out and shining bright for all of you. God bless everyone and keep the faith always!

Escamilla-Garcia Family

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Phoenix, Arizona • #16809

Virginia Tech students and the entire “Hokie family” our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Students and faculty continue to be strong for each other.  Virginia Tech is a great university and this is a major tragedy but the “Hokie family” will rise above this.  Go Hokies

The Buttry’s

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Newburgh, IN • #16810

I’m a Mexican Professor of University National of Mexico, and all my students sending condolences for all the Virgina Tech families

Take care

Abraham O.

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Mexico City • #16811

the whole world feels for you. you are in my family’s prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • johnson city,ny • #16812

My heart goes out to all of the victims families and friends and to the family of the student that took all of these precious lives. Please everyone remember that they are victims as well. I hope that the Hokie family knows that the world is praying for them. I am a Florida State Seminole fan at heart, but right now I am a Hokie, God Bless each and everyone of you.

Mary Garnett, Sandra Garnett and Sandra Ranaldi

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Vernon, Florida • #16813

My heart goes out the students, parents, professors, and community of Virginia Tech. As a college student myself, please know that you are all in my prayers.

Elise

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Lake Charles, LA • #16814

I am truly saddened by this tragic event. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and to all the students at Virginia Tech. May God Bless you and bring you peace.

Sarah

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • San Diego, CA USA • #16815

I am very sorry for the death(s) of your loved one(s), coworker(s), friend(s), and classmate(s). I have experienced losses both anticipated and unexpected. When I was fifteen years old in my first year in high school, my mother died of melanoma at age 54 on Monday, December 6, 2004; we were anticipating the loss. As with me, I am sure your loss is emotionally stressful for you and your family.

Your grief may ebb and flow. It has been said that each of us has this well deep inside of us that can be filled to the brim with grief. Every time we cry, we empty out some of the well. But the well fills again. The level of sorrow in your well may lessen as time passes, but it will never run dry. There will always be birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and those days when the well seems to fill to its brim again. Allow yourself time to remember and mourn. It is part of your healing. Grief is a continuing journey.

Sincerely,
Brian Andrew Wong
bwong1989@aol.com

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Washington, District of Columbia • #16816

I am a student at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts and I can not even begin to imagine what Virginia Tech is going through. None of those students or faculty deserved to die. I have been keeping the victims and their families in my prayers at night. Not that apologizing could bring any of them back, but I truly am sorry for the losses.

Meredith Graul
Bridgewater State

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Lakeville, MA USA • #16817

In your time of need, the world is with you.  As a college student, I cannot imagine this happening to our community.  God is looking over each and everyone of you, with your loved ones in his arms.  You will get through this, but not alone, together. 

May God bless you all.

Catherine Spahn

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Colonie, NY • #16818

I would like for you all to know you are in my prayers and to always remember, “You can do all things through Christ, who strengthens you”, and from the words of General Stonewall Jackson “Press On”.

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Kountze, Texas, USA • #16819

Although I am now a resident of California, Virginia is my home.  A graduate of JMU, I spent many amazing weekends among my Hokie friends.  I have countless fond memories of the campus and the warm community spirit I always felt when I was there.

My heart aches-- for the loss of life . . .  for the loss of friends & loved ones . . . for the loss of your sense of security and well-being-- and I really cannot imagine the intense range of emotions that y’all must be experiencing.

Please know that all of y’all are in my thoughts and prayers daily.  Be strong and stay true to your hearts . . .

Ken

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • San Diego, CA • #16820

To Kevin Sterne’s Family:
If you all read this,
My sister and I grew up in Bel-Air, and we went to the same elementary school as Kevin did. We wish him the best, as with all of the other families, and you are all in our prayers.

The Lahman Family

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • Frostburg, MD • #16821

I would like to let the entire virginia tech community know that our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you and with the families of the victims and also with everyone affected by this including faculty, staff, and students. I have no doubt that the people in your community will become stronger because of this.

May God be with all of the virginia tech community as you try to get through this extremely difficult time. Just want to let you know you are in our prayers.

