Condolences, April 18, 2007

Dear All Virginia tech Students, Teachers, families, and friends of the victims

the whole town of Austintown Ohio want to send all our Condolences to the students and teachers that were killed by the gunman on monday April 16, 2007 morning our hearts goes out to everyone of you stay strong remember we are all hokies.
God bless you all and to all the students at virginia tech that lost their friends to this massacre.

April 18, 2007, 11:55pm • Austintown, Ohio United States of America • #25556

We are praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 11:55pm • Phoenix, Arizona • #25557

The sadness is felt around the world, the tragedy that struck VT is horrible.  Know that your loved ones are at Peace, free from pain & in Gods hands.  We all cry with you and feel your pain, My heart aches for you, The Hokies are strong and will overcome this.  I’ll keep you in my prayers each day.  Keep the Faith.
Melinda

April 18, 2007, 11:55pm • Glen Burnie, Maryland • #25558

As President Lincoln felt his words to be inadequate at Gettysburg, so too are ours in expressing the grief and sorrow our family feels for this tragedy that has befallen the Hokie Nation.  May God grant you and yours the strength to carry on.  In Virginia, the roots of kin and friend run deep.  May those roots hug you tightly and comfort you always.
- The Conlin Family

April 18, 2007, 11:55pm • Mt. Vernon, VA • #25559

I am praying and wishing that God will comfort each and everyone’s heart that has suffered from this horrific event. May God bless all of you!!

Go Hokies....from the Wolfpack!!!

April 18, 2007, 11:55pm • Cary, Nc • #25560

I can’t find words to describe what have happened. I called myself lucky because the Hokie I love wasn’t on campus during this tragedy. I keep you all in my prayers.
Dear God, comfort us in our sorrows at the death of our brothers and sisters; let our faith be our consolation, and eternal life our hope.

April 18, 2007, 11:55pm • Patricia , Bethesda M.D. • #25561

Dear Students and friends,staff anf family
of the students and teachers that went to VT.I am very distraught and saddened,I am only 11 but I feel for you as if it was my own school! I am so very determend to become a cop when i grow up,i dont care if it takes more years of school, I am so deremend to find,trackdown and catch the horrible people who do this kinda thing! THIS IS SO SICK,WRONG,AND DISTURBING!

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Victoria,Bc,Canada • #25562

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family’s, students and faculty of Virginia Tech. I am in sadness. Know that me, my church, my family are on are knees praying for all of you.
My Condolences. We are all Hokies today.

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Baton Rouge, La • #25563

Perfection retrieved from something that’s tarnished
Like calmness from anger that has yet to be harnessed
Self doubt impedes on an optomists day
Like an orator standing with nothing to say
Misery’s rains poured from skies
Symbolic tears from aimless eyes
As fate dictates what has not been chosen
Continuous life,in it’s tracks,becomes frozen
Sadness hiding in smiles reversed
Reactions one has are those unrehearsed
Grins that replace incessant tears
Courage that replaces incessant fears
There’s no need to worry,there’s no need to fret
For we always have been,and will be,VA Tech

God bless you

May fate and time heal your undeserved emotional wounds

May the hole in your collective hearts be filled by those who love you

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Livonia,MI USA • #25564

From many now become one, bring a light in the dark, give hope to the hopeless, love to the despondent, peace and comfort to those in mourning this day. Give comfort to your fellows, come together, heal this hurt, plant a seed of hope, water this garden. Be very good and excellent to one other.

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Mclean VA • #25565

My family and friends thoughts and prayers are for you guys. x3

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Mililani, Hawaii • #25566

The University of Texas at Austin is keeping everyone at VT in our prayers. We are all Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Austin, TX • #25567

My thoughts and prayers are will all of you - students, faculty, family, friends and people worldwide that are affected by this terrible event.

Virginia Tech’s family has become the world’s family and I hope each and everyone of you feel the concern, support and prayers extended to you.

God Bless everyone.

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Richmond, VA • #25568

To the students and faculty of Virginia Tech,

My deepest condolences.  I cannot imagine the pain that you are experiencing.  Your response to this tragedy makes me proud to be a Hokie.  Our spirit will live on.

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Port Lavaca, TX • #25569

God was like, “nah, leave him alone, he’s one of ours. he’s got wings upon his back and he’s destined for the stars.”

--Pharell

the only connection i have with this tragedy is the fact that i am a student as well. this truly makes you understand the fragility of life. we take our safety for granted. i can’t even begin to express my sadness for your community...for the lives of those lost and everyone affected by this horrible crime. i only hope that one day you wake up and realize, “everything will be okay”

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • villanova, pa • #25570

To the students, staff and parents of Virginia Tech,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers and those of my whole family are with you as you struggle to deal with this senseless act of violence. May all those lost rest in peace and the wounded recover. I pray you will all have the courage to go on and that the future is brighter for the Virginia Tech community.
Sue Hoffman

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Alexandria, Virginia, USA • #25571

May God bless you all and a special prayer for the parents of the slain students. Our heart goes out to you.
Mr. & Mrs. Holden

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Isle of Wight, U.K • #25572

In such a tragic event, there never seems to be a proper justice for the victums and their families. It truly is a disgrace. I can’t express enough that my heart is with all of the students and faculty. For those whose had to pay the price, caused by a LOST and TROUBLED individual, rest eternally in peace. My prayers are also with the family of the guilty. That burden must be unbearable as well. As for now all we need is time, love and guidance
Adam Colucci

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Ft. Lauderdale, FL • #25573

Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of Virginia Tech Families as they struggle with the loss of loved ones. As my heart broke for Columbine and all others it does once again for those lost on Monday. You will all never be forgotten!

