Condolences, April 18, 2007

I will pray for everybody who are hurt by this sad incident.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Bellevue, WA • #21202

It is so hard to imagine such a senseless rampage. My prayer, thoughts, and condolences goes out to all the students, faculty, families, friends, and all alums of Viginia Tech. May God comfort, guide and keep the entire community of Blackburg, VA. May you all find comfort and peace in the wonderful memories of your loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • East Hartford, CT. • #21203

The heart of my family is broke with such great loss, and we would like to wish the VT family to know that our prayers and thoughts are with them. My wife graduated High School with Jamie Bishop and I the year before. It was so hard to hear that someone can take so many talented and loving people with such callous hatred.  I know that Jamie was a very talented person and many of his friends from high school is devastated and broken about the loss.  We wish His wife and family our support.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Cataula, GA • #21204

My mother, sister, and I were just on your beautiful campus on April 2nd as we were driving home from a weekend trip.  I recall walking around the V-Tech campus awe-struck and wondering why I had not applied there when of a college age.  My heart, like those who read this posting, has been completely broken by the events of April 16th.  I am not a person who typically prays, but please know that the Hokie Nation and all those touched by this unspeakable tragedy are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers.  God Bless you Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Mantua, NJ • #21205

may god bless 33 souls and rest in peace and give the friends, families and VT the strength to cope with this time and stand once again as before.....god bless VT.....

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • middletown, pennsylvania • #21206

Over the past few days you all have heard how sorry everyone is for what happened and I feel that way as well, but I also feel good knowing that everyone at Virginia Tech have all become so much stronger than what you were before and that beyond the tears and sadness and grief you’ll see that you are all fighters and survivers and nothing will bring you down no matter how tragic or scary. I am so incredibly impressed and proud of all of you from what I have seen on TV in interviews. You show the true meaning of unity and bravery and I commend you and KNOW that everyone will be okay. GO HOKIES! STAY STRONG and GOD BLESS.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Wareham, MA • #21207

Our thought & prayers are with the friends & families of the victims. May God bless.
Brent & Sandy Smith

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Germantown, New York • #21208

When I had heard about the shootings I felt so horrible about the families that lost all the loved ones due to a a person who didn’t care about nothing care about anything. I’m very sorry that any family has to lose very close loved ones. All the families are in my heart and prayers every day. May God Bless All Families That Was Touch By This....

Rachael Porter

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Pikeville Ky • #21209

=( May God hold the souls of the victims, and the hearts of the hurt…

RIP.. to all 32 victims..

Resignation.. to the hearts of familys and friends…

Claudia Moreno.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Orange County • #21210

Que Dios bendiga al pueblo norteamericano y en especial a la Universidad de Virginia, latinoamerica esta con ustedes, arriba el animo y tomen a Dios de la mano.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Monterrey, Mexico • #21211

I am a graduate of the University of Richmond, my wife is a William and Mary alumnus, and my daughter is currently a freshman at the University of Richmond.  My son, John, is expected to matriculate as a freshman at Virginia Tech for the fall 2007 semester.  Today, we are all Hokies.  My condolences go out to the faculty, staff, administration, and, especially, the students and families of this wonderful university. This unspeakable act was the act of a deranged individual and led to the untimely and tragic deaths of members of the Virginia Tech community.  My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you, the university, the souls of the deceased, their families and every student at the university. 

As a Virginian, I extremely proud of the manner in which the students and faculty have conducted themselves during these dark hours.  I am convinced that the university’s future is bright when considering the wealth of good will and community evidenced by the Hokie Spirit.  God Bless you all and Virginia Tech University.

