Condolences, April 18, 2007

To All Students and Staff of Virginia Tech,

I must admit that I am very saddened and frightened by the events that unfolded on the campus recently. Some of you have witnessed this horrible tragedy, and some of you only heard about it, but it affects everyone equally. I will continue to keep everyone on campus and your families in my prayers, and ask that God calm your thoughts and fears in His time.

My prayers are with you,
Brad

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Westminster, Maryland (Carroll County) • #22053

On behalf of the staff of Fairfield Inn, Chesapeake, Va.(LTD Management): We would like to let the families know that they are in our prayers…

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Chesapeake, Virginia • #22054

Hokies,

Know that millions of people all over our nation hold you in their prayers at this very moment.

A few Tarheels,

Rob, Christy, Kenzie and Jake Ransom

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Rockingham, NC • #22055

i am so very sorry and sad over this tragedy. i wish you all the strength you need to move on and pray that it never ever happens again. be strong and be together.
A Cisco Systems employee, San Jose, CA.

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • San Jose, CA, USA • #22056

Dear, VT
I am very sorry for the huge loss and tragic events my prayers and sorrow is with all. My prayer are with the ones who were lost ,injured and their families.

God bless all involved

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Long Island,NY • #22057

To those who attend VTech.
To the families of students
who were affected by this tragedy.
To the entire campus, staff, Blacksburg community, and faculty of VTech.
May this time be a time of remembering,
healing, and praying.
May this time bring strength,
courage, love, and hope.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, and I hope that you will soon recover. Stay strong.

Peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Leesburg, VA • #22058

I am sure that all true Americans and people in other parts of the world feel the pain and suffering that the families of the victim’s are feeling at this time. May God touch these families, relatives, and friends and give them comfort and peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Manson, North Carolina USA • #22059

We in Jonesboro know how you feel.  The Westside shootings changed our world forever.
May God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Jonesboro, Arkansas • #22060

Stay strong, love one another, and keep your faith.

God Bless the Hokie Nation!

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Ohio • #22061

I heard about the tragedy in between writing two final exams on Monday, but didn’t really realize what happened until later in the evening. Being a univeristy student myself, I can’t imagine what you are all going through. I am deeply moved by the courage and strength I have witnessed throughout this difficult time. I share in your grief and I hope that you can stick together and lean on each other for support. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and classmates of the victims.
Stay Strong,
Karlene Hartnett

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada • #22062

To all of those that lost loved ones, always remember you will meet again.  They will always be watching over you and near to you.  Keep their lives in your hearts and in your memories, tell everyone there stories and they will never drift far.  Be strong but don’t ever be afraid to cry.

Mike and Michelle Brindley

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Mentor, Ohio • #22063

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, students and the facalty of all involved during their tragic time. Please be strong and have faith. Frederick County Fire & Rescue Departments, Co. 11

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Winchester, Stephens City VA • #22064

Please accept our thoughts and prayers for your recent tragedy. As a West Virginia Mountaineer I am a heated rival of the Hokie BUT in times like these we as “Virginians” need to ban together and grieve.
God Bless you all!
Don & Julie Harding

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Louisville, Kentucky • #22065

VT stay strong. You will make it through this. I heart goes out to everyone from VT or have friends, family or loved one that goes there. You are truely in all of our hearts. Love and be strong.
All my love<3

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Parkersburg, West Virginia • #22066

I am so very sorry for your lose.  Your community has been and will continue to be in my prayers.  But please let Lancaster, Pa October 2, 2006 be a reminder to us all- forgiveness.

