Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all the victims!  You are all in my prayers and heart! GOD BLESS YOU ALL

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Hilo, Hawaii • #22903

We little knew that morning That God was going to call Your name.  In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories Your love is still our guide. Though we cannot see you, You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken And nothing seems thge same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Colorado • #22904

May God Bless You All!  The entire nation is praying for your college family.

Mississippi State University Alumni

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Mississippi • #22905

VT students,

I heard the sad news when I got home from work on April 16th.  My first reaction was to call my son who attends Eastern University State College in Connecticut to make sure he was safe.  I usually call him once a week to touch base.  Now I call him every night.

So sorry for your loss.

B. Scavetta, mother of a student in college in CT

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Glastonbury, CT • #22906

Dearest Student, Faculty, Friends of the VT family.  We as the Hokie Nation mourn with you today and in the days aheads. As a parent of a alumni student I would like to remind you that YOUR Hokie nation is here for you and together we can will move forward.  Take confort in the fact that “WE ARE VIRGINIA TECK”. God bless each of you. YOU MATTER !!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan Baker and Family
Windsor, Virginia

Alumni: Sara Baker

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Windsor, Virginia • #22907

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, SCHOOL STUDENTS, STAFF MEMEBERS. WE ARE VERY SAD AND UPSET AS WELL. BUT LORD IS THE PROVIDER AND HE WILL CONSOLE ALL WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGEDY. WE ARE A MIGRANT FROM FIJI ISLAND SINCE 1975. WE WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS AND MEMORIES. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GOD LOVES EVERYONE. WE KNOW TIME HEALS ALL WOUND. KEEP THE FIATH ALIVE.
SINCERELY;
PARAG’S, TRACY, CA
dlex62@hotmail.com

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Tracy, CA • #22908

Thoughts and prayers go out to the students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech. Please know that we are all thinking of you. It makes all realize just how precious life is.

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Essex Junction, Vermont • #22909

Words cannot express the pain you all must be feeling.I pray that God gives you the strength to carry on.The memories of the victims will always keep them alive within your hearts and minds.
God Bless,
Michele

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Hoffman Estates Illinois • #22910

i just want to share my sorrow with all the Virginia Tech students, families, and faculty to the people you lost. Erin Peterson was a good friend of my sisters and we are bith really sad, but my condolences go toward everyone who have lost their lives on 4/16/07. it is completely shocking. i have shed my tears, it is very very heartbreaking!

-shannon mcmanus, age 12-

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Herndon, VA • #22911

My heart goes out to the students and families affected by this tragic event and I will keep them all in my prayers.
EB

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Pine Hill, NJ • #22912

I was horrified and saddened with the news of the victims of Virgina Tech. My prayers go out to all the family and friends of the victims.

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • The Neville Family, Alberta, Canada • #22913

My heart aches for the families who have lost a loved one!! You are all in my prayers! I am originaly from Roanoke and was very outraged to hear what happened so close to home! My friends and family made it out safe but I know that is not the case for everyone… I have talked to many people here in Florida and we all have you in our thought and prayers! Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Tampa, FL • #22914

There are no words to express the sorrow & anger we feel for the senseless loss of so many innocent lives.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims as well as the staff and student body at VT.
A&J

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Olympia, WA • #22915

my prayers are with the families of the victims , this was a senceless act, and no reason for what happened.I hope God can ease your pain,

God bless,
Earlene Cochran

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Shelby,N.C. • #22916

when i first was watching the news i was so hurt! all i can think of is no one change the channel. watching it made me cry i have no relatives or friends in virginia but those innocents lives just got to me! it really bothers me because these innocents had nothin to do with it they were in college just trying to be somebody and all the sudden disaster like this happens! its unfair to those lives and their family and friends. i wanna tell all the parents im sorry this happened to their kids its unfair i know! may all their souls rest in peace!
monday will never ever be forgeting!
~amber jaber~

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • santa fe new mexico • #22917

As an Alumni of VT and a friend of one of the victims, I know what youre feeling.  Lets just remember all of the good days that our friends and family members have led that brought us to April 16, 2007.  Lets not dwell on the one bad day that was experienced.
We are VT--for our years spent at Tech and our lifetime afterwards--We will always be Virginia Tech.
GO HOKIES!!!

Michelle & Jordynne Wicker

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Norfolk, VA • #22918

My thoughts, and prayers go out to all the families and friends who lost someone in this horrible tragedy and to the students and faculty of Virginia Tech who are hurting right now. Continue to stay strong in this difficult time.
God bless!

