Condolences, April 18, 2007

Our prayers and thoughts to all the victims and their families. And to Dr. Steger and all VT staff. Our hearts go out to you as you are forced to deal with such a negative press - always looking to place blame. You cannot stop madness. May God bless you during this time.

April 18, 2007, 9:23pm • Perry, GA - USA • #23153

WE’RE UP HERE, WHILE YOU’RE DOWN THERE
WE FEEL YOUR PAIN AND KNOW IT’S HARD
JUST A FEW WORDS TO SAY, WE’RE DOING
OKAY
WE’RE WITH GOD

FROM
DIANA BREST

April 18, 2007, 9:23pm • PHOENIX, AZ. • #23154

Our prayers and sorrows are with the friends and families of the victims from this tragic event. It is sincerely heartbreaking. However, I believe, that this horrible event will make us an even stronger, more united “Hokie Nation”!!
Derek and Teresa

April 18, 2007, 9:23pm • Evergreen, Colorado • #23155

Dearest Hokies,
Please know that you are in the hearts, minds and prayers of many who love you. While I may be a Tar Heel, I am indeed a Hokie in my heart right now and I stand with you in the midst of your sorrow. I wish you love and God’s peace.
SDM

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Raleigh, NC • #23156

You are in my prayers and I can’t imagine what you are going through.  I pray you will find strength and unity in each other under the banner of your school.  Go Hokies, and may God bless you and your families.

Amy

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • South Carolina (UF C/O '00) • #23157

To all that were affected and the whole Virginia Tech community, may God Bless you in your time of grief and may God hold you near him in this time so that you may feel comfort in your time of despair.

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Southfield, Michigan • #23158

My sincere condolances are sent to the VA TECH family at this most sad and tragic time.  Of all of the bad this incident has caused I must say as a native Virginian I am very proud to say that this institution is a part of the state that I love so.  What has made me proudest is how the Hokie family has handled the situation with dignity and grace.  To the students I would like to say a sincere Thank you for helping Virginia and the USA begin to heal through your sincere comments, impessive intellect and class.  Please know that we are with you.  God Bless you.

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Yorktown, VA USA • #23159

My heart grieves for every student, faculty, administrator and staff member affected by this horrific tragedy.  As a graduate of Ohio State University I know the entire Buckeye Nation grieves like I do for you all.  My stepsister is a senior at VT, and I know she lost 2 friends.  My prayers are with you all, good luck, and godspeed.

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Rock Hill, SC • #23160

Dear Virgina Tech Community,

We as a nation grieve with you during this difficult time.  Please lean on one another and help each other cope, over come, and learn from this tragedy.  Do whatever it takes not to point fingers and place blame, if you become divided this evil person will have accomplished what he sat out to do- Divide and create a wedge among his fellow man.  Stand strong for each other, your family, and your University.  If you need us, Please reach out- as a NATION we are here for you- God Bless each and everyone of you-

Bryan L Hill
bhill48@hotmail.com

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Atlanta, Georgia • #23161

Dear Students and faculty at Viginia Tech:
I want to send a message of hope and love with deepest sympathy to all of the victims families. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Be encouraged and know that the entire country is here with you all. Stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Millersville, Pennsylvania • #23162

I am so sorry for this trauma that has happened.  I pray for all the victims and their families and friends.  May you find comfort and strength through Jesus Christ.  God Bless all of you

TONI

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Arlington, TX • #23163

Trust in GOD and receive his guidance. He will show the way. May GOD bless you all.

M & C

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Bossier City Louisiana • #23164

I haven’t been in college in more than 16 years but I feel the need to wear my old Wright State U sweatshirt in memory and in Honor of the students,family and friends of VT. My prayers are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Raleigh, NC • #23165

My thoughts and prayers go out to ALL that was effected by this tragedy. May God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Homer, Michigan • #23166

Thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

The Wedding Family

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Owensboro, Kentucky • #23167

May God give the families strength during this difficult times.

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Bangalore, India • #23168

HOKIES FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Our prayers are with you all....

Melisa

April 18, 2007, 9:24pm • Mobile, Alabama • #23169

Our hearts break with each photograph, each interview, each reminder of that horrible day.  As a parent of a college student, I pray for peace and strength for everyone affected by this.  May God’s goodness continue to bless you through this.

