Condolences, April 18, 2007

Dear Virginia Tech:

My thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. May god help you and give you the strength to pull through. I can’t imagine what you are going through. Please continue to share your love and support.

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Lindsay/New Jersey • #22253

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech.  Our hearts break for you as you overcome this tragedy.  We are so sorry for your loss.  God bless you and your families.

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #22254

Our Prayers and hearts are with all the friends and Families of all the victims.

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Knoxville,TN • #22255

My prayers, love and smpathy goes out to the families that have lost loved ones. I share in your grief and pain. VT I can only imagine the shock and grief that you are suffering now. I pray that soon peace will come to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your community. I am so sorry. God Bless you all.

Linda

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Afton, Virginia • #22256

Students and Faculty of Virginia Tech and the parents who have lost loved ones:
My wife, my son and I wish to express our profound sympathy and express our condolences for your horrific loss.  However, after what we have seen on the news media the past two days, we are convinced that your spirit and pride will prevail, and you will remain a proud Hokie Nation.  As our son is a college student at Blue Ridge Community College, we especially grieve with all the parents of the deceased students.  May God be with all of you in these trying days.

LtCol J.K. Williams, USMC (Ret’d)
Southern Illinois University, 1960

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Fairfax Station, Virginia • #22257

My heart and prayers goes out to everyone that was effected by this tragedy.

R & G F

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Gloversville, NY • #22258

To the Students, Faculty, and Staff,
We are all affected by the events of April 16. I ask that you not let the “Hokie Spirit” be affected by the actions of one. We will get stronger and get closer from these actions. May we keep the injured and deceased in oour prayers and close to our heart.
May your God bless you.
John Ivanac “72

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Herminie Pa • #22259

My heart goes to all the students of Virginia Tech. I am a Norfolk, Va resident here on the USNS YUKON. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this difficult time. Steve Potter

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Norfolk, VA • #22260

My condolences to all the families of the victims and woonded people. I am a VTech student, I am with you. I hope someday no more violence will take inocent lives and we all can live in peace wherever and forever. No more firearms! Peace! Glory to those that are in heaven!
Argelia

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Roanoke, Va • #22261

I send my condolences and deepest sympathy to those affected by this tragic occurance. May strength and love guide you all…

You have friends all over the nation that are mourning right alongside you.... We send our prayers your way!

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Cheryl Ann David --- Playa Del Rey, CA • #22262

God Bless the VT Family (Students, Faculty, Staff, and their families). Our prayers, thoughts, and tears are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Richmond, VA • #22263

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost a very special love one, but a special prayer goes out to the President of Virginia Tech because he lost 32 children all at one time. I pray that God gives him the strength to keep the faith and know that everyone is supporting him. I can only imagine the pain he is going through during this difficult time. God bless all of you!

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • West Columbia, South Carolina • #22264

God bless all the fallen and their families!

Karla Holmes

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Athens, AL • #22265

I am deeply saddened for all of your losses.  Please find strength in one another to get through this tragic time.  My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you!  May God bless you and keep you.

Lynde

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Huntersville, NC • #22266

My Prayers our with virginia tech may god bless

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • covington virginia • #22267

God grant you peace in this time of grief.  Remember that we Virginians will keep the students, faculty and families in our thoughts and prayers during this time of tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Sandston, VA • #22268

My very heartfelt condolences to the students, faculty and parents of the kids of VT. Your tragedy is our tragedy here and around the world. May God bless you and your university.

Giovanni

April 18, 2007, 8:29pm • Fairport, NY • #22269

Our thoughts and hearts are always with you! Through all of this suffering, let the light of Heaven above touch all of those effected, and heal the broken hearts of the survivors. Today...we are all Hokies!

the Crimson Tide Family

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Tuscaloosa,AL • #22270

my heart goes out to you and yours~ God Bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Bolling AFB,DC • #22271

To all those affected by this terriable tragedy at VT. I am truly saddend to hear of this. our thoghts and prayers are sent to you from NC. You are our negibors, We wish you well in this time of sorrow.My heart goes out to all of the victims friends and family.

sincerley
Buddy

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Goldsboro, NC • #22272

There are no words to describe the devestation that has struck your community. Even through these hard times, your campus has united and this tradgedy will only make you stronger. Remember to stay strong. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Delaware • #22273

Our Love and Prayers to all the family and friends of those who lost loved ones in this horrible and sensless tragedy. God bless you all.

