Condolences, April 18, 2007

you all will be remembered forever in our hearts.
God bless you all and VT.

nhk

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Blacksburg, VA • #23304

To the entire HOKIE NATION!!

The last couple of days have been so felt with sorrow. I never attended VT but I am a HOKIE by heart, I love this school and the students, faculty and everything about it. The entire HOKIE NATION are in my prayers and thoughts and I will never forget 4-16-07.  We will start to heal and get stronger from this in time, WE WILL PREVAIL!! WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!! Love April Chu

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Waynesboro, VA • #23305

Heartfelt condolences to everyone at VT. We will never understand why this kind of thing happens. Life is so very precious.We are sorry for your loss.

Jim and Barb

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Hudson, Ohio • #23306

Being from Virginia, and a Hokies fan, this tragedy hits home with me. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with the Hokies family.  May God lay His healing hands upon all of you and help you to move forward.  You are the Hokies, you will prevail!  May God bless you all and always look after you.

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Sebastian, Florida • #23307

My thoughts are with all of the victims, their families and friends.  The campus of SUNY Plattsburgh is with you during this troubling time.

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Plattsburgh, NY • #23308

We cannot imagine the heartbreak and sorrow that fills the hearts of these young adults and staff. Just believe that God will show you peace and help you heal.  GOD Bless your are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Marietta, GA • #23309

My deepest sympathy and my sinsere prayers go out to the families of the victims, injured, and all the students, faculty and staff of VT, along with all the citizens of Blacksburg, Va.  I wish I could be there to comfort you. I am leaving my email address, and I am here for anyone that needs comfort and prayer.
May the Lord hold you in His loving arms, and bring you comfort and closure.
Your friend in Christ.
Sam Gorton samnwiley@wmconnect.com

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Battle Creek, Michigan U.S.A. • #23310

Words cannot express the sadness I feel over this great tragedy. I pray all the family and friends of the victims can somehow find some peace from all of this.

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Valerie W (Florida) • #23311

As a Korean American, my truly heart goes out to the families of the victims.

As a Christian, all I can do is pray for the families, and offer the following verse in hope of comforting those who mourn:

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

Joon Chang

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Fullerton, CA • #23312

May the Lord bless and keep you, may he make his face shine on you and show you peace…

Deepest condolences and prayers are with all of the Virginia Tech family from Bowling Green State University.

Our prayers are with the families and close friends of the victims, and with the student body affected at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Bowling Green, Ohio • #23313

My heart goes out to all those affected by this unspeakable tragedy.  I only with there was something more I could do for you all.  You will remain my thoughts and prayers always.
Kristin O’Malley

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • West Orange, New Jersey, USA • #23314

My prayers are with you and your family. I’m so sorry this had to happen to you. May God show you good and help your family through these hard times. Remember he is always there when you are alone or in a crowd of people. I pray that you never feel alone.
love you guys

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Ashtabula Ohio • #23315

I’m still in shock and can’t believed what’s happened.  It seems unthinkable for me to know that someone would do something like this.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families/friends that are personally affected by this tragic event.  I have several ties to Tech and went there briefly myself and it’s such a loss for the community there.  I’m very glad to see everyone bonding together in unity and showing that Hokie spirit and support.

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Hampton, VA • #23316

Since the moment I heard of this horrific tragedy, my heart has been heavy and full of sorrow.  My thoughts and prayers go to VA TECH Students, VA TECH Families and Friends.  I pray you find peace and comfort thru these difficult times.  Your loved ones will NEVER be forgotten!  GMU and GMU Alum’s will NEVER forget and pray for you!
Respectfully and with love,
Renee, George Mason University Alum

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Reston, VA • #23317

My sincer coldence to the families of the victims that got shot and our hearts go out to all the familie at this time of sorrow.

from Mr Nick and Vilma Lamacchia and Family

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #23318

ARE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF VIRGINIA TECH.

ROBERT AND KAREN PRATT/NORWALK CONNECTICUT

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • NORWALK CONNECTICUT • #23319

TO STAFF,STUDENTS AND THE FAMILIES OF THE INNOCENT. MY HEART ACHES FOR VIRGINIA TECH RIGHT NOW.I DONT KNOW ANYONE THERE BUT WE AS A NATION MOURN THIS HORRIFIC TRADGEDY WITH EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND HEAL THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. I PRAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.PLEASE KNOW GOD WILL HANDLE THE REST.

A CONCERNED CITIZEN!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Bridgeport,conn • #23320

I extend my deepest condonlences to all the students, faculty and their loved ones. That from all this darkness a bright light will shine and guide them to hope, hope to move on and recover from the tragic events. I myself am a student and cannot help but to mourn with all of you and feel a knot in my stomach and an empty space in my heart at the thought that my school could of fell victim to events like those of Monday. I would like to take the oppurtunity to encourage to tell those that they love How much they love everyday multiple times a day.