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Tallahassee, FL • #25574

My heart and prayers goes out to the entire Hokie family.  May the souls of the victims of this senseless act rest in the peace, comfort, and love of our Lord.  The ONLY good that came out of this is that everyone will hopefully appreciate this gift of life and forget about the little mundane things that are keeping us from loving one another.  God bless you all.
-Ken

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Germantown, MD • #25575

My thoughts and Prayers go out to each and every friend and family of the victims. You are for every in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 11:56pm • Rochester, NY • #25576

May God be with you as you are struggling to persevere through these tough times. When horrible things like this happen, we must unite in order to stop them. My deepest sympathies. May all rest in peace.
Anna

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • St. Paul, Minnesota • #25577

As a college student, I can not imagine the pain ya’ll are facing at Virginia Tech. These people where so much more than just students, they were friends, children, sisters, brothers… I am praying for healing for all of you, and that God may give you peace and strength.
With sympathy and love,
B

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • Rock Hill, SC • #25578

Its amazing how we all think we dont love each other when in actuality we do. Events like this go beyond racial issues.  We have witnessed over the years that people are people and we shouldn’t discriminate against them on basis of one representative from their race. As I reflect back to 9/11,Columbine,sniper shootings and this its hard to predict who is against us based on outside appearance. we have to look beyond the outside appearance of a person. we have to be aware and alert of those around us that need love and attention. we need to learn not to be so evil in this world. I am a college student and this has a huge effect on me because it could of happend here. It seems as though it would more likely happen here sense we are surrounded by bigger cities with higher crime rates. I pray each day for this world. No one deserves to suffer from such pain. Please everyone lets come together and do what we can to love one another. open your eyes and lets continue to move forward. i will keep Everyone in my prayers.
Love,
~K

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • Southfield, MI • #25579

May God hold you in the very palm of his hand.

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • Columbus, Ohio • #25580

My heart truly aches for all of you. Continue to pull together and be unified like you’ve been doing. Don’t let anger or hatred take over - otherwise the enemy wins.
Evil is all around us but as long as we continue to love one another and be kind - good always wins.
I would like to dedicate the song “Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns to you all. It’s hard to praise Jesus during times like this, but HE will comfort you in this incredibly tough time. Just go to HIM.

Matthew 11:28
28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

KBG

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • White, GA • #25581

God bless all of u!!!

SONILVIA GARCIA

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • NEW YORK,NY. • #25582

I am praying for the entire Virginia Tech community.  God is with you all!!

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • Jacksonville, FL • #25583

My confolences are going out to all of the staff, faculty, students and families of the victims of Virginia Tech. Being a university student it scares me to think that events like these still happen in the world today.
May all 32 of you Rest in Peace.
M.E.

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • Toronto, Canada • #25584

What happened this week is a tragady, It feels as though I have lost members of my own family since we are all part of God’s family.  The weird thing is that good will find its way through this tragic event...God Bless all of you and know that here at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh VT is in our prayers daily..

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • Oshkosh, WI • #25585

To all the families, friends, classmates, teachers who have lost someone ...
PLEASE GO STRONG GO HOKIES

April 18, 2007, 11:57pm • Mexico • #25586

To my fellow Hokies and the entire Virginia Tech Family: My deepest sympathies and condolences to all of the family and friends of the victims in this terrible tragedy. My heart and prayers are with all of you. It is incomprehensible to imagine a tragedy of this magnitude at our beloved VA Tech. I have been inspired by the strength, dignity and compassion of the students, faculty, administration and community at this difficult time. Although there is tremendous pain and suffering in the Virginia Tech family, the true spirit of community, fellowship and pride is an inspiration to us all.

WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!!

Laurel Richardson
Proud Alumni

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Raleigh, NC • #25587

I myself am a recent student at NAIT ( Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) and I feel that as a student, there is an automatic sense of sympathy for another student. I beleive that no matter where in the world a great act like this occurs, there is a universal outpouring of support, prayers and hope for the victims of such a horrific act. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I am so happy to see such strength through this storm, keep going...for you and for those lost.

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Toronto, ON Canada • #25588

This message is for all the Tech students. You are our nations future. It is tragic times such as these that define a generation of leaders. My heart is to see you take time to heal, because the pain is real, but I ask that after you have started the process please help in rebuilding the school, the community, but most important of all, your lives. Nobody could have predicted that inventing the future would include rebuilding lives after this tragice event. If anybody is capable of the process, it is you the student and Virginia Tech’s most important resource. I have said many times to my wife, I love our students and I do. My heart goes out to you all.

To the faculty and staff, I offer my condolences. To the grieving family members words can’t express so I won’t try but I mourn with you too.

