Condolences, April 18, 2007

Our thoughts and prayer are with all.

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada • #22203

I’m a student at MDC in Miami, FL. I send all my love and prays to those who lost their lives and the family and friends they left behind.
It’s never easy to say goodbye, maybe one day I’ll meet all of you guys.
Until then Rest In Peace. Beautiful Falling Angels.

With Love,

Victoria Moore

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Miami, FL • #22204

My thoughts and prayers for healing are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Los Angeles, CA • #22205

It is during these dificult times that we must look onto the Lord for the strength that is needed for those who suffer most. For those who have passed through the most unthinkable tragedy, they are in a better place where they will forever live in a place of peace next to our Lord. For those that are left behind to mourn, the memories of the Love Ones will forever live.
For those that have suffered through this tragedy...May God Bless you and be in your hearts.

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Upland, California • #22206

Coming from Marion, a small town in southwest Virginia, I want you to know, that we are so proud of Virginia Tech.  You honor us everyday with your courage, your strength in the face of this horrific tragedy, and the solidarity of our fellow Virginians.  Please know that we love you, we support you, and we will prevail.  Let’s Go Hokies!!

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Atlanta, GA • #22207

Mike and I are so very saddened that this horrible event happened. We’ve been to Tech many times (honors band). Each and every soul is in our every thought and prayer.

Father God,
It is our prayer that you wrap your loving arms around each soul, be with them give them the strength they will need to begin the healing process. This we ask in Jesus Name,
I love you today and always,
Amen
Michael, Michelle, Matthew and Malachi

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • St. Paul, VA • #22208

My heart goes to those that have lost their lives. This is a terrible tragedy that has happened. My prayers are with these families that have lost their loved ones. For those students who are suffering from this keep your heads up high. Keep those who you lost in your minds and remember the great times you had with them.

Amanda Tullos
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Tx

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • La Porte,Tx • #22209

ouR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EvERYONE touched by this tragedy.May God hold you all in the palm of his hands!!
The Goodrow’s

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Mahopac NY • #22210

Friends and families of the ones who were so innocently taken from them are in my thoughts and prayers. 

<i>Today...we are all Hokies</i>

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Virginia Beach, Va • #22211

May God comfort those left behind and take into his presence those who weker taken so suddenly and without apparent reason.  We are all Hokies during this time of sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • High Point, NC - Michigan State University • #22212

No words are enough to convey the sadness to you all, classmates, friends, teachers, Mom & Dads, Brothers & Sisters of those who went before us.  Wish there was something we could do to take away a bit of your sorrow.  May their memories give us strength to press on, to make this earth more loving, less hatred, with the hope of that beautiful place called heaven.  May God’s merciful hands be visbile by us all.

henry & betty

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Alexandria, VA • #22213

My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this horrible event, I am a college student myself and I never woulld have ever thought this possible, I give prayer to the fallen, God take the brave souls into your care and grant them the peace in heaven they did not get that horrid day. The souls who were taken long before their time had so much to give to this world and they will be missed.

Virginia Tech be strong you will fight on.

Reuben - El Camino College

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Torrance, CA • #22214

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you - students, faculty, family and friends - may God surround you with peace and comfort. Remember those who are gone and rejoice in the times you shared. Anita

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Tucson, Arizona • #22215

To all of the those affected by the events of April 16th ~

My heart goes out to everyone whose life has been touched by this unexplainable event.
Please be strong and know that there are countless poeple who are thinking of all of you every moment.
God bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • New Windsor, NY • #22216

As a former graduate student of Dept of ESM, I still could not believe shch horrible thing could happen in Norris Hall, where I was taking classes, talking to professors/fellow students and defending my thesis/dissertation. I had very nice memories of Norris Hall and Blacksburg. I’m very saddened that so many inocent people got killed and my heart goes out to them and their famillies.
Best wishes to all Virgia Tech professors, staff and students.
B Dong

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • Melbourne, Australia • #22217

Dear Katie, Josh, and Bobby- I am so glad you are all safe. Josh and Bobby, I know you all dropped what you were doing and went to your rescue squads- always selfless and wanting to help. LoCo fire rescue love to you both. Katie, my best friend of 10+ years (and brother Ryan)- you’re my second sister and I’m without words as how grateful I am that you’re both alive today. The five seconds between when I called and you answered Monday seemed like eternity. My heart breaks for your school.

Today almost all of the nurses in the Emergency Department at UVA (where I work) were wearing your ribbons, and when I went to get one, the nurse who had them said that he had had a big bag of them but “they were gone in a matter of seconds.” I think speaks volumes as to how much everyone cares and is thinking about you all. The school spirit everyone has exhibited is phenomenal despite all of the horrible sadness students are feeling.

