Condolences, April 18, 2007

I don’t think there is any way to put into words how much we feel for the families, friends, and those who lost their lives, or were injured at VA Tech. I was truly chilled to the bone when I heard the news.  I can say that they will all be remembered, and never forgotten.  My family and I are praying for the victims & their families.
May God Bless.

The Meeks Family

April 18, 2007, 8:56pm • Hampton, Virginia • #22703

It is a big shame that this happened.  I think about all of you and hope you overcome the pain soon.

April 18, 2007, 8:56pm • Alpharetta, GA • #22704

The Gator Nation is one with you during this time of sorrow. Agape, Marshall

The Hokie Nation is everywhere.

April 18, 2007, 8:56pm • Gainesville, FL • #22705

My Husband and I would like to extend our heart felt Sympathy to the Familys and fellow students of the Young adults who so tragically lost their lives on April 16th, We are saddened that you have had to live through this and that this will be a memory of what should have been the best time of your life.
We know you are strong and we have faith that you will come out stronger and go on.  Know that you are in our prayers and in our thoughts, We are lighting a candle each night in Memory of those that lost their lives.
God Bless you all.
Lisa and Alan Reinbolt
Rochster, NY

April 18, 2007, 8:56pm • Rochester,NY • #22706

May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you, keep you and hold you.  May you know that the Spirit is with you and will surround you. 
I hope you know that you have people that pray for peace in your lives and wish for a more peaceful tomorrow for you.

Love,
Allen and Ashley Green

April 18, 2007, 8:56pm • Cullman, AL • #22707

Our hearts go out to all at VT and the families who have lost those they loved. I pray that God will give you strength to endure the days ahead. I pray for the students and staff for peace and understanding. I pray for the world and our leaders so they can make our world a safer place for us to live in.
God bless you and keep you safe.
Glory and Peter

April 18, 2007, 8:56pm • Arlington, WA USA • #22708

May God comfort the families and friends of those that lost thier lives. God bless the students and staff of Virginia Tech.

Moose

April 18, 2007, 8:56pm • Stafford, Va • #22709

We here in South Carolina deeply regret the deaths and casualties of this past Monday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always as you attempt to reconcile yourselves to this tragedy.  Remember, God is with you always.  Please turn to Him in your hours of greatest need.  We will continue to pray and lift your campus, friends, and parents up to the Lord...Stephanie DeGange, Clemson ‘78

April 18, 2007, 8:56pm • Rock Hill, SC • #22710

To the Hokie Community ~~~ No words can express our sorrow over your loss; and we are certain that your sorrow feels unbearable. We are also certain that you will comfort and care for Hokie loved ones around you to ease their pain during this time of grieving.

But you are VIRGINIA TECH and you will recover. There is so much that you all can and should be proud of ~ your school, your friends, your community, and your Hokie ‘network’ that stretches thruout the World. Now is the time for grieving, and we share in your grief.

Tomorrow we will look forward to those first few steps to your recovery and then your resumption of greatness. Afterall, you are VIRGINIA TECH.

Mike & Sue

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Reading, PA • #22711

I am sadded by this. I feel sorry for Cho too. You want to know why. He probably had a really horrid child hood. Being surrounded by hate can really p*ss somebody off. I will always remember the ones who were murdered; but too will I remember Cho. And I wont remember his as someone who killed; but as someone who wasn’t afraid to show his feelings.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Harrold, South Dakota • #22712

My prayers and condolences are with everyone that was effected by this senseless tragedy.  To the families and friends of the victims:  My heart goes out to each and everyone of you.  I can not even start to comprehend what you are going through.  But I do know that God will be there with you each step of the way.  Never let their memory die, celebrate their lives and keep them in your heart.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Monteagle, Tennessee • #22713

All my heart and prayers are out for all those directy and indirectly involved with this horrible tradegy.  God bless each and every one of you!

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Zeeland, Michigan USA • #22714

I am the proud mother of a sophomore at Va Tech, the wife of a Tech Alum--I am also a UVA alum, and all that matters now is the Hokie Nation--I see my husband so unbelievably saddened by this, my daughter’s life changed forever by this event.  I will proudly wear my maroon and orange this week.  My prayers and thoughts are with Tech now and for a long time to come.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Apex, NC • #22715

I would like to send my deepest condolences to the staff, faculty, students, parents and friends of students at Virginia Tech University. I will continue to uplift you all in prayers and thoughts!

