Condolences, April 18, 2007

I wanna express my feeling and my profound sorrows for the victims families and friends. I’m from Brasil and i’m really shocked about what happend. I’m following everything through CNN and i still can’t believe it what happend. It is a enormous tragedy and you all have our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:50pm • Brenda Frota , Belem, Brasil • #24606

I would like everyone to know that my heart goes out to all the victims, families and loved ones, and that everyone is in my prayers. A like this will never be forgotten. May God help heal all the pain that this tragedy has brought to everyone. You have my deepest condolences. God Bless.

Ashley

April 18, 2007, 10:50pm • Columbus, Ohio • #24607

May God be with you and your family.

April 18, 2007, 10:50pm • Singapore • #24608

Moro no BRASIL e EU e eu meu PAÍS E MINHA FAMÍLIA ,estamos abalados com este ocorrido,realmente muito triste,me pergunto o que levou um jovem a matar tantas pessoas assim...???Não podemos esquecer deste dia terrível para nós e principalmente para estas famílias,como suportar tamanha dor???
minhas condolências á estas familias…
DEUS OS ABENÇÕE!!!
SINTO MUITO…
VERÔNICA LIZ

April 18, 2007, 10:50pm • BRASÍLIA/BRASIL • #24609

Our family would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to each of you and your families. I pray you can find strength. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers always. We will never forget any of you and the tragedy you had to endure. May God bless and keep you. I just wish there was more we could do. We love you.
The Smith Family (Kristi and Todd)

April 18, 2007, 10:50pm • Hampton, TN 37658 • #24610

Dear Virginia Tech Family,
My son is a student at VA Tech and lost a very special friend and a colleague on Monday. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to all the families who lost loved ones. To the VA Tech family,remain Hokie strong and Hokie proud and may God give you strength.

Patt Oyler

April 18, 2007, 10:50pm • Landisville, PA • #24611

Our son Mike is a student at Tech and we were greatly relieved to hear from him on Monday that he was safe, but saddened to learn later that he lost a friend and had another friend who was injured.  Our sadness and compassion are conveyed to everyone who feels the pain of this tragedy, most especially the family and friends of those we lost.

We pray for the day that every human being will see the one “truth” that God (or whatever higher authority you may believe in) is waiting for us to understand:  Everything and everyone was created the same and it is all “connected"--in every sense of this word--every living thing and every element of the universe.  Until every human being sees this truth and understands exactly what it means, this world will continue on the path it is now.  If we could figure out how to tap directly into that “connection”, we would do everything we could to heal the world.  We continue to hope and pray for the day it will be etched into all our minds, on all our hearts and in all our souls--forever.

Bryan & Susan Robertson

April 18, 2007, 10:50pm • Kilmarnock, VA • #24612

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. God Bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Prescott Valley, AZ • #24613

I attended virginia tech for but a breif time.  I was there in the fall 98, spring 99 semesters.  I still feel part of the university to this day.  When I got word of monday’s tragedy, I was saddened.  I feel like a part of me has died.  If there is anything I can do to help out or support the universtiy, I would like to know.  My deepest sympathies to all who have been effected.

My deepest sorrow,
Mark Tancini

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania • #24614

To those who will live on, and to those who have parted this life...there are humans everywhere sharing and experiencing the pain of this horrible event. Shaken to the very core of the delicate experience of life, I wish to extend my most sincere and genuine condolences to my brother’s and sister’s of this world. Allow any good that can come to emerge triumphantly. Expel that which does not encourage love and unity for each other. My best wishes and thoughts to everyone afflicted with pain.
Tim Easley

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Boone, NC • #24615

As a college student, this tragedy has hit home and truly made me re-evaluate the safety I have felt on campus. I am so sorry for the loss of life and innocence on your campus. All the victims were attempting to further their success and that was stolen from them. I am happy to see the strength of your campus and community and your ability to pull together in the wake of such horrific tragedy. Please know people around the world, students especially, are praying for your community and students.

-Katie

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • sacramento, california • #24616

As the parents of a 2000 Hokie graduate, we have a special place in our hearts for VT. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every family. VT has come together and will be even better.

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Springfield, VA • #24617

Dear Students, Friends, & Families,

It is times like these that bring everyone together to show how much we really care about one another..all the families who have lost lives are in our prayers and our hearts..god bless!!!

Benjamin C. Barnard

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Mathews, NC • #24618

My heart goes out to the victims’ families and friends. This tragedy has shocked and saddened the whole world - it is so very hard to come to terms with the immense loss of so many precious lives. My deepest condolences.

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Coral Springs, FL • #24619

Our prayers are with you all.  We are so sorry for this tragic loss. 

J & A, Tennessee

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Tennessee • #24620

my thoughts and prayers are with everyone at virgina tech,and the families of the victimes. brian

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • mayfield, pa • #24621

I’m soo very sorry about what occured Monday. I, along with many others, are keeping all the victims and their families and friends in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you all find peace soon. It really made me think about who in my school is alone and makes me want to reach out so maybe one day they wont come to school and hurt us. No one should have to go through what you all did. Good Luck!

