Condolences, April 18, 2007

My heart goes out to all the families and friends of the victims, you are all in our hearts and in our prayers.
~J. Broemeling

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Clarkston Washington • #20902

MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES OF THOSE LOST..... WITH EACH DAY YOU WILL BECOME STRONGER FROM THE LOVE AND SUPPORT FROM ACROSS AMERICA… GOD BLESS

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • TUCSON,AZ • #20903

God Bless you, everyone at Virginia Tech!

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Wisconsin • #20904

My deepest sympathy, my prayers and thoughts go out to everyone at Virginia Tech, the families and friends of all the wonderful people who lost their lives in this horrible horrible tragedy. We here in Canada feel your sadness. We know how much each and everyone of those people meant to you. I hope as each day passes, knowing so many people are thinking of all of you, it gives you strength to keep going. I hope each day gets easier and easier for you all. You are a wonderful close community, as we have all seen in the last few days………this alone will keep you going.
God Bless all of you.
Go Hokies Go!

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Kanata, Ontario Canada • #20905

I want to say how sorry I am for what happened Monday.  I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of the dead and wounded.

Mark Pogge

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Oviedo, Florida • #20906

I’m sadden and shocked

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Chicago,Il • #20907

My heart goes out to your entire community at Virginia Tech.  Know that there are millions of people who are praying for you and that you are in their hearts and minds.  I am so sorry for the loss and tragedy that you are experiencing, you are in my thoughts, heart and prayers.
Erin

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Columbus, Ohio • #20908

To my fellow Hokie brothers-sisters, families, and friends:
The solidarity you have shown, Rising Again when brought down to one knee, will forever show how we are all bound to one great cause: That I may serve… How proud I am to be part of this family. So I light this candle, with the same enduring flame.
In mind and heart,
Stewart D-M.
VT Class of 97

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Bogota, Colombia • #20909

We are deeply sorry for the losses.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you-VT families.  Hope you will be stronger!

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Davis, California • #20910

To the students, faculty and administration of VT,
We are carrying you in our hearts and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We share your sorrow. Your strength will come through our prayers and the love that is all around you. Be strong and hang together.
Go forward.
We send love and hugs,
Mary Jane and Vincent Lee

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Manhasset, New York • #20911

No words or acts of expression can explain how I felt and how I feel now after hearing of the tradegy.  When I learned what happened, I was at work getting ready to check my e-mail.  Please know that America and the world is grieving with you.  You all are in my prayers.

Tiffany - Age 26

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Bronx, NY • #20912

Ask a mother of three children, one soon to begin college, the sadness and tears I feel for all of you is unbearable.  Please stay strong.  Reach out to family, friends and the community to help you through this.  Bless all of you. 

Karen T

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Windsor Locks Connecticut • #20913

To All the VT Family and Friends,
With my deepest symphaty to all the family members and friends of the students and teachers who died last Monday. I am praying for all of you that may the good Lord will give you strenght and healing. God bless you all.
Sincerely,
Joel Bugas

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Cromwell, CT • #20914

May God bless all who have been effected by this senseless tragedy. I pray that He would wrap his arms around the Virginia Tech community and provide you with comfort and strength. Take heart in knowing that people all over the world are praying for you, and know that while evil can break our hearts it cannot break our spirits or our will. Goodness and Love and the Mercy of the Lord will prevail.

T.S. Robinson and family

April 18, 2007, 7:18pm • Amarillo, TX • #20915

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hug your family and friends. Love them all unconditionally. God bless you all.
The Parkers

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Killeen, TX • #20916

VT Family, Hail to the Victors Valiant and the Maize and Blue will be set aside, for right now I am a Hokie.  I am your brother, I am one to comfort to you, a prayer said for the deep pain in your heart.  I want to hold you all tight and wish I could make this madness all go away.  I can only give you my heart, and you have it with you.

To all the families that have lost a precious member of your family.  My god take you up into his loving arms and give you comfort.  You loved one is living in his love now.

God comfort all VT

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Farmington Hills, MI • #20917

I know none of you personally but today we are all family and share you sorrow and sadness.  May you find strength to get through this and to know that the sun will once again shine upon you.

M Lorenzo

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • San Diego CA • #20918

I cannot begin to tell you, the Virginia Tech family, how sorry I am for your loss and how badly I feel. I pray for the families and friends who lost their loved ones. I pray for the wounded that they may get well soon. I pray for the students, faculity and staff of Virginia Tech that they may heal. I pray for our State and our Country that we may do all that we can to never let this happen again.
God be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Chilhowie, Virginia • #20919

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, students, and everyone that was affected by this tragic event. The people that lost their lives will never be forgotten. Let it be known that we need to stay strong and express our heartfelt condolences for these people. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • North Syracuse, NY • #20920

To the Virgina Tech Family & Friends,

On behalf of the Byrd family, We would like to express our sincere sympathy and offer prayers in your time of mourning.