Take care and God Bless- from Charlene, UVA; the UVA Emergency Department; and the UVA Pediatric Emergency Department

April 18, 2007, 8:27pm • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia • #22218

I am deeply saddened and shocked at the tragedy that happened at Virginia Tech. We send our children to schools that we feel are safe. My heart and prayers go out to the students and faculty and families of Virginia Tech. You will be forever in my heart. Remember you are not alone and many are also mourning your loss. 
We may not have known your child, sister, brother,father,husband or wife personally but any loss of life in this manner needs to be mourned by all. May God be with each and every one of you in your time of loss.
Your family has shown remarkable strength & fortitude throughout this ordeal and we as a world should look up to all the people of VT!
Stay & be HOKIE proud!

Lou - a new HOKIE FAN

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Warwick, Pa. USA • #22219

This tragedy has affected us in a great way that we will never forget. I’ve never expressed so much sorrow for strangers in my entire life. I pray for all those people who lost a loved one in this terrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Medway, Massachusetts • #22220

We love you all and we will be strong with you. Please know you are loved and cared for. The deceased and any who have been touched by this in any way are in our prayers. God Bless you all.

Will

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Wake Forest University • #22221

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you especailly the friends and family of the victims.
Jennie

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Indianapolis, IN • #22222

My heart breaks for you all. I know that no words can take away the pain and suffering that all the friends, families, and faculty are feeling. I just wanted to say that it may help in some small way to know there is a family here in Louisiana that is praying for you all. May God stay close by your sides, and hold your hearts in his hands, and may you find some small comfort in knowing that strangers prayers and hearts are right there with you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Baron Rouge, Louisiana • #22223

Our Deepest Sympathy to All Of Those Affected, You Are In Our Thoughts & Prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Long Island, NY • #22224

As We sat in the Raleigh Airport on Monday after visiting our daughter at UNC all eyes were focused on the televisions with the unfolding horror at VT. I began to cry for the parents and families of the wounded. I can only imagine the sadness that must be in your hearts. Please know that we all are praying for you. Judging by the biographies of each of your children our world will truly miss their potential and presence. God Bless you all.
The Morrissys

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Horsham, PA • #22225

I was actually supposed to be at school there and I was one of the lucky ones who did not loose friends or family and I am so thankful. Despite this, I feel like a part of the hokie family because I have family friends and former high school friends who experienced this terrible tragedy. My thoughts, prayers, and tears are there for everyone affected by these events at Virginia Tech. I hope to call Tech home in a couple of years. I can’t wait to be a part of this community. Love to all.

Today we are ALL Hokies
Love,
Martha

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Norfolk, Virginia • #22226

Our hearts go out to the entire VT community. Stay strong and lean on all the incredible people who have come forward.

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • San Francisco, CA • #22227

Words can not even describe… Our thoughts are with all the families and friends who have lost such bright stars.
-S and J

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Raleigh, NC • #22228

Words can not express how deeply sorry I am to everyone that was affected by this horrible event.  Many, Many prayers are going out all over the world.  I work at a university and it really makes you stop and think how short life can be.  God be with each of you!

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Texhoma, OK USA • #22229

Our prayers and sympathy are with each and everyone of you in the VT community.  This terrible tragedy is one that our entire country is experiencing with you.  Your spirit, faith, and concern for each other is truly inspiring.  May the Lord continue to bless each and every one of you!

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Danbury, CT • #22230

"The worst of situations brings out the best in people.” I love you HOKIES and my pride in our school is at an all time high!

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Blacksburg, VA • #22231

This violence occurred to all Americans. Your campus however experienced it most in horrific intensity. I am so sorry for the losses of wonderful young adults and professors. My prayers and thoughts are with you all and I pray that this bring about a NATIONAL conversation about gun control and mental health treatment.

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Providence, RI • #22232

I send my thoughts and prayers to the families and friends who have lost loved ones and to all students at VT.

I can see you’re all finding strength from each other and your amazing community. I hope in time the sun will touch your hearts again.

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Shropshire, England. • #22233

I cannot fathom the pain, anger, confusion, sadness and shock that the VT community is facing.  As a college staff member, I can’t help but realize that this could have easily happened anywhere, even on my campus.  Having come to Greenville from Roanoke, VT was always a neighbor geographically; now they are a neighbor in my heart and thoughts.  I feel for the students, staff, faculty and families that are trying to come to grips with this horrific experience.  Please know the entire East Carolina University community is praying for you, VT....

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Greenville, NC Pirate Country • #22234

I am a Spanish teacher at a suburban high school in Westerville, Ohio and I want you to know that your communities’ resolve and determination to find some positive in this terrible situation is an inspiration to all of us. I believe we all are thinking more about being kind to each other and embracing life each day as we should. Our thoughts are with you during this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Westerville, Ohio • #22235

From UIC, ours hearts are with you!

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Chicago, IL • #22236

Prayers to everyone suffering a loss at the hands of unnecessary violence.....

