Condolences, April 18, 2007

We are shocked and horrified by the murders your community has suffered. We are with you in heart, mind and spirit. This killer tried to terrorize the whole country by taking precious lives. We will continue the memory of those lost and support you in any way possible.

With Love and deep condolences,
the Astor/ Locke family

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Calabasas, CA USA • #24156

Dear All

I’m very sad to hear this tragedy. I’m praying for the innocent and everyone of us as well.

‘I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!’
(John 16:33)

As a university lecturer, I become more aware of how education should be conducted, not simply in a way of sharing information and knowledge but in a way of sharing love and attitude towards life, etc.

I bet that everyone would agree with me that if the killer had felt that love is just around, he wouldn’t have done so.

‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’
(Luke 10:27)

May God be with you all.

Brian Zhang

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Henan, China • #24157

I pray that VT will be a landmark to improve our system to find and to take care of the mentally insane.

Also, that VT will be a leader in solving the system to prevent mentally imbalanced humans from having or procuring lethalweapons.

I pray for those innocent victims of a failed system to keep the insane from being part of normal society.

God show us the way to prevent further violence at home and in the World.

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Cincinnati, OH • #24158

OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU IN THIS TIME OF TROUBLE. YOUNG FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • VIRGINIA • #24159

My deepest condolances go to all you brave students and faculty and parents who may of lose a loved one and are doing well. May god bless you and don’t give up hope.

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Brentwood, NY • #24160

I am 36years old Korean citizen who spent my college years in New York and I was greatly shocked and surprised to hear the tragic news
We have no word to express our sympathy but to express our sincere condolence to the victims and their families.
We Koreans join me in expressing heartfelt sympathy to families in their bereavement

May all of the victims rest in peace.  God Bless all of them and their families and fellow American citizens as well.
I truly believe that the shooter has reserved his seat in hell and God will punish him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all….

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • #24161

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech. There are no words that can be said to take away the pain. May God bless each and every one of you.

Jessica

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Huntersville, NC • #24162

Our deepest and heart felt condolences go to all the families for their great loss.  You are all in our thought and prayers. 

Our prayers and thoughts also go out to all the kids and faculty at VT.

Stay strong and united.

Downey Family

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Ojai, California • #24163

My family and friends would like to share our condolences to all the unfortunate victims who lost their lives. Our hearts go out to their familys and we hope you find strength within yourselves to support eachother. I can only imagine the pain you are all going through but please remember the wonderful lives your children lived and the happiness those little babies brought to you and your family. They were a gift that will always be with you. They are never completely gone. Best wishes and love to all xx

Garner and Family

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Perth, Western Australia • #24164

My deepest symapthy is with everyone and those that were lost in the tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of yu and your families.

Doreen

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Elizabeth, Pa • #24165

"As a mother comfort her child,so will i the lord comfort you”.It is my heart felt prayer that God will comfort the families of those who lost their loved ones.I sincerely sympathize with the whole student community of virginia Tech.May the peace of the lord abide with you all.we love you.oluwadamilare olumeko

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • lagos,Nigeria • #24166

Not surprising, the site does not permit the number of words that would allow me free expression. 

Went to CNN instead to complain about Nancy Grace who repeatedly emotionally charges the issues not unlike the loud mouth at the front of the mob that would storm the jailhouse in a lynching frenzy.  She doesn’t know the meaning of calm and deliberate, and her voice sharply devisive even in those issues that most calls for pulling together.  She is no better than Don Ismus, and possibly even worse, even while having a cleaned up vocabulary. 

As for the vigil at Virginia Tech, all the good words don’t mean squat if they are simultaneously raising uncalled for contention that they themselves would have done no different in the context of the actual events as they unfolded, and a fair bet that even now there are some being left with no one to hold them close, a shoulder to lean on, nor a friend to share a tear.  It is to that some that my heart goes out to, and would to them be that friend.  God bless and keep you whoever you are.

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • leesburg, florida • #24167

My Husband and I would like to send out our prayers to all of the families of the victims of monday our thoughts are with all of you We live close and I never thought of something this horrible happening but i guess anything is possible now daysm Take care of yourselves and God Bless each and every one of you

Mike and Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 10:24pm • Southwest VA • #24168

This bitter act of hatred has touched me and those around me very deeply.  My heart goes out to all those effected by this tragedy, especially the families and friends of the victims.  I am praying and will continue to pray for all those involved.  Please, do your part to reach out to those in need.  God loves all of us.  Keep your faith, He is always with you.  Faith.  Hope.  Love.

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Pennsylvania • #24169

My prayers goes out to the victims and their families and to the entire Virginia Tech University. My condolences goes out to each and everyone of you. Stay strong and keep the faith.

God Bless You

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Garland,tx • #24170

Dear Students and VA Tech faculty,

The county and my family want you to know we are thinking of you in this time of sadness. We send our condolances to those who lost friends or family in this terrible act.

The Spoula Family

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • N. Aurora,IL • #24171

As a student at East Tennessee State University, this terrible tragedy has hit home for my classmates and myself. My prayers are with each and everyone of you, and I pray that God will guide you through the following weeks and months while you deal with this horrible situation. From a Buc to a Hokie, we are all united as one.