May God bless you and your family.

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Chesapeake, VA • #20921

To all who were effected by this terrible tragedy, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.  I’d like to share a poem that I was asked to write for a friend after her 19 year old son was murdered back in 1995.  It won’t heal your hearts, but it did help her at some of her saddest moments.  I wrote it as if she was speaking to her son Michael:

SO MUCH

So much to do, things I wish had been said
As I think of you today, on heaven’s pillow you rest your head.

Not a breath has escaped, not a day has gone by
When I haven’t reached for you to help me understand why.

No one can understand, no one can feel the pain
The emptiness inside is driving me insane.

I had so many plans, so much of you is so much of me
When I held you in my arms was when I truly felt free

All the smiles, all the tears
All the memories, your nineteen years
Was taken from us without a thought
And now my rage cannot be stopped

You are so much a part of me
I feel each day I can’t go on
Please walk with me and give me strenth
When I call your name and I know you’re gone

I know you’re happier where you are
I know you hear these words I say
Remember always, until I hold you again
I love you so much, Forever and a day

Prayers to all of you

Donna Nelson

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Clarkdale, AZ • #20922

I am very saddened by the loss of the lives at Virginia Tech.  The entire country mourns for the victims, families and friends of this horrific event. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!  I commend all the students and faculty and their families for their bravery to stand strong and stand by their school and understand that this could of happened anywhere.  We are much stronger when we stand together, then to stand up individually.  Today, I believe we all stand together as a nation, stronger then yesterday and we will be even stronger tomorrow.
These lives that were taken senslessly will never be forgotten, but be in our hearts forever, whether we knew them or not. 

serenityx2ny@hotmail.com

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Horseheads, New York • #20923

I am very saddened by the terrible losses earlier this week, and offer my deepest sympathy with everyone who is affected.  This stifling of lives in Blacksburg, Baghdad or wherever innocent people are irrevocably taken away is so terrible and difficult to comprehend.
My thoughts are with you all, and I hope with all my heart for a more peaceful future.

Sincerely,
TM

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • London, UK • #20924

To all the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, and uncles who will shed tears for the lost lives at Virgina Technical College, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You are not alone there are people out there that care and are praying for you and your families comfort in the midst of the senseless tragedy. May the love of God and the peace that passes all understanding be with you now and in the coming days ahead as you deal with this minute by minute. My heart is so sorry for your loss for I am a mother myself and I grieve with all the other mothers out there that have been thrusted into this unbelievable nightmare. I wish I could put my arms around you and hug you and wipe away your tears but I can’t so I send them your way in spirit The Bible says Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. May all your children be resting in the arms of God.

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Phila.,PA • #20925

I am so very, very sorry that this has happened to your teachers and students - they are in my thoughts and prayers.  This is such a tragic and sad time - all those lives lost is unbelievably sad. May God be with you always. Pat

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Durham, NC • #20926

My sincerest thoughts to all involved.  WE are all so sorry for your loss.

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • San Francisco, CA • #20927

As a New River Valley native, I am deeply shocked and saddened by the events of April 16.  My heart goes out to the entire Hokie community.

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Radford, VA • #20928

As a University of Iowa graduate, I want to offer the entire VT communityand the families of all of the victims my profoundest and most heartfelt sympathies. I truly admire the grace with which everyone on the VT campus has handled this tragedy these past couple of days. Please know that the world mourns with you.

God bless you all!

Mrs. Susan K. Beal

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Temple, TX • #20929

On the morning of April 19, 1995 a disturbed man killed 168 men, women and children forever changing the people of Oklahoma City. Although never forgotten, it is not memories of that ghastly act that are forefront in my thoughts but the memories of the spontaneous tributes left at the site, the letters of sympathy from around the world, the heroism of first responders, millions of dollars willingly given to honor the victims and aid the survivors, teddy bears sent by a one caring stranger to 32 children trying to understand why their friend’s mom was killed and an annual marathon run to celebrate life and engender hope.

From this most inhuman of events emerged the best of humanity; compassion, kindness, generosity, forgiveness, empathy, love, courage, hope, faith and strength. It was so for Oklahoma City and it will be for Virginia Tech and Blacksburg.

You do not mourn alone.  You will not remember alone. You will not heal alone.

My sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased, the students and faculty of VT and the city of Blacksburg.

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Native Okie living in Virginia • #20930

my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been hurt by this tragedy.

i’m so sorry

iMAC

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Vienna, Austria • #20931

I am so so sorry. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers, always........ And sadly, what I fear most now, is some dumb you know what copy cat...... Pray it ain’t so.... May Yahweh Bless and protect you all. Be well.

