Condolences, April 18, 2007

So sorry to here about your loss we are thinking about you and praying for you all. From The Robinson Family. Charlie and Janie

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England • #21302

there are no words that I can say that would take away your sorrow and your pain. If I could, I would hold each and everyone of you and tell you that you are loved and cherished and things will get better. you will never forget but you will heal. My thoughts are prayers are with you in your time of grief. Remember that you are not alone. I pray for you to have the strenght to make it through this time and eventually be able to forgive and move on. Although I attended a rival college after monday I will forever be HOKIE. May you all be blessed.

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Goli , Irvine CA • #21303

I wish to share all my condolences to all the students,faculty,and family members @ VT! I have been glued to the television every step of the way since this horrific ordeal began. My words can not describe the sorrow I feel for all of you
I had a nephew who would have been in his 4th yr.
@ VT but tragically lost his life before he could
get there. My everlasting thoughts & prayers will
be with each & everyone of you forever & ever.
God Bless you all & be strong for each other.

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Dauphin, Pa. • #21304

Tragedy, Massacre, hope it will never come again Cherish the life and cherish the love.

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Chengdu, Sichuan, China • #21305

It is just sickening to know these kids had so much in front of them and it was taken away so horribly! God bless and comfort everyone affected by this senseless crime!!!!!

AW

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Tyler ,Tx • #21306

I’m soory this all happened. I’m korean and i feel ashamed of my self thinking that people won’t except us in colleges or anything. I heard today that American people came into a shop owned by a Korean and ruined everything. It wasn’t our fault so why do that? What about The Columbine Tradgedy? Did koreans do it? No. So why be so mad at us when you should be mad at yourselves.

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • West Virginia • #21307

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everybody who has been effected by this terrible tragedy.
Everyone in the United Kingdom feels your pain .
Please God watch over them and help them to find the strength within themselves to carry on .

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • England • #21308

we are with u Virginia Tech.

may gods speed be with all of you.

&& to all who are gone.

R.I.P.

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Bakersfield, CA • #21309

Life is like a glass rose. Beautiful, yet very fragile.

I wish the best to not only the families and friends of the victims, but to the whole community. Words cannot even fathom how upsetting this whole tradegy is. I watched a show on TV about the massacure, and I was almost in tears...a very rare thing for me…

God bless you all in your time of sorrow. May the victims live on in your hearts.

Love,
Becca

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania • #21310

MY HEART CRIES FOR ALL OF THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES.  CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILIES, FACULTY MEMBERS LOST, AND THEIR FAMILIES.  GOD AND HIS ANGELS ARE STANDING WITH YOU.  HE FEELS YOUR PAIN AND LOSS.  IT IS HE, WHO WILL GIVE YOU ALL STRENGTH TO FACE THE FUTURE.  MY PAYERS ARE FOR YOU AND ALL THE REMAINING STAFF AND STUDENTS.  BECAUSE AS THE FAMOUS QUOTE SAYS, “ WE WILL SURVIVE.” GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AT VIRGINA TECH.  SINCERELY:  HOLLY LUCAS OF CLEARWATER, FLORIDA

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • clearwater,florida UNITED STATES • #21311

To the community of Virginia Tech and surrounding community. We share in your sorrow and loss. Words cannot express the heaviness of our hearts. Please find encouragement from our prayers for all of you.
The Fuqua’s

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Livonia, Michigan • #21312

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire “family” of VirginiaTech. May God be with all of you and the families of the victims.

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Monroe, NY • #21313

On the morning of April 16, 2007, 32 beautiful, promising, and innocent lives were tragically and prematurely lost at the hands of an evil, miserable madman. Until today, I was completely shocked and devastated. Today, however, I have wept constantly, plagued by the thought that these 32 special and wonderful lives will never return and that their families, friends, classmates, neighbors, and other loved ones will never see them again, never hear their voice again, and never hug them again. It is miserably overwhelming. I can only hope and pray for their families and loved ones during this impossibly difficult time, that their spirits will be with them everywhere they go, and that their loved ones will one day be reunited with them; I hope that they are in a much better, safer, and happier place.  I am deeply sorrowful and overwrought with grief.

I know there are and will be many memorials and tributes to the 32 innocent victims, and I hope that this memorial website will serve as another cross for all of them, one in which everyone’s condolences and words of comfort and remembrance will help to console the grieving and those left behind.

