Condolences, April 18, 2007

So many thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their friends and families and to the university.  Never are there words to heal the pain.  Take comfort in the precious memories.

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • New Orleans, LA • #19449

The Eyes of Texas are all crying with you.
JG MacMillan, University of Texas at San Antonio.

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • San Antonio, Texas • #19450

I offer my most sincere condolences and prayers for strength during this difficult time.  As a fellow Virginian and UVA graduate living and working in Ohio, I was deeply affected by this tragedy.  But from the friendly rivalry between UVA and VT, there is one thing I am certain of-your school has great spirit, and it is that Hokie pride that will get you through this eventually.  God bless all members of the Virginia Tech community.

Sincerely,
Jason Cruff

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Columbus, OH • #19451

We experience sadness once again. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers, to support you. We are grieving along with you.  May you take each other in your arms and embrace the love that you have.

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Madison, WI • #19452

I just can’t believe it. I’m speechless, but my heart feels more than words. My heart goes out to the victims’ families, friends, and loved ones. We will see them again.

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Boston, MA. -USA • #19453

To all

Our prayers are with the familys of those that have lost and been subjected to this unjustly act. I personally dont know anyone envovled. My heart goes out to each lost, each scared and person that was effected. I dont have an answer to this. I can pass along from my own lost to encourage you to celebrate the life that was precious to each of you. Remember how great it was to have loved them. Be a better person for having what you had with each of them. Be proud. I know they are gone too soon & never forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Battle Creek Michigan • #19454

I also, would like to send my condolences and prayers, to the family’s and friends of those who have lost thier loved ones at VT.  Please know, that everyone shares in your grief and May God Bless You All!  Annette

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #19455

My family and I send our condolences to all students and teachers at Virginia Tech, But mostly to the family who are griving about their loved ones lost in the horribal violence that has occured.Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in virginia.  The Pascua Family.

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Windsor Canada • #19456

God’s blessings on all at Virginia Tech.  We pray for you and your families as you travel through this difficult time.  May your angels keep watch over all of you.  Love, the Kropf family, Mt. Airy, MD

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Mt. Airy, MD • #19457

To the families and friends of the deceased and injured and all of the students and staff of Virginia Tech, my family sends our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Recently, we learned that professors that died in the shooting had connections to our province. We send our thoughts and prayers to the families of our fallen Canadians.

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada • #19458

When I heard of this tragedy early Monday morning I was absolutely horrified.  I have a young daughter who isn’t even of school age.  It scares me daily that at some point I will have to send her to school, and eventually to college. 
I can’t even try to begin to feel the way these parent’s, brother’s, sister’s, son’s, daughters, friends and mentors are feeling since this unforgiveable tragedy. 
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been affected by this tragedy! 
All of my love~ Kim, Chris and Samantha

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Des Plaines, IL • #19459

I am very sorry for not only the people that feel victims to the gunman but the rest of the university as well. I am a college Senior like some of the victims and it is just shocking to know that it happend to such a wonderful school, as a csi i know the greif that familys and friends go through once a loved one is lost, you all are strong and you are making sure everyone knows everytime you show your faces on tv, be strong and you will get through this, agian i am sorry!
T. Misenheimer

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Salisbury, NC • #19460

Dear Students, Faculty and Family of Virginia Tech:

I’m here in Honolulu, Hawaii.  I am so sorry for the pain and loss you have suffered during this most difficult time.  My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.  May the Lord give you the strength and the comfort to go on.  Live for the people who you grieve for.  Let them live on through your hopes and dreams.  I am pulling for you, the nation is pulling for you, the entire world is pulling for you.

Go Viringia Tech Go!

Alway,
Tracy

April 18, 2007, 5:42pm • Honolulu, Hawaii U.S.A. • #19461

Our family here in Texas wants to extend our deepest condolences to the families, students, professors and staff at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Laredo, Texas • #19462

"I will say to the Lord, You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust in you” Psalm 91v2
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.”
Psalm 23v4
God is was with you, is with you now and will always be with you Virginia Tech.
God Bless,
Andrew

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Scotland • #19463

To All VTech Students, Faculty, Staff and Families,

Please know that you are all in our hearts and prayers in this great time of sorrow.

The Anderson Family

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Barberton, OH USA • #19464

As Hokie Alums, both my wife (PSYCH ‘91) and I (MKTG ‘90) wish we could be in Blacksburg.  I love the town and I love the school.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, faculty, staff, law enforcement and townspeople.

