Condolences, April 18, 2007

To all the Staff, Students and Families of Virginia Tech, I send you my deepest condolences, our hearts go out to you all in your time of sorry, the news that came Tuesday morning here in Australia, i could not believe it, it was shocking, tears rolled down my face when I heard what had happended. What a senseless act of distruction and now many lovely people are no longer here.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen

April 18, 2007, 6:54pm • Melbourne, Australia • #20502

I would like to wish my sincere condolences to all those at Virginia Tech.  All prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 6:54pm • Blue Mountain, Mississippi • #20503

Please know that each & everyone who has been affected by this horrific tragedy is in my thoughts & my prayers. The following is a poem I wrote & I wanted to share it with you. God Bless.

THEY WILL DEFY

As you sit & watch the events unfold
So many stories are being told

Could it have been prevented this tragedy
The answers to that we remain to see

Virginia Tech does not want to be known as a bad place
The healing will take time & be at a slow pace

It could have happened to anybody & anywhere
Such feelings of sadness that are so hard to bare

Rocks were placed for each person that was lost
Some are heroes & saved lives at any cost

Together they will stand, rise up & not sit
There is still good you just need to look for it

Today the question to be answered is why
But I have faith that the legacy they will defy

©Janice Hess 4-18-07

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Rowe, VA/Buchanan • #20504

My heart and prayers go out to to the Virginia Tech community.  Please keep in mind the suspect’s own family that is confused and suffering as well.  Keep your faith in God and remeber as Christians we must forgive one another. 

God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • France • #20505

our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy.  May God bless and be with each and everyone of you. 

Deana and Louie Strawbridge

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Martinsville, Virgina • #20506

I speak for all Nebraska Huskers when I say that all of our thoughts and prayers go out to the families/friends of the victims as well as all of the students at VT. May God hold you close in this time of tragedy.  God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Lincoln, NE • #20507

Our Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire VT campus, family and friend of those who lost there life or are having to deal with the pain. One of my friends was wounded in the shooting and is still in the Hospital. May the road rise beneath us all and remember all the good about our friends and family.  Thoughts and Prayers The Strockbine Family

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Pitman, NJ • #20508

My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you.  Keep your heads up!

Sincerely,
Brad Gruhlke

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Eau Claire, WI • #20509

Dear Faculty, Students & Family members:

I would like to wish you all my deepest sympathies. May God help you through this unimaginable loss.

Regards,

Fellow Student from Winthrop University

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Rock Hill, SC • #20510

HI,
There were to many lives lost on this day.My heart goes out to every parent that lost a loved one.My heart goes out to friends lost.My heart goes out to what might have become of the people lost.My heart goes out to Virginia Tech.
Gary Karpowicz
Montreal,Canada

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Montreal,Canada • #20511

I would like to offer my condolences to and prayers for all who have been injured by this sad occasion.

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Spokane Valley, WA • #20512

Its sad that this had to happen.  Your school will always be in my prayers.  If there is anything that you need, I can try to help out.

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Hannibal, Missouri • #20513

May this tragic event focus on the lives that were lost and how they touched so many others lives. May we cherish there memories and there memories only. May God touch each one of the families and heal them during this painful time. My thoughts and prayer are sent to each family member and know that you have friends who care from across the state.
Thinking of you,
Jessica Mahone
West Virginia

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Point Pleasant, Wet Virginia • #20514

As a Hokie Alumn, it is very hard for me to grasp that this has happened at my University.  To the victim’s families - my deepest sympathy goes out to you at this most tragic event.  To the students at Virginia Tech - keep smiling, keep going.  Only you can make it a better place.

LET’S GO HOKIES…

KG Class of 95

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Houston, TX • #20515

My Heart Goes Out to the Victims And their Families, May God Comfort them in Their Time of Need

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Hudsonville, Michigan • #20516

To all those who grieve,
You feel so alone even though thousand grieve with you, please know this.  Know that with every bad thing that happens, comes good.  Seek God’s wisdom and it will be revealed.  I made a promise to myself after the shootings at Columbine, to kiss my kids everyday as if it were Columbine, I live with that promise everyday. So all who read this Kiss Your Kids as if it were Columbine, let them know before you let them go, live it!  Take comfort in knowing, parents and children grow closer because of this tragedy.  My sympathies to one and all, May God comfort you.

