Condolences, April 18, 2007

My prayers go out to all the families & friends touched by this horrible tragedy.
May God Be with you all.
Teri-Dawn

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Montgomery, Ny Usa • #18848

My prayers are continuous for all of the students at Virginia Tech and the families affected.
Students at Boston College are praying for you and holding you in our hearts.
My love goes especially to the sisters of Alpha Omega Epsilon as you have lost a friend and a sister.

“precious in the sight of the lord is the death of his saints” psalm 116:15

May you draw near to God and each other for comfort during these saddening times.
Lauren Galinsky

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Madison, Connecticut • #18849

I am truley shooked and horrified at the events that took place this week, but I am equally amazed at the poise and tact the students and faculty have shown during this ordeal.  I am so very proud to be able call myself a HOKIE!  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Stay strong.

Jessica Heard
College of Natural Resources
Class of 2003

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Peru, NY USA • #18850

My Heart goes out to ALL of you..You are all in our Thoughts and Prayers during this time of sorrow..May god bring you all Peace,Hope,Courage and strength to get trough this...GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT VT

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Austin,Tx • #18851

For all the Faculity, students, parents and loved ones of all who we lost:
This tradgic event has touched us all and may God give everybody the strenght to heal and overcome the pain that is in all our hearts.

Carol Teofilo

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Boynton Beach, Florida • #18852

Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. 

-The Copper Family

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Bucyrus, OH • #18853

Things that seem as if they could have been avoided always hurt more. With God, may your hurt be eased with passing time.

D. Graham
Franklin University

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Columbus, Ohio • #18854

Our thoughts and prayers are with the faculty, staff and students of Va Tech.  And especially with the families who lost loved ones or whose loved ones have been injured.  In this time of tragedy know that you have the support of a nation and the world.  God bless Va. Tech.

Tom and Amy

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Syracuse, NY • #18855

My Condolences goes out to all the victims, students of VT, families and friends. This is one of the worst calamities at an education institution. I still cannot believe this had happened at a university. It seems as though this only happens in a horror film, yet it is reality. I hope this will be the last of shootings at schools because I cannot imagine how it feels like being in school and always having the thought in the back of your head for safety. We are all with you. STAY STRONG. GO HOKIES!

Ming Mui

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • New York City • #18856

My heart goes out to you, VA Tech.  I can only imagine what you went through that day, what you’re currently feeling/thinking/re-living and how it will affect you in the days to come. However, you must know that you are not alone.

For the lives taken, may you all rest in peace. 

To the families and friends of those lost loved ones...there are no words to make the pain go away but I can only hope that you are able to find consolation in the memories shared with those whose lives were taken and may you be able to find the strength to get you through this by depending on all those who share your loss. 

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sincerely,
La Shana

Staff Member
UC Berkeley

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Berkeley, CA • #18857

Sadness yet again bestows our nation. This time a college campus. Again innocent lives lost for nothing more than what they were suppose to be doing-getting an education.

To all the students, faculty and other members of the Virginia Tech community my prayers are with you. I have always been on University campuses either as a student or staff member and I know the vibrancy that goes on. With the spirit of community, love and affection your spirit will heal and move on. Don’t let anger encompass you but love and togetherness continue to fill your heart. May god be with you all, to heal the wounds....

Hugs and Hope!!
Rashida

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Washington, D.C. • #18858

I send my thoughts and prayers for all the Virginia Tech Family.  I hope you find the strength to move forward. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. 

Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Irmo, SC • #18859

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who were taken too young. Show everyone the true Hokie spirit!!

Angela

April 18, 2007, 5:08pm • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US • #18860

dear students faculity staff parents friends and otehrs. i am in shock to hear that this has happend only 3 hours away from my home. virginia tech is and always will be my dream college. and im sorry that all the young adults who died in this tragity had to die so young. im sure that yall will now take lifet o the fullist. i sure will. i pray for you the students facalty staff parents friends and loved ones of the students killed or hurt during that shocking day. know each and everyone of you are in my prayers everyday.
love always
Katie Steele

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Sandston,Virginia • #18861

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April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Arizona • #18862

To all the students, faculty, and staff at Virginia Tech,
I wish to share my prayers and condolences to all affected by this horrible tragedy.  I am a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut, a university similar to that of VT.  As a college student, I would have never imagined that such events could happen in an environment that myself, and I’m sure many of my classmates, viewed as being somewhat of a shelter.  I am encouraged by the appearance of a strength in community that is being shown by all the students and staff at VT.  I hope that you can all draw stregth from each other.  Know that universities around the country, and even around the world, are thinking of you constantly and sending our prayers to you.  We are saddened, yet inspired by your resilience and courage.  I pray for your families and friends as you all proceed through the grieving process.

