Condolences, April 18, 2007

God Bless You All!
be strong!
A-men

Amber

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Toronto,ON Canada • #25106

"The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They’re our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard. We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars. God bless their memory, God bless you and God bless the United States of America.”

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • New York • #25107

I am so sorry for what has happend to the friends and family of Virgina Tech.  My heart, my prayers, and my blessings goes out to the victims, families and students who had to go through this horrible time.  Just remember to keep your faith, and know that you have millions of people who are here for you spirtually and emotionally.  I know there is not much that we can say to heal what you must be going through, but I know that I pray every night you all and have fatih that we can get through this.  Stay strong virgina tech, my heart goes out to you.

God Bless
Stephanie P

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • East Syracuse, NY • #25108

I am just so sorry for your loss.  I feel so helpless. I wish I could relieve the pain or at least ease your suffering, but that is beyond my ability. 

I choose the remeber those lost, their dreams and the precious memories shared by their loved ones, so that they may live on in our hearts in minds.  I choose to remember the acts of bravery, the kindness of others in the face of terror and the grace and sophisitication of the Virginia Tech students who have shared their loss with the world.

My deepest sympathies.

C.

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Canton, MI • #25109

To all Students, Faculty, Staff at VA Tech and those around the world,

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims, families, friends who experienced the horrible events at VA Tech.  Here in Iowa, our prayers are with all of you and will continue to be for days, weeks and months to come.  I pray you may all find comfort and strength to overcome all pain and sorrow. 

At this sorrowful time, please remember the world is here to support you and God will heal your hearts. 

Always remember:  “God Only Takes the Best”

God Bless of all you and may those who lost there lives rest forever in peace.

--Courtney

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Cedar Falls, Iowa • #25110

What a horrific thing to have happened! My thoughts are with everyone who has lost a loved one at this time, which should have been a time of celebration at the end of the academic year.

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • York, United Kingdom • #25111

my heart is broken
my head heavy with so many thoughts
mind racing how could this be reality I’m reaching out for God to touch me. Questions I have no answers in sight. O sweet voice comfort me I need you to show your love in this world. Lord I need you like never before.  I pray that the families find comfort in each words, love in each others eyes, and joy in the memories of their love ones.

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Chester, PA • #25112

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost their loved ones in such an unimaginable way. I will pray for you all, try and have faith in God and he will carry you through this.

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Painesville, Ohio • #25113

I send my condolences to everyone effected by what happened on April 16th.

Taylor

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Toronoto, Ontario, Canada • #25114

I can not begin to describe how I feel. I wanted to share the following poem with everyone. It helped me when a loved one was taken away too soon by senseless violence, I dont really know who the author is, but maybe these words can help you too…

Hey look at me, I’m an Angel now
Standing at heaven’s door
Can’t you see me?
Watch me as I soar!

I’m at total peace now
Don’t cry for very long
I’m here in the Lord’s embrace
Right where I belong

I must be very special
God called for me so soon
Look and listen closely
You may hear my Angel’s tune

Nothing can hurt me now
I just wish that you could see
My wings are fastened tightly
And I’m all that I can be!

I can now watch over you
To guide you along your way
My love will still surround you
Each and everyday

I have to go now
There’s so much to be done
God’s work is neverending
And I’ve only just begun

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Philadelphia, PA • #25115

To every student, teacher, and all family memebers:
Virginia Tech will always be remembered for this tragedy. We’ll never forget those who were hero’s during their final moments. Precious & innocent lives!  Lord, please give all the people from and around Virginia Tech the strength to make it trough this difficult time. I am so sorry that this happened! Your lives will be changed forever. Just keep in mind that the entire world feels and shares your pain. God bless you all.

Tim

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • Fort Wayne, Indiana • #25116

As a younger sister of a college gradute, I am saddened by this tragedy. My thought go out to the families and friends of the shootings victims.

April 18, 2007, 11:22pm • California • #25117

As a fellow Virginian, I am extremely sorry that so many victims were caught up in nightmare of such a deranged individual. I hail the many heros that acted to save their lives in some cases and those of others then lost their lives in this final act of heroism. I believe that we need to look at the issue of what schools need to do when they notice the extreme issues people have with mental illness and what actions need to be taken when they are identified. There also needs to be warningn sirens placed on campuses like VT that are large that could be sounded (different pitch then those of tornado sirens) when a lock down needs to occur and then the email pages or having a pre-designated number people could call into a get recorded message instructing them as to what has happened or special instructions like area to avoid or how to protect themselves like staying away from window and doors. Communications in serious situations like this are necessary and of highest priority. Let us learn and try to improve the safety of our familes that travel to work places and campus so we do not have to mourn this way again and suffer the lost of such wonder people.

