Condolences, April 18, 2007

Wow, just.... wow. This is worse than Columbine ever was.

I hope you guys know you’re getting a helluva lot of media attention. Pretty much EVERYONE knows about the shooting.

My prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Atlanta, GA • #20201

Everyone in our country is shocked of what has happened, there are long articles on the front pages in newspapers. People can not believe how could this happen and how could someone do such a thing. I feel truly and honestly sorry of your lost. I feel sorry especially for families and friends who has lost someone on Monday.
God Bless you

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Prague, Czech Republic • #20202

We are very saddened by what has happened.  Our condolences go out to all of you.  We all have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.  God Bless.

TC

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Sparks, Nevada • #20203

My family would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to everyone effected by the shootings at Virgina Tech.  Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and to the students who are coping with the loss of their friends.

God Bless you all.

Jeff, Gail, Justin & Logan Cleveland
Blockhouse, Nova Scotia Canada

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Canada • #20204

We are all behind you 100%. We love you guys and know how great of a school you are and how wonderful and full of life all of your students are. I am so sorry to know that something like this is hapenning at this point in our lives, i am 19 and know how exciting getting to that point in life. college is what we all look forward to. I pray for all of the families and all of the students who have had to witness this. Stay strong and know that the U.S. is behind you all. We LOVE YOU, Hokies!  Kelly Hammond

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • St marys Georgia • #20205

My husband and I attended the candlelight vigil on Tuesday,April 17th.Even though we have no one associated with the school,we wanted to let the student body and faculty know how much we support them.We share the pain and grief that occurs after a tragedy that happened like this.Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire school and staff.We also remember the family of Cho as we know they are having difficulty with his actions and their loss.God Bless you all and may he hold you close in your hearts.

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Bristol,Tenn. • #20206

I am so sorry for all the families and friends who have lost loved ones, I can not for a second imagine what you must be going thru.
Just know that they are now at peace.

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Sydney, Australia • #20207

Words can not begin to express the sadness that I have for the events that have taken place at the University where I spent the best four years of my life. I am continually amazed by the strength and unity of our VT family. As I watch the news and see how the VT and Blacksburg communiy are bonding together in this time of sorrow, I know our campus will survive this time and grow stronger in the end. My heart goes out to the injured and the families of those lost. Stay strong VT. You are in all of the country’s thoughts and prayers

RayeCarol Cavender
VT alumni ‘05

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Destin, Florida • #20208

I pray for your college community.  Know that you are kept in my thoughts and prayers.

CD

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #20209

Dear Students, Parents and Staff, Friends of the VT Community:

I am very sorry for the tragedy that has taken place within your college community. I can’t express my sadness for all of the families and friends who have lost loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech at this sad, sad time. I am very sorry for your loss and send me deepest condolences. The country is thinking of each and everyone of you at this time. 

Deepest Regards,
Abby Franks
New Jersey

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Kinnelon, NJ • #20210

My heart is hurting for what your campus has recenty had to endure.  The families and students of VT must know that they are in our prayers and in our thoughts.  I now consider myself a “Hokie” by proxy.  Please continue your strong traditions, and you shall “prevail”.
God be with you during this time of healing and forever.
With my deepest sympathy,
Margaret Neumeier
Des Plaines, IL

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Des Plaines, IL • #20211

My thoughts are with the families and friends that lost loved ones in this tragic event. My heart breaks for each and everyone of you. Although this has not directly effected my life for I didnt personally know anyone involved this is something I will never forget as long as I live. May you all find peace in the happy memories that are left behind.

Sarah Ashmore

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • Baltimore, MD • #20212

Today we are all HOKIES.  May God be with the Virginia Tech families and students.  My daughter is a VT alumni and I’ve never been more proud of the HOKIES than I have this week.  Our prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 6:36pm • L from WV. • #20213

The people we grieve for, come only once to our lives. So thank the ones you can, and remember the ones we lost.