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Saginaw, Michigan • #20517

we’re all here for you all. we love you and are praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • #20518

I was not able to gather my thoughts earlier today in order to answer a cameraman from Philadelphia.  He asked why I came to the memorial site on the drillfield in front of Burruss Hall.  I came to say goodbye, to mourn; I came for closure,for comfort; I came with hope to nurture a deeply felt grief.
He asked for my thoughts and feelings.  My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their loved one.  My feelings are sorrowful. 
He asked why I brought my daughter with me.  She is my inspiration.
Thank you to all of the Emergency Response Personnel, Administration and Law Enforcement Officers.

We will not forget the victims of 4-16-2007.

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Blacksburg, VA • #20519

To all Who lost There Lives Have God Bless Your Families And May he Comfort them . I was invovled in the Columbine Shootings And I know How u Feel Just Keep Praying For Gods loving Mercy and Grace

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • charleston, South Carolina • #20520

prayers go out to all of the friends and families of the victims from this tragedy, the pain is being felt all across the country

KC

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Chatham Ontario, Canada • #20521

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at Virginia Tech. I wish I had the words to convey my sorrow, or that would help take the pain away. Time will make the wounds more bearable, and memories of the good times and love shared by your friends and family will return.

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Puyallup, WA. • #20522

To all the victims’ families- our hearts and prayers are with you and hope you can all rise above this tragedy.  We’re here for you! xoxo

Love,
Janelle Arbuckle

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Sterling Heights, MI • #20523

I am a student at Virginia Commonwealth University and I want you all to know that even though we are Rams and you are Hokies we are one in this tragedy.  We are behind you all the way and your school is in our prayers.  We are all Hokies now!  He wanted to break you down but we know you will get back up.  Fight on in remembrance of those who lost their lives and know you will see them again.

-Shaunelle DeBraux, VCU class of 2009

April 18, 2007, 6:55pm • Chester, Virginia • #20524

To the Families, Students & Faculty, It saddens me for the loss of your loved ones. May god bless you all. My thoughts and prayers will be with each and everyone of you. Keep the faith and may god be with you. With my deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. Sincerely, Lisa Jamison

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • Portsmouth, Virginia (USA) • #20525

My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the entire community and the families who lost loved ones, including the familiy of Cho-Sueng, May God resurrect us all into greater love, light and goodness.

Let us all be as good as we can be.

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • Deer Park, New York 11729 • #20526

I am so sorry about what has happened to all of y’all. I hope that, together, everyone connected to Virginia Tech in any way can mourn and continue on with their lives. Bless all of y’all. You’re in my prayers. Go Hokies!

~Brandi

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • San Antonio, Texas • #20527

Hokies-

Celebrate the lives of those you’ve loved and lost.  Celebrate the way each person touched your lives, even if only indirectly.  Take comfort in knowing that others share your pain.  Find strength within yourselves to rise above this tragedy.  Know that there is always hope, and that grace will always be bestowed on those who need it.

Keep the lights within burning brightly.

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • San Diego, California 9213 • #20528

Dear brothers and sisters VT.
I and My family can be not at all carrying the feeling from shock and sorrow. I requests by they killed the soul and sending from my heart the consolation words to they hurt, they surviving relatives families and that Americans people.
God bless their souls and America.

Khalid Kooshki

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • Odense - Danmark • #20529

To everyone at Virgina Tech...those lost, those who survived, and to all the families and friends: Seattle is praying for you, and you are in our hearts, and in the hearts of the entire country. We are behind you...may all of you find peace and comfort in the coming days, and weeks. I will be praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • Seattle, WA, USA • #20530

I am very sorry for your lost and is very hurt for to see something so tragic like this to happen and just know that god is with you the whole way threw so just keep praying every night to heal the pain that you are feeling and just know that they are in a better place right this second.

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • Richmond,Va • #20531

my neam is todd i am so sorry to here what happen at v.t myheart go out to all of you my god be with all of you in hard time b/c i lost my mom last year and i miss her so bad

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • harpursville .n.y broome country • #20532

So very sad that so many young promising lifes were taken! I hope everyone involved in this truly tragic event finds peace soon!!

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • green bay, wisconsin • #20533

I will like to express my condolences to VirginiaTech and the families of the victims. This really hurts; When terrible things like these occur, we are all devastated. It is hard to imagine losing a sister, a brother, a father, a professor, a fried,.. in these conditions. However, be strong VT, for this only makes you stronger. 

