Condolences, April 18, 2007

I have a deep sadness for the victims, family and friends. You are in my thougts and prayers.

God Bless!

Melissa

April 18, 2007, 8:34pm • Old Forge,PA • #22353

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the entire VT community.

How sad that innocent people’s live had to be taken, how senseless is the madness that surrounds us all.

Mourning, anger, fear, shock.  These are things that we all feel so deeply and will, with time and help, survive.

May God bless all of you, and the rest of our nation as well.

April 18, 2007, 8:34pm • Westwood, MA • #22354

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you work through this tragic event.  You are not alone in dealing with this, find comfort in that.

April 18, 2007, 8:34pm • Statesville, NC • #22355

i am so sorry and sadand by the awefull tragaidy thats happend,my heart and soul goes out for you all. god bless you all

April 18, 2007, 8:34pm • england • #22356

To the Family, Students and Colleagues of Professor Liviu Librescu:

The Northern Transylvanian Holocaust Memorial Museum in Simleu Silvaniei, Romania (www.jahf.org, or www.nthmm.org) will be holding a Memorial Service for the brave Professor, who selflessly sacrificed his life to save those of his students.  I would like to contact his family to inform them of our activities in greater detail. My email address is awapniak@gmail.com

To the friends and families of all the victims, my heart goes out to all of you as well.  Their memories will also be included in the Memorial service.  This was a tragic end to some of the brightest minds in our country… your loss resounds in all of humanity, worldwide.  They will not be forgotten.

With Admiration and Humility,

Adam Aaron Wapniak,

President
Jewish Architectural Heritage Foundation

April 18, 2007, 8:34pm • Brooklyn, NY & Nusfalau, Romania • #22357

Our thoughts and prayers go out the victims, their families and friends. May your love for each other see you through this tragedy.

From the Joe and Peralta Family

April 18, 2007, 8:34pm • Federal Way, WA • #22358

TO ALL THE HURTING.

HERE IS A SPECIAL POME, I WROTE FOR THE COLUMBINE STUDENTS IN THEIR TIME OF CRISIS.

I HOPE THIS LENDS YOU SOME SUPPORT AND COMFORT.

WHEN EAGLES FLY,THEY SPREAD THEIR WINGS REAL HIGH.
THEY CIRCLE THE EARTH BELOW, THEY SWOOP DOWN, WITH
THEIR WINGS AND PICK UP A SPECIAL ROSE.

THEY FLY AWAY TO HEAVEN, AND WHISPER TO THOSE BELOW, “I’VE GONE TO A BETTER PLACE,
SO PLEASE LET ME GO.

PRESIDENT/CEO
OPENARMSNATIONALCRISISCENTER
HTTP://ELIZABETH98907.TRIPOD.COM

April 18, 2007, 8:34pm • YAKIMA, WA./USA • #22359

GOD BLESS YOU ALL & WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU!!

Love, Shakira W.

April 18, 2007, 8:34pm • Camden, DE; USA • #22360

As soon as I heard news.. I kept reading and listening about it.. I feel as if I was there at VT even though I am far away..
I feel exactly the same with those effected by this tragedy. And I pray for that .. this kind of tradegy will end as soon .... and it is very sad to see that it is happening to innocent people.. people who are still studying and having fun like us..
May God Bless you all ...

+Thin Z Aung+

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Singapore Management University(SMU), Singapore • #22361

I was shocked to see that so many students were killed. I found it amazing how everyone at Virginia Tech stood strongly and was still able to show school pride, when such a horrible incident happened. When I saw all those students taking pride after the horrible incident it made me see how strong each and every one of them are. I will keep every life that was taken in my prayers. God bless you all.

Kristy Mulhern

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • West Chester, Ohio • #22362

An unspeakable tragedy occurred initiated my deepest condolences to friends and families of victims, urged deriving final practical solutions from this web of a living horror, violence and intolerance.

Michael Kerjman

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Melbourne • #22363

I am a Tech alumni from 2001 and I lived in West AJ, I was an RA in West AJ for 2 years.  I love Virginia Tech with all of my heart.  God Bless Virginia Tech and all of the Hokies past, present, future and all of the Hokies at heart.  My deepest sorrow and condolences to all of the victims, families, and friends.  This is a true national tragedy, but I’m honored to say that I am part of a university that bound together to say “We ARE Virginia Tech”.  You can do this, you’ll come back bigger and better and stronger than ever!