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • Easton, Pa • #22067

MAY GOD TRULY BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE WHO LOST THERE LIVES ON THAT BAD DAY AND MY HEART GO OUT 2 THERE FAMILYS MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND HELP EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU GET THROUGH THIS HARD TIME

April 18, 2007, 8:19pm • SEATTLE WA • #22068

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.  Hokies, stand strong, knowing that the world is behind you. I know that words are not enough to help you right now, but please know that we are all grieving for you.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Summerville, SC • #22069

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of this tragic event.
Terry S.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Largo, Florida • #22070

This all was a total shock to me and my family. I can’t even imagine what the families, staff and students are going through at this time. I can say that the best thing to do is to learn from this incident and to remember all of the loved ones for their wonderful memories they have given everyone.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Reno, Nevada, US • #22071

I am so sorry for everyone who was touched by this unthinkable ordeal. We will be praying for you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • C. Fall, Ohio • #22072

I don’t know what a hokie is, but I DO know what hokies are. They are compassionate, courageous and united. Our sincere condolences to the VT community.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Sherman Oaks, CA • #22073

Once again, let me express my deepest condolences for all of you, for those who have lost someone dear and near to them and for those who have lost their sense of security at their school.  God be with all of you.  This is a horrible tragedy and this will be a time that we will never forget.  Go Hokies!!!

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Surf City, NC • #22074

You all are in our thoughts and prayers,God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Stockton,Ca. • #22075

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and the entire Virgina Tech family.

Michael and Jennifer Wilcox

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Jacksonville, FL • #22076

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. PSALMS 23:4.

Should the present time be one darkened by the raven wings of great sorrow, let us glorify God by a peaceful trust in Him.

Stevie Porter
Success & Prosperity Institute, Inc.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Columbus, GA USA • #22077

Having two daughters college, we can only imagine what all of you “Hokies” are going through at this time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  And know that “God does not give us more than we can handle”.

May God bless and keep you all.

The Parker Family

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Logansport, Indiana • #22078

We are so sorry for your loss. We cry with you and lift you all up in prayer. We are thinking about each and everyone of you who is hurting. We are all hurting with you. You are in our hearts.
Sincerely, S.R.G

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Marietta, Georgia • #22079

My husband received his graduate degree from
Virginia Tech two years ago. Although most of his
classes were taken online, we visited the campus
several times during his enrollment. We are both
saddened by the violent act that has invaded one
of the most beautiful and peaceful campuses we have seen. We can understand why the Hokies are
so very proud to get their education from such a
fine university. We admire the courage and
commitment of the students, faculty, administration and the surrounding community
following this unthinkable event. We pray that you will receive spiritual healing and sense of support from all Americans. Please know that you are in our hearts and minds each moment as you try to endure and overcome this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Manassas, VA • #22080

My thoughts are with all the people at Virginia Tech, their families.
Rest in Peace!

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Mart, The Netherlands, Europe • #22081

I just wanted to express my sincere condolences to all the families and friends of those that lost their lives on Monday.  I can’t imagine what you are going through.  I will be praying and thinking about you all.  May God bless you and grant you peace!
-student at Western Kentucky University

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentuck • #22082

Life for us all will never be the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families, friends, and colleagues. May you all feel the love and caring concern that so many send to you from all over the world.

My 13-year-old has had a dream of attending VT as an engineering student and cadet for several years, and he holds fast to that dream. I hope that this tragic event will not diminish such a wonderful university.

Peace be with you--

Mary Beth

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • Harrisonburg, Virginia • #22083

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. “The Lord is my strength.” God will help you through this unbelievable tragedy if you ask Him.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • San Diego, California • #22084

The entire USC faculty and students wish to extend their deepest condolences to the families and friends of lost ones, and the entire “HOKIE” family. May God embrace and comfort you in this difficult time. God Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:20pm • University of Southern California, CA • #22085

The families off everyone who was hurt and those who died are in my prayers. I am sorry that this happened to you.

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Madison, SD • #22086

To the entire VT community we in the other VT (Vermont) have watched in pain at the horror you’ve been subjected to. I, too work on a college campus and can not imagine the strength that it is taking your administration to work through this horrible ordeal. As people question your actions and response times always remember, no one could have predicted this.

Schools should be safe, our children protected, and no one should live in fear while being educated. As an administration you were trying to your very best to accomplish this. I can only hope our thoughts and prayers will bring you some peace.

