Condolences, April 18, 2007

My heart and condolences go out to the family and friends of the victims whose lives were taken so tragically.  Also to the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech, may God guide you and give you the strength to continue on.  There are no words to express the pain you are all enduring, but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. 
May God Bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Barrigada, GUAM • #21102

As a proud Hokie Alum my thoughts & condolences are with all Hokies.

Susan ‘99
-West AJ, 4th floor 1995

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Chantilly, VA • #21103

In times like these, there are no State lines...Virginia-Alabama...it doesn’t matter...We are ONE...One nation under God....Our thoughts and prayers are with you always…

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Anniston, Alabama USA • #21104

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the virginia tech/hokies I’m a proud mother of four and i can,t imagine something like this happening to any person I pray for you all for healing because Itoo knows how it feels to loose someone to such violence

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • richmond virginia • #21105

Our thoughts and condolences are with every family and every victim,and with all those who had to endure this horrible tragedy. Much love and hugs to everyone…

Sgt.(&Mrs.) Smith, 4th Infantry Division-U.S. Army

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Fort Hood, Texas • #21106

Our Father who art in Heaven,Howith be thy Name Thy Kingdome Come Thy Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven Give Us This Day Your Daily Bread And Forgive Us Our Depts As We Forgive Our Deptors And Lead Us Not Into Temptaion But Deliver Us From Evil For Thine Is The Kingdome And The Power And The Glory Forever Amen

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Colorado The Lords Prayer • #21107

No words could ever desribe what happened or the pain that you are experiecing. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Give your children a hug and a kiss.
A family in Norfolk

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Norfolk Virginia • #21108

It hurts deeply to see such a thing as this.  Be strong, we are all healing with you.  Allen

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Tennessee • #21109

my heart and prayers go out to all the family and friends of the victims of this horrible tragedy....not only that but to the entire virginia tech campus. It absolutely breaks me heart and I wish everyone the best in the future.

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Mount Airy North Carolina • #21110

To the entire Virginia Tech community,

Not an hour goes by that I don’t think about what happened Monday and become saddened. Being a college student, I know how important school pride and a feeling of togetherness on campus is. As horrific as the shootings were, I know that you Hokies will pull together in hope of moving forward. You all are incredibly brave and inspiring and everyone is praying for you and your lost classmates. No one deserves to die like that. My heart goes out to all of you. May this tragedy only make you stronger and more courageous.

God bless,
Luci

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Towson, MD • #21111

What happened on Monday woke the nation up. We realized the reality of life. We realized the truth of the human heart. And we realized the deathly cost of the innocent.

Sons, daughters, friends, and family were taken as a price of one man’s insanity. Souls and futures were ripped out of the hands of those who deserved them most. Tears were shed, and spirits fell. Nightmares were created, and people lost hope.

I pray that those who lost the most are re-paid for this haste awakening.
I pray that those who witness it are able to forget the horrors of those hours.
I pray that words weren’t left unsaid, moments weren’t left undone, and hearts weren’t left untouched.
I pray that those that passed are looking down on thier loved ones with nothing but love in thier eyes.

Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Pittsburgh, Pa. • #21112

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, and we are extremely saddened by this senseless act of violence.

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Waterloo, ON, Canada • #21113

My heart goes out to all the family and friends of the intelligent, funny, happy students that were lost on the 16th. You will always have hope in everything around you. Talk to someone if you need to...Rest In Peace…

G.Parker
UK

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • East Anglia, UNITED KINGDOM • #21114

WE ARE VERY SAD FOR THIS TRAGEDY WE HOPE NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN,RECIVE OUR CONDOLENCES FOR ALL THE PARENTS,FAMILIES,TEACHERS AND FRIENDS WHO LOST SOMEONE THEY LOVE.ONLY ONE THING MORE PLEASE PUT OUT ALL THE ARMS OF OUR LIFES TO LIVE IN A FREEDOM FREEOF VIOLENCE,THIS KIND OF TRAGEDIES CAN NOT HAPPEN AGAIN,GOB BLESS YOU

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • BARCELONA,SPAIN • #21115

As a parent of a college-aged child at a major university in NC, I tried to imagine the horror of the parents, faculty, and students at Virginia Tech.  It is so tragic when we lose anyone in our lives.  This is especially true when it is a loss of someone just beginning their life.  May God bless all of those who are grieving and those who are tramatized by this awful event.  I am praying for all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Burlington, NC • #21116

Words cannot express just horrible this event was.  I am so sorry that you had to experience such fear and horror.  As a mother, I would hate to know that my child had to go through something like this without me being there to protect them.

You have all been so very strong.  You have represented your school and the state of Virginia with the utmost class.  I would be proud to send my son to Va Tech!!!!

You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers.

