Condolences, April 18, 2007

My heart and Prayers go out to all. May God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Monterey, CA • #25056

The recent events that occurred on the VT campus are surreal and extremely troubling.  Our hearts and prayers go out to ALL that have been so deeply affected by these tragic events.

The Nichols Family
Alpharetta, GA

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Alpharetta, GA • #25057

To all the: Families , Students and Professors, my family sends our love and prayers
at this difficult and tragic time. The loss of many lives who shared a common bond of education, and learning and teaching our future students to become what their mentors gave them.: dignity, trust and respect.
We look up to your courage and
strength at this time and we will
keep all of you in our heart.
May the other students who are in the hospital trying to recover- we wish and pray you all
get well.
please remember that we believe in you and be strong for each other.
Oue deepest sympathy and love go to each and everyone of
you.
my son goes to USA down here in
fairhope alabama
and he cried for all of you.
your lives have touched all of us down here and
we will keep you
in our hearts and prayers.
mrs. janice waterman
20650 blueberry lane, fairhope , alabama 36532
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • fairhope , alabama USA • #25058

Hi over there. I am just speakless.
Still I cannot believe what happened.
It makes me feeling very sad. Even if it would
not change anything, it makes me angry - very angry.

May Good bless u and may your future be brightness… With my true condolences - A friend

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Faoug, VD - Suisse • #25059

My husband & I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to VA Tech.

The victims will never be forgotten. God will watch over the ones that are healing and grieving.

Love
Becky & Lee Gettys

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Carlisle, Pa • #25060

My heart goes out to family, friends, past and present, and all those “touched” by the recent events in Blacksburg, VA.  This is a close-knit community.

Previously, my closest contact to VT was “sports” related.  Years ago, VPI(as they appeared on the schedule) would come to Lexington, KY to play UK and the Cats would win.  Then the Hokies moved onto bigger and better things. Today, we can’t even compete with the strong Hokie team.

I traveled to ROA and C-ville, and made sales calls in the 90s - but never to Blacksburg, VA.

A tradegy of this magnitude helps put everything in perspective - whether it be sports or business related.  It makes me think, “why did I think winning the game meant so much.” One way or another, we’re all tied to the tragedy.

Today, more than ever, I want to be there. To share the sorrow.

Time will heal. . . and from what I’ve viewed in the media, the Hokie Nation is damn strong.

Today, and for years to come, I am a Hokie Fan.

Condolences to all and in the words of your professor Nikki Giovanni, “We Are Virginia Tech”.

Tom

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Cayman Islands • #25061

On the 16th, we all became family.  It doesn’t matter how far away we are and who we are.  It doesn’t matter that we have never met any of you.  You are our brother, sister, father, son or daughter.  Please know that we pray for you and
feel such deep sadness our hearts are broken. 
May God Bless all of you and help you to continue.
The Diaz Family

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Longmeadow, Massachusetts • #25062

May those who have left you rest in peace. I am very sorry to hear of such unimaginable loss and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to families and friends who have lost loved ones in this tragic act. They were all innocent people who did not deserve to die on that fateful day.

America mourns with you.

Dan
California State University, Sacramento

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Sacramento, CA • #25063

I am so sorry for all your losses. May God Bless you all and you are in my prayers.

Love,
Katie

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Durham , NH • #25064

We all grieve with you and pray for your pain to ease along with ours in time but we will never forget. Today we are all Hokies. God bless.

Larry B.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Gainesville Texas • #25065

To the families of those slain at VT,

I just saw the pictures the killer sent to the media. Those poor people couldn’t possibly know what was about to hit them. May God comfort you during this profound time of loss and sorrow.

Sincerely,

Mario D’Alfonso
Student
Empire State College

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Buffalo, New York • #25066

May God be with all families and friends that are grieving from this tragedy.  May all Angles take care of those innocent students and teachers who did not deserve to die.  God sees everything.  Lets us all pray to him everyday.  He is the ONLY one who has the power to guard us from this or any kind of massacre.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Alexandria, VA • #25067

Words cannot express the sorrow we are all feeling as a nation. We have all lost something or someone in this tragedy. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts are with you all!

As an educator, I can tell you that something like this affects all types of students. My middle-schoolers have had so many questions. So many, that I am looking for ways to answer them. However, I know that talking about it is what we need to do. For, we must realize that we cannot live in fear because of the actions of one.

As a recent college alumni, I know the love, joy, and family that builds on a college campus. Having experienced the Hokie Nation, I can say with confidence that there is no other place like Virginia Tech. I know that the Hokie Nation will be a pillar of strength for all those who grieve and seek answers. However, the Hokie Nation no longer stops in Blacksburg...WE ARE ALL HOKIES! We are all here for you!

May God truly bless each and every one of you. May he help to bring you an inner peace that will help you to cope and rebuild your lives!