God Bless you all,

Johnathan G. Harris
Richmond, Virginia

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Richmond, Virginia • #22716

To all Virgina Tech members my name is Amanda Neal and I am from Titusville PA I go to the Titusville Area High School and I am in 10th grade I just want to say I am praying for you every minute I can, seeing them pictures and stuff on TV really hit me I was seriously touched to imagine that innocent people were injured and killed it really scares me to think about the people that think this is all a joke and what they might do because they think they might get away with it they just don’t realize that it not only hurts who they injure or kill :but everyone such as the community like we keep seeing time and time again. It amazes me that when something this drastic happens everyone pulls together like a family, which is a great thing thats why we’re called Americans. I am praying for the students and staff, and as the bible says mourn with those who mourn and I am definately mourning with you guys!!!
Love and Prayers,
Amanda

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Titusville, PA • #22717

Dear Students , and Families

I was so devistated when I heard the awful news on TV.  I can’t believe how someone can do something this sick .  My heart goes out to the poor victims and their families. May God help you all through this difficult time.
This is so sad and so very unfortunate.  Colleges need to tighten up on security measurements to help prevent things like this from happening.
My prayers are with you all.

Lisa from Connecticut

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • New Haven Connecticut • #22718

To all of humankind,
The tragedy at Virginia Tech will scar the souls of many, Virginians and all people.  Let us learn from this experience.  All life is valuable.  Love one another and let yourselves be loved.  Let peace find its way to your hearts during these difficult times.

Jason

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Washington D.C • #22719

I don’t even know what to say.  I am so very sorry for your loss.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Mariemont, Ohio • #22720

Nothing can be said to comfort those who lost brothers, sisters, friends, and children.  The horror of this goes beyond our comprehension.  We want you to know all of you are in our daily prayers and thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Moss Point, MS • #22721

Que Dios los proteja, los bendiga y les de la fortaleza para seguir adelante.

Neil Ortiz

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Stratford, New Jersey, USA • #22722

As a former college professor, I want to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire Virginia Tech community and their families.  No words are really adequate, but please know that you are all in my thoughts.

Kathryn

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Santa Monica, CA • #22723

How does one even begin?  My 30th birthday was on April 16th, there was no celebration.  We morned the shocking loss as if we were directly related to each and every one.  There really are no words.  There probably will not be any real answers to the unconscionable deed.  Lets not give him the power to make us scared, unite and morn but be strong and continue in the face of ugliness.  Use your power to change the laws for the mentally ill.

Lisa S.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Vancouver, Washington • #22724

Lamento mucho este horrible dia.
Deseo que Dios llene de fortaleza a las
familias de las victimas.
Para el asesino q Dios tenga piedad de él.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Clermont, Fl • #22725

To all those affected by this tragedy, I will forever hold you in my prayer.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • York County • #22726

Virgina Tech

To those hurt emotional and physicaly i am sending my condolences life is scary and u never know whats going to happen. and to those inocent young people, u will be remebered and loved for what u have done before this tragedy. i pray for the family’s hurt just know that we all have sympathey for all of you at Virginia Tech.

Jessica

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Groveton. New Hampshire • #22727

Hokie Nation:

May God bless all of you.  It is truly moving to watch the character and resolve you’ve displayed through this deeply tragic time.

Please know that a nation stands with you.

Be safe.

The Schwartz Family

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • Westfield, NJ • #22728

No one can ever prepare oneself for such a horrific tragedy that you guys are dealt with.  Our hearts and prayers are with you all. May your spirits be lifted and may you find strength to help surpass this time of sorrow.  God bless bless you all!

Marlena B.

April 18, 2007, 8:57pm • rochester, ny • #22729

We New Yorkers share your grief and sorrow.  We are sorry for the victims and their families.

Marc, Yvette, Lance & David Lepelstat

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • NY, NY • #22730

If I Should Go

If I should go before my time
My spirit leave my body behind
I am alive, I do not die
abiding with my Lord Most high

If I should go and leave you here
You will weep but do not fear
I will be well, I will be whole
for I gave Jesus my soul

If I should go, remember me
Our days of sun and childhood dreams
The time we had to love and give
now just beyond the stars I live.

If I should go, violence take my life and breath
Make my eyes to close in death
Honor my life with peace when you remember me
I will remain in your heart and forever a HOKIE !

Remember me,
If I should go.

Poet Sherri Stansell Bailey

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • Shady Side, Maryland • #22731

I know words can’t describe what you feel.I am a mother of three 2 girls and 1 boy and i can’t say I know how all of you feel but I just wanted to say your in our hearts and prayers and remember if anything to remember is this. pray for peace to come over the campus and remember that we don’t always understand why but that if we listen that we learn something good in all the bad it may take a while but give yourselves time to mend and heal.
May God Bless
you all!
Rhoda and Mike
Rapp & Family

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • indianapolis,indiana usa • #22732

My thoughts are with all of you and your family in friends in this heartbreaking time. I hope that somehow, someway, something good will come from this horrible horrible day. Please remember that YOU are NOT alone!

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • naperville, il • #22733

I am so very sorry for your losses.  The entire nation shares in your grief.
Nancy K. Martin
Associate Dean
College of Education & Human Development
University of Texas-San Antonio

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • San Antonio, TX • #22734

As a fellow member of the academic community, this recent tragedy has a profound impact. Universities are seen as a safe haven for freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and personal growth. How tragic, that such a vibrant community of learning and discovery has been marred by such a senseless act of ignorance and fear.