Kady

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Canton, Georgia • #22919

Dear VT My Condolences,thougths,and prayers are with you this is a terrible turn of events.  I don’t understand how someone could have so much hatred towards so many beautiful young people God bless you all

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • MooseCreek Ontario Canada • #22920

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  May God bless you.

MS

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Bradford, PA • #22921

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- anne

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Los Angeles, CA • #22922

Wow, I don’t know what to say about this. As I sit her listening to the news and crying. All these young people lost their lifes and went out into eternity without even a goodbye. I hurt and my heart hurts. My prayers go out and will continue to to all the families of Virginia Tech. I keep wishing there was something I could do to help or to relieve the sadness. I don’t even know anyone who goes to college there but still hurt as if I did. I’m at a loss of words. I’m praying and I hope everyone else is praying also.

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • West Palm Beach, Florida • #22923

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that this horrible incident has touched.  From the Families to Friends to the EMT’s, Faculty and Law Enforcement men and women.  Nothing can prepare a person for this type of catastrophy, nothing.  God be with you all -protecting you and giving you the strength and love you need to get thru the coming days and years.

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Manassas, Virginia • #22924

I’ve always been a big opponent of VT (for football reasons). But I can’t think of anywhere my heart goes out to more right now. My god be with all of you!!! We are all Hokies now.

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Orlando, FL • #22925

Our thoughts, prayers, supports, and condolences go out to all affected by the tragic events at Virginia Tech on 4/16/07. May all who passed away Rest In Peace <3
Alexandra Esler and all of us at Northeastern University

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Boston, MA • #22926

I remember VT as a peaceful, beautiful place where I spent 4 of the best years of my life.  To see it associated with this terrible event is heartbreaking.  At the same time, I am so proud to be a part of this Hokie Nation whose spirit and resilience has shown through in the midst of this terrible tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims. 
Kim, Class of ‘98

April 18, 2007, 9:08pm • Bristow, VA • #22927

I have never suffered a tradgy of this magnitude, therefor I don’t know how to express my sincere condolences. Please just be strong for each other and know that you have an entire country here for support. You all have always had angels, now you each have a few more in heaven smiling apon you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. God bless you all.
Rae-22 Albany,NY bellaj1785@yahoo.com or rharmon@mail.nysed.gov

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • albany,ny • #22928

My deepest and sincere condolences go out to faculty, staff, students and families of Va Tech! This is not the time to point fingers but reflect on the positive lights dimmed so early by evil in the purest form God have mercy on that young man’s soul!  Rise do not be afraid for God will take care of you.  Do not allow an act of terror to strip you of your peace and freedom.  God bless America, and Va Tech!!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Charlotte North Carolina • #22929

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and faculty of VT.
I have been crying since Monday for the loss of so many inocent people.
It is such a great loss to every one, also we feel sorry for the parents of the gunman.

A.Cuadra

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • SilverSpring MD • #22930

Through this tragic event remember belonging to the Virginia Tech family assures you that you need never be lonely or lost, for you are surrounded by those who love you, care for you and share the same pride. I like to call this the Virginia Tech treasure of assurance. Virginia Tech will come forth as gold. Virginia Tech will PREVAIL.

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Richmond, Virginia 23223 • #22931

For the family of the gunman… Although there is a lot of anger, hate and pain, we pray for you too.

Forgiveness is the key

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • New york • #22932

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, AND MY DEEPEST CONDOLENES TO ALL OF THE FAMLIES AND FREINDS, GOD WILL BLESS YOU AND HELP IN THIS TIME OF NEED.

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • HARTFORD, CT. • #22933

THEY are in a place of rest and comfort, where there is no pain, no sorrow and no suffering. Oh death where is your sting, Oh death where is your victory.  May THEIR memories be eternal!
IS XS + NIKA!
We pray for God’s love and mercy for all those families and friends who lost loved ones on that day and for all Hokies everywhere, because we are all one family.
Love and prayers,
George and Chris Bambalis
Classes of ‘81 and ‘80

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Winston-Salem, NC 27104 • #22934

god bless all of you who have been touched by this. remember that people are thinking of you all over the u.s. We are thinking and praying for you.  Kay

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • surprise,az • #22935

We will never understand what goes through the minds of people who create such tragedy and provoke such pain. At a moment like this we have consolation in our faith and the idea that our loved ones will be in a place of peace and without the pain that took them away from us. May the Lord welcome them in Heaven. May the Lord give consolation to their loved ones. May the Lord give us all peace. Today, we are all Hokies. God bless, Maria

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Swansboro, NC • #22936

Please know that we feel enormous sadness, as fellow countrymen, as former or present university students, as mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and sweethearts ... and know that we feel it here in New York, and all around the country and all around the world.  Know that we carry your heavy hearts with us.