LET’S GO HOKIES!!!

Courtney Shook Burke
class of ‘01

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Fort Worth Texas • #22364

Dear all the family of VT,

I am really sorry that innocent young students and the professor were killed. I am really sory that you cannot see your sons, daughters, and friends any longer. I cannot describe how sorrowful you are now. I am praying to God for sending His peace and comfort (I know God is also mourning with you)to you all.

I am really sorry that they were killed by the Korean man since I am Korean, too. I am really sorry that the shooter was an insane Korean like me. I wonder if Cho had ever met God. Where was he when Jesus was looking for him? Where was Jesus when Cho was extremely insane and planning that horrible shooting? I don’t know why God didn’t meet him and stop him before he committed to kill innocent people…

I am really sorry and very sorrowful for you and your beloved people that you cannot see any loner. However, I would still like to say:
May God bless you all with His mourning!

A Korean woman in Phoenix, AZ

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Phoenix, AZ • #22365

Thinking of all involved in this horrific event. May the promise of happier days see you through this sorrow. God Bless You

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Westboro MA USA • #22366

although we are so far away from you, this episode unite our countries as one.
our prayers to the families of the victims.

paula

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • argentina, bs as • #22367

We are very saddened by this. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

David & Karen Rendall

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Bolivar, Missouri • #22368

I think about many tragedies.  It seems that the more you live, the more tragedies occur.  I remember learning about Nazi Germany, people like Timothy McVeigh, Columbine, the school in Russia, those Amish children and now those precious souls at Virginia Tech.  I wake up thinking about people I didn’t know.  I go to sleep thinking about these young faces I didn’t even know.  Here I am 52 thinking how it sucks, i am getting older, and now there are young woman and men who will never have that opportunity.  Those faces, faces of the future, so full of life.  I just don’t understand.  Even at my age, I just don’t understand.

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • New Hyde Park, New York • #22369

I don’t think anything I say can take away the pain. All I can assure is that I am praying for all the families that have been affected by this tragic event. May God comfort all your souls.

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Pompano Beach, FL - USA • #22370

It is beyond belief that this happened in the land of the free and brave. It is beyond belief that one person can bring this country to its knees.
The whole country and world shares the pain and anguish of this event with the populace of Va Tech. May the memories of the deceased be eternal.
George & Doreen

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Monessen PA USA • #22371

The students of UNC-Charlotte are keeping the Virginia Tech community in their prayers.
Holly Sloop

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Charlotte, NC • #22372

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
C. S. Lewis

It is my hope that the members of the Virginia Tech community, the families of the victims, and the survivors dealing with their grief can find the own inner courage as they face the days ahead. 

God Bless You All

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Fayetteville, North Carolina • #22373

God bless you all!!  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and the family and friends of the victims.  Stay strong, God is with you!

Jen

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Chesapeake, VA • #22374

To Students and Teachers, Friends and Family
of Virginia Tech.

I share my sorrow and prays to you.

There’s no event like what happened Monday that can break your spirit, you are a community I hope you stand strong!

God Bless to all the Students, Friends and Family of Virginia Tech.

We are Hokies!

Amen.

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Suffolk Community College, New York • #22375

I feel like I’ve been praying constantly since the first phone calls on monday morning.  But through this heavy time, the strength of spirit I’ve seen in our community has been phenomenal. It makes me proud to be a Virginian. Erin Clabough

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Earlysville, VA • #22376

My thoughts and prayers go out to the familes friends and classmates and all those that knew all the victims that was taken for no reason what so ever. Iam so so sorry to hear of this
happening.  R.I.P

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Richmond, Virginia, Henrico county • #22377

I am extremely saddened by this tragic event. I wish that the families of the victims will recover, and that there was more peace in this world.

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Vancouver, BC • #22378

I am a very proud father of 2 young children and also a very proud alumnus of Virginia Tech.  NOBODY should have lost their child to the senseless act of violence that happened at Va Tech.  I have been unable to get the pit out of my stomach for the last few days.  Today, I awoke to sorrow.... and some hope that I would like to share.  A lot of the world, unfortunately, was first introduced to the VT Community by this tragedy.  They were completely shocked and amazed…

The world should prepare to be shocked and amazed again, but this time by the unity, compassion, and strength that we display while recovering from this tragedy.  So many great people have built this great VT family over the years and no one person or tragedy can destroy it.  So grieve with me fellow hokies for you are not alone.  Your VT family is strong and all around you across this nation and others. 