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Alturas,California, USA • #20214

Some say guns don’t kill people.. That people kill people. This in part is true, however provide people with temptation and some will be drawn into acts of violence. A nation that does so much to block porn on regular television in order to protect young minds from being peverted cannot protect those same young people from fireweapons.. There is a flaw in logic somewhere that should have been corrected long ago.

All the people that are so shocked by this should do their outmost and more to tackle the gun-control in the U.S. If there is only the slightest chance that another shooting like this could be prevented it would be worth the trouble..

My ondolences go out to all that have lost friends/family/teachers/students.

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Etten-Leur, Netherlands • #20215

God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
John 1:6-7

My prayers are with all of you in your campus community any town.  God hold his love over you and keep all of you strong.
Melody Smith

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Reedsburg, WI • #20216

I am not a Christian person, but I am praying for the friends and families of the victims; such a sad time for all.

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Madison, WI • #20217

Students of Virginia Tech, aand family and freinds of the victims....

Its a horrror that one person, one very distrubed person could cuase all of this greif. Here in New Zealand we are all shocked turning on the the six o clock news with the opening bulliton saying “ 30+ people kileed by raging gunman” it honestly brings a tear to my eye thinking of what the family and freinds of the victims are goin through right now.But remember you will all get through it and then one day you will once again join the loved you thought you had lost in eternal happiness.  Thankyou

Jordan Pratt ,15, Wellington, New Zealand

God Bless You All

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • New Zealand • #20218

God Bless each and every one of you. Your friends and family members are looking down from above. They will always be with you. Our prayers are with you HOKIES! Heather and Patrick ‘01

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Fairfax,Va • #20219

Dear faculity and students of vt.,
you have my deepest condolences on the loss of the students and faculity members killed on monday, my prayers are with everyone at this time, and to all the students and faculity injured please get well soon. my prayers are with you.

bruce bailey

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • joplin, mo • #20220

This horrible event has left a mark on everyone.  I send my condolences to the entire VT family.  I know God is watching over you and your lost ones, who are now safe in His presence.  My prayers are with you.  I know that with everyone’s support these college students, faculty members, and families will find the strength to recover.

Bernadette

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Yonkers, New York • #20221

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families. May Our Creator Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • San Xavier, Az. • #20222

To the people who lost loved ones.. just know that they are in a better place and that God has a plan for everyone! Each and every one of you from Virginia Tech is in everyones thoughts and prayers each and every day! Please know that!!!

Daniella Arg.

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Boca Raton, Florida. • #20223

To the students and families that grieve for loved ones, my heart goes out to all of you. What happened was a terrible tragedy and all are praying for you in this trying time. God bless you all.

Shannon

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Gaffney, SC • #20224

We are a mixed marriage - I am a Clemson Tiger and my husband is a NCSU Wolfpack.  However, when we heard the horrible news of what was happening on the Va. Tech campus, we became only a heartbroken member of the ACC family.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  I know the Clemson/NCSU faithful are hurting right along with you.  I will be wearing Va. Tech colors to the baseball game this weekend to symbolize the unity felt among all ACC schools.
Our prayers for you will include finding peace in all the trials.  Also for strength to face each day until that peace arrives.  GO HOKIES!!!!  You are a strong school and a strong spirit.  God Bless you all.
Rocky & Carol Harris

April 18, 2007, 6:37pm • Easlely, SC • #20225

Dear Virginia Tech:
There are no words to describe how sad and horrified I was when I heard of the carnage that occurred on your campus. But there was also a glimmer of hope and self sacrifice from students and staff members who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect others. Always know,you are in my thoughts and prayers. Don’t allow this tragedy to diminish what you as Virginia Tech are. By going on,you will honor those lost. If I can be of service,let me know.

Baruch Dayan Emet,
Rivka Chaya Avraham

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Manorville,NY • #20226

I am saddened by the unfortunate events that have changed the lives of so many families and friends.  I pray that everyone will find solice and pray for the shooter’s parents. 