Bob, Lisa, Alyssa, and Robbie.

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Northumberland County,Virginia • #22274

My heart goes out to all the students at VTech. I am speechless as to the tragic event that occured.  May God be with you all.

-T.J.

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • San Diego, California • #22275

I hardly know what to say. This is so tragic and heartbreaking. My prayers go out to all students, families and teachers at Virginia Tech. May God shine His light upon you.
God Bless All of You

Sincerely, Pat Marcella

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Revere. MA • #22276

Please know that we are thinking of you all and we are so very sorry for your loss of friends, family and co-workers.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

May God Bless you all,

Nancy & Peter Sorensen

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Vernon, Connecticut • #22277

To the Virginia Tech Community:

Mere words cannot express my deep sympathy and sorrow for the tragic loss of life that occurred at Tech this week. I pray for the families and friends who lost loved ones.  I cry and grieve with you.  I am so sorry.

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Richmond, VA • #22278

I graduated from Tech in 1996 with a Ph.D degree. Hokie spirit is in my blood and in my soul. My wife said I was sadder than when my father died a year ago. Every time a Tech game was on TV, I would keep saying “Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech...” while watching. Now I can’t hold my tears every time I hear “Virginia Tech” on TV or radio or whenever it comes to my mind.

My heart goes to all the victims of the tragedy. No matter which world we live in, We are all Hokies, forever, and ever.

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Tallahassee, Florida • #22279

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish peace and love to you all. CD.

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Vancouver, BC, Canada • #22280

To the Virginia Tech Community:

Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers as you begin to work through the darkness of the present towards the light of the future.

Linda

April 18, 2007, 8:30pm • Randolph, MA • #22281

My thoughts and prayers go out to the V Tech community.  I would also like to commend the students of this sensless tragedy for the grace and dignity they have shown thru this ordeal. The people of Virginia, Blacksburg and the whole country should be proud of the way these wonderful young people have reacted. In spite of this awful tragedy watching these young people, the future of our country has given us all some hope.  Lets get Cho out of the news and show more of what our country is really about, the young heros of Virginia Tech.  Go Hokies!!

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Norwich, Connecticut • #22282

I am so sorry for the loss of all those innocent lives.I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Seoul, Korea • #22283

Your entire community has our sympathy after this tragic event. 

J

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Illinois • #22284

My deepest condolences to the VT community and to the city of Blacksburg. The entire Commonwealth of Virginia feels your pain.

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Woodbridge, VA • #22285

This is a time of sorrow, of reflection, of healing…
For those of you sharing experiences from Monday, thank you for your honesty, your bravery & for reaching out to the world with your words. It is sad, yet comforting to hear the stories of today’s heroes & protectors; people looking out for one another regardless of race or religious belief. The blood shed was the same color. We must look to healing these wounds & bond together as a human race to overcome.

Sincere condolences to all. These shots were felt around the world.
May we keep ALL those affected by this tragedy in our constant prayers: the victim’s families and friends, and include Cho’s family - as they are also victims in this madness… it must be heartbreaking. Please help them know they can be comforted in the kindness that is at the root of all humanity.

Hokies: Hold precious the life that has been given you & stand as strength & examples for the world.
Wishing all heartfelt prayers & peace at this very difficult time.
Prayers DO work, there IS someone listening & there IS a purpose to this life. Your Heavenly Father loves you very much & is mindful of you!
God Bless,
Betsy

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Glendale (Phoenix), Arizona, USA! • #22286

Although my family lives in a small town in Pennsylvania, our hearts feel as if we are there and sharing in this tragedy with all of you.  As I look at my 2 year old daughter, I pray that someday she will be able to live in a world of peace and love and never have to witness or ask me why these things happen. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Patton, Pennsylvania • #22287

I was shocked when I heard about the news, sitting in my car with my girlfriend, I did not believe something like this could happen. I feel terrible, but know that I could not feel anywhere near how you all feel. I don’t believe in God, but I believe in God as a community. And I know for a fact that that community is here for all of you right now and forever.
Mark

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Madison, CT USA • #22288

I am sorry to hear about this tragedy, my Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Angela

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Orlando FL USA • #22289

My husband and I are so utterly saddened by this and we hope and pray that the students in our beloved Blacksburg will once again shine in that Hokie Spirit. God bless all who perished and all who suffer.

