Condolences, April 18, 2007

I’m a italian girl and I ‘m shocked at the news of the massacre in Virginia.I haven’t any word,but i want to say that the Italy is parteciping to this painful moment.
I condole upon the loss of the victims.
Federica

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • Parma,italy • #16948

April 16, 2007 A date we shall never forget. The young people at VT that I have seen on the news show a tremendous amount of class and style. They truly represent what America has to offer the entire world. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in this monumental tragedy. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers forever.

E William Semales Jr NJ

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • New Jersey • #16949

Words cannot express the horror and shock felt watching this terrible event unfold.  These senseless acts so often produce so many questions.  Why did this happen?  Yet, these questions remain unanswered.  It is in these times that you must find comfort in your loved ones, all the while in comforting others.

Please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tara LeClaire

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • #16950

Monday afternoon we got our power back after the Nor’easter that took down many trees and powerlines here in Rutland, Vermont, to turn on our TVs and see and hear about the horrible tragedy at Virginia Tech. The storm we endured here was nothing compared to the storm you are now enduring. Our prayers are with you, but more than that remember that God is with you and holds every tear you cry. He weeps as you do over this senseless act. His good WILL prevail in all of this.

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • West Rutland, Vermont • #16951

Although I did not know any of the victims nor do I know anyone who attends VT, I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. I find myself watching countless hours of news productions, and reading numerous articles on the web as it all seems so surreal. I cannot even begin to fathom what these families are going through.  My sympathy and prayers, go out to family and friends of these individuals. May they rest in peace.

Amanda Karmel

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • Dallas, TX • #16952

Like many, words fail to express the depth of sadness I feel for the staff, faculty and students at Virginia Tech, as well as friends and family members of those who lost their lives.  I wish there would be a way to make some sort of sense out of what is senseless.  I feel the power to heal comes from remembering, nurturing, respecting and loving one another.  Not knowing any of the deceased, I can nonetheless say that while reading their biographies, I was profoundly sad.  I had to stop reading. 

Please, no matter what your political leanings are ,let us find common ground to reduce the number of guns roaming the streets.  It is a threat to us all.  Common sense and a desire to balance freedom to bear arms, and the need to protect the public at large, can make this awful situation at least hold a deeper meaning. 

Thomas Freeman

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • Ghent Belgium • #16953

We now need to PRAY TO GOD for healing and miracles in the lives of these students and teachers and family members. Its only JESUS that can heal the wounds and cleanse the soul now. And just pray that Prayer and the ten commandments get back in schools so we don’t see this kind of Massacre ever again.

Father we Pray that you heal all the people affected by Cho, and I pray father you protect Chos family from persecussion because of this incident. We all have free will and Cho choose to do this not his family members. We also pray father that lives will be given to you through this incident and that people will realize that their is a GOD who loves and cares for everyone he created. We pray that forgiveness will be done (which is hard in a situation like this) but for your own sake you must forgive Cho and let the Holy Spirit give you life and power to go on. And we Pray this all to be accomplished in JESUS precious name Amen and Amen.

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • Stan L Bowman Jr Hanover,Ontario Canada • #16954

This is a terrible tragedy that has touched us all. After reading all of those profiles on the victims, I feel that the world has lost very special people. They are in a better place. May God Bless all of you. You are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • Miami, Florida • #16955

To friends and families of victims,

I think we all sincerely grieve for you here at Brigham Young University knowing that this tragedy could happen anytime, anywhere.  As a college student, and especially as a fellow Virginian, my prayers are with you and all of those mourning right now. 

Today we are all hokies.

