Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims families and everyone who knew anyone effected by this tragedy.  I cannot believe that 33 bright, loving people are gone because of one person’s rampage.

Melanie

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Rochester NY • #21702

I wish I had great words of wisdom, something to take your pain away and to understand what is happening and why.  May you take comfort in the embrace the World is giving to you.

Love and Prayers,
Cresta, Courtney, Alisha and Derek

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Thomasville, NC • #21703

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tragic time. May God bless each and every one of you.

Kimberly

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Arlington, Texas • #21704

My condolences to everyone touched by this horrific event. May God bless each and everyone one of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Houston, TX • #21705

Dear Hokies,
I teach at a high school in Charleston, Illinois and we wish to share our condolences with you all.  What an unimaginable day you all experienced.  We are all saddened by your tremendous loss and are praying for you and yours.  God be with you and bless you all!
Tina Swim

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Charleston, Illinois • #21706

My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the families, friends, classmates, and colleagues of the victims of the tragedy at Virginia Tech on Monday.  Their lives will be changed forever.  Please know that your fellow Virginians and I people around the USA and the world are thinking of you and are keeping you in our hearts and you face the days and months ahead. 

May the Lord be with you as you begin the healing process and may the memories of your loved ones and your friends remain in your hearts. America will be behind you and will continue to keep you in their prayers.  If I could wrap my arms around each of you and take away your pain, I would.

Please know that we care and that while we may not know you personally, we do offer our love and our concern for you all. May the Lord keep you and love you in your time of need and always.  God bless.

Leanne
Midlothian, VA

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Midlothian, VA • #21707

I am very sorry at what happened. May God be with you all.

S M

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Connecticut • #21708

If nothing else comes of this senseless tradegy try to honor those who have died by being all that you can be, reaching for the stars, and living your lives with passion.  God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Jersey City, New Jersey • #21709

It is with my deepest sympathy an devoted thoughts and well wishes to all those affected by this tragedy. May each family who lost a loved one on Monday be blessed and know that they are in my prayers!

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Squamish, British Columbia, Canada • #21710

What a tragedy. My prayers truely go out to you all. We think that nothing like that will ever happen, but it is times like these when we recognize the need to support and love one another. Hold strong to friends, family, and memories.

Sahra

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • New Zealand • #21711

We pray for all.Alway remember the good times, not Aril 16th.These were lovely people that touched many.May God be with you all and give his greatest gift of peace to whom this has touched.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Mdisonville,Kentucky • #21712

VT students, family,and faculty, when you go through rough times just know that God is watching over you and he cares.  I may not know you but you are definitely in my heart.  I will continue to pray for you.  Be strong and know that someone is praying.  These last few nights I lie in bed not able to sleep wondering how a young man can have so much evil.  This tragedy has affected me deeply.  I realized how life is so precious and that at any second it can be taken away.  I try to put myself in your shoes but I know I will never be so brave and courageous.  The hardest part is moving forward.  With the help of my prayers, my family’s, and my church I know you can move forward and look towards the future. 

God Bless VT, students, family, and faculty

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Nampa, Idaho • #21713

It was a sad day when Virginia Tech broke the record for the deadliest civilian shooting incident in the US.  Let’s pray that this record is never broken and that we are all more vigilant with our laws and with our surroundings.  To those that have lost someone dear… we are sorry and share in your grief.  Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

“We are a little better than we think.. yet not quite what we want to be…. We are Virginia Tech.”

JM

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Northville, MI • #21714

From reading the website it looks like Cho is still alive?! It is very sad what has happened, very distrubing and shocking. I am a college student myself from Canada. Nothing like this should happen. Average people’s lives were taken, and it should never have happen. If you see any acts of hates or depression never take it lightly. To all of the families, friends, staff, professors, alumni of Virginia Tech and to the entire state of Virginia god bless!!

Peace be with each and everyone of you.

All of love to everyone,

Stephanie H

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Ontario, Canada • #21715

my heart strongly aches for the loss of your loved ones.....one day there will be justice on those who feel the need to harm others and then take the easy way out .....keep your heads up, and remember those who died for the best memories of there lifes,or the time that you knew them....god bless you and may they rest in peace

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • sarnia ON,CANADA • #21716

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 

-The Nelsons

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Wilsonville, Oregon • #21717

The families are in our prayers during this tragic time.  I am so sorry for the loss of life.  Reading about these people my family recognized the talents and skills that society will miss.....  God Bless all of you!

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Spring Hill, FL • #21718

There are no words I can express will make the pain go away. All I can do is pray and think of you each day.

Barbara

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Houston Texas • #21719

It’s a shame that it takes something like this to remind us not to sweat the small stuff. Thoughts, prayers and hearts are with VT. I know many students there and have visited often. It’s hard to put words to this.

