Condolences, April 18, 2007

hello i am so sorry for the shottin i jsut hope the familys of the victims will be ok u am only 16 i whise i could do somethin to help out the familys i just gope they wont be no more copycats

charlie

April 18, 2007, 10:53pm • milledgeville heorgia • #24656

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Emporia,KS US • #24657

My thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost family members, as well as those families who had family members wich were wounded.  God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Alexandria, Virginia • #24658

My family and I send our deepest condolences. You will never forget the fallen but you shall carry on for those that have fallen shall become our strength for in thier remembrance and grace we shall become stronger.
God bless each and every one of you Hokies.

Sean Naish

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Fort Wayne IN 46725 • #24659

This tragic event touches a place deep in my heart reserved for the most terrible and unfair of events.  I have a daughter who is finishing her freshman year at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.  A bomb threat was called in to her campus on April 17th and several buildings were evacuated.  The university now plans a mock event to try to ensure that a similar tragedy may be prevented or at the least minimized if a similar event were to occur. I cannot imagine the shock and immeasurable saddness that the families and friends of these students and faculty members are experiencing.  I also think of all of you at the university who will have to somehow go on after such a terrible and shocking event. I have watched the faces of these victims on television and heard the bits of information about each of them which really reveals how special they were.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Debbie and Ashley Phillips

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Soddy Daisy,Tennessee • #24660

To the President, Faculty, VT Police, Students, and the families of the victims:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you every minute of every day.  No words can express how sorry we are that so many innocent, intelligent and unique individuals had to endure a tragedy such as this.  You are not alone, just remember that.  There is not anyone out there that hasn’t been impacted by this devastating event. 
Even though we do not know each other and may never meet...we are sending many hugs your way just as a small attempt to help try to ease your pain.  VT is a much loved campus and the souls of the students and professors that lost their lives will live on through the great Hokie spirit that is so prevalent among the whole Blacksburg community. 

With our deepest sympathy,
April, Kayla, and Maliya

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Middlesex County, VA • #24661

My best friend and sister of the heart is a Hokie, as is her family. My own heart bleeds with you all. As do my children’s. Today, tomorrow, Friday and on, we will all be part of you and your sorrow and bravery.
God Bless the Hokies.

Linda, Monmouth University, West Long BRanch, NJ

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • USA • #24662

We lift you all up in our prayers.  In God, may you find understanding and peace. 

J & T Moore

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Abingdon, Virginia • #24663

To the Hokie Nation: This is an inconceivable tragedy in the life of a great University. My thoughts are with all of you and I pray that God will grant you peace, and will comfort you during this bewildering time.

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Pittsburgh PA • #24664

My thoughts and prayers with every single one of you.  My deepest condolonces to those who lost a loved one.  God Bless Virginia Tech.

Megan

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA • #24665

I AM STILL IN SHOCK FROM WHAT OCCURRED ON MONDAY.  I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES OF ALL VICTIMS, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND STAFF.  LET THIS BE A REMINDER THAT LIFE IS PRECIOUS.  LIVE EACH DAY!  GOD BLESS VT!!!!  LOVE, CHRISTAL

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA • #24666

My hopes, my prayers, my tears, my heart, my everything I want to give to Virginia Tech.  I pray for the families, and the victims.  I can never have a glimmer of the pain and loss that people are feeling who are connected to this event.  Though while reading about lost ones dreams and lives including the comments of people who cared about them I want to thank those who have left us with my whole heart for being everything they were while here.  Today while so many recount stories of times spent together I know that their lives will never be forgotten and I hope that their lives will be the catalyst for hundreds of more beautiful people.  They will never be replaced and I cry for the empty footprints left behind.
-Stephen L. Kull

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Crystal Lake, Illinois • #24667

May God’s peace and love comfort you all in your sorrow.  Only He knows why, lean on Him.  God bless ~ The Shaffer Family

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Baden, PA • #24668

My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this tragic event.  Here at your sister university, University of Miami, we prayed for you all at our vigil united as Hokies
Nicole*

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Miami, Florida • #24669

We are so very, very heartbroken for all of the victims families.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Murphy, NC • #24670

Rest in peace.
Ermias A.

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Ethiopia • #24671

Our hearts and prayers go out to each and everyone at Virginia Tech, the families and the communities.  May God be with you.  God Bless all the families.

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Duluth, GA • #24672

Virginia Tech I am so sorry about the loss of your fellow students.  I love you guys so much1 May God be with you and your friends as you go through this time of heart-ake and struggle.  At Durham School Of The Arts we are having a day of rememberince for the Hookies that were lost.  I know that if that happened at my school i would be tramatized. God Bless you!

