Condolences, April 18, 2007

I want to let everyone over there know that my prayers are with you, and not to let this horrible event tear you away from chasing your dreams of getting the amazing education that Va Tech provides for you. Keep in mind that no one wants anything but for you to move on and prove yourself to the world that you can rise above all of this and keep strong.
It’s amazing to see how everyone came together as a family. That is the best support anyone can get, is a big stong family to support you. Keep it strong, even after this event fades over time, keep that stong family aspect with you. Carry the victims and their families with you, and use that to make yourself a stronger person.
Once again, you are in my prayers. You are all inspiring and i just wanted to thank you for being the family that you guys are

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Melanie Chesapeake, VA • #21802

To all the students and teacher at VT,

I visited your campus once to see my best friend and I never stopped telling people how amazing your school is and how close-knit you all are. This only proves how strong and amazing you all are. We held a vigil tonight at Kutztown University of PA for your campus. Keep on keepin’ on and may you find peace of mind with family and friends. Molly I love you!

<3 Erin

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Kutztown, PA • #21803

To the teachers, students, parents and loved ones of those that were in harms way,

All we have to offer is our love and deep sympathy for what you’re having to endure. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If I can be of service in any capacity to help you through this, I am at your beckon call.

May God grant you His peace that surpasses all understanding.

All Our Love,

The Chenault’s
Robert, Ann, Tyler, Madeline, Garret
8506 Joshire Place
Centerville, OH 45458
(937)648-1848

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Centerville, OH • #21804

Death can not stop love, it can only delay it for a little while…
Those who lost their lives will continue to live on in the love that others hold for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech University community. God grant you the strength to continue on…
Gwen, Emily, and Lisa

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • St. Henry, Ohio and Orland, Indiana • #21805

Thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who were victims of this tragedy. God will give you the strength to go on, though it may not seem like it right now. Be strong and stick together. Peace and Love from Florida.

Steph & Guy B.

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • St.Petersburg FL • #21806

We will never forget this tragedy. This notice has a deep impact in Brazil and all Brazilian people is support to the family’s victims.
Brave and innocent students, future engineers and scientists, you are truly heroes.
To the families: stay strong! We will never forget. Don’t give it up!
God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Eloy Rocha - Curitiba - ParanĂ¡ - Brazil • #21807

I can’t even begin to express the sadness and anger I am feeling now at this horrible tragedy that has marred the campus I loved from day one. To everyone still on campus- know that we alums, no matter how far removed we have become, are with you in our hearts and minds during this trying time. God bless you all.

We are Hokies.

Lauren, CNR class of ‘03

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Baltimore, MD • #21808

As a parent of two children one getting ready to attend college herself, it fears me that such things could happen, and could happen to my children. So i can only imagine the heartache that the mothers and fathers of all of the victums are going through at this time. My thoughts and prays are with the friends and families of all involved in this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Ashtabula, Ohio • #21809

To the victims families, the Virginia Tech Family and all of those affected by this unthinkable act; you are in my thoughts and prayers. 

May we learn something from this tragedy so that we may see the signs sooner and prevent the heartache that we are all feeling. 

Today, we are all Hokies.

Melissa

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Inianapolis, IN • #21810

Stay Strong! and good luck

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Emerson High School Union City,New Jersey • #21811

stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada • #21812

TO THE FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND STUDENTS:

Words cannot express how deeply sorry we for your loss. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

R & C

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Westland, MI • #21813

I am terribly saddened by Mondays events. I can not understand how anyone could possibly do this. It is utter insanity and in his insane mind he has won. To us, all over the world, we will remember him forever. Let us not forget the victims… totally innocent. An utter tragedy and I surely will not forget. I hope and prey that all the friends and family of the victims find peace and remember that time can heal all wounds. God bless you all!!

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Reno NV • #21814

my prayers are with all vt and there familys.

god bless us all.

john s.smith

ltjsmith908@hotmail.com

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • jamestown n.y u.s.a. • #21815

The greatest consolation to come of this senseless tragedy is the solidarity that this great nation (as well as the world) displays in times like these. It is also very shameful that it takes times such as these to bestir such emotions. Let’s work extremely harder to understand one another, communicate better, and come together as a people to truely honor our slain brothers and sisters as they so richly deserve. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone effected by this catastrophe.