I do know one thing ... Virginia Tech is such a profound and tight knit community, I know they will prevail and I know they will rise above this. It’s a school of amazing students. Amazing students who will greive, cope and rise above the hateful things that occurred.

Stay strong hokies. We are all behind you.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Charlotte, NC • #21720

From Spain and France,
We also feel very sad, we pray for the families, for every person whose life has been broken…
Nuestro mas sincero pésame,
Sincères condoléances,

Un abrazo muy fuerte a tod@s, il faut etre forts.
C.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Madrid,Spain and France • #21721

My prayers are with all those who were killed,hurt, and for each one of there familys. I am just like everyone of those who were killed, I am a college student. It could have been me.
Have faith, and continue and LIVE.

Sincerely,

Nikki

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Miami, Fl • #21722

My prayers and love are with all who have been affected by this horrendous tragedy.  As someone who grew up in the sweet little hometown of Blacksburg, this event has touched me deeply in ways I never imagined.  May we never forget the strength of the Virginia Tech community and may we all support one another through this terrible time.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • My Heart is in Blacksburg, VA • #21723

Many hearts go out to you at this time of such disbelief and sadness. And though no one can take away your sorrow, may the support and concern of others help give you the strength you need day to day.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • The Villages, FL • #21724

My family and I send our love, prayers, and sincerest condolences to all the students, faculty, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers and everyone at Viginia Tech and their families.  Our hearts cry with you during your pain and sadness.  The world stands with you.  Just remember, they are with god now and are watching over us.  They are all only a thought away.  And as the song says:  “ we will survive.” This I truelly believe.  Sincerely: The Lucas Family

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • clearwater, florida • #21725

I got home on Monday and turned on the television and couldn’t believe what i saw. I know no one from Virginia Tech but I can’t imagine what its like losing your friends and/or relatives especially in this way. My along with the rest of the world’s best wishes and sincere condolences pour out to all of Virginia Tech and everyone affected by this horrible thing.

I truely send my thoughts and prayers and hope the best for all of you in this time of terrible loss and mourning.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Starke, Florida • #21726

The arms of the nation reach out and hold you close, sharing your tears and feeling your loss.  We bring you into our bosoms, hoping our embrace helps in some small way.  Our hearts beat as one, for your children are our children.  Your grief is our grief.  Come into our arms and let us hold you for our shoulders are wide and strong.  You are not alone Virginia Tech, you are not alone.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

J.  Sockwell

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Dunedin, Florida • #21727

We sincerely wish to express our thoughts and condolences to the victims and families of this senseless act.  We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers and may God bless you all.  Hopefully, as a result of this and other senseless acts, we can all learn to live in peace and set our differences aside once and for all.  There is, afterall, only one world for all to share.  Once again, our sympathy goes out to the entire University community and the city of Blacksburg, VA.

Dave and Christina Grayson

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Washington, PA. • #21728

There are no words to comprehend this gruesome , horrific senseless act towards our society. We are overwhelmed with questions, trying to find answers hopping to understand how could something like this happen and why? Needless to say, there will never be a right answer to justify this degrading cruel tragedy. However, unity, love and forgiveness may offer some comfort and strength to endure and cope with your loss. So many precious lives were taken away. Somebody’s brother, sister, mother, father, son, daughter and friend. Lives have been changed forever. Your pain is our pain. You are not alone! We mourn with you.  Our deepest condolences to all the families and friends who are grieving. Your love ones will forever live in our memories and hearts.....

God bless you all,

From the Caribbean,

Calibed M. Montijo Calo,

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Trujillo Alto, PUERTO RICO • #21729

I just wanted to say that I am shocked and saddened by what happened.  My prayers are with the family’s of the victims, those still be cared for, and anyone associated with Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Hampton, VA • #21730

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all, students,faculty, bereaved families and the whole HOKIE community, at this time of deep sadness and grief. In these days we are all HOKIES, drawn up together with you all and your enduring spirit.
AER from Norfolk , VA

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Norfolk,VA • #21731

On behalf of myself, my wife, and my entire family, I wish to express our deepest and sincere condolences to the families of those who suffered the tragic loss of their loved ones.
You, and the “fallen” innocents are in our thoughts and prayers.
We also wish a speedy and complete recovery for the injured.
May God bless all of you.

Adolph C. Namlik, Chief of Police, Ret.

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Gowanda, NY, USA • #21732

A life is so precious. No life of an innocent human being should ever be cut short.

I’m currently a high school sophomore and definitely looking forward to my college years, and I expect so much to be able to succeed in the future. And on behalf of Savanna High School, we send our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the victims and their loved ones.

This tragedy has taught us so much. You can never let someone fool you, even if it’s just fun and games, because you will end up losing in the game, yourself.

May the victims rest in peace, and for those who are lucky - it may be difficult to move on at the moment, but keep in mind that we’re always here for you.