We love you all!
Joe

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Johnson City, TN • #25068

As a student at UVA, I, and all fellow Wahoos, send our condolences to you all. We support you all and continue to think about you and pray for you all during this time of great sorrow. As President Casteen put it “For UVA,...Virginia Tech is family”, and you are our family, and we will continue to stand with you, putting aside our rivalry. If there is anything you need us to do, please let us know. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Charlottesville, VA • #25069

My hearts go out to everyone effected by this terrible tragedy. May God bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Pittsfield, IL USA • #25070

I’ve live about 2 hours from Blacksburg and have visited the campus/town helping a friend. I know a lot of the kids who attend from my hometown community, so I feel very close to what happened monday. I’ve personally dealt with tragedy myself and know the pain and emptiness that follows a sudden blow like this. I just hurt so bad for innocent lives taken. I want the families and the VT community to know that their pain is shared by me and the rest of the country right now. These lives WERE NOT LOST IN VAIN. There is a bigger picture we have to see, to keep us moving foward, to help us heal, to help us forgive.  I know it hurts now, but there is a warm, sunny day waiting us all up ahead. May the peace of the Almighty comfort you and keep your hearts safe in the midst of this storm. I love you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Basye, Va., Shenandoah Cty. • #25071

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS
HORRIBLE INCIDENT. MY CONDOLENCES.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • COVINGTON VA • #25072

My prayers are with the Virginia Tech community, as well as EVERYONE effected by this. I continue to lift the community up that God will be within their midst. My heart grieves + I will never KNOW nor UNDERSTAND how it would feel if I were a student @ Virginia Tech.

God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • (Anderson University) Anderson, IN, USA • #25073

We are Hokies.  We are strong and we are resilient.  We are respectful and we support one another.  This week our family has grown to include friends from other Virginia universities to people half way around the world.  I couldn’t be more proud to be a Hokie at this terrible time.  Thanks to everyone who has shared their thoughts, and to those personally affected by this tragedy, know that your VT family is there for anything you may need.  G. Pappas

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Centreville, VA • #25074

To the families and students at VT. Our hearts are so empty. Our prayers are with you all and I hope all of you turn to the Savior who can bring you out of this horrible time. Pray for each other, love each other. GO HOKIES

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Fort Atkinson, WI • #25075

Hi i am Jennifer Presby From Austintown Ohio
and my thoughts and my prayers are with the victims friends and families and we are sorry for the lost of fellow classmates.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Austintown Ohio • #25076

my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. as a Radford alumn, i will say… Today, we are all Hokies!!

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Reston, VA • #25077

All my prayers go out to those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to all of you.

From the UW-Madison,
agustin c.

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Madison, WI • #25078

I am greatly disheartened by the tragedy that took place at Virginia Tech. My thoughts are with the friends, families, and Hokie (sp?) community in this difficult time. I am a teacher in CA and it’s hard to believe in 2007 that we have to deal with these horrid atrocities. Fortunately, the human heart is strong and will prevail.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

~Megan

April 18, 2007, 11:20pm • Fullerton, CA • #25079

my condolences are sent out to all the family, friends, loved ones, who lost someone to this horrific tragedy, being from Canada does not stop the grief felt for all those who were lost, or lost someone. Be strong.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #25080

My deepest sympathy to the families, friends, and loved ones of the deceased. My god give you strength in this difficult time. I’m sending my hearfelt prayers. Please be strong.

Regards
Anuja Jhaveri,

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Jersey City, NJ • #25081

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the students and parents of the Virginia Tech community. God Bless the young men,women and professors who lost there lives in this tragedy, they are all angels in heaven.

Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • New Orleans, Louisiana • #25082

There are no words to describe the sadness I feel.
My sympathy to the families, students and faculty.
School is a place for learning and growing. No young person should have to witness the horrible events that unfolded that day.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Atlanta, Ga. • #25083

VT students, we are so sorry for your loss. We want you to know that you are in our prayers. May God be with you during this time.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Miami, FL • #25084

Our daughter graduated from Tech a few years ago and we have always been so proud of this fine university.  We are heartbroken over this tragedy and grieve with you. We love you all and are with you in spirit.  God bless VT.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Chesapeake, Va 23325 • #25085

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  May you sense God’s peace during this time.

Sabrina

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Canada • #25086

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected by this senseless tragedy. God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • NJ, USA • #25087

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty staff and the families hurt by this tragedy.  May peace rest in your hearts.  God Bless!

