Condolences, April 18, 2007

Let the memory of your loved one’s live on and they will never die.

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • Milton, Massachusetts • #25706

its really sad to know that a human can go to upto such an extent.for all those who have lost their loved ones i would like to share my condolences with them..hope their lives ppl rest in peace..we love you all..

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • vancouver,BC, Canada • #25707

I am not a Hokies fan, nor do I know anyone at Virginia Tech, I am just a woman, a Mother, in New Jersey that is really feeling the pain and the loss of the faculity and students of your University.  The students, parents, and faculty must have been so scared.. I truly feel sorrow for all of the victims, and their families.. I can’t even imagine… When our son went away to school, I worried constantly...I don’t even know if I could let my son or daughter go back there.  They will have to live with this for the rest of their lives..I pray for all of you..hang in there, and cling to each other and pray for strength… having each other will get you thru this...and may the victims rest peacefully in heaven with God...and may their families find peace, and faith in their time of need.  God Bless all of you.

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • Magnolia, New Jersey USA • #25708

My heart felt sympathy goes out to all the people who were hurt by this horrible act that this animal has caused.May you all have comfort knowing that your loved ones are now in a wonderful place that we cannot even imagine in our wildest dreams,they are now home where they will never ever suffer again. They will never feel pain or sadness only joy.God Bless You All.

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • Alice,Texas • #25709

I cannot express in words the sorrow that I feel.  All I can say is that my strengh and prayers are with you and I will never forget those that were lost.
~Paige

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • Norman,Ok • #25710

Our thoughts and prayers to the familes and the community who had had to go through such a tragedy.
Lindsay and Gordon

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #25711

Love and support from Canada to everyone who’s affected by this tragic event. Please stay strong. <3

Carmen

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Vancouver • #25712

Although we have always been rivals, never have I felt more love for each other than this week.  My family of Hokies and Wahoos are all mourning your loss.  Our prayers are with the entire Hokie family. 

-Lianne

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Vienna, VA • #25713

There is nothing I can say that will ease the pain,heartache and the many questions that you are dealing with now or in the months to come,I was born and raised in Manassas and have been to your breathtaking campus many times.

Please know that everyone is in my thoughts and prayers!

Amanda Robertson

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Surprise, Arizona • #25714

My 12 yr old son saw me watching CNN on this horrible event. a few minutes later he comes in my room with all the money he had in his room $36 saying “I know this isn’t much but every little bit helps- I want to donate this to Virginia Tech”
WOW my heart filled.
He got that PEOPLE are more important than money.
Gifts from the HEART are what counts.
I’ve encouraged him to share a personal note to the families and students affected by this tragedy instead. I expect him to write his wishes here soon.
God Bless all of you at VT, families of those victims, and even the parents of Cho - all of you are sufferring - my heart goes out to all of you.

-Peggy

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Rochester Hills, MI • #25715

My Wife and I Would Like You To Know that We are Praying For Each and Everyone at Virginia Tech That was Affected By this Act of Violence. We Pray That God Will Bless You and keep You and Give Each of You Peace.

Kelli and Don Whaley

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Attalla, Alabama • #25716

Nothing can be said to lessen your pain. Know that you all are loved and are in all of our prayers. Keep the faith.
Sarah LaFontaine

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Kansas City, Kansas USA • #25717

It is such a tragedy that things like this happen! I’m sorry to all those who has family, friends or anyone you knew involved in this. I mourn for the loss of all the lives. I offer my deepest sympathy and my thoughts and prays are with all the students, friends and faculty.

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Six Mile, SC • #25718

remain strong together we will heal and make it through the storm…

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Wood River\St. louis IL & MO • #25719

I’m sure no one can even imagine the pain you all are experiencing, my heart goes out to every one of you… family members, friends, fellow students, faculty. You all truly have a place in my heart. Keep the faith and find the strength to go on in those you love.