MAY GOD BLESS!!!WE ARE ALL HOKIES!!!!

Again our condolences go out to you!!!

- WITT FAMILY
SUFFOLK, VA

April 18, 2007, 3:16pm • #16822

I am from Roanoke and lived and worked in both Perisburg and Christiansburg.  I counted many of the fine people of Blacksburg, Perisburg, Narrows, Roanoke and Christiansburg among my friends and co-workers.  I now live in Los Angeles and my heart yearns to be at home to love and comfort these great students, residents and townspeople of Va. Tech.  I am so proud of the solidarity and courage you have all shown.  Please know that you are being loved and covered in prayer her in Los Angeles and that we grieve with you all.

Theresa Shell

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Los Angeles, California • #16823

I just can’t believe the sites and sounds heard and shared by many of you there at Virginia Tech.  Being a father of a 24yr old who went away to college in another state you always keep them close to your thoughts and prayers and hope the day to day routine keeps them safe.  The sorrow felt here in California over the lose of life is as if we are there with you.  Hang tough Hokie Pride...Hang tough.

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Sacramento, California • #16824

To “The Virginia Tech Family:
May God help you all try to understand and get past this horrific ordeal!  My heart and prayers go out to all the Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff and most of all to ALL the families who have been affected by this act of violence.
GO HOKIES!!

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Williamstown, New Jersey 08094 • #16825

To address this to those affected by this tragedy would be to address this to the nation, to the world, to all of us. We have witnessed the unthinkable, and now we must find a way to heal.

To the families and friends of the fallen, you are on our minds and in our prayers. May God hold you in his hands and give you peace during this trying time.

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • South Elgin, IL • #16826

I live in California and I attend Sacramento City College. My college has been highly affected by this whole ordeal. I send my prayers out to the families of the victims and I pray that your hearts heal in time and receive some type of relief in knowing that your children is resting with the Lord now. And though I can not begin to sypathize ‘cause I have no kids I know what it is like to lose a loved one. Be strong. I am creating a flyer for my college to support those of Virginia Tech by wearing their school colors and i will add the website for them to contribute to the Memorial Fund.

Be blessed. God is holding you.

Ratoyia Hodge

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Sacramento, CA • #16827

The entire Hokie nation are in my thoughts and prayers.. I love the Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Harrisonburg, VA • #16828

Dear families and friends of the victims,
It’s almost unthinkable what happend, but it did.

The world is mourning with you and wishes you strenght in this difficult time.

Let’s work together for a world with less violence and hatred, more love.

“The best way to know God is to love many things.”
Vincent van Gogh

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Switzerland • #16829

All of you are in my deepest thoughts and prayers.
I know it for sure that God will give you strength and love that you’ll need through this hard time.
Our family will keep praying for you.

Seding all our wishes and prayers....

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Jersey city, NJ • #16830

May God be with the innocent victims, their families and friends, and the students of Virginia Tech.

You are all in my family’s prayers.

Eric, Carol Sophia and Laney

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Dothan, Alabama • #16831

We have been deeply devastated by this tragic event and once again we find our Nation standing as one to share its condolences with open arms. My heart goes out to the families of all the students and faculty lost on a day we will remember for the rest of our lives.

As President of the Fluvanna County HS Band Boosters we will have each of our band members wearing VA Tech ribbons on their uniforms while marching in the Charlottesville Dogwood Parade this Saturday, April 21st in memory and support to the VA Tech families.

Gina Copeland and Family
President, FCHS Band Boosters

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Palmyra, VA • #16832

my dad died march 2nd of this year 2007 and he was 38 he died of a heart attack and his birthday was supposed to be april 16th. i know when my dad did die i felt horrible so i know what your going through. I may not know anyone that died but i do know i feel pain and sorrows just hearing about it. i was watching “48 hours mystery” last night and it was talking about the accident and just watching and hearing, what i did here gave me goosebumps and made me want to cry. but i know your going through alot more pain than i am cause i wasnt even there and didnt know anyone but i know alot of people and know for a fact that more people are feeling your pain.

from sarah mesenbrink

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Onawa, Iowa, United Sates • #16833

Our youth group will pray for you and your community while we are on retreat this weekend...how sureal that our theme would be “Carpe Diem” ...God Bless to each family.