N. Randolph Bryant and Family

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Winchester, Virginia • #21212

I am a 17 year old from Alberta Canada my school would say condolences to the families the staff and the student at virgina tech. I am graduating next year and was hopeing to go to virginia tech .......... hard to write this without crying i wish there was more i could do i wish i could be stronger and being a canadian i know i dont have much involvement but it really does hit home im so sorry

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Devon Alberta Canada • #21213

Sad that such a event has to occur and all those who attend VT are in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • chicago,il,usa • #21214

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. It was awful to see this happening to innocent people. No words can describe what happen.
Sinceres Condoleances.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Blacksburg, VA, USA • #21215

I am from Abingdon, Virginia and I am in shock over what transpired on Monday.  Abingdon High School has so many students that attend Virginia Tech.  I am saddened by what happened.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims aand their families.  Words can not express the pain that I feel for them.

Angela Rash

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Abingfdon, Virginia • #21216

I do not know anyone at VT, but I know the bond that forms while in college.  I also know what it is like to stand in the face of tragedy and not know where to turn or what to do.  At some point, you will meld and form into a stronger, greater person, college and we as a nation are standing behind you as long as it takes.

You will not forget.  You will never forget.  You will always have that pinch of pain as you walk down that hall or walk past that room or hear your friends laughter in the wind as you walk cross the commons.  Embrace it and remember all of it with bittersweet joy, knowing that even though you will not see your friends and teachers again in this life, you will have the great privelege and joy of wrapping your arms around them in Heaven. 

Grace and peace be with you.  May the Lord shine his face upon you.  May He keep you warm and give you peace as you continue through your life, physically unharmed, but forever changed.  He will not leave you.  He will not forsake you.  He will hold you when you cannot hold yourself up.

Kelley Wright

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Rocky Mount, North Carolina • #21217

MY WIFE AND I WISH TO EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE VICTIMS OF THE SHOOTINGS.  WE ALSO PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF THE SHOOTER.  HE WAS A SON, BROTHER AND A PERSON WHO MAY NEVER BE UNDERSTOOD WHY HE DID WHAT HE DID.  OUR PRAYERS ALSO GO OUT TO THE STUDENT BODY AND FACULTY OF VIRGINIA TECH DURING THIS TIME OF EXTREME SORROW.
GEORGE AND MURIEL SCHULTE

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • LAWTON, OKLAHOMA • #21218

I can not imagine what the university community must be going through at this time in it’s rich history.  My heart is heavy with anger, pain, sadness, and love & condolences for the Virginia Tech community and the families of the dead and wounded.  I send to you all my thoughts of strength, my prayers to a loving God, my love, and much encouragement to venture forward in your task of building great leaders.  God’s love will keep you strong!  Darlene DuBose

April 18, 2007, 7:34pm • Alexandria, VA USA • #21219

I have family in Hillsville, VA. I’m not sure how to respond to such an unimaginable evil. But I wanted to help, somehow do something proactive.  What I feel for your halls, your students, your families, isn’t sympathy, it is complete and utter sadness, my heart is full of sickness and sorrow for the horrible loss of life, and the effects that it undoubtedly has had on your families. However,I have been to VA,and I know that it’s people are strong, the moral fortitude is indestructible and as there is sorrow, there will also be hope. I have hope you and your ability to forgive and become stronger, to rise above tragedy and find a new strength in one another that may not have been there before. I will hope for you and will think of you in the days to come, I know that VA is an amazing place and that if there were ever a place where such a hateful act could be overcome through kindness and strength, it is, without a doubt, Virginia.
Our company American Mobile Nursing and all of its subsidiaries will be demonstrating sympathies by participating in “Orange and Maroon Effect Day” on Friday April 20th. Hatred is strong and powerful but forgiveness and kindness can overcome.

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • Amanda C. from Fort Lauderdale, FL • #21220

be strong hokies. all of oklahoma and the sooner nation have you in our prayers!

-carlajo williams.