Greg & Andrea DeWalt

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Atlanta, GA • #19465

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Portland Oregon • #19466

Im Presley Hankins and 15 years old.
and i know that this has nothing to do with me, but i think it does, its so close to home for me.. im sorry that this happened.. i wish i could do something to help you all and all the families and their losses, but all i can do is pray for each and every one of you guys.. and i understand that i dont understand everything that you guys are going threw, but i do have feelings.. and i want things to turn out good, and i hope that this doesnt ruin any of your school year, i do think that you all can make it threw it, i think that you did a great job handeling it. i just pray that nothing like this ever happens and i know that all of you wish the same.

i love you all,
and my prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Chesterfield, Va • #19467

My thoughts and prayers are with all the people that this tragedy has affected. I pray that God gives all of you the strength to keep going on. GOD BLESS

Gonzalez Family

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Phoenix, AZ • #19468

No words can express our sorrow
Tears are shed, but never enough.
We will/can never forget the loss our amazing Hokie Community has had to bare.
I graduated in 95 and my insides ache.

I pray that God watches over all of the victims/and families...and helps us to endeavor to achieve the greatness that those that were lost most certainly would have achieved.

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Rob Sadler, Raleigh, NC • #19469

Dear Virginia Tech community:
My deepest condolences in the wake of this terrible tragedy.  By now you must know that you are not alone--a nation and a world grieve with you.  Reach out for help at every chance.  The manner in which you have represented yourselves in your grief and misery is a symbol of dignity and integrity--God bless you, your family and friends.
Meg

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Stratford, CT • #19470

I FEEL TERRIBLE ABOUT THE TRAGEDY IN VA TECH...I PRAY TO THE GOD FOR THE ONES WHO LOST THEIR LIFE AND THE ONES WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONES.....GOD BLESS YOU ALL

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • BRANFORD,CT,USA • #19471

To Virginia Tech,
It deeply saddened me to hear what had happened Monday. As a high school student, it scares me to think that these things can happen to people I care about in places not so far away from my home.
While looking for schools to apply to, I explored VT a little. Everyone I have talked to has been wonderful and helpful and it’s so disheartening to think that people like that would be subjected to a world of violence and terror.
Even though I am a fan of the University of Virginia, I will still be supporting Virginia Tech Friday by wearing orange and maroon.
Please know that people around the world are thinking and praying for you. We are supporing you and holding you up.
I’m hoping you heal, as individuals and a community, fast. You are loved across America.
God Bless,
Emily Baxter

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Warrenton, VA • #19472

I want the families of the victims to know they are in our thoughts and prayers.  I lost a child at Lees Mcrae,a college 90 miles from Virgina Tech in an auto accident.  The support we received from the college helped us get through some very difficult times.  The families are in shock and I feel their pain and know their suffering greatly.  I feel for every student and faculty member.  God has a plan for all of us,though we do not always understand his ways.  Please know we are praying for healing and strength for the entire community.

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Evansville Indiana USA • #19473

This is truly a tragedy for not only Virginia Tech, but the State of Virginia and the United States.  There is a sorrow which cannot be described among the students, teachers and alumni of VT.
May God Bless the families of the victims.  May He wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace in the midst of the storm.
Our prayers are with you now and in the future as you struggle to go on with your lives.

Dottie Williams

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Culpeper, Virginia • #19474

To the students, faculty, staff,and families:  I am sad with you and for you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn, heal and try to move past this tragic event.  Stay strong and unite.  Do not let the sickness of one crazy individual ruin your hopes, dreams or lives.  Let the bad go and try to move forward with the determination to make your life better and more meaningful.  With my sincerest and deepest condolences, Debra Iamunno

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • East Meadow, NY • #19475

Orginally from Lexington, my heart just aches.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Katie

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Birmingham, AL • #19476

To our American cousins:

We in Canada share your sorrow.

D Jordan
Winnipeg, Canada

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • #19477

Words can not express the feelings I have. With all the media coverage, in the midst of the herendous pain and horror, I see the love , compassion, caring you all have for each other. You are an example for us all. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in Dryden NY.

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Dryden NY • #19478

To All VT family

May god be with you all at this horrible time!  Be there for each other and know that everyones thoughts and prayers are with you all and the families who lost loved ones!  God bless you all!!!

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Warrenton, Va • #19479

No words can express the sadness we feel for the dreadful loss of life. We will keep the students,families and faculty in our prayers. May the Lord help you all find the strength to face the days ahead.

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Folsom, Louisiana • #19480

My deepest condolences to all students, faculty, and friends of the Virginia Tech Community. You are in my prayers and in my thoughts. The victims of this terrible tragedy will always be remembered.

God Bless

J. Alfaro
George Mason University

April 18, 2007, 5:43pm • Farifax, VA • #19481

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  This tragedy reminds us that we must always appreciate eachother and remember to say “I love you.”