April 18, 2007, 3:23pm • Provo, UT • #16956

Deepest condolences to all the victim’s fammilies.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

For those that are in the hospital still, we wish a speedy recovery.  God bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Chicago, IL • #16957

My prayers & thoughts are with all of you !!!
There is a Book by “BETTIE J. EADIE” The title is :
“EMBRACED BY THE LIGHT” I Encourage Each & All of you to READ this Book! It will help you find peace &
comfort in this time of mourning !!! You are All in my Thought’s and Prayer’s Today, Tomarrow, Always & Forever !!! My heart Grieves with you !
Margie Fairfax

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Wildomar, CA. USA • #16958

On behalf of the student body at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, you’re in our thoughts and prayers.  Today, we are all Hokies.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA • #16959

KNOW THAT MY FAMILYS THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILYS OF THE VICTIMS AND THAT THE WORLD SHARES IN THE SORROW OF THIS TRAGEDY

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • AMITY OREGON • #16960

This household has been traumatized with the unbelievable sadness of it all.  You have our sincere condolences, our thoughts and deepest prayers.  (If we could, we’d wear orange sweatshirts that read “Long Live Virginia Tech.")

Godspeed to recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. George Brown

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Lincoln Park, Michigan • #16961

We were so relived to hear our son (a senior) and daughter-in-law(works at VT) were safe, but my heart broke to hear that others had been killed. Our son survived war in Iraq and now this. I can not even begin to know the pain the parents of the slain students are feeling, because the pain that I have for them is unbelievable. My kids are safe but yet my tears won’t stop. Our prayer are with everyone. Peace to all

Parents of a VT student: Rick and Deb

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Yukon Oklahoma • #16962

Please know that all of Canada grieves with you.

May God bless those HE has chosen to bring home and those HE has chosen to continue on.

The Williamson Family

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Ontario, Canada • #16963

The strength, courage and maturity the student body and community has shown has been truly amazing to watch and even uplifting in the midst of this horrible tragedy.

You’ve made me proud to be a Hokie!  The support is felt far beyond the extended family of Alumni, but from everyone all over this nation and world.

We are Virginia Tech.

LRC

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Los Angeles, CA • #16964

We’re all HOKIES and we’re with you in these hours of grief and sorrow.

:love:

Trista Mack

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • East Palatka, Florida, USA • #16965

Our heartfelt prayers and condolences are with you all at this time...........The Daversa Family

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Southgate, Michigan • #16966

I just cannot believe something like this could happen. My heart breaks for your whole community. We are praying for you.

Lia

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Vacaville , California • #16967

the MEXICAN community in EAST LANSING MICHIGAN is with you Virginia Tech, God bless you all.
In behalf of the entire people from MEXICO,our hearts are with you VT.

TODOS SOMOS HOKIES!
WE ARE ALL HOKIES!

Mario Medina. MSU

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, MEXICO • #16968

My heart goes out to each and every one of you effected by this tragedy. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

TO THOSE I LOVE

When I am gone, release me,
let me go…

I have so many things
to see and do.

You must not tie your
self to me with tears,

Remember that we had
so many happy years.

I gave you my love,
you can only guess…

How much you gave
to me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you
each have shown,

But now it is time I
traveled alone.

So grieve awhile for me
if you must, then
let your grief be
comforted by trust.

It is only for awhile
that we must part…

So bless the memories
within your heart.

I will not be far away,
for life goes on.

So if you need me
call and I will come.

Though you cannot see or
touch me, I’ll be near
And if you listen with
your heart, you will hear.

All of my love around
you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come
this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a
Smile, and a “Welcome Home.”
Author:  Unknown

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • K. Newton, Fort Supply, Oklahoma • #16969

The entire Hokie Family, especially the families of the victims, are in my constant prayers.

-Matthew Taylor

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Jackson, Wyoming • #16970

It is with profound and heartfelt sorrow that I extend my sympathy to all staff, students, and families that are a part of the Virgina Tech community.  Words seem so inadequate at this time.  Please know that thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all and you and your loved ones will not be forgotten.
Rita

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Middleton, Wi. • #16971

I cannot even imagine what everyone at Virginia Tech is going through now.  Everytime I here more updates about this tragedy, I have to fight back the tears.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this horrific event!

