Condolences, April 18, 2007

I am greatly saddened by what has happened to you all of you.  I am even more distraught by the loss of so many lives.  My heart and prayers will be with you, and I will leave my email for any that wants someone to talk too, for I know what it is like to lose a life that shouldn’t be taken away.  Please stay strong, be brave, and courageous, for many mourning people need your support and guidance.  My email is B_Sully_21@yahoo.com.

April 18, 2007, 7:00pm • Gilroy, CA • #20602

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Pirate Nation will always be together with the Hokie Nation.  Your loss is felt here and worldwide.  Troy D.

April 18, 2007, 7:00pm • Greenville, NC • #20603

I would like all of you to know how sorry I am to see and hear what happened to all of you and your Virginia Tech family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that the Lord gives you comfort and healing as only He can do.
Tina Hessel

April 18, 2007, 7:00pm • Dubuque, Iowa • #20604

My thoughts, my prayers, my tears, and my heart go out to the Va. Tech community. There is no way I can imagine what you are going through. All I can hope is that somehow, someday, you can find peace.
Please know that in the days, weeks, months to come...we are all Hokies...we are all Virginia Tech.

God Bless You!
Ann Iverson

April 18, 2007, 7:00pm • Woodbridge, VA • #20605

My heart goes out to the family and friends that lost someone so dear to them.  May god bless you.

April 18, 2007, 7:00pm • Manassas, Va • #20606

We are praying for you, sending love and blessings from afar.  You are strong, you are kind and loving, and you are hurting.  Our prayers for you are for healing and peace.  May God surround you with comfort, may He bring you to a place of hope.  Come together to help, support, reminisce and grieve.  A brighter day will dawn and VT will go on stronger than before.  You will, with the grace of God, triumph over tragedy.  We send our love to each and every one of the VT community, most especially the families and friends of the fallen.
Peace,
The Kay Family

April 18, 2007, 7:00pm • Akron, Ohio • #20607

Firstly to survivors of the deceased and to the Staff and Administrators and Student Body of Virginia Tech:
I mourn along beside you. 
To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die.  I know for certain that we never loose the people we love, even to death.  They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.  You will find comfort in knowing that your memories have been enriched by having shared their love.
In the words of the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr. in his Eulogy for the Martyred Children

Now I say to you in conclusion,
life is hard (and at times unfair);
at times as hard as crucible steel.
It has its bleak and difficult moments.
Like the ever-flowing waters of the river,
life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood.
Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons,
life has the soothing warmth of its summers
and the piercing chill of its winters.
But if one will hold on,
he will discover that God walks with him,
and that God is able to lift you from the fatigue of despair
to the buoyancy of hope
and transform dark and desolate valleys
into sunlit paths of inner peace.

May God bless and comfort you all.
In Deepest Sympathy

Ricco Brown and Family

April 18, 2007, 7:00pm • Aiken, South Carolina 29801 • #20608

Our hearts ache for what the VT family is going through.  As I watch the coverage one thing stands out in my mind, the pride, and love the Virginia Tech family has for their college.  Keep your pride and God in your heart and slowly you will heal.  My prayers to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:00pm • Maryland • #20609

A toda la comunidad de Virginia Tech, y a mis paisanos que en ella estudian,
Con tristeza leo lo acontecido en su institución y rezo para que encuentren consuelo y fortaleza familiares, amigos y compañeros de los estudiantes que perdieron la vida.
Solo recuerden lo que dicen por ahi....
MIENTRAS EXISTA UNA SOLA PERSONA QUE LOS RECUERDE JAMAS MORIRAN!!!
La resignacion llega con el tiempo, porque es el tiempo quien lo cura todo.

Paisanos: desde México les mandamos nuestras plegarias y nuestro corazón

Liz

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Mexico, D.F. • #20610

I would like to express my deepest condolensces to the victims and the family of the victims of the vicious attack on April 16.  I will never understand what the Virginia Tech Community is feeling at this moment and I wish them well during this trying time

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • The George Washington University. Orignially from • #20611

We in Canada are as heartbroken as you are in America. We offer prayers and condolences and plead with all academic institutions to install high-power loudspeakers on all campuses for emergency announcements.

Benet Davetian

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Chalottetown, Canada • #20612

My heart goes out to all the faculty, students and community of Virginia Tech on this senseless
tragedy.  I will pray for all the families, friends and loved ones who were killed or injuried and all those who were affected by this and ask God to help them in their time of sorrow.