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Portsmouth, VA • #22237

Egypt would like to share condolences with the families.
And w’ll never forget you “Waleed”.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين () الرحمن الرحيم () مالك يوم الدين () اياك نعبد واياك نستعين () أهدنا الصراط المستقيم () صراط اللذين أنعمت عليهم () غير المغضوب عليهم () ولا الضالين أمين

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Egypt • #22238

As parents of three University Students we shuddered at the horror of what all the students and families must be feeling.  The bruises on your hearts that will always be there.  The world has suffered with you and shares your pain.  Hopefully in some small way, that will ease it a little.  Embrace each day and each other.
Ken & Betsy

April 18, 2007, 8:28pm • Frewsburg, NY • #22239

Our thoughts and love are with you all.
Be strong.

<3

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Alberta, Canada • #22240

To all who were affected by the tragedy that occured on Monday, April 16th:

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you heal through this emotional time.  Even for those of us who didn’t have any family or friends there in Virginia, a horrible event like this effects all students.

It will take time to be able to move past this, and those lost, will never be forgotten. 

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Kent, Washington • #22241

Dear God,
Will you please help bless and keep the victims of this terrible event. We wish that you will help them find peace in their hearts, minds, and souls. They will forever be remembered.
Lord, In Your Mercy, Please Hear Our Prayer
From the people of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
There is a small memorial section on my website at www.onlinemediazone.com

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Elizabeth City North Carolina • #22242

Dear Students, Family Members and Staff:

Please, please accept my sincere condolances and shared grief at the loss of your brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters.

It is with profound,,,,,,profound apathy that I offer to help shoulder your emotions of sorrow through my thougths and prayers on your behalf.

When I stood in the field in Pennsylvania, I read, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET”.  When I come to visit your campus this summer, “I WILL REMEMBER”.

Your Friend in the north,

Mike

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Canada • #22243

As we mourn together and remember those loved ones we’ve lost, we stand in resiliance and perseverance. With the support from friends, families, Universities, and the world, we grow stronger. Yes, we will shed tears in the present days, but we will make it through. Every thought, every prayer helps us through this. Thank you for your overwhelming support. May God bless our friends’ short lives and praise those heroic invidivuals who rose up against evil to save lives.
Thank You,
Marcos Correa

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Harrisonburg, Virginia • #22244

My condolences go out to the families of this terrible tragedy.  My prayers go out to everyone invoved.  You have every person in the United States hoping for the best and sending out peace of love to all.

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Lincoln, Nebraska • #22245

My prayers are with you all. Having been through something like this, I know the feelings that you have and the ones that are to come.  It will take time heal but I promise you will be able to heal. Always remember the fallen and how they lived their life, not for how the died.  Pain will soon start to fade into the background, but the memories will thrive as long as you keep them alive. May the wind be to your back and the sun upon your face, and your hear always strong. A rose will still be a rose in heaven it will just smell sweeter.  God Bless you all. You are in our prayers

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Fort Campbell, KY formerly of West Paducah, KY • #22246

Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out for you all. As parents of a college student- I still cannot imagine the pain and sadness at the loss of your loved ones- rising stars and our future leaders, husbands, fathers, sons and daughters.  May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.  With heavy hearts
K & N

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Lynchburg, VA • #22247

My condolences go out to all fellow Hokies.  Time is a Great healer.  And in time, Va Tech will be a Better place because of the lessons we have all learned. 

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  A candlelight vigil is commencing at our Paris-Yates Chapel here at Ole Miss.  Hokies are everywhere. 

God Bless you all. 

Dennis Osgood - VaTech ‘94-’97, LU 2000, Ole Miss

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Oxford, MS • #22248

To the President, Faculty, Students and Parents at
Virginia Tech

I was deeply saddened at learning what horrible ordeal all of you have been through. Your tragedy has touched our hearts more than you know.  Each life is precious to us.  May you find strength as a community, knowing that others so far away are praying for you. Stay strong! And always remember things happen for reasons, whether known or not. There is a bigger plan in life for all who lost their lives.

Laura

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Waldorf, Maryland • #22249

May God Bless you all...our hearts, thoughts and deepest prayers are with you

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand 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 flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye 1932

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • T. MacNeill, Edmonton, AB Canada • #22250

Please know that the university and community of Gainesville, Florida share in the sorrow and loss, with the empathy of having walked down this path ourselves.  We stand with you, cry with you and, in time, heal with you.

God bless you.  God bless us all.

Julie, VTCC L79

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Gainesville, Florida • #22251

In behalf of my family here in Philippines, it is our profound and deepest sympathy to the community of Virginia Tech and the families of innocent victims. We are one with the world in condoling about this senseless killings and as an Asian we would like to ask forgiveness from the American community of the crime committed by Cho Sheung-hui.

It is our prayers through the intercession of the Blessed Mother Mary that the victims May Rest in Eternal Peace and may God forgive Cho. Let the healing process, forgiveness and peace to the whole family be with us in this time of sorrows and grieves.-Neil T. Sudaria, Cagayan de Oro City

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Nazareno Parish Church, Cagayan de Oro City, Phili • #22252