GO VT!

-Allison

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Vermont • #22087

To those that have lost a loved one in this tragic event, our hearts, our prayers and our thoughts go out to you all.  Stay strong, every corner that you turn, we will be there to give each other strength.  We are the Hokies...we are one!  We will prevail!  God bless you all!

Sylvia and Dan Rudy

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Boonsboro, MD • #22088

"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
courage to change the things I can
and wisdom to know the difference.”

Today, Tulane University prays for VA Tech. May you begin to heal and continue in your strength.

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • New Orleans, LA • #22089

My thoughts and prayers are with you ALL!!!!!
God Bless!!
Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Garfield, NJ • #22090

WE WIL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ALL AS GREAT STUDENTS AND GREAT PEOPLE THAT YOU WERE I WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOU IN MY PRAYERS GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILIES

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Forest Grove OR US • #22091

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones, those who were hurt and with the students, faculty and all who are in the Virginia Tech community. May God’s peace rest on each of you.

Joe and Gale

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Falls Church, Virginia • #22092

To all the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and extended family that comprises Hokie Nation.

Though your pain is great, your strength is greater. The acts of one evildoer can never break the power of love that comes from your unity. You will turn this tragedy into triumph, and emerge from this dark moment stronger than ever. Until then, may the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord shine His countenance upon you and give you Peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Clovis, CA • #22093

My heart, prayers, and deepest condolences go out to all the victims, families, and friends.

Rob

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Great Falls, VA • #22094

My family would like to share our condolences with everyone that was affected by this tragedy. You will all will be in our thoughts prayers. They are now in a better place and in harmony with god.

Rest in Peace, you will never be forgotten.
Laurinda, Joseph and Seiere

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Wauwatosa, WI • #22095

MY FAMILY AND I WANT TO SEND OUR LOVE TO ALL WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LOVED ONES IN THIS TERRIBLE EVENT WEL WILL ALL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU AND THE ONES YOU HAVE LOST THEY WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN FOR THEY WILL ALWAYS LIVE WITHIN EVERYONE’S HEARTS
McQuade FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • RIVER ROUGE MICHIGAN • #22096

My prayers thought and condelences to the families, friends, and everyone at Virgina Tech. There are no words to express my sincerity for the sadness ocurring at the school. I pray that God eases the pain of the families, friends, and everyone at Virgina Tech. I am a college student myself and I cannot imagine such an event at my school. I am always thinking and praying for everyone. May the Lord continue to be by the side and Love everyone..."for God so Love the world the he begot his only son, for who so ever believes him” John:3-16 I pray that God gives strength to the weak and Love to All!! Continue to grow strong!!

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Philadelphia, PA United States of America • #22097

My families thoughts and prayers go out to the Virginia Tech family. Being from Colorado, we experinced the tragedy of Columbine first hand and know what your going through.  It takes time but you will heal but you won’t forget.  To the victims and their famililes, you will be in all our hearts forever.  God Bless You All

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Aurora, Colorado • #22098

My thoughts and prayers are with those that have suffered greatly due to this senseless event.  I am and always will be a proud Tech graduate. Liz

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • McGaheysville, VA • #22099

We weep for you,
Our hearts bleed for you
Our love travels the distance for you
We are so sorry for your loss and grief
We will lift you all in prayer
You are wrapped in love

K,L,R & J Haigh

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA • #22100

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

“LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me.”

The LORD replied:

“My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”

My heartfelt condolences. Look after each other.

April 18, 2007, 8:21pm • Ireland • #22101

Virginia Tech,
May you somehow find comfort and peace during these difficult times. Find strength and solace in each other and know that a nation rallies behind you. We stand firm as one, with you, though many of us do not know you. Those of us who are blessed to, are better for it. You are a shining example of heroism. Our prayers are with you, now and always.
The Crawford Family

April 18, 2007, 8:22pm • Arlington, Texas • #22102