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Charlotte, NC • #21314

I know it does not mean much but I wanted to let the students of Viginia Tech know to keep their heads up… We know its hard and hope they know how blessed they are to have made it threw the tragedy.... You all are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope you get threw this difficult time… God Bless all of You!!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Sharon , Pa • #21315

Virginia Tech will be remembered for this trajedy, however, it should not be remembered for anything but the victims. No fingers should be pointed, no one deserves the blame. Though it could happen anywhere, no one knew it would happen here. As a senior in high school, I am preparing for my own college venture. Virginia Tech was my school of choice and still is. As a future VT student, I will help others to remember the lives that were lost.

~ Katlyn Williams

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Mechanicsville, VA, USA • #21316

We will never be able to understand what everyone is going through at VT.  Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  God Bless all of you.  Don’t let the media do the blame game!! STAND TOGETHER AND STAND PROUD!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Palm Coast, FL • #21317

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire community at VT, as well as, the city of Blacksburg.  May you be comforted by a higher power, whatever you may concieve that to be.

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Jason Vincent- Louisville, KY USA • #21318

To the Hokie Community,
I grew up in the surrounding area and even though I never attended classes at Tech, many friends and family have; the community in Blacksburk reaches far and wide past the state borders of Virginia. We are all saddened by the unspeakable horrors that took place on Monday, April 16.
Please know that ya’ll are not alone and that our thoughts and sympathies are with you in your time of grief.

Stay strong, Hokies!

Jessica Reichmuth
Department of Biological Sciences
Rutgers University

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Newark, NJ • #21319

To the families of the victims. I cannot find the right words to express how sorry I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Godbless x

Michelle

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • United Kingdom • #21320

Dear Students, Family & Teachers:

Know that the world is crying with you. Know that we are all hugging you. Know that we hope and pray for your immense losses. And lastly, know that we will grieve with you as long as you need to, we will embrace you and hear your sorrow forever.

As humans, it is our duty to be moral citizens to one another. You all are amazing examples of the true connectedness of America...of the human race. You’ve all been tremendous personifications of love.

With all my love and hope and faith. . .
CMA

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Arlington, VA • #21321

How can I say to you.
It is not only tragedy to you, but all the world.
REST IN PEACE victims.

Young June, Kim

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Seoul / South Korea • #21322

My deepest condolences and prayers go out to all of those who were affected by this horrific tragedy.

I cannot help but sit here in my college apartment wondering what drives people to do such horrible acts to such innocent people.

Words cannot express how sadden I am by this indescribable event. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Morgan, Millersville University, Pennsylvania • #21323

Dear Teachers, and students:

I’m SOOO sorry for what happened...its really hard..i hope you and everyone gets better..and feels better...but i know its gonna take a while tho!

I LOVE ALL OF YOU
Kathy Nelson

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Fort.Sumner • #21324

I am a professor in Oklahoma.  Thoughts and prayers are with you!

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Oklahoma • #21325

I am so sorry to hear what has happened. I give my heart to everyone who was lost in the tragedy, the families, the friends, and the students. I never believed something like this would happen to the great VA Tech. I love this school. I know the hokies are strong and can pull through this. I just want u to know that u have all of America to lean on. We are hear for ya!!!

------------ GO HOKIES!!! ------------

R.I.P. to the 32 wonderful people!  <3 ya :)

From ur fellow Virginian

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Martinsville, VA • #21326

This is part of a poem that helped me years ago when a friend lost her son. 
My son is a VT 2004 graduate.  Please remember a nation grieves with you and the arms of the VT family both on campus and across the world hold you close to our hearts.

“I’ll loan you for a little time,
A child of mine,” God said,
“For you to love while she lives
And mourn for when she’s dead.”

“It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three,
But will you till I call her back,
Take care of her for me?”

“I’ve looked this wide world over,
In my search for teachers true.
And from the crowds of this great land,
I’ve selected you.”

“Now will you give her all your love
Not think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call
To take her back again?”

It seems to me I heard them say,
“Dear Lord, thy will be done.
For all the joys a child shall bring,
The risk of grief we’ll run.”

“We’ll shelter her with tenderness,
We’ll love her while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known
Forever grateful stay.”

“And should the angels call for her
Much sooner than we’ve planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand.”