Keep God first and He will guide us all.

Lewis Watson

Pamplin, Va

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Pamplin, VA Prince Edward County • #20227

To the Virginia Tech Family:

I can never pretend to be able to understand the grief that you are feeling.  However, as an NYU gradate who began school on 9/11, I can wholeheartedly offer my sympathy to all of you enduring this tragedy.  Seeing your unity at the convocation yesterday reminded me of the power that exists when we all band together.  Though this horrific incident is inexplicable and will long be in our hearts and minds, you as Hokies will gather strength from each other and will overcome together.  Those lost will be in our thoughts and prayers forever and I offer my prayers to the entire Tech community in healing and comfort.

Adam G.

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Hartford, CT • #20228

I am praying for all of you. It is horrible what you are going through. Not only those who lost close friends and loved ones, but also just the ones that go to school there. I am a college student myself, just a 2 year college, but it could happen here as well, and i would be scared to death to go back to school. Please hang in there and trust in God. God Bless all of you!!!!

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Shelby, NC USA • #20229

My prayers are for families and friends of the deceased and the entire Virginia Tech University community. May God keep his loving arms around you and extend his comfort in this time of mourning.

Professor C.Bragg
Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Towson, Maryland • #20230

To everyone in Blacksburg,

Know that there are Hokies and Virginians nationwide who are mourning with you.  While we can’t be there to feel your fear and pain, you are in our thoughts.  The Tech spirit of love and peace will transcend this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Boulder, Colorado • #20231

Dear Hokie Nation,

My heart breaks for the senseless loss of all these wonderfully talented gentle souls.  May we forgive and work to bring these kind of horrific events to an end.  These 32 gentle Hokies and their families will be remembered always in our thoughts and prayers.

With sincere sympathy,

Cathy Akers
Retired Virginia Tech Employee

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Blacksburg, Virginia, USA • #20232

I would just like to send my condolences to the entire Hokie family and to the families of the victims.  As a new mother I think about the future were are creating for the next generation. I can only hope by the time my precios angel goes to college that we have mended this world of all its hate!  Take this as a lesson to hold your family near, to remember to say I love you and that small things are to petty to argue about. Love More, Cherish More, Believe More

Sara (28) Eric (35) Makenzie (13 weeks)

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Lorton,Va • #20233

my heart goes out to you. my condolances in this time of despair. keep your heads up.

- a columbine survivor

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Littleton, CO • #20234

My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrible tragedy. 

“A memory is a keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart. May your treasured memories bring solace during this time of loss.”

Carolyn Jacobson

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #20235

To All Families and Students of VT
We are saddened to hear of such tragedy… It is a great loss for all of us as well… May God be with each and every one of you and all are in our prayers & thoughts.
Michael Youssef

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Leesburg, VA • #20236

I have many beautiful memories of Blacksburg and the many times I got to be there for “Band Day”. I know students, teachers, alumni, staff that are still there and cannot imagine how you must feel, except maybe, “not here, not in Blacksburg. Not at Tech.” I keep looking at the website and hoping the pictures and the story will change and I know it won’t. I’ll keep praying, for all of you and the rest of us.

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Orlando, FL • #20237

May God grant you the comfort that eludes you now and His peace that passes understanding as you walk through the grieving process.  My son went to VT and I feel your loss and shock of how something like this could happen.  I will keep all of you in my prayers and hope that your classes will indeed continue to help put closure and grief its place and a chance to start healing and continuing on in the path God has for each of you.
I also pray for this student’s family and the hardship for them to deal with - not only his death but all those he took as well.  Again my deepest sympathy to all and God bless each one of you.

In the Love of Christ and Family,

Renee

April 18, 2007, 6:38pm • Springfield, VA/USA • #20238

To the victims’ family and friends: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong for those who have died and for those who still live.