I offer a prayer for all those who have died in this tradegy:

WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SINKING,
ON LIFE’S PATHWAY YOU HAD TRODD
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Whitehall, PA • #20613

My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.  We feel the ripples of this event throughout the world and the only that can be said is that the madness must come to an end.

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • winnipeg • #20614

My prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragic situation. From a Terp to a Hokie believe that you all are in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • College Park, MD • #20615

I am from newport R.I and am so saddened by yet another american tragety. Words can’t express how sad I feel for the victims and families of virginia tech. May you find comfort that even people in the smallest state will be praying for you. May your loved ones lost become the angels who will watch over you-Meg

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Newport, R.I • #20616

Wishing you peace in your sorrow. May the emptiness in your heart be filled with gentle peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Salt Cay, Turks & Caicos Islands • #20617

Virginia Tech Community,

I cannot seem to find the words to express my sympathy for your loss.  Just remember that no weapon can bring down your love and support for one another.  As a fellow college student and future teacher, I promise you with all my heart that when my future students learn about this terrible event in history, they will recognize the heroes of Virginia Tech.  May God lift up your spirits and help you find comfort in one another.

God Bless,

Teresa

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Monroe, MI • #20618

As a mother of a senior college student at The University Of Vermont, I can’t even begin to imagine the pain that these families are feeling. So many young, brilliant lives wasted by this young man. And the brilliant and brave teachers that were guiding them with their knowledge. This could have been my daughters school and my daughter. With this said, I feel that the whole situation was handled extremely poorly from the beginning knowing that this boy had problems and was a possible threat to himself and others to the handling by the University. I would hope that all families involved will hold all to an explanation as to why this had to happen.

Jen Dorwart

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Damariscotta, Maine USA • #20619

Our hearts are breaking and our prayers and thoughts are being sent to you all today.  Tragedy has a way of knocking down all borders.  We cannot express enough to you as a family at Virginia Tech, that time will heal all wounds and your memories will guide you and keep you in focus. Your loved ones will be missed and remembered for who they were and not how they left this world.  Keep your faith, and move forward in their memory.  Our love and condolences The Roskos Family.

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Manitoba, Canada • #20620

My heart dropped when I heard the news on Monday, it now goes out to all of the staff , students, families, and friends at VT. My emotions are all on a roller coaster ride. Anger, deceit, happy and hopeful, I have felt them all. To all, just know that the whole world is with you and praying for you all. From a Virgina Native and A Va Tech Fan.  Love and Peace to you ...

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Union, SC, USA • #20621

We are all thinking of the Victims, though we may not have know you personally, we were all united April 16th, and our lives, as well as yours, are forever changed.

K & M

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Norfolk, Virginia • #20622

ViRGiNiA TECH [ ¢¾ ]

I know that you have probably heard all about the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech. But I think that it is important for everyone to know that we care. monday, 32 stutends were robbed of there lives and they deserve respect.

Please pass this on and pray for these people whose lives were lost and their family&friends who have been affected by this tragegy.Whether you are from Virginia or not,please pass this on.These people were somebody’s loved ones.A daughter,son,grandchild,only child,niece or nephew,aunt or uncle,sorority sister,high school sweetheart,boyfriend or girlfriend,soulmate.
Nothing we can do or say will bring back those who lost their lives but what we can do is be thankful for those who were spared , mournful of those we lost , and respectful of those families who wish not to be contacted .

REMEMBER :
WE ARE ALL HOKIES TODAY .

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Chesterfeild,VA • #20623

To all those who are suffering;
God precedes you and He follows you. He will carry you through this storm. Reach out to Him because He is waiting with open arms and words of comfort. May He watch over all of you in your time of loss.
KMS

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Greensboro, NC • #20624

We want to send our deepest repects to the famlies and friends who lost a love one and a friend. May God stregthen and lift you up in a time such as this. Words will never bring back what you feel today, and love ones you have lost, but stay strong and be of good courage, for now God has them in His hands, and all will be well.
We have a baby duaghter, and although I cannot began to imagine your grief, being a parent, I would be devastated, but like we said, May God be with you all the way, and He will not put on us more than we can bare. God Bless you all.