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Miami, Florida • #19482

I have shed tears for you, prayed for you and thought so much about you the last few days. I was so impressed during the convocation yesterday.  One of the speakers talked about- Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.  I believe in time your school will be able to overcome the evil that attacked you on April 16, 2007 by the good works and knowledge achieved in the future. The whole world is behind you with prayers, love and hope.

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Paducah, KY • #19483

Dear Virginia Tech community,

I have long known and worked with colleagues at Virginia Tech in various fields. Virginia Tech has always impressed me as a university that is not only among the best academically but also--and especially--as one that has heart.

I have been both a professor and a campus minister at several universities in different states and was so glad to hear the comments by the mininsters of different faiths at the memorial service yesterday. I am glad the university is encouraging students to go home and find"hugs wherever they can”.

That the students and faculty have been and are so there for each other in this, that faculty and students literally gave their lives for each other, that is and always will be the best of Virginia Tech and its legacy, and a nation is proud of you. I know that as Dr. Giovanni said so eloquently, Virginia Tech “will prevail”.

Her words struck me as having the same impact as John F. Kennedy’s, “Ich bin ein Berliner.” I’m not an alumn there, even though I’ve had some important ties there. Yet I now feel that I too am Virginia Tech.

God bless you all. 

Martha Moore Trescott

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Dallas, Texas • #19484

Virginia Tech Community,

Please know that we keep you in our hearts and prayers.  There are not words, but know that you are not alone.  Our thoughts are with you and your families during this tragic and frightening time.

Sincerely,

Virginia Fields

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • LaGrange, Georgia • #19485

To everyone affected by this tragedy,

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Macomb Township, MI • #19486

I am with you in my prayer. May God comfort those who have lost their loved ones, VT, and the whole USA. I will have each of my classes to mourn and pray for you. God bless you abundantly.

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Hongik University, South Korea • #19487

The whole world grieves with you for your losses. Please believe that you will survive this unimaginable tragedy and become stronger, more caring and loving people.
In the words of Jimmy Buffett--
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On.
You are in our hearts.
Peace

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Boynton Beach, Fl • #19488

I have written a song for Vt & your families;

“Trust in the Lord, He will be in your tomorrows”,2x

To those who mourn, let us be reborn,

I, your Lord will turn your tears into joy,
tears into joy. 2X

Let us walk in love & kindness 2X

To lift up those that died to our God Above 2X

To those who mourn, let us be reborn,

Let us walk in love & kindness 2X

And see our world turn from hate to love 2X

Turn to your father God in heaven, He will bring you comfort, A comfort to mend your broken heart.

So trust in the Lord, he will be in your tomorrows, in your tomorrows 2X

I am praying for all of you!! God Loves You All!! GB

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Jupiter, Fl. • #19489

"be the change you wish to see in the world"-Gandhi.....

so sorry for all of everyones losses. our hearts ache for you all. such a shame that things are the way they are in the world today…

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Buffalo NY • #19490

Dear,VT
I am very sorry for the recent tragic events in the campus, my prayers and sorrow are for all those that lost their lives,got hurt,and their families.

God bless all those invloved in this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • #19491

To the staff and student body at Virginia Tech,

As someone who attends a local university here in Michigan, my deepest apologies and condolences go out to you, because this could’ve happened anywhere. I know through the grace of God that you all will be strong and confident in your return to VA Tech, and the future endeavors will be proud to be part of your school.

Again, my deepest apologies go out to all of you, including those that lost loved ones or those that were injured. You are ALL in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Imlay City, MI • #19492

My Prayers Are With You Guys.

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Auckland, New Zealand • #19493

From the Natural Science Department, Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, Texas
As we were preparing to watch the NWF Chill Out! program, your name reached out to us, and we paused to think of your greater loss before we shared the our environmental concerns with the some 200 other colleges. There is a bond between institutions of higher education, our common goal of educating individuals and improving society.  Our students, faculty and staff remembered you all this morning in our chapel service as our chaplain prayed for the greiving, the angry, and the damaged soul who unleashed such horror. Please know that you are not alone.

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Jacksonville, Texas • #19494

To All VT Students:
I do not currently have any children in college(my daughter is a junior in HS),However I do feel sadness for each and every one of you that was affected by this sensless masacare. Please know that you are in my prayers and don’t be sad at your friends loss, Carry thier happiness on. Always keep them in your thoughts and prayers and know they will always be within your reach! God Bless you all

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Browns Mills NJ • #19495

So many lives cut short for no reason - my thoughts and prayers are with you all - families, friends and all those whose lives you touched.

Rona in UK

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • England • #19496

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Colombia • #19497

To All Virginia Tech Staff And Students,

My Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 5:44pm • Glenside,Pa • #19498