Today we are all Hokies.

On behalf of the students at St. Bonaventure University; Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
May the souls of the victims rest in peace.

God Bless,
Yvelisse I. Taveras ‘07

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • St. Bonaventure University, N.Y, U.S • #20534

There are no words that can describe. There are no words that can ease the pain and sorrow at this unspeakable act. We would like you to know that your not alone. We know your pain and we hurt along with you. We may not be Hokies but this week we are. All of our prayers and thoughts are with you and yours. May God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • Cary, North Carolina • #20535

I would like to send my deepest sympathy to friends and family of the victims as well as all the staff at VT. I hope and pray that God will help each and everyone of you stay strong during this horrible ordeal. As much as we dont want to, we also need to remember the family of the shooter, they as well, are greiving too.
Just remember that you are not alone. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Prayer is very strong. Keep your faith and you will be able to overcome anything.

We love you all!!
Christina Brown

April 18, 2007, 6:56pm • Laura, Ohio • #20536

Prayer is one of the best gifts we receive.  May today there be peace within.  May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.  May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.  May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let His presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Wellington, New Zealand • #20537

I know theres no words that can lower the pain and sorrow that all of us as an americans and human beings are feeling after these tragedy. I just want to let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.It is not going to be easy but together we will recover, we will never forget but we will recover.

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Germantown,Maryland • #20538

Everyone involved is in my prayers. Justice will be served, although it cannot reverse the greiving, it may shed a small light upon the situation to know, that those responsible face the proper consequences.

Mike Legacy

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Butler, PA • #20539

I am so sorry to everyone for the horrific loss that the school has faced. I can’t imagine what the families and loved ones are going through. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Saddened in Rhode Island

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Woonsocket, RI • #20540

God Bless You All!

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Phoenix, AZ • #20541

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Denver Colorado • #20542

It makes me sad for everyone at Virginia Tech. Please be strong.

Kaytie

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • ohio • #20543

Students and Faculty at Virginia Tech,

I cant even begin to exspress my sorrow and sympathy for all of you at Virginia Tech.
What you have all experienced is unimaginalbe.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Just know that God is watching over you and He does care for you.

Love and Prayers,

Mary Bell

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Shinglehouse, Pa • #20544

I write this to all the families and friends of all the Virginia Tech students. My heart grieves with you. In all this crazyness it is better to remember the days these loved ones lived instead of the day they died. May all your prayers be heard.
Karen Ostwald

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Laurel, Maryland • #20545

To everyone who is dealing with this horrible tragedy… I can not imagine what you are going through.  I am so deeply sorry and my heart and prayers are with all of you.  May god bless you all…
Jessalyn

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Pennsylvania • #20546

Our thoughts and prayers are with the VT community, and the families who lost their loved ones.  Be Strong Hokies.

Evan Rosen
Student
College Of Charleston

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Charleston, SC • #20547

Im am deeply deeply sorry for all of your loses and tragedies.I and all people around the world will be praying for you. All my love, Kathryn T

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Las Cruces, NM, US • #20548

Dear Students and Teachers.
Everyone will say the same thing for you all and I will do also.  Our Lord Jesus Christ will be with you in your time of need.  I am praying for all the families that were affected in this horrific event.  Hopefully with all the information that we will learn from this individual and other sick individuals that have done crimes like this, we will be able to prevent this in the future.  Everyone sees the symptoms and knows what people like this are capable of doing, so we must stop it before it happens again.  Something has to change!!  This individuals need serious help before another tradigy happens again.  Go to your congress so our laws will be changed.  Again, my families prayers are with everyone at VA Tech. 

We love you.
Carla & Wenton Camporin

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • New Canaan, CT • #20549

There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are for your loss.  Loyola University Chicago will share in a moment of silence at noon on Friday April 20.  We will continue to pray for the VT community.  May God give you strength to help you heal.  With love...LUC

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Chicago, IL • #20550

My heart aches for everyone that was involved. We mourn today but will be strong. We are Hokies. We will come though this better then ever. Everyone who was lost is now the angles above looking down on us. To all of the Hokie Nation may god be with you.
-Serena Jordan-

April 18, 2007, 6:57pm • Jacksonville, Florida • #20551