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Atlanta (Stockbridge), Georgia • #21816

To everyone at Tech and the families of the victims my thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Fairfax, VA • #21817

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families, and may GOD bless you all and keep you strong to deal with this very dark moment in all of your lives, and remember there is a special place in heaven for all who loss their precious lives, they are with GOD now and he will watch over everyone who is greiving their loved one, God bless you all and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers forever.

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Gaithersburg, MD US • #21818

I would just like to say that my heart goes out to all the families & friends of all the victims. It is a horrible tragedy & just makes us realize how important it is to show the people we care about how much we love them. My thoughts & prayers go out to all of you. God bless!

Stacey

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • QUINCY , MA • #21819

My heart goes out to all those affected by this terrible tragedy. I pray that GoD will give you comfort and peace. We can’t understand why such a thing would happen, but the LORD knows and He cares.

May the LORD be with you all,

J.K.

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • McEwen, TN USA • #21820

Can’t believe in what happened. A deepest shock and grief.Deepest and most sincere condolences to all the families, friends, loved ones of the victims. My heart is crying with you.

Stas, Foothill College, CA

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Mountain View, CA, USA • #21821

As the days pass, it hits harder and harder what a great loss all of us have lost.  I am so saddened of the terrible loss for all the parents, family,and friends. We as a nation lost 32 future great minds, future leaders, talented souls. My heart felt prayers and condolences for all touched personally by this senseless tragedy.

Yvonne

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Naples, Fl • #21822

As a Korean living in Canada, I am in a deep shock by this shooting.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to express my deepest condolences to the innocent victims and their families. 

I feel it burdensome to have to face my neighbours and collegues.

I sincerely wish the families of the victim recover fast from the shock.

April 18, 2007, 8:05pm • Toronto, Canada • #21823

My heart goes out to family and firends and the college god bless you all my prays are with you

Tom and Janet

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • New Haven Ct. • #21824

Our deepest sympathies go out to all the students, families, staff and faculty at VT. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. 

God Bless, M & P

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • New York • #21825

My prayers and thoughts go out to the families and students who have lost a loved one or a friend.  I pray that God will comfort each one of you and help you during this time of grief and disbelief at what has happened.

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Kent, WA • #21826

TO ALL OF THE STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND FACULTY
YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS. WE MUST ALL STAND TALL AND SHOW THE NATION THE UNITY OF THE HOKIE NATION IN A TIME LIKE THIS. MAY GOD STAND BY YOU AND HELP YOU ALL THROUGH THIS. GOD NOW HAS MORE ANGELS LOOKING OVER OUR NATION.
STACY

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • ROANOKE, VA • #21827

Tonight just before class, our lecturer and ourselves held a one minute silence in respect to those killed and as a sign of solidarity. Our thoughts and condolences to you all.

Tony Moore (Class Rep) on behalf of my lecturer and classmates.

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems
University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Belfast.

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Northern Ireland • #21828

I am sor sorry for all the loss that you have had, no one should ever have to go through that tragedy.  May God Bless all of you and your familes. GO HOKIES!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Hampton, VA • #21829

My families thoughts and prayers go out to ALL THE FAMILIES who lost loved ones and to all the students who encountered this horrific event! God Bless YA`LL
Our prayers are with you!

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Fort Payne Alabama • #21830

It is beyond belief this has happened-I know it stopped every American in their tracks, and hit us in our hearts. Our prayers are with you all. Only those that have been blessed to love so deeply can feel such loss. I pray you find strength in that love that lives on.

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Chicago, Illinois • #21831

My prayers, from Peru, be with you! One of the victims was a peruvian, I am not one of his relatives but I feel really sorry since I am peruvian too.
May God comfort your hearts!

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Lima, PerĂº • #21833

I am personally deeply saddened. We cannot ask why. But we can ask how. May all those who mourn friends and family receive strength and courage to bear this irreparable colossal loss. May the rest find same to support them. May we all learn something of life and seek more to help hurting people around us.
May such incidence never be repeated ever in the great U.S. and on the surface of the earth. Amen.
Sheyi (Nigerian)

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada • #21834

Stay strong fellow Hokies and help those in need. Ut Prosim

Jill Deaton Hollowell
Class of ‘91

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Poquoson, VA • #21835

I want to express my deapest heartfelt sorrow for all of the students, faculty, friends and families affected by this horrible act.  I have to admit that my first thought was how bad we felt in Killeen, Texas, when we were faced with this same type of unexplainable evil.  I think the best thing you all can do in this time is to share, your thoughts, your anger, your love.  And talk as much as you need to, and pray.  Your loved ones will always be with you.