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Los Angeles, CA • #20240

Words seem so inefficent but allow me to express my sincere condolences to all of you.  We are saddened with you and pray for the continued healthy recovery of your physical and mental wounds.  Know that this too shall pass.  Never will those who have been lost be forgotten… but, the searing pain will subside and in its wake will be your opportunity to live for those who went from us too soon.  I pray for each of you.  God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • lansing mi 48910 • #20241

To All Virginia Tech faculty, students & family members of the shooting victims, as well as all of the Hokie Nation,

My prayers, thoughts, and support go out to all the families whose lives were altered on April 16th.

I have been a part of the Hokie family for over 35 years.  I have been so saddened, but proud to see the outpouring of support from fellow students, the community, Alumni Association, State of Virginia, and the entire nation. 

As a parent my heart and prayers go out to all affected by this horrific act.  We will prevail and be stronger

God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Midlothian VA • #20242

VIRGINIA TECH COMMUNITY:

I AM SO CONSTERNATED ABOUT THIS AWFUL, ATROCIOUS AND CRUEL EVENT. PEOPLE FROM MEXICALI, MEXICO SUPPORT YOU IN THESE HARD TIME. ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DIED ARE HEROES AND THEY ARE NOW RESTING, LIFES CONTINUES AND WE STILL HERE IN THIS VIOLENT WORLD BUT WE HAVE TO KEEP ON GOING. WE KNOW YOU’LL GET OVER THIS. JUST STAND UNITED AS A COMMUNITY.

GOD BLESS YOU

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDENTS ASSOCIATION FROM MEXICALI, MEXICO

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Mexicali, Mexico • #20243

First let me say: It makes my heart cry to see such a horrific tragedy occur. In my mind these events should have never happened. Yet they did. Why? Who knows, perhaps there will never be an answer as to why this occurred.

To the members of Virginia Tech- My heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers.

Grief and memory will be tempered by time, but gift of the fallen shall live on in you. Take the memories and joys of those who can no longer stand beside you and live. Live each day to the fullest, embrace the joys and excitement of the world.

I salute Professor Liviu Librescu, after seeing and surviving one of the greatest evils perpetrated by humans on their own species (the holocaust), you still had the strength in spirit and greatness of heart to give a gift that cannot be measured. What you did I see as greatest and most noble sacrifice a person can give; you gave your life so that others may live.

For those of you that knew this man, take his gift and run with it. Spread your wings and soar on the winds of the unknown into the world of opportunity.

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Ames, IA • #20244

my peace my love im in tears because the 30 men who got trapped in a classrom and passed away. I love you ryan clark my condolenses goes to you and your family may god save you ...

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • victoria bc canada • #20245

What’s happened is terrible… Wanted to share my condolences...Just terrible

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Lennoxville, Qc, Canada • #20246

We would like to express our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to all that have been effected by this tradegy.

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Springfield, MA • #20247

I would like to started buy saying as a mother of a college student you would never think this would happen.I want to say that I share your pain of knowing murder first hand It never goes away it just gets easier but you will never see him be tried for this and have closer so you have to make your own closer by loving one another and going on with life the way the person you lost would have wanted you to so keep them alive in your hearts always and look at there pictures every day and let them know you love them and they are not forgotten God Bless all of you my prays are with you.

Mary L zoglio-chow

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • new port richey florida/usa • #20248

My classroom has been our school’s counseling center the past two days...the shootings have taken a huge toll on all of my students, both current and former, among whom was one of the victims. Please know that the Hokie Nation is being bathed in a flood of prayer for healing, strength, and a resolve that this will not stop the growth of young men and women on your campus. God’s blessings and healing on all of the families who lost loved ones, and on Virginia Tech, now and ongoing.

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Burke, Virginia • #20249

May God Bless the family and friends of this incident, that will effect the nation.

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Birmingham,Al. • #20250

My deepest condolences for that tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 6:39pm • Greece • #20251