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Johnson City, TN • #24172

Having three daughters of my own, (Ages 10-16-23)
I cannot imagine what the families must be going through. I can only hope at this time that God will surround you with his heavenly love and comfort your hearts through these days of sorrow.
You will be in my constant prayers.

Cherrelyn Robinson

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Atlanta, Georgia • #24173

I would like to express my condolences to the families, friends, students and the faculty.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers.  In situations like this there is only one to turn to...GOD....

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Rustburg, VA • #24174

Yesterday I was in a low mood all day, and wrote only this verse below when I read Prof. Librescu’s tragic death, and I wish him and all other victims rest in peace.

TO THE ISRAELI PROFESSOR LIVIU LIBRESCU

Three score and more years ago you escaped the Massacre;
Today is the memorial day, today you have to escape again.
BANG from the next room, reminiscent, kids screaming and running,
Dying.

You rush toward the door, you think of those days and doors,
Kids are frightened, they are the same kids, and you are;
You hold fast the door, so ‘my kids’ can run and escape, they’re yours.
All this was in a moment’s notice; today is the remembrance day, you are
Dying.

-William Penn

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • China • #24175

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stay strong. --Michael (University of Virginia)

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Charlottesville, VA • #24176

One visit is all it took me to realize not only the pure beauty of the campus but the love that the whole campus shares for one another. I still comtemplate transfering To Virginia Tech each and every day because I love it there. This happening would never change that either.

My best Friend Chris Vulcano is at Virginia Tech and I just Thank god every day that he was not involved with this situation. I love you chris.

Even though I’m a Mountaineer, “TODAY, I AM A HOKIE!”

In our Hearts & Our Prayers!

Brent Kottner
WVU 2010

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Morgantown, West Virginia • #24177

My heart is breaking for all of you.

May all humankind look within; and offer a contribution of peace to our world society.

Deepest condolences and respect.

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Bellmore, Long Island N.Y. USA • #24178

I am really sorry for those who died at virginia tech. I find it low that people can sell hand guns to metally ill people. I also find it odd that people have to hurt others because they arent happy with their lives.

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Arlington, TX • #24179

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wu Jun

April 18, 2007, 10:25pm • Beijing China • #24180

I am praying for all of the families and friends of those who lost loved ones. I am also praying for those who were wounded or injured.  My heart goes out to all of the students who are attending Tech now, faculty members, and fellow alumni.  Together, we will get through this difficult time.

Lezli Perryman Buchanan

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Queens, New York • #24181

VA Tech family—from our family to yours, please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.  We share in your sorrow.

The Lesars

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Springfield, VA • #24182

To the Families, Students, Staff, and Community of Virginia Tech

My heart goes out to all of you as you try to find your way to cope with this tragedy.  I know you all will find the strenght and guidence through God, family and friends.  God be with you all and Bless you. 

A special message for the parents who have lost a child.  I know it may seem you will not get through this, but God will grant you the strength.  Keep your faith and trust in the Lord.  I know that to loose a child is the hardest thing you will ever endure in your lifetime.  But, time, prayer, and each other will help you heal.  My heart, tears, and prayers are with you all. This is from a mother who lost a child and knows your pain as only a parent can, that has faced what you now face.

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Augusta, GA • #24183

My heartfelt condolences and prayers to all the families and their loved ones.
Myself as an immigrant from S. Korea, I cannot believed tragedy of this magnitude is rocking this great nation of ours.  Please know that even the nation of S. Korea is in mourning.

Love always,
Melanie Y. Shin

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Pearl City, Hawaii • #24184

The Maire Family’s thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone that was involved in the massacre. Even though the pain and sorrow’s are so thick to see how anything good could possibly come from this, but you must know as the sorrow’s and hurt fade away you will realize that this struggle will make each and everyone that was involved directly stonger and prepare you for whats to come. keep your head up and stay strong…
God Bless all Hokies’,
Joshua L. Maire

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Greenwood, Indiana • #24185

I truly hope that we now all understand that we need to take care of one another.  This person exhibited some serious problems and I think that no one wanted to tackle them with him....how sad.  My condolences go to all who were afected by this tradgedy and my prayers are with you.  I think about this all day long…

Debra

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Brooklyn, NY • #24186

As a West Virginian and a WVU graduate, I have felt a lifetime of strong feelings towards VT. But none of them have beens as profound or as life changing as those I feel now. Please know that my community and my family send their love and support over the mountains to your town. Please remember that such evil doesn’t come from God, and God is who supplies the hope for tomorrow.

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Salem, West Virginia • #24187

Our family is praying for you all and mourning your terrible loss. May God grant us all the strength to believe in the goodness of each other again.

The Begnals

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Cheshire, CT • #24188

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those Civil Engineering students and professors that lost their lives this week. May the lord be with you in your time of grieving, and may their lives always be remembered through our works in the engineering world.

