Condolences, April 18, 2007

Dear Faculty, Students, Family & Friends:

Sometimes there are just no words to say the things that are deepest in our hearts.

Wishing you strength and peace in this sudden loss of your dear ones.

Treasure the happy moments

With Condolences
Mrs. Shaun Milner

April 18, 2007, 4:58pm • Fort Frances, Ontario Canada • #18648

In troubling times and times of loss, I always turn to God. When I lost my Dad, the big thing that got me through was knowing that he was in a better place, safe, free of pain and loved.  Turn to your friends, family, loved ones and to God and you will get through it.  I can’t even imagine how the victims families & friends must feel - the news brought me to tears. You have my thoughts and prayers.  My heart goes out to all those directly affected by this horrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 4:58pm • Ontario, Canada • #18649

My heart breaks for the tragedy that struck your community.  To have lives ripped from you so violently is hard to comprehend.  Our campus lost young lives not long ago when our bonfire collapsed at Texas A&M.  There are practically no words that can fully explain the pain you are experiencing.  But, please know, that there are so many people around the world, who share your pain, care for you and are praying for you and for your healing.  You Hokies have the same strength, spirit and sense of family that saw the Aggies through our loss. 

God bless you all.

D. Warren

April 18, 2007, 4:58pm • College Station, Texas • #18650

To VT students, friends, and family:

My heart is broken for all those who have been directly affected by this tragedy.  However, it is amazing how this event has brought the Virginia Tech community and the world together.  As a recent Virginia Tech graduate, I have received phone calls from people I have not talked to in 5 years and my friends have experienced the same.  It is truly wonderful how people come together to support one another in this time of need.  Continue to be compassionate and supportive of your fellow Hokie.  Stay strong and Virginia Tech.

D.Kidd

April 18, 2007, 4:58pm • Fairfax, VA • #18651

As the nation watched the events this week on your campus they were not only saddened by the loss of life for the students and professors but also the loss of potential of each of these individuals. I was impressed with how the student body, professors, family members and others presented themselves and the support they showed for their University and what it stands for. May God bless each of you as you move forward and represent yourselves and the memories of all of those whose lives were ended way to to early. Never be afraid to show you emotions and ask for help and support when it is needed.

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Mesa, Arizona • #18652

Prayers of comfort to the family & friends of all who were killed or injured on Monday.  As a former student at VT and once an RA in AJ I can not imagine how you are all dealing with this.  Only God can provide the peace and comfort you will need to get through the days and weeks ahead.  The sad knowledge that this could have happened any where on any campus does not dispel the grief all Hokies feel right now.  I pray that the knowledge that all across our country and around the world you have people praying for you and sharing your grief will bring hope and comfort.  God bless,

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Chocowinity, NC USA • #18653

To the VT Faculty and Student Body
I cannot express the heartache I felt upon learning of this tradegy.  My prayers goes out to all of you, especially the family that lost their loved ones.  I have a son attending college and when something like this happens, it makes you realize that no one is exempt from such horror and you are never prepared for such tradegy as this.  My son have two friends attending attending VT so you can imagine how this really hit home.  I will continue to pray for all of you during this sad time and may God see you through this.  Sincerely, The Corder Family.  Havre de Grace, MD

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Havre de Grace, MD (USA) • #18654

I do not know what else to say than that I am so sorry for what happened and I wish you all strenght to get through this tradegy.

Anna Friman

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Helsinki, Finland • #18655

Our thoughts & prayers go out to all the VT Faculty, Students & Family Memmbers.
God bless you all, give you strength , courage & hope.

David & Michele Bowen

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Florence, New Jersey • #18656

My heart aches and void has been created after the loss of my fellow HOKIES. Although I don’t make the campus my home anymore, I feel as though my home has been violated. Members of my family have been taken from me suddenly, but I will walk with my head held high and my spirit and hope undeterred as I cope with this horrible loss.

Kabir Kamboh - Class of 2002

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Arlington, VA • #18657

I am a mother of three and couldn’t even imagine the thought of losing one of my children to a senseless situation. I pray for God to wrap his arms around each and everyone who is greiving and help them to pull through this. We proudly send our children off to college in hopes of seeing them mature and gain knowledge in the field of their dreams. I am sadden that someone robbed all of these fine young men and women who were working towards their dream. For the professors who were killed I am sad that you will no longer be there to keep on teaching. My heart goes out to everyone at VA Tech and their families. We Love You!!!

KAREN

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA • #18658

For the Students and Teachers of Virginia Tech:
I don’t even know quite what to say, except that I cried, and cried upon hearing and watching of your tragedy. I know no-one at VT, don’t even know where it is as I am from Maine, but I was horrified and terrified for you.
My deepest sympathy and heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of healing. Keep your strenght, hope, and belief, hang onto your loved ones, tell them all you love them, and you too will get through this.
Love and Prayers to you all
Mary Hynes

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Rockland, Maine • #18659

We were deeply saddened by the news of the death and injury of your students and faculty through the massacre.
Words are futile at a time like this assuage the anguish of their family or friends. We can only bow our heads to the will of God, the Father of us all, and say to ourselves.
We have been praying for all of you since it happened.
Jong K. Han
Pastor of DFW Korean Adventist Church

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Hurst, TX • #18660

Deepest sympathies to the entire VT family.  May God bless each and every one of you affected by this terrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Southeast Indiana • #18661

A Dark Moment

A school of peace,
school of love,
and of hard workers

Then a day turned dark,
love turned to hate,
peace turned to violence

Cries of help echoed
through the air,
there was pain,hurt and fear afloat

Families in shock,
loved ones in pain,
it was a day of loss,
a day the school turned upside down
a day of silence.