With sincere Love,

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • North Carolina, USA • #20625

I’m a student at California State University, Long Beach.  I honestly don’t know what to say, i’m still deeply saddened and in shock over this horrible tragedy.  I’d like all the students, faculty, and family and friends of the victims to know the entire country is by your side in this difficult time.  Stay strong and my thoughts and prayers will always be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Los Angeles, California • #20626

My heart aches for everyone at Virginia Tech and the town of Blacksburg. I was fortunate enough to be part of the Hokie community as a young man and again as parent when my stepdaughters attended VT. As a young man I spent 4 years in Blacksburg while my 1st wife attended Virginia Tech. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the campus and the friendly people of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford. I find it difficult to describe my feelings when my 2nd wife’s children (my stepchildren) chose to attend VT 20 years later. When bringing them down I couldn’t help but notice how the landscape had changed. It was heartwarming to see that while these changes were many the core memories of the campus and the people of Blacksburg remained unchanged. The campus was still beautiful and the people were still as friendly as I remembered. The school, the students, and the town don’t deserve what happened on Monday.  It’s a shame that because of this tragedy the world may never know the true beauty of your campus and the residents of Blacksburg. My heart and prayers are with all of you.
A Hokie at heart,
M.Lennon

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Stirling, New Jersey • #20627

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee shares your pain and extends its thoughts and prayers to you, and everyone hurt by these events.

sincerely,

Nathan Anthony
Campus Ambassador
UW-Milwaukee 2010

April 18, 2007, 7:01pm • Milwaukee, Wisconsin • #20628

Dear Students, Family, and Faculty at Virginia Tech,

I would like to extend to you my deepest sympathy. I know that the family and friends of the victims must be devistated. i also know how hard it is to loose a close friend/ family member. The words of Sirach 6:14-18 got me through the hard times. This passage states, “A faithful friend is a strong defense and he who has found one has found a treasure. Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend and no weight of gold and silver is able to unbalance the goodness of his fidelity. A faithful friend is a substance of life and immortality and those who fear the Lord will find one. He who fears God will likewise make good friends because as a man is, so are his friends”.

I would once again like to extend mt most sincere sympathy to everyone at Virginia Tech, and their families. May God bless you always.

love always,
Nicole P
age 13

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • New Jersey, USA • #20629

To all those who have lost their loved ones, I offer you my sincerest condolences. It is difficult and hard to understand how you can talk to a person one day and the next day they are gone. Remember to keep them alive in your spirits and memory. I grieve with you and I am comforted by the love the nation has shown. God Bless and Take Care!

~ Mrs. Lisle

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Atlanta, GA • #20630

Hokie Nation,

The Tar Heels of North Carolina are proud to stand with you during these difficult days. On April 16th we all became a Hokie. When we visit in September I will trade my Carolina Blue in for Maroon & Orange. 

You are Virginia Tech! We are here to support you.

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Chapel Hill, NC • #20631

I’m don’t live in the USA and I don’t study in university but what happened hurts me a lot.  I’m deeply sorry about this tragedy.  You lost a teacher, woman from Quebec I don’t remember is name but it’s so sad to lose talented and loved people like that.  Keep Holdin On.  I think about all of you, familys, students and teachers of Virginia Tech.  Courage. Chantale Gauthier

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Trois-Rivières,Quebec,Canada • #20632

My deepest condolences to all the victims and their families in this terrible time.
All so young people and innocent with so many life spirit and ambitious in their life. Just take away from you all. I wish their family and friends all the strenghts to recover from this big loss. God bless.

A. Lee

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Leiden, The Netherlands • #20633

"If tears could build a staircase
and memories a lane,
I would walk all the way to Heaven,
and bring you back again.”
-Anon.

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Ketchikan, Alaska • #20634

Just had to convey my sadness to the families concerned, at the needless loss of life!
Ian.

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Lancashire, England. • #20635

I would just like to say that that every family who has lost someone to this horrific event is in my prayers & i wish the deepest sympathy to each. I also hope that everyone that was wounded or injured has a safe & healthy recovery. All of you guys are heroes to me! I would also like to say that this event has really made me realize how lucky i am & how thankful i should be that i get to enjoy each day with my family & friends.

--kayla<3

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • alleghany county • #20636

My condolences go out to the families, friends and staff at the university. I know there is no words to make the pain go away when the loss of a loved one occurs. Know that GOD can make the pain hurt less, when we turn to him. There were many young lives with promising futures taken before their time. My family pray for each and every one of you. May GOD bless and keep each of you safe, and may he keep your campus safe from this day on.