C.J. Myers

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Nolanville, Texas • #21836

Gone But Not Forgotten

Don’t think of them as gone away
Their journey’s just begun
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one
Just think of them as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years
Think how they must be wishing
That we could know, today
Now nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away
And think of them as living
In the hearts of those they touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And they were loved so very much

Bless you all - Laura V.

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Moline, Illinois • #21837

I am deeply sorry for the families and friends who have lost loved ones during this horrible incident.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 
-S.R.

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Hastings, MN • #21838

We were so shocked to hear of this tragedy in our own home state. Please know that there are alot of people thinking of you. Just because we don’t know all of you personaly just remember we all feel for each one of you. “Love mends everything!” God bless you all.
cindy and roger

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Troy, Virginia • #21839

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of need. I am deeply sorry for what happened to your loved ones. God be with you and your families.

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Greenville, North Carolina • #21840

Let God heal the pain that we all share,may God help us to move forward, our childred are loaned to us he has called for these young ones to come home to do his work we pray for all the moms and dads that have had to let the children go to our lord. dg

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Petersburg, Va • #21841

My condolences to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones and to those that have also been injured in this sad and unexpected tragedy. As I turn to all the chanels and see updates from this , my heart,tears and prayers go to those that were there and have lost a friend,relative or significant other. And to all the faculty,students stand tall and always reach out to the ones in need of your support. You all have done a great job being there for one another. May God Bless you and yours and to all that have lost a love one.

Santos Rodriguez

April 18, 2007, 8:06pm • Corpus Christi,Texas • #21842

Words can not begin to express our feelings of grief and sorrow over the tragic events you, the Virginia Tech community, have experienced.  Our prayers and condolences to out to all of you, and our love and support go out especialy to the families of those lost in this senseless act of violence.  May God be very near all of you as the healing process begins.

Bonnie, Ken and Mark Wold

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • Lake Stevens, Washington • #21843

My heart breaks....

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • St. Louis, MO • #21844

VT, I am deeply sorry for what the Virginia Tech communtiy has had to go through. My sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims, I can’t even begin to imagine how you feel. I’ve lived in Virginia for the past 5 years so this hits close to home. Please know that God has a plan and you’ll all be in our prayers. Sincerely, Diane.

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • Virginia • #21845

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  Remember those that have passed and embrace each other for strength, in what will become some of the toughest times you will experience.  Do not let the actions of one individual become the only thing that defines you.  Celebrate your friends and yourselves.  Have faith, (in whatever your belief)life is a blessing.

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • New Iberia, La • #21846

It is so hard to believe that something like this could happen so close to home--my heart goes out to all those effected by this tragic event--stay strong & may god bless each and everyone one of you!! For today, everyone is a Hokie!!

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • Franklin County, Virginia • #21847

May they rest in peace, and may God give thier families strenght to go on.May God ease their pain!

Let us pray all of us together for God to keep his eyes on us since we are not safe at any time.

Teddy

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • US • #21848

God Bless the VTech family.
My heart goes out to each and every one of you.
Stay strong for you now have Thirty-two Hokie Angels watching over you.

-Mary

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • Port Royal, Pennsylvania • #21849

My sincerest condolences go out to VA Tech and all their extended family and friends. I know all of us here at Autodesk are saddened and are thinking of you.

If there is anything I can do, please contact me.
http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/2007/04/our_hearts_go_o.html

Sincerely,
Shaan Hurley

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • San Rafael California • #21850

I just want to say I’m praying for you all and I’ll be thinking about you everyday. One thing I can say is never take your life for granted cause it could be taken from you in the speed of light. I wish I could be there with all of you and grieve with you. Hugs and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • Gainesboro,TN • #21851

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone! In times of trouble look to the Lord to find strength.

Leigh
University of Cincinnati

April 18, 2007, 8:07pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #21852