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Coral Springs, Florida • #25118

Our hearts ache for you all.  Our love and prayers are with you. 
We pray that God will give you peace, love and support as you go through this rough time in your lives. 
We’ve never met you but yet we grieve as if we did.  We do marvel at your strength to stand together.  Many of you risked your lives for the sake of others and we commend you for that.  You are brave souls. 
Our heart goes out to Prof. Liviu Librescu’s family too.  He is a hero in every sense of the word.  He never backed down from things that he believed in and he believed he could save his students and he did.  May you find peace in the manner he died (not in the way). 
Our prayers are with all the survivors.  May you find a way to go on with your lives and may this world find peace.  Many people are praying for and supporting you, throughout this world. 
May the memory of those who died and their dreams live on forever.  May Viriginia Tech once again be peaceful and secure. 
May God be with you all.

---Lim family

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • East Lyme, Connecticut • #25119

I don’t go to VT, but I do live in the same state.  I never understood what was so special about the school.  It seemed like any other college to me.  I would hear Tech students talking about how amazing it was, and I would just think, “what’s the big deal?” But, now I understand.  When I saw the Hokies start doing the chant during the convocation, it suddenly became clear to me.  They are the strongest community of people I have ever seen.  They are all truly a family.  I know they have all been through a terrible tragedy, but I also know that they will all indeed prevail.

R.I.P all of those 32 amazing, beautiful, innocent people.

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Midlothian, Virginia • #25120

To Virginia Tech students, faculty, friends, parents, and the Blacksburg Community:

I do not know you and I am not a Hokie.  However, for this week I am a UVA Hoo who has become a Hokie!  I cannot begin to express my sympathy for your tremendous challenges.  Nor can I express my pride at your strength, committment, and love for each other. 

This is from a Freedom Greetings card:
“Like pressed flowers that bring back lovely memories from the pages of a book,
May your fondest memories come sweetly back to you to bring you peace in your loss.”

A special thank you to the fire, police, and rescue services.

You are all in our prayers.

A Hoo Hokie

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Charlottesville, Virginia • #25121

Dear VT People.

When i Listened abour the tragic attacks inside the Hearth of your communitty y Feelt so bab, because There was a unjustice thing again all the academic people around the world.

Since my Family and my Friends here in Arequipa, a Little city of Perú in South America, We Would like send you our prays and we offer our solidarity because god is together all his soons. Please don´t forget to god, because He´s the way, the true and the Life.

God bless

Miguel Jaramillo Luján

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Arequipa-Perú • #25122

My heart goes out to everyone at Virginia Tech.  It saddens me to know that one person would be willing to take so many precious lives. May God be with you and help you through this difficult time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anita Halvorson

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Decorah, Iowa • #25123

I am from San Antonio, TX and I send my heartfelt condolences and prayers for the parents of the students killed, for the student body and faculty of Virginia Tech.  It’s hard to express in words and know what to say, my heart goes out to all of you.  Know that many are thinking of you and praying for you each and every day.  The Lord be with you and heal your hearts.

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • San Antonio, TX • #25124

I just wanted to say our condolences to you all and to let you know out spiritual arms are around you.We are continually praying for your strength.
GOD BLESS
Miranda

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Big Stone Gap VA • #25125

I was at school when I first read the news. Words cannot express how saddened I am by your lost. May God keep you; families, faculty, and students.

God Bless.

Myrianne

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • New Orleans, LA • #25126

God bless those who have lost a loved one and may God watch over the students who are still in the hospital. We wish them a speedy recovery.

For the students going back to school next week may God comfort you and give you strength.

The Hartmann Family

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • San Antonio, TX USA • #25127

The Baja SAE team from Université de Sherbrooke wants to express its most sincere condolences to all students and relatives from Virginia Tech. We met great people last week during the competition, and we feel devastated thinking of the pain they might be feeling now.

We think of you over here in Canada,
Sherbrooke Baja team

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada • #25128

I am so sorry for this tragedy .
May God bless you all.

Charles Sung

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Pengtung, Taiwan 900 • #25129

Everyone in Blacksburg is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • Philadelphia, PA • #25130

...my heart is with you VT. I send my thoughts and prayers to all of the VT community...I am deeply shocked and sad about this tragedy, and I send my condolences. May one day you find peace in your hearts…

Rosa C.

April 18, 2007, 11:23pm • East Lansing, MI • #25131

Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers for the tradegy that has occurred. Virginia Tech is a strong school and they will pull together as one. Keep your heads held high. My condolences to the families that lost a loved one. Love, Renee

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Falls Church, VA • #25132

GOD BLESS VIRGINIA TECH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Chicago,IL • #25133

I have never met one VT student or professor, but my heart goes out to every one of you. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. -karen, university of texas at san antonio, senior

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • san antonio, tx, usa • #25134

To the Virginia Tech Community:

Although, I have never met any of you personally, the grief that you all feel is shared by me.  All of you, will be in my thoughts always.  I urge all of you to stay strong and united with one another.  Always, remember that there is more good in the world than the bad.  This one thing alone will help all of you cope with this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • North Potomac, MD • #25135

Living in a country where violence is no stranger to its citizens, I was still shaken up when I saw the first updates of this very shocking incident and more so when the full story came out.