North Carolina State University
Civil Engineering Students

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Raleigh, NC • #24189

I’m Christina, and im only 14, but what happend on April 16 was one of the most horrifying things ive ever seen. These were jsut kids like us with hopes and dreams to make something out of themselves, although most of them had by being outstanding students (from what ive heard). This makes me very upset, which is why im going to hold a fundraiser in my town, and hope to make a good amount of money to donate to the victims and their families. I hope they can recover okay, and i would be more than happy to keep the families in my prayers and thoughts.

Christina Vanness

April 18, 2007, 10:26pm • Kansas City, Mo • #24190

Con un enorme sentimiento de pesar vayan nuestras condolencias a los familiares de los jovenes que nos dejaron tan trágica e irracional en la flor de sus vidas.
En memoria de ellos, ¡adelante, avancen hacia el futuro!
Familia Martínez Zambrano
Santiago, Chile

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Santiago, Chile • #24191

To the Victims’ families and to ALl HOKIES,

I am a student at the University of Maryland and when I first found out about the horrible tragedy that took place on your campus, my heart and my eyes shed the same tears that your hearts and eyes have shed.  I think that no matter where we are at this point, we are one in your pain. We are united in your pain and sorrow.  We are ALL Hokies.

It saddens my heart to see the faces of the victims.  They were kids, not too much younger than myself.  These were bright students, with a road of success ahead of them.  God needed beautiful, bright and caring Angels by his side.  God could not have chosen better Angels to be by His side. 

My deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.  May God keep you in His grace and may He give you the time and the strength to heal and perhaps one day even forgive the man who caused so much pain. 

Please comfort each other in your sorrow and know that you are not alone.  Like Professor Giovanni said, “We WILL prevail. We WILL prevail.  We WILL Prevail.  We ARE Virginia Tech!” On Monday, we all became Hokies and we all were united in sorrow, grief, and pain.  “Let’s Go Hokies!”

Sincerely,

Dulce Michelen
University of Maryland

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Gaithersburg, Maryland • #24192

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow during this tragic time.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers throughout the upcoming weeks and months.  We must all heal as a nation from this horrible incident.  May God bless the families, friends, students, and faculty from Virginia Tech.  “Today We Are All HOKIES!”

Adam Mestres
Augusta State University

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Augusta, Ga • #24193

Trying to explain de unexplainable may take us a lifetime. We will pray so you can find warmth and love in your families. Peace be with you and they will not be forgotten.

Jimena

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • San Antonio, TX • #24194

As a fellow college student, I cannot begin to imagine the hurt and anguish you feel.  The world is behind you, and we are all here to help you cope during this difficult time.  God has embrased each and everyone of the heros that fell on that day, and is holding them in His arms, close, as they watch over you.

I’m so sorry for your loss.  You will get over this.  You will prevail.

Today, we are all Hokies

Cat Spahn

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Colonie, NY • #24195

TO THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON MONDAY 4/16/07.  MAY GOD’S PERFECT PEACE, COMFORT, GRACE AND MERCY BE WITH YOU AT THIS MOST SORROWFUL TIME.  THESE TRADGEDIES ARE SUCH A LOST OF INNOCENT LOVED ONES.  I HURT AND CRY EVERY TIME I LOOK AT TELEVISION AND CONTINUE TO HEAR ABOUT THESE SENSELESS DEATHS.  OUR PATHS WILL PROBABLY NEVER CROSS, BUT I PRAY GOD WILL KEEP HIS ANGELS AROUND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.  GOD BLESS YOU. 

IDA ROGERS AND FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • BLOOMFIELD, CT • #24196

Stay strong hokies, stay strong. ~ Beverly

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Herndon, VA • #24197

As a fellow college student, I can only imagine what students at Virginia Tech are going through.  Please know that the State University of New York at Geneseo is thinking and praying for all of you.  You may be doubting your faith in God...how could He let this happen?!  But just remember, He only takes the BEST to Heaven.  Don’t be sad for the dead, remember what amazing people they once were.  Carry out their memory, and live your life to the fullest.  You have the whole country’s support...including each and every college student at Geneseo.  Much love and prayers!

~Jamie Fragnito
SUNY Geneseo Senior

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Geneseo, New York • #24198

To everyone at Virginia Tech, and to all those who were affected by this horrific tragedy, my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Boulder, CO • #24199

My heart goes out to everyone involved with the horrific incident that occurred at VT.  God Bless you all and I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

Mandee

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Vandergrift, PA • #24200

She is Gone
By Anonymous

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Bethlehem, PA • #24201

Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with the students, faculty, families and loved ones during this tragic time.  May God be with you all and give you peace and comfort.
The Wolf Family

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Krebs, Oklahoma • #24202

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones who lost their lives in this tragedy.  We are praying for guidance in this time of sorrow.  We will remember you all.  May God bless each of you and support you through this difficulty time.

Reesa and David

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Franklin, Virginia • #24203

Our love and prayers to all the families, loved ones of those passed.  May the love for those lost give you strength, and their beauty give you comfort.

-The Karuturi family

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Washington DC • #24204

I’ve lived in Virginia all my life. We hear of horrible events in the news every day. We always think that these horrible things will never happen here. Now it has and it is so heartbreaking. My thought and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the VT family. God bless you all.
K. Jamison

April 18, 2007, 10:27pm • Crimora, Virginia • #24205