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • San Diego, California • #25720

Dear Hokies,

The response that you all have shown after this tragedy has made me believe in God. I have never been religious, but your perseverance through this tragedy has inspired me. Faith comes to mind. You have been hit with this horrible situation, but you all have the overwhelming faith to overcome it. Faith in each other to help one another through the ordeal, and faith in whatever God or power you believe in that He, She, or It will allow you to remember the lost loved ones in happiness instead of eternal sadness. Sorrow grips you all, but you drive through it with the knowledge that happiness will come again, and you move on with your lives. No, you will never forget the fellow students, friends, and family you lost, but you have within you the ultimate willpower to prevent the memories to eat you from the inside and hollow out your soul.

My prayers are with the friends and families of all those lost on that horrible day. I wish I could say more to try to console you, but I know nothing I will say will take away the sadness. Again, I am praying for all of you, and I will never forget how this has touched me.

Love from Thomas Pollack.

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Chapel Hill, NC • #25721

All of us have been touched by this senseless tragedy. Words can do little in the face of such sorrow; nevertheless, I offer a few of them: You are not alone in this. We all stand behind you.

Let us work towards peace. So that this never happens again. I pray that this will move us toward cooperation and harmony, embracing all those around us in a gesture of solidarity. Blessed be.

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Lynchburg, VA • #25722

Words cannot express the sympathy and heartache I feel for everyone affected by this tragedy.  Please know that so many people are thinking of you and keeping you in their prayers. 

Jaclyn

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Ronkonkoma, New York • #25723

I knew none of them, yet I knew all of them.. You see I too am a Hokie and part of this very wonderful family and share the pain inflicted by this madman. Cho- You are NOT a Hokie..  You see we are Virginia Tech and yes we will survive despite your cowardly actions

April 19, 2007, 12:08am • Sunnyvale. CA • #25724

Just know that God is with always. My prayers and thoughts are with you the VT family and those who lost loved ones in this senseless act of rage. Also, to the gunman’s family who also lost a son and I’m sure have questions as to why ? Remember to keep God first and pray to him for strengh to endure the rest of the school year. God bless ya.

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Atlanta,Georgia • #25725

Let me start by saying that the whole town of Smithfield RI sends there condolences to all that were affected by this horrible tragic event. Also you are all in my thoughts and prayers and will remain for ever I am so sorry for everything that has happen to you all. Please try to remain strong and dont give up. The whole nation is here for you! if there is anything i can do at all please e-mail me at BlazinAnt121@yahoo. if you need some one to talk to please dont hesitate

AJ Vannini

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Smithfield RI 02828 • #25726

I am a student at Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem NC.  We share your horror, sadness, and outrage. As you and your families grieve, know our thoughts, prayers, and strength are with you. We are all Hookies today.  May God Bless you ALL.  Angela Carter

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • winston salem, NC • #25727

Words do not--and cannot--do any justice when it comes to how we all feel about this terrible tragedy. Nothing we say can make us wake up from the nightmare. Nothing we do can make it go away, or make it wish as if it never even happened.

But one thing is absolutely certain...even though we come from every corner of the Earth, and from all walks of life, right now, as of this moment, we are all Hokies.

Life will go on--it has to.

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Dallas, Texas • #25728

Virginia Tech Family and the families of the victims you have my deepest sympathy and my condolences go out to you and yours.Tells someone you love them today for tomorrow is not promised,God bless you all and you’ll continue to be in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Glenwood,IL • #25729

Virginia Tech will be in my prayers. The people, families, staff, and victims. All of America is crying with you, and has you in their thoughts. The way the community came together reminds me of September 11, and shows great unity. To the innocent people: you will never be forgotten.
God Bless,
Britney

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Texas • #25730

The United States Merchant Marine Academy and it’s alumni will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.  Be strong, move foward, don’t every forget.

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Southern California • #25731

I just want to let everyone in the Virginia Tech community know that we are thinking about and praying for you guys here on the West Coast.  I am a UCLA Bruin, and I can speak for everyone in our community that we are truly sadden by this tragedy.  Be strong, and take care of one another.  Peace and love will prevail.