By Josh Rothacher

In memory of those that lost their lives in the Virginia Tech Massacre

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Kansas City, MO • #18662

I am very sorry to here of your trajity, and I do not understand why this would happen to you, no one deserves what you have gone through. It’s not fair but i hope you can get through this and go on in your lives but still remember all thoughs who have lost their lives.

You are in my prayers,
Kallie Gray-Wheeler

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Montreal, Quebec Canada • #18663

To the faculty ,friends and family of Virginia Tech

We here in Fajardo,PR. grieve your loss . And the students of the University Interamericana ,pray to the Lord to bless you all and give you the strength through out this pain. God Bless you Sincerely,
Angeles De Jesus

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Fajardo,Puerto Rico • #18664

To all the brave Hokies.....Thank you for your example of courage and community that you have shown us. At this tragic moment please take time to remember that when your friends closed their eyes to this earthly life, that’s precisely the moment they opened their eyes to God. You are forever in our prayers.  Rusty Brydon

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Dallas, Tx • #18665

So sorry for your loss at VT please know that
many people here are thinking of you and send our
sincere condolences.  You are in our hearts.

Jane Ferguson

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Perth, Scotland • #18666

My Prayers go out to all those who suffered loss in the VT incident,as well as to all the students and faculty. May you all find the strength you need in these trying times.

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Elkhart IN. USA • #18667

We cannot imagine the shock, disbelief and pain you are all suffering.  Please accept the condolences of my husband and myself.  May God place his hand on each of your hearts to ease the pain and lift the spirit.
The Bauers

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Glen Ellyn, Illinois • #18668

God bless Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • LSU, Baton Rouge, LA • #18669

Dear faculty and Students of Virginia Tech,
Me and my mother just want to show our Condolences to all the family, frineds, and Faculty at Virginia Tech. People need to be strong and keep going on with there life. Always keep your fmaily and friends and faculty in your hearts. We all got to make somthing of oursleves and be a stronger person. All 32 people is in God hands right now and if they was able to talk to you they wont you to move on and be the person that you wanna be in life.

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Dallas, Texas • #18670

I am so sorry for everyone that was affected by this terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech.  I especially would like to give my condolences to the families of the victims.  I know that many are hurting from what happened on Monday, and I hope and pray that everyone that was affected will be able to emotionally heal despite the adversity from earlier this week.  In spite of what happened I still love Virginia Tech and the camaraderie between the students and instructors.  My brother and my two cousins attended Virginia Tech years ago, so VT has always been a second home for us.  We will always have the Hokie spirit.

God bless the families of the victims, VT students, as well as the VT instructors.

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Newport News, Virginia USA • #18671

May God bless each and every one involved in the tragedy at VT.  Please know that you all are in my prayers.

Kathy

April 18, 2007, 4:59pm • Cumberland MD • #18672

I can not imagin what you all may be feeling; but I can let you know that you are not alone in this tragic time of need.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  May GOD bless every single one of you with peace.

April

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Norfolk, Virginia • #18673

It is obvious that the great concern and impact of this tragedy is felt world-wide.  I also, have a great sense of remorse and sorrow for the families and individuals impacted by this event.  My continuous thoughts and prayers are with you all and, together, we will move on and, once again, reunite as a community—around the globe.  May God bless you and be with you all!

Kris

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Shawnee, Kansas, USA • #18674

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. 
The Sanborn Family
Philadelphia, PA

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Philadelphia, PA • #18675

My heart is with the Hokie Nation of which I am a proud member (Class of 76).  I know that we will recover from this and be stronger for it.

My condolences to all of those of you who lost friends, teachers and family members.  May you find comfort in the times ahead and know that they are with you always

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Gastonia, NC USA • #18676

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to everyone at Virginia Tech and the families who have lost their loved ones.  I work at a university and can’t imagine what you are going through.  I am deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

FSU Employee

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Tallahassee, Fl/USA • #18677

Dear Students and Faculty,

I would like to personally extend my condolences for the victims as well as the families. May God bless everyone who was affected by these terrible events.

Best Regards,
Dinis P.
www.GiftMonster.net

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Yonkers, NY • #18678

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.  I pray for each and every one of them. 

I am from Oklahoma.  On April 19th we will be remembering the victims of the Murrah Bombing in Oklahoma City.  During this time, I will also be remembering the victim’s of VT shootings!  I will pray that these acts will not continue.  Remember we are ONE NATION!

Many blessings to everyone.  I feel each of us in the U.S., North America and the World have been effected by the loss! 

Love and prayers to all of VT!
Sheila W.