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Denton, Tx • #23321

To everyone who’s lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
When you said goodbye.
And to all of the people with burdens and pain
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there’s nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right.

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart.
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He’ll meet you wherever you are.
Cry out for Jesus.
Cry out for Jesus.
- Third Day

In Christ, The Rauch Family

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Greenville, South Carolina • #23322

To the Student, Faculity, Parents and Friends,

My son went to Tech and graduated 11 years ago. I am well aware of the Hokie spirit and your wonderful campus. Please know that out thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know that you grieve and we grieve with you. While we don’t know what the future will hold, we know that Tech will come back stronger and greater than ever. God bless you all. The Harris Family

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Dagsboro, Delaware, USA • #23323

I’ve written and deleted this comment about 20 times. Nothing seems adequate. Just want you to know that I, and millions of others, cry with you.

S.Vittoria

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Washington, DC • #23324

God Bless Everyone Huggs, Debbie

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Hummelstown, Pennsylvaina • #23325

To the Virginia Tech community and all those affected by this tragedy,

Know that we are all standing by your side and that all of us here at the University of Rochester are praying for you.  You will remain in our minds and hearts as you grieve and mourn the loss of your loved ones.  May God bless you all.

-Mike

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Rochester, NY • #23326

God bless you all..

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • chicago • #23327

Hello, i’m Clarisa and i’m 12 years old! when got the news about what had happened it hit me deep, and i could not imagine the pain u r going through! because these victums were loved ones and best friends ect. i have done what i can 2 remember what happened by painting a creating signs 2 hang in my front yard.i also lit a special candle that i will only put out wen the State of Virginia has heeled! i send my prayers and love to thoughs of u who have lot loved ones, best friends,ones who u will never ferget!!

When Virginia heels, i heel

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • San diego, california,u.s.a • #23328

I am so sorry for all of your losses. May God give you the strength heal. Our hearts and prayers go out to every single student and family effected by this horrible act.

The Brammers

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • South Point, OH • #23329

"Guardian angles protect us all, giving strength when we might fall, watching guiding lighting the way, through the night and every day.”
I leave this prayer and my condolences to the students that were killed, and to their families. May God be with you.
Brett Wabaunsee

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Kennewick,Washington • #23330

When I heard what had happened, it took me a while to believe it. I will never imagine the pain everyone at Virginia Tech is feeling, but I wish to give my condolences. I know you will be able to move on, for the people you lost and for those who survived. I am sorry for what Cho did, I hope you will be able to forgive him one day.

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Duarte, CA • #23331

May God be with each and everyone of you at this sad time in our history.  Love one another and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every moment of the day.  We have lost some true future leaders of this country.  You have our deepest sympathy from upstate New York.

The Magill’s and family

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • Maine, New York • #23332

I am from California and have a Master’s of Arts in Psychology from CAl State LA.  I cannot imagine the pain, sorrow, grief etc. all of you feel at this terrible time.  There are no appropriate words to describe even remotely what all of Virginia Tech studens, faculty and staff must be feeling.

All I am certain of is that I am praying for you.  I think about this quite often throughout the day and feel sad and angry about this tragedy. 

Please keep grieving and being with friends and family.  But you must also go through the motions of the day (no matter how difficult a task that is) to recover.

April 18, 2007, 9:33pm • California • #23333

God Bless Virginia Tech from Florida State. I cannot begin to imagine the strength It will take to over come this, but I know that your school is strong and I send my prayers. GOD BLESS THE HOKIES!!!

Wesley Weed
Florida State

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Tallahassee, Florida • #23334

My family continues to pray for everyone involved in this tragedy. We cry, we grieve, we mourn along with you. As a mother of a child heading for college in the fall, my heart aches for all the mothers ... I hate that my child must know this kind of fear and I pray that she doesnt allow it to change who she is ... just as i pray for all the people involved at Virginia tech to not allow this to change who you are ... prayers for strength and compassion for all

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Newmanstown Pa • #23335

Stay strong, You are in our thoughts, May god bless you all. You are Hokies forever !

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Redlands, California • #23336

My heart goes out to all of you.

Tasha

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Auckland, New Zealand • #23337

To the fanily of Liviu Librescu,
May G-d comfort you as he comforts those who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem. May his memory be for a blessing.
Love,
Richelle and Roger Cochran

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Sacramento, California 95821 • #23338

Oh my goodness. So So Sad. So so troubling. You kids out there, gen X,Y and z kids… there is good, there is love. So so sorry. Please carry on strong.