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Los Angeles, CA • #25732

With my husband and his family being alumni of VA Tech, being a college student and a mother myself I can only imagine all the thoughts and feelings that everyone has. My prayers are with each and everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. God is with each one of you even though some of you may not see that right now. I love you and you are in my prayers daily.
Jodi Blanton

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • White Post, VA • #25733

Dear Hokies,

We are sorry that this tragedy happened to you all. May you all be able to find peace within you. Please remember that all of us are thinking of you and your families at this horrific time. May God bless you all and may you continue to be the upstanding community that you have proven yourselves to be.

PEACE!

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Chester, Virginia • #25734

Dear Virginia Tech,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God be with you.
Darrell and Debbie Phillips

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • East Galesburg, Illinois • #25735

To All of The Students, Faculty, Family and Friends at Virgina Tech:

There are no words to express the sadness I feel for all of you as you go through this horrific nightmare in all of your lives. It has touched the entire world and we are all thinking of you in our hearts. My prayers go out to everyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one and to all of the University that grieves with you. Sending you strength and comfort during this most difficult time.
With Love and Greatest Sympathy,
Victoria D

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Toronto, Canada • #25736

I am praying for those families affected by this tragic event.  I hope that those wounded in this shooting have a full physical recovory but know that the emotional wounds of this event will never fully heal. I want all of the victims of this tragic event to know that I am praying for you and your families.  God bless, BD

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Washington • #25737

I admire your strength at VT. Keep up the spirit.

Tom

April 19, 2007, 12:09am • Berlin, Germany • #25738

I want to send my Condolences to each and everyone at VT. I was very saddened when heard this news. I am just a couple hrs away. It was just like it hit home with everyone here. My Heart and Prayers go out to each and every Hokie.

Regina

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • Cedar Bluff, Va • #25739

Virginia Tech, our thoughts and prayers are with you, not only as fellow Virginians, but as family.

-Clare Noone and the University of Virginia community

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • Charlottesville, Virginia • #25740

My heart goes out to you all and I pray that the Lord will comfort you during this time. I am reminded of the end of the popular poem “Footprints”:

“During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”

May the Lord continue to carry you VT.

From Samford University in Birmingham, AL for we too are Hokies

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • Birmingham, AL • #25741

As a student at the University of Arkansas, we are all deeply saddened by the terrible and senseless act that have taken place at VT. The entire Razorback Nation stands with you in mourning. On Friday we, as Arkansans who though indirectly connected feel so directly affected by the tragedy, will be wearing orange and maroon. Next monday we will be observing a campus wide moment of silence as well as having an 8pm peace vigil in memory of those who were lost.
I know that this message of condolence will be lost among thousands, but I pray for your peace and the end of your sorry- and if it is possible, that the day will come when life there in Virginia returns to some symbalance of normalcy.
Though Hogs, today we are all Hokies. God bless.

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • Fayetteville, AR • #25742

May the lord guide and protect you at this hard time.

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • Lynchburg, VA • #25743

This is a message from your neighbours up north. Though we are a country away. This insident as effected my university/college (Okanagan University) I feel kinship towards you as a university student, and wish you all the most heartfelt wishes. Of sympathy, condolences, hugs, and for recovery.

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • British Columbia, Canada • #25744

En el mundo entero rechazamos los actos de violencia que enlutan hechos como el ocurrido, invitamos a todas las personas a construir un mundo libre de violencias, y persistir que el cuerpo como sagrado y es el primer territorio de Paz.- envió las condolencias a las familias que sufren… como Colombiana, sé del dolor, la muerte y la guerra enluta los corazones… pero tambien permiten pensarse formas distintas de relacionarnos, nos invita hacer altos en el camino y pensar como queremos el mundo que habitamos, y yo al igual que muchos y muchas deseamos un mundo libre de violencias. Angélica Badillo Ramírez

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • Bucaramanga, Colombia • #25745

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April 19, 2007, 12:10am • USA • #25746

My heart and prayers go out to all of the children and families at Virginia Tech.  The nation is here for you...please know you are in our prayers every day.  Know that your nation is here for you to help in any way we can.

