Condolences, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech is the first school that got me admitted for advanced study, and is also where my best friend studying and living in. I was totally shocked when I heard this tragedy on TV, and contacted my friend as soon as possible. Fortunately, she is fine. However, I still feel very sad that so many innocent people lost their lives in this incident. My heart is going out to all affected souls. May strength be with you all.

Xiao Yang
Tsinghua University

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Beijing, China • #5382

I wish I could state in words on how sorry I am for the grief everyone must feel.  My prayers and well wishes go out to the community of Virginia Tech.  My college experience was exciting and educational.  Unfortunately, this unexplained tragedy happened.  It not only robbed the life of thirty-two incredible citizens, but this tragedy created a negative college experience that one might never forget.  This Portland State Alum all the way from Oregon sends it love.  Sincerely, Craig

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Sherwood, Oregon • #5383

my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech, espically to those two roommates of cho’s, somehow in the interviews they are trying to blame them or anyone else, there was no one to blame but the shooter himself. My thoughts are with you.

nikki peddle

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • hamilton, Ontario Canada • #5384

My famly is praying for your friends and we hope they are in a better place. Where they can watch over there friends and famly forever & always. And the whole country feels your sorrow.

our prayers are with you,
Austin Reeves

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Bagley,AL • #5385

I would like to share my condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.May God comfort you

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Auckland,New Zealand • #5386

To VT family,

My condolences to your friends.
May God bless all you guys.

- Sang @ UMD

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • MD • #5387

Michigan State stands with Virginia Tech.  May God be with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Romeo, MI • #5388

HKEW BSF class writes:
Thoughts and prayers remain with you and all those in chilly Virginia Tech. Pray that calm will restore quickly on your campus as people grieve over the sad loss of the innocent lives with the bereaved families, deal with the hurt and anger that has been caused to so many, and cure and care for the
wounded ones, drawing support from one another. Just remember that God is with you all in this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Hong Kong (HKEW BSF class) • #5389

We weep with you, our hearts are broken with yours.  Your sons and daughters are in our prayers.

Linda OSU Columbus, Ohio

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Chicago Illinois • #5390

Im sure this comes from everyone down here that we can not even imagine what you are going through and just hope that some light is found out of all this

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Rowan University • #5391

words cannot express the grief that i am feeling right now.to the faculity and students, you are in my thoughts and prayers. my husband and i are originally from bluefield wv, and my father in law lived in blacksburg(walking distance to vt).we are currently in lafayette la. may god be with each and every one of you in this time of sorrow.god bless....Sharon & Russell Perry

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Lafayette Louisiana • #5392

My thoughts and prayers are extended to the families, friends of the innocent victims of this horrible tragedy.  There are no words that can describe the heartache and feelings of loss that we feel here in Louisville, and Indiana.  We love you all, and out of this you will rise again victorious.  God Bless all of you for your bravery and love.

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Clarksville, Indiana • #5393

To the Students, Teachers, and families of Virginia Tech

This incident has surely impacted me in a very powerful way, I have so many thoughts and feelings in my head right now. I can only imagine how it is for you all. But, one thing I know for sure is that you are not alone, we are with you. Even though I don’t know anyone at Virginia Tech, being a fellow student, I feel a greater bond with you all. I felt the shock on Monday morning when I turned on the news and I continue to feel the sadness everyday.

All of us the University of Texas at Austin send you all our warmest heart felt condolences. We wish you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Himal Bhana

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • Austin, Texas • #5394

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, the students and the staff of Virginia Tech. We are mourning with you…

April 18, 2007, 2:13am • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada • #5395

To the students and family of those that were lost, our prayers go out to you this evening.  We have heavy hearts for you all and pray that your pain will ease with time.

With deepest sympathy,
The Yeckley Family

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • New Freedom, PA • #5396

As I follow these tragic and horrible events from across the country, I feel a deep ache in my heart and spirit.  As an alumnus of Virginia Tech, I clearly remember my years on campus—my introduction to statics/dynamics class in Norris Hall, my first crush who lived in AJ.  Now, these memories coexist with a sense of profound sadness and grief for the many who lost their lives in these places.  As one who supports the University’s mission and goals, we will move on, and the University will be a better place in the future than today, as it is a better place now than when I was in attendance.  And we will not forget.

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • San Francisco, CA • #5397

Praying for you guys. praying for them.
I can feel the situation that you are step in.
God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Mississippi • #5398

For all the beautiful whose life was cut short on that terrible day:

Rest in peace
For you were loved by many
You will never be forgotten
For each one of you
An angel at your door
To hug your soul
And heal your heart

To family and friends of all the victims:

Your sadness and despair
Is our sadness and despair too;
Across nations
And around the world
We pray for healing
The love you gave your children
And your friends
Will live on forever

Bless you all.
Bless all innocent Americans
Who have been victims
Of senseless violence

Laurent Boulanger

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Clifton Springs, Australia • #5399

Virginia seems so far away… but the news of this tragedy has been far reaching and has most definatly impacted Southern Oregon University students. We are holding a candle light memorial in your communities honor on Thursday night. May our love, hope, prayer, and wishes bring comfort and warmth to all those affected by this terrible event. With all my love,
Alex Holmes
Undergraduate
Southern Oregon University

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Ashland, Oregon • #5400

All Americans are Hokie’s today! We grieve with you. May the peace that passes all understanding be yours today through Christ our Lord.