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Norwalk, CT • #18863

i know that it is hardly a substitute, but please know that you are in the thoughts, on the minds, and in the hearts of the entire country. we pray for the victims, their families and friends, and the VT students and staff during this most difficult time.
god be with you.

becky

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • milwaukee, wisconsin • #18864

All our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the lost.  The entire Tech community mourns for you.  As an alum, I cannot believe the images of sorrow from the place I will forever love so much. 

Jason Brown, ‘04

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Falls Church, VA • #18865

Dear students and families,
I know no words can help replace, or help take away the pain for your loved ones you have lost.  I just want you to know that you are in everyones thoughts and prayers.  God Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • KY • #18866

Virginia Tech was my father’s alma mater. He spoke of his days there often and with much affection. I am glad he is not here to know of this tragedy.

I am so sorry and my love and prayers go out to all of you and your families.

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Orlando, FL • #18867

God help all the families of this terrible tradgedy. Keep in mind that all across the world, we will keep Virginia Tech in our prayers. Just remember, things happen for a reason. Whatever God writes, we can’t question. Things just happen.

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Lexington, Kentucky • #18868

I am sorry to hear about all of your losses.your school is in our thoughts and prayers.stand strong together.Shows we need to pay attention to is around.lots of things where over looked in this matter.i am deeply sorry god bless you all.

Love,
The Humphrey Family

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Blackwood New Jersey,08012 USA • #18869

I am a Hokie parent and just want to say my heart goes out to everyone adversely affected by this tragic event. I am proud to be a part of the tech family and find consolation in knowing that tech will only be stronger in the face of adversity.

J. Russ
Chesapeake Virginia

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • #18870

There are no words to describe how badly my heart aches for you, Virginia Tech students, faculty, families, and friends of those lost. As a staff member of the academic community in a small liberal arts college in East Texas, my heart goes out to you today. Please know that you are in our hearts, prayers and thoughts during this time of grief and recovery.

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Longview, Texas, USA • #18871

I do not personally know anyone that attends VT, but please be sure that everyone is in my prayers at this very difficult time.  God Bless,

Amanda Stocker

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Staten Island, NY • #18872

I feel very sad about what has happened and hope that everything will become alright..may god bless the souls of all the people who lost their lives in this traggic incident..

Prateek.

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • san jose,ca,usa • #18873

Dear all members of the Virginia Tech family,

I am a college student from Quinnipiac University, and I just want to let everyone know that my thoughts and prayers are with every single one of you.  I can not begin to express how saddened I am by this event.  God bless you all, and stay strong!

Chris

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • #18874

To All Those Grieving from this horrible event, I pray for stength and courage in this time of mourning for you all.  I pray that in the aftermath of this event Virginia Tech, Virginia, and this country can stand united in putting peace and love into the atmosphere that was tainted by hatred and anger on Monday morning.  With many friends at Virginia Tech I was blessed in not losing anyone, however, I have held many in my arms who have, and listened to the trembling thoughts of many others.  It breaks my heart that something like this could occur, but the healing starts now with people accross the country united in prayer.

All of us at Christopher Newport University have you in our prayers.

Stay strong Hokies.

-Patrick Allen McBride

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virg • #18875

Words cannot express the pain in my heart for the community of and surrounding Virginia Tech.  I pray that you all can find comfort and support in the Lord and that as time moves on, that you will always remember those lost and injured.  Never forget, always forgive. 

God be with you, my friends.

Gail B

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • New Carlisle, IN • #18876

this is so tragic and so unbelieveable. it hurts me that students expect to be safe, spend their four years in college and have a great future. the ones who lost their lives were the ones following the path they wanted.

im sorry.
i cant believe this happened

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • philadelphia pennsylvania • #18877

As a mother of a VT graduate, it breaks my heart to see what the students, staff, families and everyone else connected with this wonderful school are going through.  My heartfelt sympathies go out to each and every person.  May you start the healing process and move forward with your lives as each of you deals with this tragedy in your own personal way. God Bless all of you.

Cheri Tavenner

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Berryville Va • #18878

WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL TO OVERCOME..
WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING....

FROM MY FAMILY TO YOUR FAMILY ...
WE LOVE YOU......

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • GEORGETOWN, S.C. /USA • #18879

Dear faculty and students of Virginia Tech,

I wish to offer my prayers for you all and I will continue to be praying for you to overcome this horrible tragedy. I pray that you all can press forward and find the strenghth and courage to continue on from this awful day. My God be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Newburgh, Indiana • #18880

Dear Virginia Tech Staff, Students, Tech Family’s, etc,
I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to everyoine at Virginia Tech and there familys and friends. This is a really tragic incident an i am deeply sorry that this incident happened. My prayers go out to all the family’s who had loved ones that were either lost or injured. I know this is a very hard time for many people, so i just wanted to express my deepest condolences to all the familys and the campus itself, and even though i know this is a hard time for many people, i know that we will be able to put this incident behind us hopefully and move on with our everyday lives.
Sincerly,
Ryan E.
Hampton, Va.