CBC

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • New York, New York • #22937

I pray for you guys every night. I pray that you might seek love and friendship along with the power of God to guide you through this hurdle of hate. I am deeply sorry. May god bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Goddard, KS • #22938

Dear Virginia Tech students and faculty,
I am so sorry to hear of the tragedy that has befallen your school. I may not go there and never considered it a school of choice for me, but having a friend there it touched me as much as I’m sure it touched the families of all of you. This is something that did not and will not affect your school community or the families of those there, but it affects all of us as a nation, because there is not a place you can go in this country without at least one person saying “Hey, I know someone at Virginia Tech.”

I continue to see the sadness and grief, as two from my area were taken in this, and all I can say is may God bless and keep those of you that made it through this. May He protect you all, guide you and help you to endure the pain and suffering this has caused you. Many colleges and faith communities are praying for you, and I hope you keep that in mind and are blessed knowing that so many people that may never meet you are looking out for you and those around you.

I may not bleed orange and maroon, but I feel as though I do right now. For one day, the entire nation was filled with Hokies.

God bless you all,
Nicole

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Harrisburg, PA • #22939

Our love and prayers are with all the families, friends, students, and faculty during this tragic hour and the very difficult days ahead of you . We share in your grief and sadness.

Hugo Venegas
Colorado Community Church @ Stapleton

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Denver, Colorado • #22940

To everyone affected by this tragedy, my families heart and prayers are with all of you.
When in the midst of heartbreak and tragedy please do not hold onto your pain. Seek the help and comfort of friends, family and GOD.

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Takoma Park, MD USA • #22941

My prayers are with you and I hope the Lord will help you throught this hard time.

Josh Z.

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Indiana • #22942

I was so shocked to hear about this horrible horrible situation at your campus. Its so hard to imagine how one person can take some many lives.  My daughter goes to OSU, I cannot imagine her going through this. I wish I could take away any pain for any one involved.  I think this is a huge wake up call to our goverment about mental health issues in this country.  Pro active not after the fact.  Please know that my heart goes out to all of you.  May you feel the Lords peace, and know that the victims that have passed are in God’s paradise.

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Cleveland, Ohio • #22943

My heart goes out to all VT students, faculty, and family and friends of loved ones lost.

Stay strong. You have the support of the entire world behind you.

Ilana

April 18, 2007, 9:09pm • Pittsbugh, PA • #22944

There are no words that can ease the amount of pain that this atrocity has caused…

In the days to come, please do not allow this evil to gain strength. Hold tight to your own strength’s and to one another.

April 18, 2007, 9:10pm • Severna Park, Maryland • #22945

My thoughts are also for Cho. He appears to have been a very misunderstood individual who had a life just like everyone else that unfortunately passed away in this tragedy. I hope that this reminds us all to be human beings to EVERYONE, and take care of each other no matter how difficult it is. Whatever Cho’s motives were, he believed in them. I hope people will remember his tortured soul in this sad time.

April 18, 2007, 9:10pm • San Antonio, TX • #22946

I just want to say how sorry I am to all the people who were involved in this awful tragedy. My heart breaks for every single one of you. I am praying for all of you to find strength to go on. Hang in there and be strong. With love, Anna

April 18, 2007, 9:10pm • Marengo,IL • #22947

Although I have no idea what a “hokie” is, watching the news over the past few days has helped me figure it out.

A hokie stands up even as his world is crashing down around him.
A hokie comforts those around him even though he himself stands in need of comfort.
A hokie is strong even when life threatens to make him weak.
A hokie trusts in God even as darkness seems to reign.
A hokie is an undeniable symbol of the American character.
A hokie never has been and never will be defeated.

And as we grieve with those at Virginia Tech, people across the nation, even the world, have come to find that we are all hokies from this moment on.

Much love.

April 18, 2007, 9:10pm • Connecticut • #22948

On behalf of the Beta Kappa Rho chapter of The American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon, I want to express my deep sorrow for all who were killed, injured, and affected by this tragedy. Our thoughts, and prayers are with the families, friends, and Virgina Tech community.
As students in this country, we shall never forget the events that happened, and we hope that some good will come from this.

Thomas R. Burnette III
Vice President
Beta Kappa Rho - American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon

April 18, 2007, 9:10pm • Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan • #22949

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. I wish I had the words to ease some of the pain.

April 18, 2007, 9:10pm • Grundy, VA • #22950

May God Bless You All!! Our Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Suncoast Exxon Station #6

April 18, 2007, 9:10pm • St Petersburg ,Florida • #22951

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

April 18, 2007, 9:10pm • New York, NY • #22952