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • norman, oklahoma • #21221

I’m deeply sorry for the loss of so many innocent lives, my full support goes out to the victims, their families and friends, you are in ALL OF OUR THOUGHTS. God bless. x

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • Newcastle, UK • #21222

Imagining it is horrible enough.....I cannot fathom what those of you who survived are feeling right now.  I have no connection to Virginia or Virginia Tech whatsoever, and yet I am so profoundly saddened by your loss.  I just wanted you all to know that people across the country are shedding tears tonight-

Love and prayers from Chicago,
N.

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • Chicago, IL • #21223

I am deeply sorry.

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • USA • #21224

Our thouhts and prayers go out to all the friends and families of those who were taken from you. I am so sorry of your loss God bless you all.

R & M

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • Trenton, Ontario Canada • #21225

You are loved! Be Strong. Have Faith. 
Do not loose hope. So many what ifs, if onlys, I wishes, so sorry’s. Rest in peace. Thank heavens above for Peace. Thank God’s & goodnesses too.  In times like this the words come out with a bitter taste & the feelings, that it is almost wrong to give any kind of thanks. Have comfort.  Feelings can not be expressed enough for the wrong doings that have taken place. The struggle to do something for our friends and family in our nation is a sickness to our system when our hands are tied and our pack has been threatened. For you, my children, my friends, my family, my everyone. I vow in matters of a world united. Matters to better the heart and mind are ones to be taken seriously. For the sake of life try to better.  Long live our world and the butterfly effect in which every one of us, and the sweet souls around us, has made a ripple in time, and in passing, forever effecting each of our lives as we live it. May we all live on in hope to learn and better ourselves. Blessings thanks and prayers to all who are in need. A shoulder, A heart, and a strong mind to better “our kind”. There are no differences. We are but human.
~Hokie Pride Forever~ I Love You!

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • ~Theresa, New York U.S.A~ • #21226

I feel so sorry about such things happened to VT. Bless all us.

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • Eau Claire WI / China P.R • #21227

There are no words to express my sorrow over this wretched event. This tragedy has knocked the breath out of America and has caused us all to think about so many things. So many completely innocent people were forced from this world and the world will never, ever be the same.
Please know that as the days pass, we are all with you, and you are forever in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless

April 18, 2007, 7:35pm • Rockford, Illinois • #21228

May the Lord bless the students, staff & everyone involved in this horrible tragedy.  Our thoughts and prays are for the campus of VT, and our nation.  May God bless America!!

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Damascus, MD • #21229

My thoughts are with you, Virginia Tech.  I’m an hour and a half away, but I’m right beside your greif. 

<3 Don’t let him take your life, too.

Be strong and may God bless.

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Grundy, VA • #21230

To all Virginia Tech:

I am deeply saddened by the tragic news of April 16 and will always be a reminder of an event that was devastating.  Even in troubled times the Lord is always there and will answer all prayers.  Be strong and keep the faith for he is with us forever.  All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers and God Be with you always. 

Sincerely,

George and Carmaleen Magyar

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Newburg, MO • #21231

There are no words that can convey how we feel for this tragedy. This is something we will never fully understand. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Ed & Cindy Raslavsky

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Las Vegas, NV • #21232

My name is Amber Braun and I am deeply sorry about your lost classmates and friends...Each and everyone of those who were lost are watching over all of us now and just be happy because they wouldnt want to see you in pain down here they would want you to be happy.So just take it day by day and we will all get along…

My very deepest Condolences

Amber Braun

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • DeGraff,Ohio • #21233

My prayers are with you in this tradgic time and when the time is right God will help you threw the healing prossess.

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Rocky Hill ct • #21234

my thoughts and prayers are all with you and your families who are effected by this tragedy. I am sending my deepest sympathy from Japan. I also hope that this tragedy will not bring racial problems in the future.