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Norman, Oklahoma • #18679

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends at Virginia Tech University.  I am a mother of a senior who is on his way to college, and I can not begin to explain how this has sadden my heart.  Please know that “GOD” is still in charge, and my family will continue to pray for your families through this healing process. 

The Gause Family

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Oakland, CA • #18680

I want to send ny heart felt condolences to everyone at VIRGINIA TECH. As a mother of a 16 who will be going to college within the year and a half, I can not comprehend the sorrow any parent is going through right now.  For the families and friends .I have seen the pictures of your loved ones and have cried.I would just like to say if it means any small bit of comfort your beautiful, bright, intellegent loved ones will not be forgotten. My heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you all.
L Hoffman

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Pittsburgh,Pa • #18681

Dear HOKIE Nation,

I want to express my sincere sympathy and condolences to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We will never understand why or how things like this happen but, we must accept the fact that they do.  May God bless you all. Stand strong and together always, as the “HOKIE NATION” and the state of Virginia should.  My love and prayers are with you always.

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Wytheville, VA • #18682

Our prayers go out to all of you. Our college service will be aired live over vc.tv tonight on the internet at 9pm. We will be taking a moment to pray for all of you at the campus…

Alisha Mitropoulos
College pastor

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • oklahoma City, OK • #18683

My family and I wrap our arms and love around you thru this time.  We don’t know anyone personal on campus but feel we know everyone.  May God continue to hold you in His hand thru this.
With Love,
Charles, Sandy and Mike Henry

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Pelion, South Carolina • #18684

To the students and staff of Virginia Tech. Please accept our families condolences and prayers. I know you can find a way to move forward in this tragic and sad time. Not to long ago where I live, my area experienced the samething. I don’t live very far from where the Amish House tragedy was.

God Bless you all,
T.D

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Cochranville,Pa. • #18685

TO ALL AT VA TECH
JUST WANTED ALL OF YOU TO KNOW OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE DECEASED AND THE INJURED. WORDS CAN’T EXPRESS THE SADNESS MY FAMILY FEELS FOR ALL OF YOU IN THIS TIME.

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • PORTLAND, OR • #18686

I pray for God to comfort all of you during this time of profound sadness.  May He give you the strength you need to move forward in the weeks ahead and peace to carry on for the rest of your lives.  God Bless You!

Amy Pollock

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Houston, Texas • #18687

To faculty, staff, students, and family/friends of Virginia Tech:
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am deeply saddened by the tragedy that occured at your school. I can’t begin to imagine what y’all must be going through. I pray that God wraps His loving arms around all of y’all and grants the peace and comfort that only He can. I pray for strength in the coming days...especially as the students start back to school..whenever that may be. Be strong...I think I speak for everyone when I say that we’re behind y’all 100%.

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • GA • #18688

Dear students,

i wanted to tell you that you and your friends, who are not here any more,are in my prayers, please get stength from God and do never lose your hope.

God bless.

Agostina

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Buenos Aires, Argentina • #18689

I wanna take this time to say I’m sorry for all that has happened.I wish I could understand why this happened too.I know Sean Mc Quade personally,nd my thoughts,nd prayers go out to him,nd his family as well.

Melissa Johnston Clearview High School Class of 1995

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Franklinville,NJ • #18690

I am very sorry for the families and friends that lost someone in this tragedy. We need to be prepared for things like this.

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • westmont IL • #18691

Thoughts and prayers go to students, staff and families at Virginia Tech.  From our house in rural Ontario Canada to all, sincere sympathy.

As the days go by, you at Virginia Tech continue to show the world what strength of character and courage are all about.

Sincerely,

Mrs. E. Graham
Bala, Ontario, Canada

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Bala, Ontario Canada • #18692

My heart goes out to the entire student body and staff of Virginia Tech.  As I heard about this tragedy tears filled my eyes to even think that someone can do this.  May God Bless each and every one of you and your families.

Lissette Alvarez-Serrano

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • Philadelphia, PA • #18693

To all Virginia Tech Students, Faculty, Family and friends, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.  Be Strong and God Bless. 

Liz

April 18, 2007, 5:00pm • New Jersey • #18694

I have no words of explanation for the violence that was unleashed upon the innocent students and faculty of VT. Only words of sincere condolence for loss of friends and co-workers, and praise for the many heroes who put themselves in harm’s way.
Lexie Alton

April 18, 2007, 5:01pm • Moon Township, PA • #18695

My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this terrible event.
May God be with all of us at this time of national mourning!

April 18, 2007, 5:01pm • Topeka, KS • #18696

AS I WATCHED THE MEDIA COVERAGE OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE COMMUNITY OF V.T.,MY HEART HURTS SO MUCH THAT I HAD TO SEND THIS OUT TO ALL WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN CHANGED BY THIS TERRIBLE INCIDENT. PLEASE KNOW THAT MY PRAYERS ARE BEING SAID FOR THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOSTED LOVE ONES AND FOR THE ENTIRE VIRGINIA TECH COMMUNITY. DUKE

April 18, 2007, 5:01pm • Johnstown,N.Y. • #18697