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Chicago, IL • #20637

To Dr.Loganathan Family,

I am also from the same place as you are from in India and I am deeply sorry for what happened to you.
Even though you are gone from Virginia Tech, your Teachings and contributions to thousands of young students will cherish for decades to come.

May God bless your Family.
-Prabhu.

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Fremont, CA • #20638

Wind sweeps through the mountains,
Wiping away the innocence,
Tears stream like rivers,
Oh what senseless violence!

A nations heart is broken,
Youthful lifes hardly begun,
So many yet to have spread their wings,
So early to have stopped their run.

An act of utter cowardice,
A sensless attempt to hurt,
So many lives this has affected,
Optimism and hope left inert.

Today we are all Hokies,
No matter where we are from,
Though on the field we may be enemies,
Today we hold Virginia as our Home.

Let’s all take pause and remember,
That God has given us free will,
and through the actions of a murderer,
We must always keep our faith, still.

Many of us will feel empty,
Feeling pain for some time,
Although it’s only natural,
To blame others for this crime.

Today let’s all join together,
and offer those afflicted our love,
Let’s give them a peice of our heart,
And share the grace given from above.

Today is a day of mourning,
A day to offer our hand,
To give of ourselves,
For those who may never understand.

God Bless you friends at Virginia Tech,
May the Lord give you the strength and will,
To make yourselves feel comforted,
During these days no heart may be still.

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Fairfax, VA • #20639

Our deepest condolences go out to all the students, staff, and families affected by this terrible tragedy. May god help all of you find the peace and strength to get trough this.

The Soto Family
Kissimmee, Florida

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Kissimmee, Florida • #20640

Dear Friends, Our hearts, our tears, our prayers are with you.  We are all keeping vigil with you and pray that we will all grow and learn from this tragedy.  May peace prevail, may love overcome ignorance, hatred and anger.  God bless you all.

Your friends at Emmanuel UCC Church, Watertown, NY

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Watertown, NY • #20641

We are all so sadden to hear of this tragedy. Please know that every single one of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all and comfort you and guide you through this very rough time.

NY- MOM

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Schenectady, NY • #20642

I wish I could go back in time to save those people..My deepest condolences to all students of Virginia Tech.I’m so sorry..Even far away I feel the pain.I’m praying and crying with you...I wish you to be strong in this difficult time.  :(..  Karina G.

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • Montreal,Quebec,Canada • #20643

i can not sit here and prtend that i know what you are going through, but this is one of thr worst things that can happen in society today. my heart is with you, and will always be. i am deeply truly sorry for the pain that you are going through.

with love,
haylee <3

April 18, 2007, 7:02pm • New York City • #20644

My thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims and all their friends.  Despite the horrific tragedy, VT staff and students held their heads up high, tears streaming and showed their courage and determination to go forward with their school cheer...go Hookies!  May God give each and everyone of you the strength to go forward taking the good memories with you.  Life is good and your pain will ease with time.  You will never forget but it will not hurt as much.

April 18, 2007, 7:03pm • Herndon, VA • #20645

I feel so deeply sorry for the families and other people involved in this tragedy. My prayers are going out to everyone.

April 18, 2007, 7:03pm • Tullahoma, TN • #20646

my prayers and thoughts are with the entire state of va may god be a comfort to you all

April 18, 2007, 7:03pm • leitchfield kentucky • #20647

Dear VT,
My prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sadness. God is willing to listen at any moment....

April 18, 2007, 7:03pm • Valdosta, GA • #20648

As the entire country struggles with the Virginia Tech tragedy, I believe that Monday, April 23, should be a one-week national day of rememberance for the victims and the university. Everyone in America should wear the colors of Virginia Tech. The entire nation’s thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Captain Jeffrey W. Goltz, Ph.D.
Orlando Police Department
Orlando, Florida

April 18, 2007, 7:03pm • Orlando, Florida • #20649

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift up;ifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there;
I did not die

Samantha Porter

April 18, 2007, 7:03pm • Scotland • #20650

As a single dad of a five year old little boy with the same name as one of the victims, Matthew LaPorte, it brings this tragedy all to close. My deepest sympathy to each one of the families involved, and personally to the parents of Matthew LaPorte.

-Michael LaPorte

April 18, 2007, 7:03pm • hoosick falls, new york • #20651