Kylie

April 18, 2007, 7:19pm • Medford, Oregon USA • #20932

Today’s Los Angeles Times shared photographs of some of the innocent victims of this senseless, horrific crime.  These faces express so much of the hope and anticipation of a bright future.  It is with terrible sadness that I write this note of condolence to the families of the victims and the entire Virginia Tech family.  The sadness must be unimaginable...surreal.  Please know that the entire nation sends their thoughts and prayers.  And while we could never take away the pain maybe we can add some solace to the fact that you are all on our collective minds.  Sadly it is times like these that remind us that “...we are one nation under god, indivisble...”

We mourn your loss.

Neil

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Los Angeles, California • #20933

God bless all of the people who were killed and their family and friends. They will never be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Georgia • #20934

If God brings you to it, he’ll bring you through it. God bless all the victims, their families, and Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students.

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Colorado Springs • #20935

God Bless the entire family of Virginia Tech.  Kathleen

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Broomall,PA • #20936

I AM SORRY FOR THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT VA. TECH. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EVERYONE THERE.  GO HOKIES!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • LAKE GASTON,NC • #20937

I am truly saddened by what has happened and would very much like to give my condolences to all the families and friends who have lost a loved one. you will be in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • tucson, arizona • #20938

Please know that my heart breaks for everyone involved in this tragedy. I am praying and thinking of you. I pray that God will bring comfort, strength and peace to the Virginia Tech family in the days to come.

Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Lexington, South Carolina • #20939

I would like to send my heart felt condolences out to all of you.  Numb feelings are going to fill people around the nation for a long time, and none more will be more affected than those of you from VT.  Stick together, and love each other for as long as you can.  Life on earth doesn’t last forever, but everlasting life does exist.  God bless all of you,
With love,
Your Friend

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Southern Illinois University- Carbondale, Illinois • #20940

To the families of those affected by this tradjedy,the Virginia Tech students,faculty and staff,and the citizens of Blacksburg, Virginia:

I send out my warmest wishes and heartfelt thoughts to you.  My hope is that your anguish and suffering will subside, and that you know that I like many people both near and far care for all of you and wish upon you a brighter future than this recent past.

May you all be blessed, no matter what faith or beliefs you follow!

Sincerely with a heavy heart,

Jens Michael Fulkeron

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Litchfield Park, Arizona USA • #20941

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you deal with this tragedy. Stay strong and keep the faith.

WMC

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • St. Louis, MO • #20942

To All of the Students, Faculty, Families and Friends,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  At this time of sorrow, please stay strong! 

Julie and Sons

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Allentown, PA • #20943

My heart goes out to all of the familys and friends of the victims.
No matter where you turn, there are millions who cry with you after this incident

God rest your loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Altoona, PA • #20944

The words written here today cannot express how terribly sorry I am for the tragedy that took place on the VT campus.  My daughter and I send our thoughts, love, and prayers to the students, faculty, staff, and families.  May God be with you all!

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • Nunez, GA • #20945

im very shocked about this whole thing. i also feel very sad for the loss of these people. i wish the best luck for the families. i will pray every night for these innocent people & their lives.

April 18, 2007, 7:20pm • buford, georgia • #20946

To all the family members who are is so much pain now. Please know so many people from around the world feel for you all. We cannot take away your pain, but know that we are praying for you and your families to get though this difficult time. Hold onto your memories, that is something no one can take away.  Know they are in heaven now and at peace.  They will always be with you in spirit. God be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:21pm • Windsor, Ontario • #20947

What happened at Virginia Tech was indeed a tragedy, but Virginia Tech and the United States will grow strong from it, we will learn from it. I pray for the families and friends of the deceased, and I pray that something like this will never happen again.

M.Eaton

April 18, 2007, 7:21pm • Troy, New York • #20948

Dear VT Students,Faculty and Parents
I am a truly saddened of what has happpened to us. Yes i say us, because the pain has spread global, leaving a huge dent in our heart.
Always in my prayer
Maja ( Purdue Univeristy)

April 18, 2007, 7:21pm • Hammond, INDIANA • #20949

To all of Virginia Tech

I am part of a college family in New England.
(employee and student)

Today you are all in our thoughts and prayers. 

I know most if not all of my students by name.

I have helped them and they have helped me.

I cannot imagine your pain, I cry for all of you.
May god be with you and give you peace.

College is a special place of learning,bonding and special lifetime relationships. 

Be Strong I hope you all find some sense of peace.

Your collegiate family near and abroad will never forget.

April 18, 2007, 7:21pm • Chicopee, Massachusetts USA • #20950

My heart aches for the pain and suffering you are experiencing.  When some of our finest youth and most gifted teachers become victimized, we all suffer the repercussions.  We, as a country, need to find a way to unify and work towards promoting peace, civility and brotherhood in our world.  I am going to volunteer in my community today.  We have to celebrate and value our many similarities in order to make the world a more hopeful place in which to live.  I desperately hope we can all reach out to each other in order to make life more fulfilling and to stop the polarization of mankind.

April 18, 2007, 7:21pm • Colorado • #20951