Dan Stevenson
Director of Faith Formation

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Mercer Island / Washington • #16834

We are deeply saddened by the events at your school and it has caused much reflection among the students at our school.  When we come to school, we expect to be in a safe, caring environment, and a tragedy like this is unimaginable.  It is evident by looking at the pictures and short biographies of those students and faculty members who passed, that VT is a very special place with a heroic spirit, and we wish you all the best. You will not be defined in our eyes by the sad and ill person responsible for this tragedy, but by the community of people that will persevere through this tough time and keep the memories of those lost alive.

Ms. Kinkade’s Core 4
7th Grade English Class
Orange Grove Middle School
Tucson, Arizona

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Tucson, Arizona • #16835

The violent acts that took place on April 16th deeply sadden our hearts. Many, many thoughts and prayers are with everyone that is affected by this terrible tradegy.  We are thinking and praying for Virgina Tech and its families.

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • De Pere, WI • #16836

My family and I share in your sorrow and pain.  Please know that the rest of the country and the world are with you in spirit and pray to God to give you strength as you go through this most difficult time. 

R. Murata

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii • #16837

Greed.  It is a strong word.  How could anyone be so full of greed to take the lives of so many.  They have been cheated out of the rest of their lives.  I am so full of pain for them and their families.  Each one was truly remarkable.  Memories of them will live on, this day will never be forgotten. I am deeply sorry for the entire Virginia Tech community.  Those that were lost, survived, and affected by this terrible event.  All of you are in my thaughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Frederick, MD • #16838

Dear Virginia Tech brothers and sisters,

As a student of William and Mary, I can tell you firsthand how this tragedy has affected college students across the nation. We, The Tribe, offer sincerest sympathies and prayers.

~ a senior at William and Mary

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Williamsburg, VA • #16839

Fairfield University sends its love and condolences. We are all praying for you here. Stay strong, you’re not alone.

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • fairfield, ct • #16840

I am from Puerto Rico....I have felt this pain deep in my heart...I have a child living away from home...he is going to school on a sports scholarship............I put my self in the place of the school faculty...friends...classmates and family and believe me I get up every morining with the feeling that something was taken from me...EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT KNOW ANYONE AT VIRGINIA TECH PERSONALLY.....My prayer and deepest condolences to the Virginia Tech family.....AND THOSE THAT ARE GONE....MY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE...and a fast and full recovery for the injuryed...GOD BLESS

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • #16841

Pine Meadows long-term Health Care facility in Lexington, Kentucky would like to send our heart-felt sympathy and condolences to the families, staff, students, and victims from the tragedy that took place on April 16th. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jamie Gitzinger, Adminstrator
Jae Lee, Director of Nursing
Staff & Residents

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Lexington, Kentucky • #16842

My family and myself would like to extend our deepest sympathy and we are praying for the families of the deceased and hoping for a speedy recovery of the indiviuals that are hospitalized.

B.Copeland,

April 18, 2007, 3:17pm • Trenton NJ USA • #16843

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at VA Tech.  As a New Yorker I feel and understand your pain.  Just keep your faith in God, as somone once told me after 9/11 “If he takes You to It”, “He will see You through it”.

Stay Strong
Frances

April 18, 2007, 3:18pm • Forest Hills, NY • #16844

My thought and prayers go out to each and everyone of you!! May you find comfort in each other!!!

April 18, 2007, 3:18pm • Wadena, Minnesota • #16845

Your showed great compassion and support for each other through the tragedy and after------you are a good and great people------ my prayers are with you-----------------Cr.Charles P. Gnassi---------------------------------Brown Univ. Class of 1953

April 18, 2007, 3:18pm • New Jersey • #16846

My heart really goes out to all the family and friends of the ones who lost someone in this horrible tragedy! May God be with you and your families!God Bless!

Natasha

April 18, 2007, 3:18pm • Greenville, South Carolina • #16847