Ask God right now to fill you with His Love.
He will.

In time that Love will help to wipe away the tears..
that love will ease the pain…
that love will cleanse your soul of all hate…
that love will always be there…

Just ask.

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Long Beach, California • #5401

Dear Virginia Tech students,
My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to each and everyone of you.  May God bless you and touch you with his healing hands to help ease up on the pain from the date that will ever be remembered:4/16/07 God Bless you VT Hokies! Forever in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Princeton,WV • #5402

As a student of the other land grant institution of Texas A&M University, I would like to extend my condolences for the unimaginable tragedy which as taken place in Virgina. Despite how we feel when out teams meet each other on the gridiron, the Aggies are in a state of disbelief and sadness here in College Station, and the families of those that were lost should expect to be flooded with thousands of letters of support from our campus very soon. God bless all of you at Virgina Tech. You are in our hearts and prayers.

- Jared Cavazos

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • College Station, TX • #5403

I think this is the most critical mistake in U.S. history… How can we still get the gun without an exhaustive examination of background of him/her. It’s terrible sadness, WE HAVE TO PRAY FOR THEM. Rest In Peace

Sincerely yours

Anderson

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Melbourn, Austrailia • #5404

A Time Like This

I looked to my creator and said WHY THIS
I looked to my creator with clenched bare fists
I looked to my creator and said PLEASE END THIS
I looked to my creator and that’s when he said, patience my child…I will never leave you in times like this.
Do not mourn, a day is lost lives are gone, for when they were taken I grabbed them and brought them home.

Inspired by the lost loved ones at Virginia Tech, and to those who still find peace in the midst of this madness.

Brittany gordon, future hokie

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Wilmington, North Carolina • #5405

This is such an unfathomable event that can occur on any campus.  I attend the University of Washington and two weeks ago we had a shooting in one of our buildings as well, a woman was being stalked by an ex-boyfriend, he entered the building and shot her to death.  Classes were in session and he killed himself as well.  The scale of our tragedy does not reach the scale of what occured at VT but we understand what it is like to lose a precious life like that.  It is shocking for us Huskies to see what happened on our campus just two weeks ago reinact itself to a greater degree at Virginia Tech.  Our thoughts are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Seattle, WA • #5406

Everyday when I get up, used to thank God for one more day. Asking for peace and protection for me, family and friends. The life is magic and we are here just for one mission. Love and peace are examples of reason for this mission. If each one could understand exactly what the life means, maybe the world could be better. After this tragedy I just wanna say that I am deeply shocked and would like to share my condolences, thoughts and prayers with all the Virginia Tech community. Students, friends, family and city, included. God bless you all.

Sincerely,
Fernando

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. • #5407

"Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have, we lose people, but you never forget them. And sometimes, it’s those memories that give us the faith to go on!”

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • San Ramon, CA • #5408

To the students, faculty & families of VT.

Life After Tragedy

What a coward act no heart in tact. In
the blink of an eye, with no time to react.
Senseless killings in the class blood
spilling, frantic crying wondering will I
survive?

Hopes and dreams lost, one caught in
deep thought, emotions run wild, in the
confusion of those in pain. A place of
higher education no longer a safe haven.
Can there be a defined explanation into
the mind of one filled with hatred?

In the mist of the aftermath, in time the
somber mood will pass. We must remain
vigilant for those loss will live on in the
legacy you will provide for them. Keep
you’re spirits high despite this tragic
time.

Take and grow from this experience and
know that it is a process. The strength
to mourn is where we begin...just words
of encouragement, you’re not alone my
friends.

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Queens, NY • #5409

I am terribly sorry to VA Tech students’s death.

My condolences for students and their family.

Maybe above the sky, maybe they become an other brite star......

Kim

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Seoul, South Korea • #5410

I pray that all may find strength in this tragedy
the strength to go on fighting
I pray that many find a reason to dry the tears that fall from their eyes
I pray that many do not mourn the lives lost but embrace the lives they led and the memories you are left with.
Turn to the person next to you and share the memories you have of the ones who were lost
Their lives will be carried on through the people who love them and through the memories shared
Do not ask questions as to how this could have been prevented, do not blame yourself or others.
This is a terrible tragedy and the prayers of millions of people around the world go out to the people lost, and the people affected.
They are with God now, hold them close in your hearts, and know that they will always be with you
I am so sorry!

April 18, 2007, 2:14am • Lethbridge, Alberta Canada • #5411

I am so truly very sorry.  Sending condolences from New York.

Sinem
Varoglu

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • New York, NY • #5412

My heart goes out to all the students at Virginia Tech. I hope you can all move on from this and get back to normal everyday lives of being college students.  This time may be rough for alot, but don’t get down.  May God be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Princess Anne,Md • #5413

We send our prayers to all of you at Virgina Tech.  Heaven is a much richer place today. Hold each other close and know that you are in our hearts.