Marty Michael

April 18, 2007, 8:35pm • Avondale, PA • #22379

To all VT students, family and alumni,
Today we are all Hokies.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  I know and pray that VT will return to the great place that it always has been and lives today in the hearts of many!!  Stay strong and keep your heads held high!

Elizabeth Smith Wotring
RU Class of ‘99

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Martinsville, VA • #22380

There are no words to describe the pain I feel for you all at VT. Just know you are in our prayers and in our hearts.

Melissa

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Springfield , Ohio • #22381

I am so sorry about this horrible massacre! God bless the victims & give patience to the families.

Ross,Matthew,Emily,Henry,Liviu,Lauren,Minal,Waleed...& & &.. God bless you all; you will be always remembered.

Students at VT, please do take care.

Rabih
Lebanese student overseas.
Paris.
rabih_afyouni@hotmail.com

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Paris - France • #22382

This prayer has been making its way all across Texas for you!

Prayer for Virginia Tech

Father, right now we acknowledge You & we acknowledge Your presence & Your sovereignty.  Father we lift up Virginia Tech & the people affected by the evil that has taken place on the campus.  We pray that Your Spirit be with them.  We pray that Your loving arms be wrapped around them & comfort them in this tragic time.  We pray for families, neighbors, & friends.  We pray for staff, professors, & administrators.  God, we pray for people.  We pray for humanity.  We pray that this event will not cause people to turn from You but it will cause a nation to run to You like they have never run before.  We pray for increased faith.  We pray for spiritual growth.  We pray for Christian fellowship & salvation of souls.  We pray that your hand will move mightily over Blacksburg , VA & over this nation.  Touch souls right now & comfort broken hearts.  Forgive us for our sins Father.  In
Your Son Jesus Christ name we pray.  Amen.

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • April 18th, San Antonio TX • #22383

Dear virginia tech alumni and students may the good Lord be with you in this time of tragedy and may all of you help each other and comfort each other in this time of sorrow.
We were in shock whan we herd how one person snuffed out the lives of such blessed people who made their classmates proud to have them as friends. They say time heals all wounds may help each other heal and may God guide you threw this time of grieving. My family and i pray for each and every one of you may God bless you all and touch each and every one of you and let his peace be on you and comfort you in this time of tragedy.
The munson family

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Holland Michigan • #22384

GOD BLESS YOU ALL & WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU!!

Love,
Shakira W.

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Camde, Delaware • #22385

I did not know you were coming visit me on that crisp April morning.....I was surprised to see your angelic face standing at my gate...I sent peter to let you in and noticed a crowd was forming behind you.... I was as confused as you were.....I asked Peter why are there all these at my gate.....Peter mumbled remember free will? I parted the clouds and looked below....Rain must have feel heavy as I cried. I was shocked at what one of children had done.... Free will what I fool was I?
but then I saw you all standing there with faces so warm and I recounted the days of your lives....I flipped through the memories. I smiled at all that you had done....I saw the laughter you had brought, the inspiration of your smile,the elegance of your person and the compassion of your soul....and then I remembered all the good you had done was also because of free will. What a miracle you were. An angel you had always been.
I brought you into my arms and gave you wings to fly so that you could help watch over all those who cry.....

My thought ands prayers to you all Jen

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Jacksonville,Fl • #22386

I live in NC, but work often in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, and have a special place in my heart for you. Strange as it sounds, I was driving through Greensboro NC Monday morning, and at about 7:15 I saw the most beautiful sky I’ve ever seen. The clouds opened and there were beams of light all around. I felt peace that moment, 4 hours before any of what you’ve been through was public.

I believe in God, but I believe that God made us the way we are, imperfect and confused, and that while we may have glimpses of guidance, we are largely on our own to figure it all out. I can only imagine that God knew that day the heavens would need to be opened extra wide.....

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Conover, NC • #22387

Do NOT let this stop you.
Do Not let this to make you afraid.
MOVE ON but without leaving behind the minds that fell. They will be in our hearts and will remind us of one question… How vulnerable can we be?

It does not matter now.

Those of you who lost a loved one, just remember we all will remember them and those of you who still have them, just remember the beuty of each day they can continue to live. Be thankful and support the ones who have lost somebody.

God be with you and help yall go throught this.

We all are hokies now…

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Gabriela, North Carolina • #22388

TO THE FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND STAFF MEMBERS OF VIRGINIA TECH.