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Durham, N.C • #24673

It is difficult to express in words the shock of having seen something so evil touch our university.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the students and professors who perished and I trust that we will all endeavor to be the strength of the Hokie Nation.

H. Butler, ‘71,’78

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Springfield, VA • #24674

May God Bless You All.  My heart and prayers go out to all of the staff, teachers, and students.
From Ms. Molina

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Pasadena, CA • #24675

As an alumnus (twice), and the mother of a senior Hokie, I was simply stunned as things unfolded on Monday. Ever since I was a small child, I have been to the land of hokie stone several times a year.  I know well the feeling of family that prevails over everything in Blacksburg, both on campus and off. When the time comes for you to grieve privately and try and put this behind you, know that you will forever be in my heart and prayers. UT PROSIM!  Cindy

April 18, 2007, 10:54pm • Dinwiddie, VA • #24676

"God is our fefuge and strength, a very prsent help in trouble"-Psalm 46:1

May God be with you during your loses!  Even though I did not know those that lose their lives, I coul not help but shed tears for them.  I am truly sorry, and you all are in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Elberton, Ga. • #24677

As long as we can love each other,and remember the feeling of love we had,we can die without ever really going away. all the love you created is still there. all the memories are still there. you live on--in the hearts of everyone you have touched.May God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Knoxville,Tennessee • #24678

May God give strength to everyone affected by this tragedy

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Canada • #24679

my heart and prayers go out to the ones who lost someone or who was injured. like 9/11 this day will never be forgotten. i hope that in time your wounds will heal. god bless all of you and much love to everyone.

the stokley family and the miller family

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • elizabeth city, north carolina • #24680

MAY GODS BLESSINGS BE MANY AND BOUNTIFUL IN ALL YOUR LIVES. OUR DEEPEST HEART FELT CONDOLENCES ARE WITH YOU AND YOURS. Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. PROVERBS 10:6
MIKE

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • WILLAMSON, NEW YORK • #24681

There are no words for me to express my sympathy to the families. You are in my prayers! I am only 27 and watching this is such a surreal thing. I want the families know that the country is pulling together to pray for peace in your lives. God bless you! Misty Swearingen

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Baker, Louisiana • #24682

Please know that all of our thoughts and prayers are witht the people of Virginia Tech. This tragedy will not be forgotten.  May God grant you some measure of comfort.

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Atlanta, GA, USA • #24683

Dear everyone,

We send our deepest condolences to everyone on campus. Although we have never been on your campus we have passed it many times on our way to Salem, VA and it looked so beautiful from the highway. Hopefully that beauty will return and the memories of those who died will be part of this beauty.
Sincerely,
The Klayder family

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Alliance, Ohio • #24684

I would like to express my deepest condolences to everyone that was victimized and affected by this horrific tragedy.  You are in my heart and prayers each and everyday.  This is an unforgettable and unforgivable thing that has happened.  Each and every individual that sadly passed away was far too young and innocent to pass.  God Bless all of you, especially the magnificent heros who risked, if not gave, their own life to save others.  You will be forever remembered for your bravery.  May God be with you all.

Sarah Keister

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Clinton, Iowa • #24685

My DEEPEST sympathies to all the families, friends and staff that were affected by this brutal tragedy.  I’d like to send a giant hug from Canada.  We’re all praying for you and hopeful that your hearts can one day heal.  Always remember you’ve got support pouring out from all over the world. God bless!

Jen

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Canada • #24686

this tragedy hurts my heart and soul. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. this tragedy makes no sense.  the world has lost promising young lives for no reason.  may God watch over all the families and friends of the ones who were lost. my deepest sympathy to everyone

heather

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • carlyle, illinois 62231 usa • #24687

I’m praying for all the friends/families of the students/faculty members that have been struck by this horrific tragedy. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Endicott, NY • #24688

PLEASE ACCEPT MY AND MY WIFES CONDOLENCES,AND PRAYERS FOR A HEALING OF YOUR SPIRITS AND KNOW WE LOVE YOU ALL AND SHARE IN YOUR PAIN AT THIS TIME,IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE SUCH A HORRIBLE THING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN,TIME WILL HEAL YOU ALL AND LETS US ALL PRAY FOR TIME.....GOD BLESS RICH AND NANCY WALTERS

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • MINEOLA NEW YORK UNITED STATES • #24689

No amount of words can express my sadness, disbelief and anger about the tragic events. My heart goes out to all of the friends and families of the VA Tech Community.

April 18, 2007, 10:55pm • Bailey, Colorado • #24690

May God be with you all in this moment and we pray that He eases your sadness and speeds your healing.  There are few words that can be said at such a time.  God bless each of you.