April 18, 2007, 5:09pm • Hampton, Va. • #18881

Our warm felt heart and prayers go out to all Gods children that were taken without any notice.  As I go throughout my day, I continue to think of all the sorrow and despair that this has caused and continuously think that the only thing that can be done is to give all of it to the lord!

Remeber that Jesus is the captain to your ship!  Virginia Tech Victims and families will allways hold a special place in our hearts!

We love you all…

The Kress Family

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Tinley Park, IL • #18882

To all Faculty and Students at Virginia Tech:

As loyal fans of Virginia Tech, we are shocked at the events that have taken place. However,we know you are all strong and will help each other through this tragedy. Please know that our prayers are with you all, as you attempt to heal from this.

The Vickrey family

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Augusta, Ga • #18883

such a terrible thing to happen.such a waste of life .such a shame that a candle lit virgil is turned into a free advertisment event for pepsi cola and cocacola.i watched in total disbelieve and amazement at the candle holders held by people at the virgil had either a pepsi cola or a cocacola advertisment on them.sick ,totally sick .

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • united kingdom,cambridge • #18884

My thoughts and pray’s go out to the family’s and students @ VT.  It is a horrible tragedy that happen .  but just remember all the good about each and every person.

Allison

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Cumberland, RI • #18885

Dear VT, Students,Staff

our deepest condolance to the families who have lost some one. We are all praying for you and your family .

The DL Airlines staff and family

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • New York • #18886

I want to extend my deepest condolences to all the victims and their families and all the students at Virginia Tech.  I used to live in Blacksburg so I know what a great place it is.  As a mother of two schoolage children I cannot imagine what the parents are going through.  My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!!
Christina Thompson
GO HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Salem, VA • #18887

May god be with you at this difficult time. You will forever be in our hearts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Jeffersonville, Indiana • #18888

All of us in Massachusetts are praying for you. You are in our thoughts, and we stand with you, grieving and moving forward.
Remember that the God of all creation came to feel your burdens; that in this world it was necessary for Him to die, that we may have eternal life.
He is with all of you. And by his strength, “by His wounds, you are Healed.”

God Bless everyone at Virginia Tech. May the love and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Western MA • #18889

us in milwaukee mourn the loss of the tech students. my older brother sisnt deserve to die like that

anonomous

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • wisconsin • #18890

[I can only say what my mentor gave you and her name is Nikki Giovanni]Hush when GODS talking Be still when GODS talking See no color when GODS talking Feel his Blood when GODS talking Theyer’s no flesh when GOD’S talking The Earth don’t move when GOD’S talking so I heard him come to get some of his children with just one word LOVE and when he comes we will all hear cause we’ll all be together under one word GOD]I love Nikki Giovanni and all your children at VT

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Bronx new york • #18891

Dear students, faculty, and Virginia Tech Community,
I just wanted to let you know that our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Although the whole country is mourning with you, we know that even that of a whole nation can never even begin to compare to the trauma and saddness that filled that day for all of you. We pray that you will be able to get back on your feet-after all, you are the mighty, mighty Hokies. Our world was forever changed in losing these fine souls whose lives we have gotten merely a glimpse of through the news. I find myself wishing that I myself had known these wonderful people. Our prayers and hope of a bright future are with you. I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone, for an entire world stands united beside you in grief, but more importantly, in prayer.

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Simpsonville, SC • #18892

I send my sincere condolences to the entire Virginia Tech family.  As a student at Auburn University, it is difficult for me to comprehend how this could happen anywhere, much less an institue of higher education.  May you realize that the whole world is praying for you!!!  May God Bless You and hold you all in the palm of His hand.

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Auburn, Alabama • #18893

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families, friends and everyone who’s going through this. My heart is shattered by all that’s happened. I am deeply sadened by this tragedy. I send you my deepest and most sincere condolences. May the souls of those whose lives were taken rest in peace.

May Angels lead them in.
R.I.P.

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Riverside, Ca. U.S.A • #18894

Dearest Virginia Tech,
Much like the 911 tragedy I have not been able to get you off my mind. It hurts to watch the events being played out time and time again on the television.  Each time ---I prayed for a different ending but reality hits home with the same loss.
I can not imagine what all of you are going through---please know that so many of us are standing with you and that you are not alone.  May God watch over and Bless you now and in the days to come.

Lisa Hayes

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Godfrey, Illinois • #18895

Fear of death
Fear of life
Fear of truth
Fear can bite
Fear devours
Trust at sight
Fear turns logic
Into spite
Fear even doth
Turn light to night
When it upon
Your shoulder lights
Fear twists
Fear kills
Fear is the cause
Of most world ills
Love chase fear away
When fear gone
All just peace

One Day

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • MD • #18896

We Know Happend at Virginia tech you Know in my Prayers too as the Student Back TO classes again too
Take Care
Gregory

April 18, 2007, 5:10pm • Ruckersville VA 22968 Greene County • #18897