My heartfelt condolences. May God bless all of you and help you in this time of grief…

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Colombo, Sri Lanka • #25136

I cannot comprehend this tradegy that has happened. It was completely unnecessary and disgusting. My thoughts and prays are with everyone who’s life was wrongly taken from them, their friends, family, peers and the community of Virginia Tech University. I believe that the unmiversity can come out of this being stronger than ever. Know that millions are thinking and praying for everyone involved and that the ones lost will be missed.

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • New York City • #25137

I hope such tragedy will never happen again. May god bless all the departed. It is a loss of the human being.

Zhu Ning

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Chongqing, China • #25138

When I heard of the news at Tech my whole body and soul were stricken.  As the parent of a Virgina Tech graduate I have come to know how great an institution Tech is. But, even more than that, I have come to know the great spirit that one feels when walking on campus. It is not something you can necessarily quantify.  It’s just something you feel.  I can’t imagine the sorrow felt by the parents and family of the deceased.  But one thing I do know is that their spirt and that of their university will never die.

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Glen Arm, Maryland • #25139

I’m so sorry for your loss...what an unbelievable tragedy! Please know that the entire nation’s prayers are with you at this time.

Kathleen and Cameron Carter

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Euclid OH • #25140

I was just traveling through Virginia the day before this tragedy. I am a college student and mourn as though I knew the victims. All were bright, beautiful, important individuals that will not be soon forgot. Prayers are being spoken to a just and mighty God, that He would be the source of your comfort and peace in this time of confusion and grief beyond measure.

With deepest sympathy and continual prayers to all those greatly mourning.

Stephanie

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Chattanooga, TN • #25141

No words express how sorry we are for the VT Community.  Our prayers go out for the families and friends of those lives that were recklessly taken on that sad day.  You will always be rememberd, you will always be in our hearts forever!!!  Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Jacksonville, FL • #25142

May God bless you all.

Amy Hsueh

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Tainan, Taiwan 702 • #25143

My friends and I were shocked and deeply saddened when we heared adout your tragedy. Our thoughts are with you. Be strong.

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Yulia, Omsk, Russia • #25144

Dear All VirginiaTech University,
All of you are in my prayer
Strongly,
BinhNguyen
Viet Nam

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • VietNam • #25145

Dear Hokies,
I was born in Roanoke, but I now live in Indiana. I was so devastated when I heard the news of the events of April 16th. My hearfelt condolences go out to every one of you. I cannot express to you how much pride I feel to say I was born just 40 miles away from Virginia Tech. The manner in which the student body and faculty have conducted themselves is the definition of grace in the face of adversity. I am so empowered by your incredible light that shines so brightly from behind the ashes of the darkest day imaginable. In your time of despair, you’ve managed not only to embrace each other but the entire country.You make us all so proud. Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Valparaiso, Indiana • #25146

O’ the beautiful state of Virginia, I feel so sad for you. My sincerest condolences for all the families and friends of the victims. May God give you the strength and inner peace to recover from this great loss. And society, may you get the wisdom to avoid such a gruesome incident in the future

April 18, 2007, 11:24pm • Brentwood, TN,ISA • #25147

May all our prayers reach the souls that have left us and may the days ahead bring joy of celebrating their lives and remember the happiness they brought to all those that new them.
They will always be remembered…

April 18, 2007, 11:25pm • Lake Elsinore, Ca • #25148

The Ontario Region is in deep sorrow for you.. we are sending our prayers.... no word’s can describe our sorrow for you - only prayers…

April 18, 2007, 11:25pm • Ontario, Canada • #25149

To all of Virginia Tech -

Any of these children could have been our children.  This university could have been any university.  My prayers to the victims, my prayers to the survivors.

April 18, 2007, 11:25pm • Readington, New Jersey • #25150

It deeply saddens me to know that my peers have lost their lives to a fellow student.  These young people, preparing to make a difference in the world, have been silenced.

It chills me to the bone to think that one of my fellow students may have the potential to cause a similar tragedy.  I actually started shaking and crying in lecture the other day while were discussing this event.  I couldn’t take my eyes off the window in the door, being terrified of what could happen in these uncertain times.

I hope we can find a way to stop this ongoing problem in our schools.

April 18, 2007, 11:25pm • Berkeley, CA • #25151

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire campus community and especially to the parents, family members, friends and colleagues who lost loved ones.

Don K.

April 18, 2007, 11:25pm • Grand Forks, ND • #25152

I will keep you in my prayers. You will be in my heart. My condolences to you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:25pm • connellsville,pa • #25153

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,
The Hizer family

April 18, 2007, 11:25pm • Ohio, USA • #25154

Rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 11:25pm • Punta Gorda, Fl • #25155