Elizabeth O’Neil-Nelson

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • Indianapolis, IN USA • #25747

From all the students at Oakland University in Rochester, MI our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you as you struggle to get through this horiffic time. So many of you are true heroes and we thank you for that. May god bless each and every one of you.

April 19, 2007, 12:10am • Rochester, Michigan • #25748

god bless you!

April 19, 2007, 12:11am • Los Angeles, California • #25749

I would like to offer my deepest condolences and prayers to everyone at Virginia Tech and to all the Families of the victims as well as the survivors.God bless you all with his love and grace that it will give you the strength and hope through the darkness of your grief.I don’t know any of you,but my heart is full of pain for you and I pray that the Angels of God will be with you every moment and that you will feel nothing but love,peace, and comfort all around you.Your community as a school is the most wonderful example of what this world needs.Togetherness and love in a time of despair will always prevail over evil.

With Heartfelt wishes
for Brighter days ahead.
Dolores Bensch
Osoyoos, British Columbia
Canada 9:10pm

April 19, 2007, 12:11am • #25750

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and their love ones. I had a tragedy last July where I almost lost my daughter and I can’t imagine how you are all coping. I cried today when I saw on the TODAY SHOW where one of the DAD’S that lost her daughter was staying strong and not showing his emotions. I want to let everyone know that I feel for you and feel your pain as if you were my family.

DINA CREATORE

My parents have lost two children and we all feel the pain.  Our love to you.

VICTOR CREATORE

April 19, 2007, 12:11am • BOYNTON BEACH, FL. • #25751

One month ago my 9-year old granddaughter was killed while riding her bicycle.  Words can’t take away the grief and sorrow...but, the following poem has been very comforting to all of us.

HOLD US UP, LORD

Lord, we know You’re always busy,
For You’ve many things to do,
But when sorrow overcomes us,
Well, we need to talk to You.

For we’ve lost someone precious
And they’re with You, there above,
And it’s someone that we needed,
And it’s someone that we love.

We are feeling lost and all alone,
And though we do believe,
We need You, Lord, to hold us up,
To help us while we grieve.

Please give us strength and courage Lord,
To bear what we must bear,
And nudge us when our faith is weak
To remind us You are there.

Give us hope for our tomorrow’s,
Tell us life will still go on,
Show us, Lord, that all this darkness
Will be followed by the dawn.

You have led us through many things,
You’ve pulled us through before,
Hold us up, Lord, till we’re through this
And we are strong once more.

~~ Unknown ~~

May God comfort each and everyone of you...our prayers are with you.

Sharon

April 19, 2007, 12:11am • Plainview, TX • #25752

What can you say to such unspeakable horror?  It is beyond words…

My sadness and sorrow goes to all those students and families. 

Dana Kaufman
Daniel Garber

April 19, 2007, 12:11am • chicago • #25753

To the President, Faculty,all staff members, each and every student, including our granddaughter Alex, and the family members of the students;

You have our deepest sympathy for what you are going through.  From the bottom of our heart we pray to Jesus Christ for the healing that must take place so that all may go on with their lives.  We feel your pain because we are a “Hokie” family who has walked the campus both as a student, as parents of students and now as grandparents of a student.

We pray that you will not allow this event to take away your feeling of security on that beautiful campus.  Remember that once you are a “Hokie” you are always a “Hokie” and with that comes comfort that you are never alone.

We have never been prouder than when we watched as you met on the Drill field and held hands in large groups and small groups and prayed and prayed and prayed again.  You showed the world that you are not afraid to pray in public.  I hope that after all of this has settled down that you can be seen standing in groups and again praying.  Not because something has happened but just to give God your praise and glory.

Your “Hokie” Family,
Rev. Frank T. Davis class ‘62 and wife Patricia
the1grayhawk@yahoo.com

April 19, 2007, 12:11am • Floyd, VA • #25754

Dear Virgina Tech,

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Life is so precious and I simply cannot express how profoundly sad this makes me. Stick together in these hard times and know that I am mourning with you.

Charles W.

April 19, 2007, 12:11am • San Diego • #25755