Best wishes for a brighter tomorrow,
M.Stout

April 18, 2007, 7:29pm • Harrisonburg, VA • #21117

To the Virginia Tech Community,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Like a lot of people i am having a hard time comprehending how a tragedy like this can happen and how one person can have such disregard for human life. I hope you know that people all over this great nation, and around the world are sharing your grief and pain. We stand together united as one. Do not let this one senseless act stand in your way, you all have tremendous opportunities ahead of you. I know that you the virginia tech community can prevail through this terrible time. We will never forget those that were taken away from us so tragically. Peace and Love and Prayers.

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • harrisburg, pa • #21118

Dear Hokies

The pain that I feel at the loss of Virginia Tech faculty and students is a deep one. However, as I watch the reporting from the campus that has meant so much to me; the students of Virginia Tech are my inspiration. Virginia Tech is a very special place. In the days ahead I will find ways to reach out in support of our Virginia Tech Family. For now, please know that you are in our family’s constant thoughts and our prayers.

Scott Reeder
Class of ‘78

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Morris, Illinois • #21119

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community. I wish all of you strength during this extremely difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Rockville, MD • #21120

God bless the family and friends of those lives lost on April 16th. You are in our prayers. These tragic events will remain in our minds forever. I only hope that this country as a whole can learn from this. Once again, God bless all of you. God will give you all strength during the healing that will be taking place.
-The Heavilins

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Michigan City, IN • #21121

For all who feel their hearts torn, I cry. Take the most out of your lives for those who didn’t get a chance. Dream and strive for them. I didn’t know any of them, but I know I will. For those because of whom I cry.

I come from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the one so often compared to VT because of their feel, atmosphere, people. It could have been us. I thank all of the gods for the life I have and I cry and mourn for those taken away.

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Lincoln, Nebraska • #21122

dear va tech

we are sorry to hear about the massive lost that happened we will keep all of the family’s and friends in our prayers

john and linda spear

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • thaxton va • #21123

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that had to go throught what they did on april 16th 2007. This has really affected me and i am very sorry for everyones loss.

My condolences to the victims families and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Ashley

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #21124

Monday was more than a sad day, it was a day where our brightest gems were taken from us, but Monday does not have to become blackened by sorrow, ridden with sadness, or remembered for mayhem, yet it should remind us how precious and tender humanity is.  I don’t know why some greater being takes so many precious children from us? I wish I had the answer to life’s most tremendous mystery—death…and yet maybe death is here to remind us that while living we are all very fragile, very unique and in the hands of something great and wonderful.  And after all that happens something greater than ourselves does not want us to feel that we are to be broken down with out a celebration for life. Hokies you are that celebration. And perhaps a greater being does want us to feel that:

Dark doesn’t mean despair,
You can rise above…

Anger doesn’t mean anguish,
You can rise above.

Remorse doesn’t mean ruin,
You can rise above…

Chaos doesn’t mean hopelessness…
You are Hokies, you will Rise Above!!

With all our thoughts and prayers from New York State

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • New York State • #21125

My condolences to all who lost a loved one or have a loved one injured.  Prayers are with you to get thru this dark time...thanks to the heroes who saved others.

Pam

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Campobello SC • #21126

You are being prayed for, and, you are loved. May God Bless your hearts and ease your sorrow.

Peggy Spencer

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Casselberry, FL USA • #21127

My heart goes out to everyone involved in this horrific tragedy.  Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you! stay strong and my God bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Ohio • #21128

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff at Virginia Tech,
We share your grief.  As an undergraduate advisor at UC Berkeley, I can only hold my students, staff and faculty closer in wake of the sorrow you are feeling at Virginia Tech. 
We are praying for all of you and your families,
Mary Anne Clark
Landscape Architecture

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Berkeley, CA • #21129

first i would like to send my sincere sympathy to all the familes of the victims, this is a horrific tradegy..our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at vt. i live everyday like it was my last, i tell all my kids even though they are grown and with children of their own that i love them and hug them every chance i get ., i never let my husband walk out the door without an i love you and the biggest hug and kiss i can give . you never know when it may be their time to go..so please accept my condolences.joanne

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • runnemede, n.j. • #21130

I am deeply saddened by the events that occured on april 16th. To the many families, students and teachers I give my many condolences to every single one of you. My heart aches for all you all. My family and I will say many prayers for you all. May God Bless you.
Jessica B.

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • New Brunswick, Canada • #21131

I absolutley love Virginia Tech.Ive always thought of it as a really good school.It was a very overwhelming tragedy to see so many innocent people lose their lives.Its just unreal.I feel for all the parents and friends for their unfortionate losses.I dont exactly know the whole story it keeps changing on the news,but i do know that it was wrong.nobody deserves to lose their life for no reason,then he took his own life.This unfortionate time has actually scared me,i am afraid to go to school.I hope that this will teach schools to be a bit more safe and prepared for the unexpected.I will deffanitly pray for all of you.ALL MY LOVE BRITTANY HEDGES.