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Columbia, SC • #16972

Your Canadian neighbours are thinking of all of you and your families during this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • CANADA • #16973

The surreal aspect of what has occurred surpasses borders as the reality of those lost lives chill us to the bone, sadden our hearts and bring thoughts of anger, questions of why and the acknowledgement of how precious life is.

our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • #16974

May God keep everyone effected by this tragedy wrapped in his loving and protecting arms. If God brings us to it, He WILL bring us through it.

April 18, 2007, 3:24pm • North Alabama • #16975

words are not enough to express my condolences for all who have lost loved ones. my heart goes out to all.

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • rochester,ny • #16976

Can’t even begin to imagine the pain and suffering you are going through.. Know that you are not alone… we are here for you… our spirits pray for you, and together we will heal.  It is strength in God and one another that we will come out of this stronger than we ever were before. 

The road may be long, but it is not a lonely one.  Never again will you ever feel alone… America’s heart beats simulataneously with yours.  We will rise again… and we will stand tall. 

Take comfort in knowing that there are 32 angels watching over us now… Our heroes ... standing tall, spreading their wings, and proudly wearing the colors of Virginia Tech. 

The Raphun Family
April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Pennsylvania • #16977

I pray that you can feel the love,care and concern of peace loving people all over this world. Students, faculty, administration and parents you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and keep you in his care.

With Sympathy,
Tami

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Atlanta, GA • #16978

As a high-school teacher and parent of two elementary children, I feel I am constantly “swimming against the stream” against an increasingly de-sensitive pop culture that promotes violence as a form of entertainment.  This mentality is slowly shaping our young generation at the sacrifice of human compassion. I challenge all “youth workers” to help stop this mentality as well to seize every opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of other people who may still need appropriate guidance to help them learn compassion.

My thoughts and prayers to everyone at VT.  Keep the faith...God is good---all the time.

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Edgewood, Kentucky • #16979

My heart and prayers go out to the families of the students and staff who lost their lives at Virginia Tech.  I can not begin to understand what it is to lose a child, sister, brother, husband or wife but I do know what it is to feel pain and sorrow at the lost of a loved one.  Know that all of you at Virginia Tech are in my and my family’s thoughts and prayers.  I don’t know anyone of you personally at VT but know that tears come to my eyes when I think of what those who lost their lives and those who were injured endured that day. 

Leslie Johnson-Pena & Family

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Philadelphia, PA 19127 • #16980

All of us here at UNC are praying for the victims, their families, and for the entire Virginia Tech community. We are your family in this tragedy, and without a doubt “we are all Hokies.”

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Chapel Hill, NC • #16981

My Family and I send our condolences to those who lost loved ones and everyone affected by this tragedy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and be with you in your time of need.

Sincerly,
The Anthony Family

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Otisville, Michigan • #16982

We are all saddened at the events that have taken place at your campus. On behalf of the whole student body at both Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University, I wish to express our deepest sorrow to the victims, families, and students of Virginia Tech. We are proud to wear your colors this week in remembrance of those who have fallen. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Boone, North Carolina • #16983

EVERYONE FEELS THE SORROW AND PAIN AND JUST HAVING A REAL HARD TME TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS ALL COULD HAVE HAPPENED. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THE FAMILIES AND STUDENTS TOUCHED BY THIS AND ONLY GOD KNOWS HOW TO GIVE US STRENGHTH TO GET THROUGH A TIME LIKE THIS. I PRAY THAT THIS DOES NOT CAUSE MORE RACIAL HATRED. GOD BLESS, DENISE MILLER ALMANZA & FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • AVONDALE, PA • #16984

I hope the families, friends, and classmates of those lost can feel the love, support and prayers that people all over the world are offering after this devestating tragedy...you and the victims are all in my heart, mind and prayers.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Harrisonburg, VA • #16985

Dear Hokies,

God will get you through this terrible time.  Know that you have prayers every second of the day and as the days and then years go by it will get easier.  Also, stay together like I know Hokies do.....You are strong.  “ Let’s Go HOKIES”

Tina Kidd

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Palmyra, VA/USA • #16986

My prayers and thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy. Although my children are out of the school age, I feel for everyone affected by this tradegy, and my thoughts and prayers are extended to everyone @ Virginia Tech to the Students, Faculty and Families.