Samantha -16, sophmore in high school

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • New Richmond, Wisconsin • #24622

To the family, friends and to all of those who are experiencing profound confusion and heart break. May you trust in God that those who have now passed on are watching over all of us. May Gods love touch all of your hearts. Prayers go out to a Nation and World who are experience sadness and heart break over this horrible event.

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Henry, IL USA • #24623

I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and I began to think how I would feel if this happened at the school I attend...and truthfully, it makes me terribly sick to even imagine.  I cannot even express how completely saddened I am for the peoples lives that were lost, young and old invididuals, and for those families that are now grieving due to their losses. As I know this is a hard time for all, the effects of this tragedy will continue to be in my daily thoughts and prayers.

Lauren Cella

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Las Vegas, Nevada USA • #24624

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the students and families, that have lost a loved one. And all of the students that went threw this horrible day. The McCarty Family

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Cocoa, Florida • #24625

Dear VA Tech,

We know that this is something that we won’t ever be able to forget! We hope and pray that you will be a stronger school than ever in a time like this! Also that in the future we won’t ever have to meet another tragedy like this!
Also to those who have lost anyone, we’re truly sorry for your lost. No one deserved this.

You have our thoughts and prayers!

We are all Hokies!

--Tanglao Family--

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Woodbridge, VA • #24626

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYER ARE WITH THE ENTIRE
VIRGINIA TECH FAMILY. OUR DEEPEST SYMPHATHY GOES
TO EACH OF THE STUDENTS AND FACILTY THAT WAS
LOSS DURING THIS TRAGEDY. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL
DURING THIS TIME AND GIVE YOU PEACE AND COMFORT.
THE T. SHACKELFORD FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • PELHAM, NORTH CAROLINA • #24627

I would like to express my deepest condolances to each and every person affected by Monday’s events. I am a college student myself and we want you to know that we, as your peers, are here to offer love, prayers, and support. The victims will never be forgotten!!

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw Michigan, • #24628

I have never been more proud to be a part of the Virginia Tech community than in the past few days.  The students and faculty of my alma mater have handled this horror with remarkable grace and courage.  You remind us each day of why we still love Virginia Tech so much, why it’s still our “home”, and why we keep coming back.  To all of you, please know that when the media finally goes away, and you begin to get back to a new kind of normal, we will be there for you.

Phil Buckberg, Class of 1982

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Olney, Maryland • #24629

My prayers are with the all the families of the VT students. In everything give God the Glory, he is the one that will help you through your pain at this time.

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Winter Haven, Florida • #24630

During this time of great sorrow, we offer our deepest sympathy to all those who have been greatly affected by the tragic events that took place on Monday.  We know that this is a very difficult time for you and we wanted to let you know that our hearts and prayers are with you.  God Bless.

The Peterson Family

April 18, 2007, 10:51pm • Stratford, Connecticut • #24631

Virginia Tech Students and Community:
My deepest sympathies to you in this time of tragedy. Being a university student myself, I cannot imagine the anguish and sorrow which encompasses your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hold your heads high and stand strong. We are thinking of you today, tomorrow and always.

Lisa Kehoe

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada • #24632

To the Virginia Tech Family,

I and the rest of the nation will never forget those innocent victims who were injured or lost their lives in this senseless tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Stay strong and united!

Kristin
GWU

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Washington, DC • #24633

The Hokie nation has extended across the country.  Please use our strength during these difficult times.

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Murfreesboro, TN • #24634

My condolences go out to the families and students. Be strong!! We’re praying for you!
J.Saunders

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Cambridge,Maryland • #24635

We so are so deeply sorry about your loss in this terrible tragedy. Having graduated in 89 from VT, I know just how special a place Blacksburg and Virginia Tech is.

God bless all of Virginia Tech staff, students, police, and others who make VT a very special university. Our hearts and prayers are with all the parents and friends who have lost loved ones.
We will not forget what happened and you will forever be in our prayers. We will overcome and will rise from this tragedy!

Tony Kelly - Class of 89

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • USA • #24636

Our thoughts an prayers are will all of you during this tragic time. God bless everyone.

Carolyn & Devonte

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Waldorf, MD • #24637

Faculty, Students, and families,
I write this with profound sadness. After the
tragedy at Columbine, I had hoped to never hear
of something like this again. I can’t imagine your pain, but please know that I am sharing it with you. Even though I personaly do not know
anyone, I do Know that we have lost some very bright students, and some that may have become leaders in the very near future. I know that we will never forget, but I hope that with time, there will be healing. I also think that we need to revisit our gun laws, and I know that you will agree, that we must protect our families, from something like this, ever happening again!
God Bless
Lynda Clark

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Mays Landing N.J. • #24638

I’m so sorry about this tragedy~~still in a shock after i heard the news~~

hope the victims’ family can get through it,pls know we all support you~~

God bless you all~hope happiness come back to you soon~~

From wenting,a chinese girl

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Perth,West Australia , Australia • #24639

Dear Virginia Tech,

All of us, all of us in America are weeping with you.  I am so deeply sorry. 