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • yorktown,virginia • #21132

The alumni of Gonzaga University remember those whose lives were lost and their families. Today, we’re all Hokies.

Brady

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Anchorage, Alaska • #21133

There are thousands of Clemson Tigers in S.C. on your side. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and may you someday find peace and comfort.
Teresa

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Pendleton, SC • #21134

These are sad times, skies are gray.
Someone took the sun away,
The joyous hearts forever stilled.
Is this the sentence God has willed?

Was it only yesterday
We heard them laugh that special way?
But know the hurt we’re feeling now
Must start to end someway, somehow.

And if they could, they’d say aloud:
Grieve for us but make us proud.
And please don’t stay forever blue,
Don’t let the hatred kill you too.

They made our world a better place
And though we’ll miss that smiling face,
We must get through the hurt and pain
And learn to laugh and love again.

God Bless Virginia Tech
And God Bless America

Dick and Kathy McMorran

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Peoria, Arizona, USA • #21135

SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS, PLEASE DON’T CRY JUST SAY I LOVE YOU AND WHISPER GOODBYE.....

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Hopkinsville, Kentucky • #21136

As a parent, college student, and fellow American: My heart and prayers really go out to you. God has a way to heal hearts when we allow Him into ours. Open your hearts to Him and He’ll heal it. I can’t imagine what you are going thru, but I know you’ll all overcome this. My biggest prayer is the people around the world put more press and interest into the victims than this sick gunman.You are an example of a wonderful community we all can learn from. RISE ABOVE THIS AND SOAR! GOD BLESS YOU VT!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Commerce,GA USA • #21137

At the rising of the sun and at its going down,
We remember them.

At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.

At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring,
We remember them.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer,
We remember them.

At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn,
We remember them.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them.

When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them.

When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make,
We remember them

When we have achievements that are based on theirs,
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too shall live,
for they are a part of us, as we remember them

OUR DEAREST SYMAPATHY TO ALL OF THE FAMiLiY MEMBERS WHO LOST A LOVED ONE.
MAY GOD KEEP THEM iN HiS GLORY.
REMEMBER EVERYTHiNG HAPPENS FOR A REASON…
LOVE SiLViA VASQUEZ.
13 YEAR OLD
STOCKTON CALiFORNiA

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • STOCKTON CALiFORNiA • #21138

From a professor at NC State University:

We are all community and we grieve with you.

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 • #21139

Students, faculty, and family,
I am both saddened and inspired by the recent tragic events. It is not the gunman that remains in my mind, but the numerous heroes who bravely displayed their courage in the face of tragedy and saved lives. It is these people who restore my faith in our country and make me proud to be an American.
God Bless You All,
Jenn

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Struthers, Ohio, United States • #21140

I am so deeply heartbroken not only for those that were lost but for everyone in the Hokie nation. Your strength is amazing and I have deep respect for all of you. May God lay his healing hands upon all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Christi

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Lone Tree, Colorado • #21141

We would like to express our deepest sorrow to all students, faculty and families of the Virginia Tech community as you struggle to understand why this happened.  Our thoughts and prayers our with all of you.  As you are grieving so is the whole United States and I’m sure the World.  Take comfort in those around you and know we all care.

Ann, Stan, Jason, Ken and Kristie Staples

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Enfield, Ct • #21142

You have shown tremendous courage during a time of such senseless loss and.  May you find comfort in the arms of friends and family and in the kindness of strangers.  May God bless and keep you safe.  We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.  Go Hokies!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:30pm • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada • #21143

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart hurts for your loss. I am so sorry.
Lisa W.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • San Diego CA 92107 • #21144

Your memory eternal, unluckuly lost youngsters.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Goose Creek, SC, United States • #21145

My god be with each and everyone of you.Threw this time when you think that you can’t go on.
My prays will be with each and everyone of you.
Debbie Baker

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Cecil,Ga. • #21146

My prayers go out to all the family and friends of the victims who have the support of the whole world with them.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom • #21147

My heart goes out to all of you. Be strong and find peace and comfort in your friends and family. God Bless.Nancy J.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Bracebridge, Ontario. Canada • #21148

I want to tell you that I’ve loved watching you on TV, how you act, how you treat each other, how incredibly beautiful, smart and loving you all are-----

All I can say is that I would be proud indeed if my two young sons grew up to be Hokies!

You all keep your chins up.  With time, you’ll be able to concentrate on other things.  The world is watching, and we’re ever so proud to have a school like Tech in our beautiful Virginia.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Manassas, VA, USA • #21149

When the promise of so much future is removed from ours lives, we will never know what could have been realized.

What we do know, is that without guns, bullets do not kill.

Peace and love to VT and your community.

The Campfields

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • New York, NY. • #21150

We give prayers to the family and students at Virginia Tech!!!!

Tracy, Robert & DJ

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • San Jose, CA • #21151