Clemson student’s mom

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Florence, S. C. • #23170

My prayers are with all who are affected by this tragedy. Stay strong!
May you find peace in your grief and sorrow. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Ottawa, ON, Canada • #23171

We offer our prayers and kinship to everyone at Virginaia Tech.  We know that time does offer us distance, it takes us further away from tragedy and nearer to joy...as we travel away, we will never forget, but we can continue to go forward.  Our thoughts are with you every minute.

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Steamboat Springs, Colorado USA • #23172

Our thoughts are with the victims families at this time, when time seems to stand still.

Taylor family

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Hamilton, IL • #23173

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, and faculty at Virginia Tech. Please find the strength and the courage to get through this horrible tragedy. May God Bless You All.

Dominic & Linda

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #23174

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this terrible time. We are awed and inspired by your incredible strength and dignity in dealing with this tragedy. God bless you all.
Terry & Reg

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #23175

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time. Words cannot express how we feel for the victims and the families.  May God give you the strength and courage to overcome this and be able to move on and never forget. God bless all of you!!!
The Hefner’s

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Napa, CA • #23176

After the news of the NBC News package came over the airwaves this afternoon on the West Coast, I finally unglued myself from the television long enough to go run some errands. I thought, “This is healthy - get out of the house. The best way to celebrate the lives of others is by living your OWN life to the fullest.”

I only got two blocks before I saw several flags in my neighborhood at half mast, as well as a VT logo on someone’s living room window.

The thought hit me that, though we may be so physically far apart from one another when a tragedy like this strikes, we’re never very far away from each other at all in spirit.

From the left coast to the right, know that the hearts and minds of the nation are turned towards Virginia. We love you and are standing by you all, with our hearts overflowing with love and loss, just as yours do.

With deepest respect and symapthy,
Derek Munson

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Richland, Washington • #23177

My deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims of this horrible tragedy.  I pray you all are given the strength to sustain you in your hour of sorrow.  Your loved ones are truly angels now and watch over you.  I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless You All.
J. Cadeau

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Sierra Vista, Arizona • #23178

To The Students & Staff of Virginia Tech…

I was deeply saddened upon hearing the news of the tragic and senseless shooting that occurred on your campus on Monday.  I can’t imagine what you’re all going through.  I pray that God will give you all peace and that He will lend His strength to you during these trying times.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lisa S.

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Chester, VA • #23179

We’re so sorry for your losses. Peace to the victims.

Juan Gerardi And David Ramirez

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • San Antonio De los Altos, Miranda, Venezuela • #23180

The incredible strength, courage, community and love that the VA Tech students are showing gives me enormous hope for the future that they will be creating. They, and their parents, teachers and faculty, are heros in the midst of tragedy, a heroic couragous community that is showing us all how deep mourning can include the spirit of hope of continuation. I grew up in Virginia, and have friends who are alum. My heart is grieving with you, and candles are lit in solidarity.  With great love as you go forward.

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • NY NY • #23181

My prayers and thoughtsgo out to anyone affected by this tragedy.....

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • bartelso,IL • #23182

My prayers are with the families and friends of the victims as well as the family of the shooter.  May God be with you all and give you comfort.
Karen

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Payson, AZ • #23183

God Bless you all!  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you there! 

The Amos - Reynante Families

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Oxnard, CA. • #23184

You are all in my prayers I lost a cousin in columbine and this just makes that much harder but you must remember.........."WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH”

Mikey

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Northern Virginia • #23185

As a 1988 Tech graduate, I visit Blacksburg often. A hole has torn through my heart. Stay strong. Stick together. The world mourns with you.
Sandra

April 18, 2007, 9:25pm • Wilmington, DE • #23186

Although I may not always agree with our leader, he did say something at the convocation that I think was very inspirational. “People you don’t even know are praying for you.” While I will most likely never meet any of you in my lifetime I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have personally lost many loved ones and know the agony and loss that you are suffering. Please know that there are brighter days ahead, and that one day we will look back and be able to rejoice in the lives of these great individuals and not feel so much pain.

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • St. Louis, MO • #23187

Sorry to hear the whole thing but God will be with you forever and everything will be ok.

Shane

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Shanghai, China • #23188

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

The sheer loss is difficult to fully appreciate.

May all parties be brought closer together, appreciate the need to support one another at this difficult time.

To the parents, the siblings of those lost; please accept the writer’s sincere condolences.

This includes those of the young South Korean boy, who may be to blame. But it should be recognized that he himself may have needed help, from those around him, and he did not receive it.