Love,

Jen

April 18, 2007, 8:00pm • Anaheim, California, USA • #21733

To all Students, Staff, Familiies and Friends of Virginia Tech. We are all thinking of you in England, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have 3 children around your ages (one at University of Westminster) and I am a part time University of Sussex Student, so we understand how close the University Communities become.  Look after each other, and in time, look to the future and make the most of it.  Remember your lost Friends and Tutors as you journey through life, and speak of them often, recalling the happy times.  With love, Mary Funnell, Brighton, East Sussex, England.

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Brighton, East Sussex, England • #21734

I am shocked to see what happened and it makes me scared to go to school knowing something like this can could happen to me. I think that the schools will tighten the security and police will go in training to be prepared for things like this. I would like to give prayers for those family and friends who lost their loved ones. God Bless America.

Gustavo Guillen

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Milpitas, California • #21735

My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragic shooting.  I am saddened as well.  May Virgina Tech rise again

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Barrington RI • #21736

It’s always shocking and horrifying to see a life pass before it’s time. But to see it in such a violent and terrifying way makes it even more so. I did not know any of those who passed, though I do know several students at Virginia Tech. My husband and I send out our deepest condolences and our most heartfelt prayers to the students, faculty, and famlies of Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Cedar Bluff VA • #21737

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.  This was such a senseless tragedy. 

Krystal Greene

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Portsmouth,NH • #21738

My thoughts, heart, and prayers go to anyone affected by what happened April 16.

Gennie

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Blacksburg, Virginia • #21739

I just want to express, with all my heart, my deepest sympathy to all of you today! I have not been able to stop thinking about all those affected at Virginia Tech.  Since I first heard of the news on Monday morning April 16, 2007, regarding this unspeakable tragedy, every waking moment my thoughts and prayers have been with you all! 

May all the students, family and friends of the decease and all at VT find comfort through God!  God be with you always and bless you all!!

With Love,
Vilma

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Victorville, CA • #21740

My thoughts and prayers to go out to all the vitcims friends and family.
“We are all HOKIES” - Mark

Let us pray:
Holy Mary,
help those in need,
give strength to the weak,
comfort the sorrowful,
pray for God’s people,
assist the clergy,
intercede for all people.

Mary all who seek your help
experience your unfailing protection.
Amen.

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Ferris State University : Big Rapids, Michigan • #21741

I was shocked to hear about the tragedy that occurred and cannot imagine how hard it must be. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.

-Scott

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Winnipeg, MB, Canada • #21742

there are no words, i know, that can comfort you at this time. i would like to ask of the students to honor your classmates, not through anger or sorrow, but by your success; reach for your dreams and achieve your goals, because in doing that, all the dreams of your classmates will not go unfulfilled. to the professors, try that much harder in assisting your students to reach their goals, because this will honor your fallen colleagues. you are in the hearts of everyone around the world and you will remain in mine forever…

SOME PEOPLE
Some people come into our lives and quickly go.*
Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.*
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and
we are never, ever the same.**

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • charlotte, nc -- the united states of america • #21743

Such a terrible tradegy to happen to these young students who had lost their lives so suddenly.May the Angels watch over the families & give them guidance & love in their hearts as these young students will always lives in their hearts till they meet again.God Bless you all!! My heart & prayers go out to all of you <3
Sencerly
The Marchildon Family

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Ontario , Canada • #21744

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the students who lost their lives and were injured. May God keep you in his prayers and guide you in this terrible time. Words can not express our sorrow.  M&J

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Brick NJ • #21745

I don’t think there are any words to actually say how we feel about the senseless loss of so many. I don’t know what to do as well..except keep you all in our prayers and thoughts. God bless you all and may he help you heal..
Walt, Lynn and Wally

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Altoona, PA • #21746

My prayers and thoughts are with you all. We will and can make it through this tough time.
love always<3
K.K.

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • West Virginia, United States • #21747

I pray for everyone affected by this tragedy and that one day the pain will lessen a little.  God be with all of you and help you to stay strong.

Erica

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Nevad, USA • #21748

Dear Dr. Steger and University Faculty, Staff, and Students:

There is no way you could have prevented one manic’s determination to wreak heartache. Please do not let the media hype pull you down. We have read and watched extensive coverage of the event and come away with the distinct impression that Virginia Tech is the most beloved, excellent, spirited university ever.

As our son, a student of Santa Clara University, says admiringly, “That’s one hell of a school!”

God bless your Hokies!

Marilyn and Greg Noonan

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • La Jolla, CA • #21749

We share in your grief; if we could bear this burden for you, we would.

Stand together now, and know that the entire country is standing with you.

The Olives family

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Minneapolis, Minnesota • #21750

After 9/11 I didn’t think there were any tears left to shed...But, here I sit, sobbing over your loss...My heart goes out to the friends and families affected by this tragic event.

May their stars shine as bright in heaven as on earth.

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • St. Charles, IL • #21751