The Rottinghaus Family

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Apopka, FL • #25088

To The Hokie Nation,
I am thankful for this website as I now feel I can finally express my grief and sadness to the horror that came into our lives on the 16th. Words cannot express my love for our great University and the people who make it so alive. This spirit can hopefully give some solace to the family and friends of the fallen. Nikki Giovanni said things so well and we are very fortunate to have her in our midst.. As Hokies we will go forward and we will see more wonderful things from the young minds being shaped today. On Monday, our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you continue on the exciting road to the future. I am so impressed by the wonderful support system in place and wish them wisdom and comfort in this time of need.  I, my daughter and son are all Hokies and always will be. See you in the Fall. We had a vigil here in Northern VA tonight, the 18th, in Great Falls at 8:00 PM. It was wonderful and healing. It finished with the cheers of “LET’S GO HOKIES!!! And you know what? WE WILL!!!
Larry Dunagan. Class of ‘67

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Reston, VA • #25089

To the Virginia Tech Staff, Faculty, Students, and Families,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We are so deeply shocked and sad about the events that have occurred at our Alma Mater. We are Hokies and will always be Hokies!May you find some peace in your memories of your loved ones! Jim and Donna Compton (Class of 1976 and 1977)

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Gilbert, Arizona • #25090

I would like to let all of the families and friends of those lost know how much I feel for them. My greatest sympathies are with you.

-Christian Shireman

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Beebe, AR • #25091

MAY GOD KEEP YOU ALL IN HIS LOVING CARE.  MAY YOU ALL FEEL AN OVERWHELMING SENSE OF PEACE AND COMFORT DURING THIS TIME.  I PRAY GOD GIVES ALL THE STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS THE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO CARRY ON AND THAT FEAR NOT LINGER OVER YOU. YOUR IN OUR PRAYERS!!
LAVONDA

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • KOKOMO, IN • #25092

Like so many people all over the world, I have shed tears for all of you whose lives have been ripped apart by this insanity.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. 

A. R.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Heber Springs, Arkansas • #25093

West Virginia University Alumni sending healing thoughts to all of you. I’ll not be able to root against you in Football again. 

Love Eachother.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Butler, PA • #25094

I may bleed Tennessee orange
but my tears are Hokie maroon
For today, we are all hokies.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Knoxville, TN • #25095

1 Corinthians 5:3
“Even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit.  And I have already passed judgment on the one who did this, just as if I were present.”

Isaiah 41:10
“So do not fear, for I am with you”....

Your child, your friend, your brother, your sister, your grandchild, your beloved has been sent to his/her permanent home...and as the hym goes, “there are no tears in heaven.”

My family is praying for you.  I pray that you will find peace and that your broken hearts will someday heal.  You are not alone.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Wichita Falls, Texas • #25096

I am sitting here, unable to think of just how horrible you all must feel. This has touched me in such a deep way. Although you are strangers to me, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Keep moving forward and don’t let this take you away from your future… Go hokies! stay strong, stay together and live life to the fullest.

I pray for the family and friends of the students and teachers that have passed. XXXXX

Krysta

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Guelph, Ontario,Canada • #25097

My heart broke the moment I was told of this tragedy. I do not know what to say except that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. As a student of the University of Texas At Arlington I would like it to be know that we stand together and will never forget the impact you have made on the world. May you all rest in peace, for we will see you again some day soon.

Today we are all Hokies!

-Danielle

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Bedford, Texas • #25098

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
~Author Unknown

May God Bless all the families and friends of the victims and comfort the heart of this nation.

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Oregon • #25099

No words can express the shock and the sadness we have now, for the young and intelligent people, for the friends and the families of those people, for the world peace, and for the future of our world.  As a mom, and as a Korean, my heart breaks and my shoulders feel tons of weight.  What has gone wrong?  Why, why, why? 

Deeply saddened by the loss of precious lives of young people who had the brightest future, I wish to beg for forgiveness and to send out a faint piece of condolence, if I could.

Minsun Kim

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Cincinnati OH • #25100

My condolences to all students, faculty, and staff.  Blacksburg is a special place filled with special people.  It’s an awesome sight to see the Hokie Nation come together in the wake of this tragedy.
GO HOKIES!
BM

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Unicoi, TN • #25101

We are saddened to a degree you can’t understand. We do not know anyone at VT nor have we been to your school or even that part of your state. We do however have children that were in an ACC college and grand children that will probably be in that same school eventually, we hope. So we can very well imagine what you and your families are going through at this time. We pray and grieve with each of you without you knowing. Stand together and stay together. Your hurting will not stop for a long time. But all of you can change this world for the better. We should have done a better job in advance of your arrival to this point in time. Others should have also. The future is yours to design for the the next generations. Please do it better than we have. God bless all of you.
April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007, 11:21pm • Oviedo, FL • #25102

I give all of my prayers to the friends and family of the people that died in the Virginia Tech Tredgity.

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #25103

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, from Savannah to San Francisco, the country is with you! God Bless.

-AMJ.

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Savannah, Georgia • #25104

our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.but with the grace of god and hokie pride you will make it though. may god bless all the familes and friends of every student and teacher at virginia tech go vt!

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • raysal,west virginia , • #25105