St.Clair’s

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • New Bedford MA • #16987

The following has been sent to all students, faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska:

On Wednesday (4/18) evening at 8:30pm, ASUN student government will be
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Virginia Tech. The event will be
held at 8:30pm at the Union Plaza on the north side of the Nebraska Union
on city campus.

The VT Candle Light Vigil is a nondenominational gathering to express our
united support for our colleagues at Virginia Tech and an opportunity to
express our sincerest condolences.

Candles will be provided and a short program will highlight how the lives
and futures of college students will forever be affected by the tragic
events of Monday, April 16, 2007 in Blacksburg, VA.

If you have any questions please email asun1@unl.edu

David Solheim
Student Body President

Message approved by Juan N. Franco
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Our hearts are with you all.
Wendy O’Connor
Chief Academic Advisor, School of Biological Sciences
University of Nebraska

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Lincoln, NE • #16988

My prayers go out to the families of all involved. Losing a loved one is the hardest pain to endure, especially a child. When our children die, so do our hopes and dreams for their future. God be with you all and may He ease your pain and give you the strength to make it each day.
TBJ

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Dunn, NC • #16989

My heart is heavy for the lives lost during this terrible attack. My heart breaks for the family and friends dealing with the loss of a loved one.  My heart goes out to all those in need of love during this time of sorrow.  My heart prays for the family of the man who commited such a senseless act. Our hearts are changed forever.

In peace.

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Hastings, MN • #16990

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and students that were effected by this terrible tragedy. I work at a junior college and can only imagine the fear and horror that students and faculty went through. May God take you through the healing process.

Cara McWilliams
South Plains College

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Plainview, Texas • #16991

Polish students are sorry...:<

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Olsztyn/Poland • #16992

Hello

My name is CAROLINE, I am from BRAZIL, and I am really really sad about what happened;
Yesterday I saw on the news too many people crying, and I was wondering.. and if it was with me?!
I cried with all this people.
Because it is very difficult to imagine, normal people studing in a beutiful place that looks to be the VIRGINIA TECH, realizing many dreams, in a normal day… and this day had finished for some of them…
The only thing we can believe now is that they are in the Jesus’lep, protected..
And we are praying for all of them..

My wish was take a plane and gor for VIRGINIA TECH to see with my eyes this horrible hapenning.

There is a song here in a BRAZIL of RENATO RUSSO that says:

It’so strange
The good people die youngs
It’s like this that seems to be
When I remeber of you
That left this world
Too early…

I remeber the afternoons that we stand together
It’s not always, but I know
That you are WELL now,
But in this year
The summer finished to early

It’s so strange
The good people die before
I remeber of you
And of as much again people
That went away to early

Go with the angels
Go in peace
It was like this every day afternoon
The discovery of our FRIENDSHIP

Even the next day!

I hope someone read this..

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Arapongas / Paraná / BRAZIL • #16993

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families in this horrible tragedy. It is especially hard for me because most of the students were my age. That could have easily been me or any of my friends. Just know that the entire US is praying for you in this time of need. May god bless you all!!

Jenny F.

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Jacksonville, FL • #16994

In Texas, our deepest sympathies are with you in Virginia.

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Eastland, Tx • #16995

We are all Hokies.

As the parent of two Radford students who are close friends with many Tech students, I am bereft and devastated. I am praying for us all. My heart and thoughts go out to those who have lost loved ones and friends.

April 18, 2007, 3:25pm • Leesburg, VA, USA • #16996

OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO EVERYONE THAT LOST A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND. MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. Russ & Nancy Morrison

April 18, 2007, 3:26pm • Union City,TN • #16997