KT

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Sarasota, Florida • #24640

Dear Lord:

Seeing this happen to such a great community hurts my heart. I can’t even grasp what has happened. VA Tech has been in my life everyday. Not a day goes by when I don’t see someone with a Tech sweatshirt or a flag on their car. To know that something like this happened to people I know is heartwrenching. I am so thankful that my friends are okay, but deeply saddened to know that so many people’s friends and family are not. I pray that you bless this community and help those that are troubled and hurt by this evilness, including myself, to remain strong. Please give special attention to those who were immediately affected and stay with them until they are once again happy. Keep those wonderful souls with you for eternity, and have them watch over and protect us from any harm. Give them wings and let them be the angels that guide us.
Amen.

I offer my deepest sympathy to those families and friends of victims. There are no words that can heal a heart. Please stay strong and you are all my in prayers. They are watching over us now, protecting those special to them from any harm that may be done. They are heros in my heart, each and every one. May God Bless You and Bring Them Home.

Katy

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Poquoson, VA • #24641

I am a Hokie—Class of ‘83.  My heart breaks for the families of the deceased students and faculty from Monday’s tragedy.  I have cried many tears along with everyone who is a part of the Tech family.  I am so proud of all the students at Tech and how they’ve conducted themselves during this most difficult time.  The students, faculty, administration all make me proud to be a Hokie.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and certainly with the families whose loved ones perished.  God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Raleigh, NC • #24642

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are affected.  Stay strong Virginia Tech - you’ve got a lot of support behind you.

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Chapel Hill, NC • #24643

There’s just no “right” thing to say at this time, when this tragedy is just so difficult for us to really understand. Please know, that the nation and the world is watching, and that each and every one of us feels sadness, pain and horrific shock at this time. 

May you find comfort, with the many that care so deeply, during such a difficult time. We are all moved forever, by such an incident and wish you love, peace and comfort during these very difficult times.

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Littleton, Massachusetts • #24644

Dear Every one of the hookie family,
My family and I would like to send out thoughts and prayes out to every one who was affected as well every one who lost there lives for no reason. It came to a shock to turn on the TV and see what was going on. I am still shocked as to the event that happend. God bless all of you. As well my prayers go out to the parents of Mrs.N White of smithfield VA

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • smithfield va • #24645

my heart weighs heavy for the families and friends of the victims of this horrible tragedy......there will never be an understanding as to why anyone perished on this awful day but i hope and pray that each day comes easier than the one before.....thinking of you all

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • greenwood south carolina • #24646

I’d like to send my heart to you all at VT.
Hug your family.
Hug your friends.
Hug your boyfriend/girlfriend.
Hug your pets.
God Bless.

Rika

April 18, 2007, 10:52pm • Gunma, Japan • #24647

My thoughts and prayers go to your whole community. May God bless you richly during your time of moourning. God will show his grace and give you peace. At times we do not understand why things happen. God will bring light and understanding through prayer to your pain. Trust in God and know that you are not alone. Find peace in each other and grieve together. Look toward forgiveness so that hatred will not fill your soul. In loving memory, maggie walters and family

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • Great Falls, Montana • #24648

I have lived in Virginia my entire life, and have very close friends at Virginia Tech. I am still, two days later, in shock. All I want to say is God Bless you all, and know that the entire country is behind you all.

We here at JMU love and care for you all so much! Please stay strong and may peace be with you all.

Love & Prayers

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • Harrisonburg, Virginia • #24649

Our hearts go out to all those who have lost family, friends and classmates. Never will this day be forgotten or those who’s lives were tragically taken.

Pennsylvania College Of Technology Students
Catelyn and Dee

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • Williamsport, PA • #24650

We express our deepest condolences to the teachers students and families of the Virginia Tech affected by the loss of loved ones, friends, and colleagues. 
From our school Holy Trinity College , Mar del Plata, Argentina we pray for you all and send the love of our students and staff.

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • Holy Trinity College, Mar del Plata, Argentina • #24651

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  I think I can safely speak for the state of Missouri as well as my Ole’ Mizzou in saying that we are supporting you and thinking of you every minute.  I can’t even begin to comprehend the grandiose feelings of loss, but from one great college campus alum to the current students and alum of VT, it makes me proud to say that you are obviously a strong family as we are here at Mizzou!  Keep your school spirit strong and those lost will live forever in that school spirit!
Dr. Alison Hood-Kirar

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • Missouri • #24652

Although I have never been to Virginia Tech I want to send my deepest condolences to everyone who was affected by this recent tradegy! I pray God gives you the strength to know your loved ones are in a better place and to make it through another day. I attend SHSU and I was truly hurt for everyones loss, God bless.
~Jesika Taylor Sullivan

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • Huntsville,TX • #24653

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Faculty, Students and community during this unbelievable loss of talent and humanity.  May God be with you at this difficult time.

Paul and Renee

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • Beaumont, Ca • #24654

My thoughts and prayers are with my fellow Hokies and especially with the families and friends directly affected by this horrible tragedy.  I will always remember those who lost their lives this week.  I am so sad by what has happened, but I am so proud of VA Tech’s president, faculty, and students.  I am so proud to be a Hokie!

Dan O’Connor
Class of 1990

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • Greensboro, North Carolina • #24655