Psalm 37:25

jeffery mcclintock

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Christiansburg, Va • #25589

My condolences to all of those students, families, faculty and everybody who is connected to VT for their lost and together everybody will get through this, my prayers to all of you from Colorado State University- Pueblo.

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Pueblo, Colorado • #25590

I don’t know any of the victims. I never heard of a Hoakie before this week.  I have cried these few days and been so sad to see such loss and to know that others are enduring such pain. I pray for your healing and express my deepest sorrow.

I don’t have any beautiful poems or scripture to share but I remember something that I read long ago. “God gave us memory so that we could have roses in winter”. We will all remember.

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Columbia, South Carolina • #25591

To All Of You At Virginia Tech
We were deeply saddened by your great loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Albrights

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • West Allis, Wisconsin 53214 • #25592

Dear all affected,

I would just like you all to know you are recieving the prayers from all over the country and perhaps the world. You are even getting the sincerest of prayers from people all the way down here in El Paso, Tx. I know many of us would like to express our condelences with all those affected. I hope that all your hearts heal and no one from this tragic massacre will be forgotten, as they will always be in our hearts an prayers.
With sincere condolences,
A teen in El Paso

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • El Paso, TX • #25593

i would like to send condolences to the families that lost their loved ones on monday. we are all praying for you. to every person on campus our thoughts & prayers go out to you. time will heal all wounds.

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • amarillo,tx • #25594

I cannot begin to imagine the pain that your university is going through. Families, friends, students, staff members, I pray that you all keep God in your heart at this time because He is there with you. This was not an act of God, but an act of the devil. I will continue to pray for everyone that has been affected by this horrible incident. To you all, keep your faith and God Bless.
JEM

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Phoenix, AZ • #25595

There are no words, no thoughts, no ways to express the sorrow that this world is feeling for anyone any way involved with the VA Tech tradgedy.  As a student of a major university, I can not even fathom what these people are going through.  To know that any given day could be my last becuase of someone else’s ignorance and selfish ways...I am at a loss for words.  I do know that the University of North Florida in Jacksonville is fully supporting the students, victims, and victims families in this time of sorrow and grief.  Whether we are a UF gator, a FSU seminole, a UCF knight, a UGA bulldog, or an UNF Osprey..."On April 16, 2007 we all became Hokies.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and everyday from here on out.

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi
“You must be the change we wish to see in the world”

Katie Seybert
UNF

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Jacksonville, Florida • #25596

To all the students,teachers and family of those affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy: I want to express my condolences to all of you during this difficult and horrible time that all of you have and are still experiencing following the shooting. Recalling my memories of being in High School where there was always drive by shootings or threats it shocks me that there is still violence going on and that life is not valued and cherished as it should be. Seeing all the photos and hearing stories of the people who were killed I share in your grief because they were people like us trying to pursue their dreams, ambitions and live their life. I can only imagine how it must feel to lose a friend, colleague,father,wife, husband or child. I know the pain will never go away of losing your loved one but just know to keep strong.

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Northridge CA, • #25597

Words cannot express how much I feel for all of you and your campus. I was shocked to hear about the events that took place on Monday. As a Christian and follower of Christ, I can only imagine the many questions most people are asking in a crisis like this. All I can say is that I have been, am and will continue to pray for each and every one of you.

Your campus, families and friends will remain in my heart. May you look to God for comfort and healing in this time. I’m sorry but stay strong and you are in my heart and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Valparaiso, IN • #25598

My condolences to the students, friends, staff, families etc. involved. It is a day of great tragedy. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to everyone involved.

Many hugs,
Kristal

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • monclair, ca USA • #25599

My condolences and prayers are with the students, faculty, and families that were affected by the tragic events that occurred this past week at Virginia Tech. It is heartrending to think that so many great, young, and innocent lives were lost. 

Megan A.

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Bakersfield, Ca • #25600

I am so sorry for you losses, This man was mentally ill, who is responsible for letting him loose to kill all of these people.......they should be held liable to all the families..........He had been ill all of his life and yet he was turned loose to kill and kill.......this is so very wrong.........

I pray that God will wrap his arms around all of the families that have lost a love one and help them to get through this.......

God Bless

Char

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Hillsboro, Or • #25601

To all Students at Virginia Tech
the whole town of Austintown ohio we are very sorry for the shooting that had to happen on monday morning be strong you are all hokies.

From all of us here
from austintown ohio

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Austintown Ohio • #25602

The years I spent at Virginia Tech were some of the most formative of my life.  The faculty and staff there are second to none and the level of intelligence and dedication of the students is extremely impressive.

Though much time has passed since I walked across the drill field, the lessons I learned at Tech serve me well to this day.  My thoughts and prayers are with my fellow Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 11:58pm • Nashua, NH • #25603

What can be said that hasn’t already been said. May all those suffering find peace. Globally, our hearts go out to you.

D.M. Allison

April 18, 2007, 11:59pm • Hampton, VA • #25604

Wish the 33 brother and siters have a peaceful life in the heaven.Wish the world more peaceful.

April 18, 2007, 11:59pm • China • #25605