MY FAMILY WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. THIS IS AN OVERWHELMING TRAGEDY, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE...THE WHOLE WORLD IS GREIVING WITH YOU...WATCHING THE T.V. AND SEEING THE STRONG BONDED COMMUNITY OF BLACKSBURG..MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A VIRGINIAN....ALWAYS A HOKIE!!!!

THE MARSHALLS
TRACIE
DAVID
CHRISTOPHER
&
ASHLEY

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • FOREST,VA FOREST • #22389

No words can describe, no words can make in better. May the lord be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Cambridge, Ontario, Canada • #22390

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. Virginia Tech has always been a very special campus. The sprit of the goodness and the closeness there will prevail. May strengh come from the comfort you give each other and from knowing that so many people care. Doris

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • Chesapeake VA • #22391

The whole nation weeps for those whose lives have been senselessly taken and weeps with the friends, families and all those touched by this tragedy.  Reason does not take place during this time.  The prayers and support of the nation, hopefully, will help the families and friends of those lost to heal.  We are with you and offer our assistance in any way possible.

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • McKinney, Texas • #22392

I’m so sorry for all those affected by this tragedy.  You are in all our thoughts and prayers.  May your loved ones rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:36pm • South Bend, IN • #22393

I’m a mother of 2 college students and I was so deeply saddened and scared from this tradgedy,that I wanted to run get my children,just like I did when the tradgedy at Columbine happened.But I stopped and asked God for guidence, I remembred that they are his children and they are our future.It’ important that they get an education so they can live their lives and become productive members of society, just as it is for the rest of you so I sat and prayed and was grateful for the survivors. My prayer for you is to keep on trudging, to feel your emotions and for your happiness,prosperity,and health.I will always think of the precious lives that were lost and your precious lives that were spared because i am a parent. May God bless each and every one of you,your parents and school. Love Toni Cason

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • Saint Matthews,S.C. USA • #22394

Hokie Pride, never lost and never forgotten.  Our prayers are with all the families and students dealing with such sorrow.  The spirit and strength will be rebuilt and become stronger than ever.  Tell your story of the 32 lost, they will live through all of us.  Hokie Pride runs deep and will forever be apart of each and every one of us.

A Brother of a Hokie
Brian

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • Ashburn, Virginia • #22395

My sympathies go out to all those who lossed family in the tragic Virginia Tech shootings. There will be brighter days ahead so just remember the happy times and don’t ever forget the voice of your loved one and the fun you had with them. My heart goes out to all of you.

And with that I would just like to say in honor of your fallen friends…
GO HOKIES GO!!!

-Kerry Burke

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • Maiden, NC • #22396

our thoughts and prayers are with you.
god bless you.

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • seoul. jinbum • #22397

Dear Virginia Tech Students and Family Memebers,

As I sit and type this, I cannot help but feel pain, not only for the losses, but also for those left behind to carry the memory of that day. I hope nothing but the best for you. My prayers are with you all.

-Luis

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • Los Angeles, CA • #22398

We’re all thinking of you and praying for you during this devestating time. God Bless you, the victims, and their families.

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • New Jersey • #22399

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. for ever and ever.

Amen

May God comfort you at this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • Long Beach, Mississippi, USA • #22400

I first found out about the tragedy at about 12:30 on Monday, at the NYTimes website.  It said 21 people had been murdered, and I was horrified.  About an hour later I went back to the website to see if there had been any updates on the situation, and when I saw the death toll had been changed to 32 I assumed the number was a typo.  I kept refreshing the page, waiting for one of the editors to notice and correct it, and eventually I realized that the number was not a mistake.

I won’t demean the families and friends of the victims by saying that I feel your pain, or that I know what you’re going through, because I haven’t got any idea.  This is a tragedy of such proportions that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to understand it.  I’ve been reading articles and news reports ever since the story broke- did you know there are more than 500 memorial groups on Facebook?  And the Wikipedia entry keeps getting longer and longer.  I look at the faces of the victims and read the three-sentence snippets of biography, and I wish there were pages and pages about each person.

I guess what I’m saying is this:  I feel awful.  And, as trite and meaningless as the phrase is, I’m so, so sorry.

-Emily Anderer

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • Hamilton College, New York • #22401

My thoughts and prayers will be with you all, May God be with you thru this terrible time. God bless you all.........

April 18, 2007, 8:37pm • Manassas, Virginia 20112 • #22402