God Bless the Virginia Tech Family.
Pat Clark

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Pittsburgh, Pa • #21327

Its sad that this young man thought his own life was so bad, that instead of seeking help, he choose to take his own life and the lives of others. He will not get to see the years of pain these families will have to deal with. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends going through this terrible tragedy now. God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Palm Beach, Florida • #21328

I feel sorry for the students’ families.
Commend the souls to god.

Donghyun

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • South Korea • #21329

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this horrific tradgedy. May god look over all of you and reach out to you in your time of need.  god belss,
Matt & Leslie

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Iowa City, Iowa • #21330

God Bless and we keep you all in our prayers and Thank God because he will help us through this.

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Canada • #21331

My prayer is with all who died this event on Monday.

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Ashland,Virginia • #21332

It was a tragedy, I’m sorry for you all and for Iraqi victims too...you are a country based on violence,guns and war and this is the result.

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • italy • #21333

Though all of you are so far away, it still affects myself any many other students here in Canada. My heart goes out to all the students at VT and the families affected. Gun control, I believe, is the first step in preventing these kinds of tragedies. Though we have troops in other countries fighting “wars”, nothing can compare to the safety of the citizens back home. Step by step, the government needs to take a look at all the small catalysts which result in such horrific events.

Sincerely,
Zach Rychlik

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • UWO London, Canada • #21334

I am sorry to all the families that lost someone and I hope that nothing else happens tpo any one else.I hope everyone stays safe from now on and nothing else like that happens ever again.

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Burlington, NC • #21335

To all those at Virginia Tech, I am truly sorry for your loss.  May God continue to grant you strength and His Peace after this horrible tragedy.
Whitney Curle

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • New Kent, Va • #21336

God bless the hokie nation.
God bless everyone.

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Roanoke,Va • #21337

My prayer and thoughts go out to all students, staff and families.  Never take life forgranted, everyday is important and you should never have any regrets.  May God be wtih you at all moments and my he give you the strength you need to carry on and to help you through the horrific tragedy.  God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 7:41pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #21338

To the Virginia Tech Community,

We offer our deepest regards to all the people effected by the tragedy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers always. May peace and grace be your daily strength at this extremely difficult time.

God Bless you all. 

The King Family

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Rockland County, NY • #21339

To the students, faculty, and alumni of Virginia Tech:

I would like to express my deepest condolences during this most difficult time. Know that you are not alone in your grief. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy, especially the families of those who died and the students who were injured and their families. May God hold all of you in His hands and may He grant you his peace.

Tammy Slay

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Gainesville, Georgia, USA • #21340

May all your hearts heal your memories stay strong and your fears and sorrows mend. God Bless !!!

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Columbia Pa USA • #21341

Deeply shocked.....
God bless!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Bloomington, IN • #21342

My thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech community. May you have the strength and Gods will power to get through this difficult time. Be strong and I will continue to pray for you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • San Bruno, California, USA • #21343

Our thoughts and prayers are with all students, alumni, faculty/staff, parents, etc. in this awful time. My husband and I both teach and we can’t imagine the pain everyone is going through. With love, C and K

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Salisbury, NC • #21344

my prayers are with all the families who have lost loves one.

Marcia Martin

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Sun City, Arizona • #21345

Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss.  We pray the God will help you through this difficult time and in the days to come.  God Bless!

The Spangler Family

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Floyd, VA, USA • #21346

hi my name is darlene ward up northern i heard about the shooting at virginia tech i am very sorry to here about all the people got killed in the shooting. my prayers go out to all the people at lost friend and family members

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • hornepayne ontario • #21347

Hey Virginia Tech,
I know I can’t say that I understand your pain. But as a college student myself I feel like it was a personal blow to my heart. Just know that Emporia State students are supporting you in all that you do. Because Hornets support Hokies.

Kendra

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Emporia, KS • #21348

I WANTED TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TOO YOU AT VIRIGINA TECH AND POST THESE PEOMS

Life Goes On

If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower
Nor inscribe a stone
Nor when I am gone
Speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves
That I have known

Weep if you must
Parting is hell
But life goes on
So .... sing as well
Joyce Grenfell

DO NOT CRY FOR ME

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a 1,000 winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sun on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled light
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there; I did not die.
Anonymous

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • #21349

Dios los Bendiga a todos...!!

Roberto Gomez y Familia
Loiza, Puerto Rico.

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • Loiza, Puerto Rico • #21350

I dedicate py prayers to those who need it the most, V.S.

April 18, 2007, 7:42pm • FL • #21351