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Savannah, Georgia • #24691

VT community, my prayers go out to you all, especially the families and friends of the victims.  To the parents of Erin Peterson, she was a wonderful person and blessed those around her and the world in so many ways.  We are saddended by a promising young woman whose life has ended suddenly.  She had so much to offer to society and through her spirit and epressed goals we as her friends are obligated to carry her dreams forward as she guides us from heaven.  You are wonderful people yourselves and we thank you for creating and raising such a wonderful, talented and honest person.  We thank you for what your daughter has done for us over the years and we can only hope to continue to bring forth the goodness to the world that she woud have done.

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Springfield, Virginia • #24692

I am a student at Central Michigan University and I am just horrified by this terrible tragedy. The victims, the families, and everyone else at Virginia Tech are in my prayers. We are with you over here at CMU.

-Jessica Kreps

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Mount Pleasant, MI • #24693

Dear Students, Staff and Parents of Virginia Tech,

My heart is broken for all of you. Having sent two children off for university educations I am overcome with sadness knowing that this joyous life passage has become wrapped in senseless tragedy. Please know that millions grieve with you. Our tears fall as if our own children and loved ones were taken. In fact, I feel that your children and loved ones are mine. May the God of the Universe bring you comfort.
Sharon

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Snohomish, Washington • #24694

Our deepest sympathy to the families who have lost their loved ones.  Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

sincerely,
The Meade Family

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Erie,Pa • #24695

To Hokie Nation. My prayers and condolences to the families and friends of the innocent lives that were lost. As an Alumni of VT Tech, I feel that I have lost part of my family as well as a sense of reality. Blacksburg used to be one of the safest places on earth but in reality this was an illusion because in a matter of hours even our reality has changed. My deepest sorrow to the whole VT Tech community for their loss.
A. Khaldi, M.D. Class of 1994

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Chicago, IL • #24696

My family and I want to take this time to offer our respects to all of the loved ones lost in this horrifying ordeal. All of the families and victims are in our thoughts and prayers. Just remember that in your time of need God is listening. God Bless You All!

The Wright Family

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Indiana • #24697

Our hearts and prayers go out to each and every member of the HOKIE NATION , we want you all to know that the fans of all ACC schools became members of the HOKIE NATION on monday. We want you to know our families and universities are here for you in this time of sadness.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND MAY YOU FIND PEACE IN HIS LOVE.

The Smith Family,
Monty Sr, Allison , Montgomery Jr
Clemson University Tiger Fans and proud new members of the Hokie Nation.

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • North Port , Florida • #24698

One night I had a dream. I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and across the skies flashed scenes from my life. In each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One was mine, and one was the Lord’s. When the last scene of my life appeared before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand, and, to my surprise, I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints. And I noticed that it was at the lowest and saddest times in my life. I asked the Lord about it: “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way. But I notice that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why you left my side when I needed you most.” The Lord said: “My precious child, I never left you during your time of trial. Where you see only one set of footprints, I was carrying you.”

With Deepest Condolences,
Mary & Jason

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Philadelphia, PA • #24699

My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences for the tragedy that struck Virginia Tech and the Engineering college. You will prevail.

Ahmed

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Minneapolis, MN • #24700

I wanted to say I am thinking of all the VA Tech students, professors, faculty and their families during this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Burke, Virginia • #24701

I believe I speak on behalf of all Americans everywhere when I say, we hurt for you, we cry with you, we pray for you. April 16, 2007 will be a day that will live in enfamy in the hearts of all people of this world, esp. those who were effected. Let us never forget those who’s lives were ended so abrubtly in their young life and the Families. God Bless them, may the Lord be with you during these days of mourning. Remember you are not alone. So my Deepest of Condolences. Let all of us hope that this tragedy never happens again.

SULARZ FAMILY

PS GO HOKIES…

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA • #24702

From Matawan New Jersey, our coldonces to the famlies and all the loved ones who lost their lives. Such bright young people taken away on Monday. All though I did not know anyone in the tradgedies of that day, I look at all the faces and it breaks my heart. May you find peace to go on.

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Matawan, New Jersey • #24703

My deeply condolences to the family of the students and teachers who was killed by tragic massacre. May GOD guide and give you all strength to surpass all the pain that this tragedy gives you.

SHERILYN

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • philippines • #24704

staying quietly with the people love us and people we love is more precious than the money and the postion we earn. I satisfy that I can still have chance to be with my parents and my friends.

As far as the gunman, he and his family are also the victims. We have to ask ourselves, “if we could try our best to help him and to show him the kind and the love among the humankind, would the tragedy happen?” Don’t be offish again, be kind to people around you.

Xin Liu

April 18, 2007, 10:56pm • Middletown, CT • #24705