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • #23339

This is just a terrible terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the entire Virginia Tech community. I am saddened by the loss of life, especially since they were all college students who were going to really do something with their lives.

Their memory will live on and they must be remembered so incidents like Monday’s will never happen again.

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Ben Coughlin, student at the Savannah College of A • #23340

To the VA Tech community~

Much love and many prayers are coming to you all from Disability Services at the University of San Diego~

GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • San Diego, CA • #23341

My mom is a Hokie at heart and she raised me to know and love everything about VATech, especially the football.  Being a college student and a Hokie at heart the events of Monday have shocked and saddened me. At the convocation on tuesday Nikki Giovanni said it best “We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness ... We are the Hokies” and then at the end when everyone came together as one yelling LET’S GO HOKIES! Never in all my life have I ever felt such a strong sense of community and family. It is evident that it is going to take alot of time to heal these wounds, but know that this week that we are all Hokies and we are here for those of you that are hurting. All of my heart and prayers are going out to all the students, faculty and their families, not to mention the whole community of Blacksburg. LET’S GO HOKIES!!!!! God Bless
*Brittany Sage*
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Charlotte, North Carolina • #23342

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Scott Family

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Sioux City, Iowa • #23343

May God be with you in this time of tragedy, and I pray that you find strength to cope with the losses. Know that this entire nation is thinking of and praying for you. We are all Hokies in our hearts.

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Pennsylvania • #23344

I´m for Argentina, and here and all around the world we are terrible sorry for what have happened. My condolences to families and friends. Please, we have to change our way of life. We can´t allow all this violence in the world, people mustn´t have guns, wars musn´t be done. We need a new beginning, we can make things change. Otherwise, where is the love?
Sol

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Argentina • #23345

The nation mourns with you. May you all find strenghth in each other to get through this tragic time

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Indiana, PA • #23346

My prayers are with ALL students who have lost or have been left to bear this heartache.  I have not taken my eyes of the news each and everyday and listened to all of your accounts of this horrid act that a fellow student could do to others.  You all sure have shown your HOKIE PRIDE and you can be strong, you will get through this even though things may appear dark and sorrowful now.  God will prevail and bring all the HOKIES UNITED TOGETHER for the world to see!!  We should all take pride in your hearts and your courage may your lights shine for all the world to see!!  God bless the whole campus and give you much needed PEACE!!!!!!!!!  GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Cindy of Chesapeake, Virginia 23323 • #23347

Ive been with Tech for 7 years now and I am very much a part of the
Hokie Family.  I can’t put in to words the way I feel about the tragedy
that struck our family on Monday, but I can say that nothing will tear
us apart.  Everyone was personally affected by this but my heart really
goes out to those who lost a loved one.  You will forever be in my
heart, thoughts and prayers.

In addition I would like to thank President Stieger, his staff and all
of the VT Law Enforcement for their efforts.  I feel with 100% certainty
that you made the best judgements based on your information and I am
truely disturb by the media’s attemt to discredit your efforts and
sincere concern for the student body.

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Blacksburg, VA • #23348

Our thoughts and prayers are with each victim, the families, and all of the students at Virginia Tech.

May Angels Lead You In
Rest Peacefully

The Cook Family

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Jeannette, Pennsylvania • #23349

Dear Students, Friends & Faculty of VT.

On behalf of the citizens of Montreal, Quebec, Canada who as recent as September 13th,2006 experienced the last of three college shooting tragedies which in total claimed 19 lives & left many physically & emotionally scarred for life as well as numerous families’ lives changed forever, we all wish you touched by this tragedy that you all be spared any further sorrow & G_D’s speed. The memories of all those whose lives were regrettably lost without need will never be forgotten.

Our thoughts are especially with the family of Mme. Jocelyne Couture Nowkak of your French Language Department who was a proud native Montrealer.

David J. Stern

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • #23350

Dear Friends and Family of Virginia Tech,

32 Angels were sent up to Heaven on April 16th.  They will live on in our hearts forever!  Let us never forget these Angels!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this terrible time!  God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Dallas, Texas • #23351

Dear VT Future Generation,
As a mother, teacher and once college student, my sincerest wishes and prayers for a peaceful future in your educational pursuits. 
Keep up your good works and may god’s grace be with you all. Our Prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
L. Karch

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Beachwood, NJ • #23352

To VT,the Blacksburg community and the Hokie Nation,
No words can heal your hearts but God bless you all and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many.  Together you will begin to heal the broken hearts and together you will stand, for you are, now and forever - Virginia Tech.

Carol

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Olean,NY • #23353