Kristin & Dan Breslin
M.A. 1990 & B.S. 1989

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Powhatan, VA • #22290

Oh Lord, I ask for you to protect the hearts of the ones who have suffered from this attack. Let not the enemy decieve them and manipulate them so that this great evil and the pain from it be used to question your sovereignty. Instead, use this to draw them closer to you. Help them find rest in you. Let those who had not perceived their need for you before this find you and the peace you freely offer, the peace that passes understanding. Thank you, Jesus, for loving us unconditionally.

Phil

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Baltimore, MD • #22291

I would like to say my heart just aces for all the people that had to give there lives up and to the ones that are trying to heal.My Prayers go out the the parents that have lost there loved ones.My son C.H. Ward Jr passed away in 2003 with cancer he was only 18 years old believe when I say
that nothing you will ever face will be harder than this.Just keep your faith and take one day at the time and somehow God will lead you through.
This is how I get through each day knowing that my
son is in a better place.I will keep all of you in my prayers and all the ones that lost there lives my heart is with the familes.God bless all of you may God be with you.

Shelby Ward

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Courtland,Va U.S. • #22292

Our family is deeply saddened to hear about the tragic events that took place on the VT campus this week.  I can’t even imagine the shock and pain that the victim’s families are feeling.  Our sympathies go out to those that have lost loved ones and friends, and to those that survived, we wish you a full recovery.  We pray that God will give each of you the strength that you need as you grieve and begin the healing process.  May God bless all of you.

Ruben, Melanie and Family

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Stewartville, MN • #22293

To All The Families and friends OF those killed in this horrible tragedy my heart aches for you all. Although I am many miles away in Edmonton Alberta Canada, I sense your pain and loss. May you all remember those who died this day and let their lives be a reminder to us all how short life really is. May you all find comfort in each other and remember to tell those you love and care about how much you love them. You are in my thoughts and prayers today.

To the family of the shooter
you too have lost a loved one and I cannot ever imagine how you are coping with this horrible tragedy. My prayers go out to you as well.

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Edmonton Alberta Canada • #22294

Dear Students & Faculty,My wife and I are Senior citizens but we to are touched by what has happened. You are in our prayers and thoughts and if you wish to write back we will answer all E-Mails. May God richely bless all of you and your parents. Gary & Polly Sansom

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075 • #22295

May God watch over you all and give you all strength to keep you from the depths of despair. We are all praying for you and your families…

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • The Hodges, Sylva, North Carolina • #22296

I’m deeply saddened by the loss of so many innocent people. My thoughts and prayers are with you the students and faculty at VT and the families of the victims. May you stand strong and lean one another through this terrible ordeal.

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #22297

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at Virginia Tech.  We may never know why one person would cause such sorrow....however we do know, that we now have more angels watching over us.

April 18, 2007, 8:31pm • Hastings, Florida • #22298

The families of this tragedy are in my thoughts and prayers. No family should ever have to go through that. So just remember that your not all alone in this.

With Love,
Ashley Miles

April 18, 2007, 8:32pm • Melvindale, Michigan • #22299

To the Administartion,Faculty,and Students at Virgnia Tech,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of tradgedy.  May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

April 18, 2007, 8:32pm • Chicago,IL • #22300

The Hokie spirit will prevail over this terrible tragedy. We may be spread around the world but we all call Blacksburg home.  For all of those who were not fortunate enough to go to school there, we thank you for your kind words and support. We welcome you into the Hokie family, and assure you that we will prevail, our spirit will never be broken - Jessica Robson, Class of 1998

April 18, 2007, 8:32pm • Oxford, England • #22301

Many of us want to purchase VA TECH sweatshirts and t-shirts. Can you make these available and maybe the proceeds can go to victims families? It’s one way we can make a difference and show our caring to your community.  Tom

April 18, 2007, 8:32pm • Providence, RI • #22302