My thoughts and condolences go out to the entire Hokie community, on my behalf and on behalf of the entire Northwestern University family.

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • Evanston, IL • #22735

My prayers and thought are with the families and students at VT.

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • IL • #22736

The sadness our nation feels will never be enough to all of you.  Anyone that has attended college and felt the family presence you become knows how much this hurts.  I graduated less than a year ago and I it leaves me short of breath to think it could have been me, my friends, my mentors, and or my peers.  You are in my heart and prayers.  Lean on each other.  As a university you become a family and as a family you become ONE....

“Que Dieu nous protege pour toujours” - May god protect us always....

Melissa, Missouri Western State University Alumni

As a Griffon for life, today I am a Hokie for all of you....

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • Kansas City, MO • #22737

Nothing can be said to heal your pain and losses.  Know that a world mourns with you.  May time bring you peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • Denver, CO • #22738

I pray for those whose lives shall be missed and the lives of their loved ones left behind after this horrible tragic....Its so sad to lose one in this way and so sudden...God bless us all

Ireene Musekiwa

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • Montreal, Canada • #22739

To the families and students who have suffered,
Know that we as a nation and society are praying and thinking of you.  You are not alone and are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
T.

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • San Diego • #22740

Dear Hokie Faternity,
Every parent in this world lost a child in your tragedy. There are a no words to describe the grief. Our prayers to god to grant you all the courage to bear the loss and prayers for the departed soul to attain eternal peace
Kalpit

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • Yardley, PA 19067 • #22741

I AM TRULY SORRY FOR ALL OF THIS PAIN THAT THE FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE WHO LOST SOMEONE IN THE SHOOTING…
MY PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS GO TO ALL OF YOU!

MELYZA

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • SALINAS, CA • #22742

Yo siento mucho esta perdida de estudiantes porque, ellos estaban realizando sus suenos.  Y no solo yo sino el mundo entero. Porque todos somos hermanos.
Claudia y Veronica

April 18, 2007, 8:58pm • Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico • #22743

I said, “God, I hurt.” And God said, “I know.”
I said, “God, I cry a lot.”
And God said, “That’s why I gave you tears.”

I said, “God, I’m so depressed.”
And God said, “That’s why I gave you sunshine.”
I said, “God, life is so hard.”
And God said, “That’s why I gave you loved ones.”

I said, “God, my loved one died.” And God said, “So did mine.”
I said, “God, it’s such a loss.”
And God said, “I saw mine nailed to the cross.”

I said, “God, but your loved one lives.”
And God said, “So does yours.”

I said, “God, it still hurts.” And God said, “I know.”

~Anonymous

Rev 21:4

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Montgomery, Al • #22744

My family and I send our deepest sympathies for those innocent people who lost their lives and for their families. Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers.

-Caitlin Foley

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Pennsylvania • #22745

I live in Colorado, and the events that took place on Monday brought back all the terrible memories of April 20, 1999, when 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado were gunned down by two students.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families, students, faculty and the entire community of Blacksburg, Virginia.

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Denver, Colorado • #22746

My heart goes out to the entire V Tech community. To all those who lost a friend, a child, a parent, a loved one..I will continue to pray for you. My heart aches for and with you. May the feeling of pain be swift and remember that the wonderful memories of those lost will live on forever.
You Will Prevail!

God bless you all
Lillian L.

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Orlando, Fl. • #22747

I’d like to send all my love and prayers to the families and victims involved in the Virginia Tech Massacre, and also to those student attending Virginia Tech.  I have never felt so affected by something so much in my life that I wasn’t directly affected by.  I will continue to pray every night for the victims and families, and as a highschool student I know that my school is mourning for everyone as well. Even though I may not know anyone involved with this I love every one of you and send all the love and support I possibly can.  Keep your head high and know that we will get through this.

Love,
Elizabeth Perry, 16

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Hockessin, Delaware • #22748

To those at Virginia Tech, my deepest sympathies are with you all. I cry every time I see the images of you all.  I don’t think I will ever understand the senselessness of this.  You are in my prayers.  Today we are all HOKIES!!

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Swanton Ohio • #22749

Dear hokies, As a former radford graduate and resident… i know that family can truly be seen in southwest va. I found my family there. And i now have a 2 year old daughter who loves her “hokies.” Our thoughts are with you and will remain. Through the sadness… you will rise. Lets go hokies! With love, Amy, Duane and Savvy

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Dublin, VA • #22750

My heart is crying for sorrows.
I am S. Korean, mom of a kid.
I just can say this to their moms, I am sorry, so sorry…

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Seoul. S. Korea • #22751

Your strength and courage during this terrible time is an inspiration to the entire world. May God bless you and your families.

April 18, 2007, 8:59pm • Ashland, Massachusetts • #22752