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Greenville, Texas, USA • #5414

This tragedy has not only been felt in North America, but around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all the victims - you are not alone in this most difficult of times.

Rudolf Douqué

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Cape Town, South Africa • #5415

Prenant part à votre douleur, je vous prie de recevoir mes très sincères condoléances et l’expression de ma profonde sympathie.

L.M.

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Vancouver, Canada • #5416

Here in London, England, we are shocked and saddened by what has happened to you.  We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  May God bring healing to each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • London, England • #5417

The way your heart sounds
makes all the difference
It’s what decides if you’ll endure
the pain that we all feel
The way your heart beats
makes all the difference
In learning to live
Here before me is my soul
I’m learning to live
I won’t give up
Till I’ve no more to give

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Rockville, MD • #5418

I am so impressed with the student body of Virginia Tech.  I have never seen such love and commitment than I witnessed today in the communal sharing of grief, faith, and hope for the loss of your fellow classmates.  As the father of a high school senior about to select a college I could only hope she picks a school with half the dedication and refinement this school has shown in such a time of tragedy and perseverance.  My heart goes out to all of the families and friends of the deceased.  You have an exceptional group of students and faculty at Virginia Tech and my admiration for your school in this difficult hour is immeasurable.  May God grant you peace and patience as you attempt to recover from this unspeakable turn of events.  Virginia Tech epitomizes the word dignity and I pray for the best for all of your students, faculty and families.

Brian D
Seattle WA

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Seattle, WA • #5419

All my thoughts and prayers for the families of those lost on April 16th and also to the students at VT.  Look to each other for strength and comfort.  Know that all alumnus out there, around the world, are mourning and sharing in your pain.  We are Hokies and we will prevail, together!!! 

All my love, thoughts and prayers.

Adam Kaufman ‘97

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Shenzhen, China • #5420

The April 16th attack has shocked many. Not only those from the USA but also the whole world. With CNN’s continuous broadcast and updates on the case, the whole world offers sympathy to the friends and family of the victims. Here in Malaysia, it was the hottest discussion of the day. We offer our deepest condolences and we pray that these shootings will CEASE! What is done is done and we hope that emotional wound would heal. So many innocent individuals, so full of potential, with everything to offer, having their futures disappear right before their eyes. Hopefully, appropriate measures will be taken and though it may take awhile, every effort is worth the try.

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Malaysia • #5421

Deepest sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy and to the
entire Virginia Tech community. I hope something good comes out of this and that
a similar incident may never occur again .

God bless you all.

Dr. Maisa Elnager

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Dubai, United Arab Emirates. • #5422

To the lost lives at Virginia Tech:

I just want to let everyone know this is a huge tragedy. This is a very very sad time for many families and friends of the victims. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Virginia Tech Community. You have the support of millions and millions of people and we are here to help you through this difficult time. God Bless and take care!

Jake W.

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Lancaster, Ca • #5423

Com’è possibile che la mente umana possa partorire simili orrori? A tutte le famiglie che hanno subito una simile tragedia le mie più sentite condoglianze e un augurio di forza a tutti i ragazzi sopravvissuti al massacro.
Davide Stringa

April 18, 2007, 2:15am • Pontecurone (AL), Italy • #5424

The entire nation shares in your grief. May our Lord comfort and bless those families and friends that are now coping with such a senseless,horrid act. Our prayers are with you. May God bless you all.

Bob Rod

April 18, 2007, 2:16am • Honolulu, Hawaii • #5425

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  So many talented and admirable young people have needlessly died, and I feel such empathy for you students on the campus and the student’s families.  Heung Cho must have been a terribly troubled man, and I only wish that someone could have reached him before this awful tragedy devoured him and so many others.  Continue to support each other and love each other as you are now; you will be stronger for it.
Cynthia Balazs

April 18, 2007, 2:16am • Aurora, Illinois • #5426

My prayers and thoughts are with the students, faculty, staff and families of Virginia Tech.  Please know that many are thinking of you during this time.  May the support, love and thoughts of so many in our nation and the world give you strength.  Lean on us during this time.  We are there for you.

Patricia Jackson

April 18, 2007, 2:16am • San Diego, California • #5427

Bless everyone invloved .. its such a sensless waste and we in England are so sad for you all x

April 18, 2007, 2:16am • England UK • #5428

Condolences and prayers to the family and friends of all the victims of Monday’s tragedy. Please remember them as they have been in life. They are in a better place now. Don’t ask what pushed Cho Seung-Hui to commit such a terrible mass-murder - there will be no answer.

April 18, 2007, 2:16am • Kingaroy / Australia • #5429

Words cannot express how shocked, saddened and heartbroken I am about this. My family and I are praying for you all as you deal with this tragedy. May God provide you with comfort and strength to move forward.

Allison

April 18, 2007, 2:16am • Brooklyn, New York, USA • #5430

Really sad when I heard the news yesterday. My prayers are with all of you.

God bless you.

William

April 18, 2007, 2:16am • Taipei, Taiwan • #5431