May this also result, in all parties raising the alarm bell, to remove all firearms from America’s citizens, save for those in law enforcement (and licensed and certified sport aficionados). It is time for America to change its ways being with the right to carry arms. The lax laws in the State of Virginia for acquisition of arms, is truly unacceptable, and truly difficult to understand, in this modern world.

With best wishes to all those have suffered,

InTransit

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Geneva, Switzerland • #23189

Although I’ve done nothing but cry every time I watch the news, read an article, or view pictures of the innocent people whose lives were taking on April 16, 2007, this is all I can think about!

My thoughts and prayers are with all who are affected by this tragedy...the mother that has lost a son, the father that has lost a daughter....the brother that has lost a sister, the sister that has lost a brother...I send my deepest condolences!

May God Bless the students and faculty members who aren’t here with us today, as well as those who are injured...get well soon!

God Bless!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Nina, Jersey City, NJ • #23190

I want to leave you some words of hope.  My own words, for as well meaning and heart felt as they are, will never give you the hope that only God’s Words can.

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
~Psalm 34:18

“Unable are the loved to die.  For love is immortality.” ~Emily Dickinson

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Miami, Florida • #23191

A todas las almas que se fueron sin ser llamados que nuestro Dios los tenga en su santo reino y para todos los padres les de fortalecimiento y fuerza para seguir adelante.Cuanto lo siento por toda la juventud que se fue,pero estaran gozando de la presencia de Dios
Jose e Yrma

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • wappingers falls , new york • #23192

As a VT alum living in Chicago, I have never been more proud to be a Hokie than in the past 3 days.  I have been wearing my VT sweatshirt all over the city this week, and nearly every single person I have come into contact with has offered condolences and sympathies.  The entire nation is not only grieving with us, but is deeply impressed by the poise and grace shown by the students and faculty.  Thank you for showing such amazing strength and resolve to take care of each other, and displaying to an international audience what being a Hokie really means.
God Bless You.

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Jessica, Chicago, IL • #23193

I am very sorry for your loss. It is very devastating to know that someone could take away so many wonderful lives. I pray for you. I am a student at The Ohio State University, and at 3:00pm today, our belltower played a VT song, and we had a moment of silence. Life will become normal again, and may your community come closer. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Columbus, OH • #23194

To VT Students, Faculty, Family & Friends,

Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you at this time, and will be for a long time to come.  May the outpouring of love and support help you get through this horrific event and eventually bring healing and peace to your campus and communities. 

Our sincere condolences to the students and professors families for their unimaginable loss.

Please know we deeply care.

Nancy & Ron Sikkema

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Pine Beach, New Jersey • #23195

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families/friends who lost loved ones at Va Tech on Monday.  They will continue to be in our prayers as will the survivors and emergency personnel and staff who have been involved with this tragedy.  May the Lord wrap his loving arms around all of you and carry you through the days ahead.  Comfort & support each other and tell your loved ones how much they mean to you...you might not get another chance.

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Mills River, NC • #23196

May God keep his loving arms around the students, families and faculty of this tradgedy.  As a parent I grieve for all of you.

Patricia Williams

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • San Francisco, CA • #23197

To the students, faculty and families of Virginia Tech,
We may not know each other personally but in this country we gather around each other as a family.  To comfort, to give strengh and hope, to pray and to care.  You are wrapped in our hearts as yours are surely broken.  In time the unbearable pain will be manageable. In time memories will bring healing and hope. For now-lean on us and know how much we care.
Charlene

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Naugatuck Connecticut • #23198

It is sad that a person could do such a horrible thing but I pray for those involved in the shooting and I know everybody around the world is doing the same too.  God bless all of you at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Bristow, Virginia • #23199

Our condolences on the loss of such wonderful young people with futures. Our daughter is a graduate (1992) and is very disturbed by the events, and so our we. God bless and know they
are in heaven. Great university, wonderful people
in Blacksburg.

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Stevensville, Maryland 21666 • #23200

To All The Virginia Tech
I Am In Every Bobby Prayers I Thank About You
All I start Cry I Am Showen My Virginia Tech Colors My Hood Sweat Shrit With My Black Ribbon And A Angle Pin I Am Your All Biggest Fan I Got Two Friend Go To Virginia Tech John frey And Dawn
Decker Keep Up The Spirits GO HOKIES LOVE YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND TAKE CARE Your FRIEND Timmy Bentz

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • Thurmont, Md. • #23201

My heart goes out to anyone who lost a friend or family member. I hope we always remember this and make sure that it never happens again. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:26pm • North Carolina • #23202