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Tokyo, Japan • #21235

Aloha!
From 6000 miles away my family and I would like to wish you all our prayers and blessings in overcoming the unbelievable sadness that has been thrust upon you.  With much love and Aloha,
Shana, Kailani and Kevin Hall

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Waikapu, Hawaii • #21236

No words can descride how deeply saddened my family and I are from this tragedy.  I will continue to pray for the victims, their loved-ones, the college and the Virginia Tech community as a whole. Laura Keener

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Crouse, NC • #21237

Virginia Tech is my alma mater.  I graduated in 1972 at the end of the Viet-Nam era.  It was a volatile time on college campuses.  My memories of college are tied up in the protesting we did against that war.  I was in the first anti-war demonstration at Tech in 1969 and in many of the subsequent ones.  While other campuses were erupting in flames and tear gas, ours remained relatively calm.  After one demonstration where an academic building was taken over, there were arrests made, scholarships lost, students expelled.  But no one died.

Until now.

To have survived the most violent period in the history of American universities relatively unscathed, only to have this happen.  My heart goes out to the students, the faculty, and to all the families of Virginia Tech.  But especially to the family of the shooter.  The desperation he must have felt to do such a thing.  I see no answers.  But I hold him in my heart in the hope that that will heal some pain – of his, of mine, and of others that may find themselves in his frame of mind someday.

Peace,

Rose McGehee

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Tucson AZ • #21238

The campus community at the University of Nevada, Reno has the victims, families and the university community in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Reno, Nevada • #21239

May God watch over the victims of the VT Massacre and may we all pray for the families and friends of the victims.
“May angels lead you in
Hear you me my friends
On sleepless roads
the sleepless go
May angels lead you in”

always remember 4.16.07
always in our hearts

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • New York • #21240

I am very sorry for the heartache and loss that the va tech community is experiencing during this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Dr kristen vance dvm

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • princess anne md 21853 • #21241

My name is Daiana and im form Argentina and im very sorry of what happend.My Prayers and thoughts are with you all.God bless you!

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Buenos Aires . Argentina • #21242

For every single person at Virginia Tech, we love and support you. Forever celebrate the lives of your friends, professors, and colleagues and keep the Hokie spirit alive as a tribute to them.

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Austin, Texas • #21243

My best friend lost five her friends in this event. My prayes are with you at all cost.

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Ashland, Virginia • #21244

To all the faculty, staff and students at Virginia Tech, and to all families affected:

May you find peace admist all the sorrow and sadness. Take comfort in knowing that God welcomed all souls in Heaven with open arms Monday morning. 

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
The Parra Family

April 18, 2007, 7:36pm • Wyoming, PA • #21245

to all the victims friends and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • charlottesville VA • #21246

It is our deepest wish that the thoughts and prayers of the world, will in some way comfort the grieving families and friends, and help heal the wounds, both physical and emotional, that are so grievous.  As part of the VaTech family, we share in their loss.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Islesboro, Maine • #21247

VT- We are praying for ya’ll and the families each and every day that passes by. You must take one day at a time! MAY GOD BLESS ALL!

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVESITY @ EUNICE

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • EUNICE, LOUISIANA • #21248

Dear Friends,

I am deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred Monday.  I too, lost someone very close to me just a few months ago.  I still feel his presence with me everyday.  I find the strength I need to move on each day in those who’ve stayed by my side.  I can only wish the same for you.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you always.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Fountain Valley, CA • #21249

WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST,AND WE WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS EACH AND EVERY DAY.THE LORD IS ON YOUR SIDE AND HE WILL BE YOUR GUIDE. LOVE THE HOWARD FAMILY.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • BLACKSTONE VA • #21250

Such horror should not happen to people your age.  Your generation has had to deal with such unstableness.  I pray and hope that this will make you stronger and resolve you to be more determined to make this a better place.

As a parent, I sent my own two children off to college several years ago and something of this nature never enterred my mind.  My heart aches for all of those families who lost someone,needlessly, to such erratic behavior. 

I pray that this only proves that the blinders need to come off and such unstable persons are directed to the help they so desperately need before more innocent lives are lost.

My heart aches so desperately and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sharon K.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Phoenix, MD • #21251