Condolences, April 18, 2007

It’s still difficult to fathom how and why such a horrific thing could take place...my thoughts and what prayers I can offer are with you all.

Bruce W. Sutton

April 19, 2007, 12:30am • St. Petersburg, FL • #25956

I heard the news from a friend of mine in the States the day after the tragedy.  I remember spending the best years of my life as a Virginia Tech Hokie.  It’s unbearable to imagine the beautiful campus tainted the way it is.  My prayers and hopes for the future go out to all affected-students, alums, Koreans, and Americans.  My Korean associates, friends, and coworkers have asked that I extend their condolences as well.  I have received more support than I expected in my new home.  People here are truly shocked that such a crime could have been commited by a member of thier country.  Lately, I have seen so many people wearing black ribbons and Virginia Tech gear.  I hope that such an apologetic reaction is felt half a world away.

April 19, 2007, 12:30am • Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea • #25957

As alumni of VT, please know your pain, anger, fear and questioning extend out to all Hokies everywhere.  My wife and I extend our deepest sympathy to all the victims of this tragic event.  Virginia Tech, the people, places and feelings that make up this special place, will eventually heal.  We are Hokies, we are Virginia Tech!  We will get there together.  God bless Hokies everywhere especially those directly impacted.

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • Raleigh, North Carolina • #25958

Having grown up (and still living) in Blacksburg, I have been Hokie Proud for many years.  Seeing our community come together as it has since this terrible tragedy, I cannot express how TRULY proud I am to belong to such a great family.  My heart is aching for all of those who lost a loved one, were injured, or experienced the terror that was caused by this senseless act.  My eleven year old told me yesterday, “Mom, this will one day be in the history books, and I will have to tell my own children about being there”.  His statement affected me a great deal, because I realized that this will affect our future, too. 

I wish to commend the many emergency personnel - the police, EMS, and hospitals - for their handling of a crisis of this magnitude.  Although it will take a very long time, my hope is that we are able to pull together as a nation, and that we can ALL be HOKIE PROUD!  Shirley Watson

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • Blacksburg, VA • #25959

My thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech community. God Bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • Durham, NC • #25960

To everyone affected by this tragic event,
I hold you all within my heart and prayers. I hope you all are finding the strength in your hearts to arise from this. God bless each of you. Hokies will prevail. Stay strong.

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • Lowell, Massachusetts • #25961

VT family, friends and faculty our hearts are breaking over this senseless tragedy no one can ever prepare for something as terrible as this,may god bless and watch over the VT family during this trying time.

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • Woodbridge, Virginia • #25962

After Hurricane Katrina, we saw tears and pain.  We sent food, clothes and money and hoped it might alleviate just a little suffering.

But what can we do for you, Virginia Tech?  We see your sorrow and anguish and desperately want to do something, anything, to make it better.  But we can’t.  Our money is completely powerless in the wake of a tragedy of this magnitude.

We can’t do anything but tell you over and over again how much we hold each student, each faculty and staff member in our constant thoughts and prayers. 

We can’t do anything but assure you that we don’t comprehend such hatred any better than you do.

We can’t do anything but promise to be there for you, our friends, through the mourning and through the healing in the years to come. 

As time goes on the images we will remember most vividly are of your community coming together to comfort and strengthen one another.  We will remember the stories of courage and selflessness.  We share your pain and grieve alongside you.

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • Orlando, Florida • #25963

My prayers, as well as those from the Eastern New Mexico University family, are with those suffering. We pray that you find strength through your pain, and if there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask.

Angela Bishop

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • Prtales, NM, USA • #25964

As this nation, the state of VA, and more directly those at VA Tech mourn this horrific act of violence, I hope those affected, especially the students of VT quickly find their own peace in the aftermath of Monday’s events.  I hope life bestows upon each and every one of you, in your own life, a positive event of greater caliber to outweigh what you have been through.  The things in life which are the most difficult also make us the strongest!  My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you.

John Poplin, Atlanta, GA

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • Atlanta, Georgia • #25965

God bless you. You will all get through this, stay strong. The WORLD is with YOU.
Gina D.

April 19, 2007, 12:31am • New York, NY • #25966

My thoughts and prayers are with the innocent ones who lost their lives and their loved ones. One can only hope something like this never happens again. Everyone has felt the impact from this tragedy no matter how near and far you are from Virginia. My deepest, DEEPEST condolences to everyone who lost someone in this awful awful tragedy. For those who survived may you take this as a sign to live your life to the fullest. If not for yourself but for your fellow classmates who can’t. My thoughts are with everyone at Virginia Tech. God Bless!

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Jersey, USA • #25967

I know many Hokies personally, and all I can say is to stay strong! You should be proud of your university for its strength and professionalism.

I am praying for everyone involved.

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Virginia Beach, VA • #25968

May the peace and love of God which surpasses all understanding be with you all now and forever more.

You are all in my heart and prayers VT...and R.I.P to all who lost their lives

Much love

Audrey N
Student
Kennesaw State Univ

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Kennesaw, Ga • #25969

There is no reason for this.
This is a real human tragedy.
I pray for the victims.

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Gatineau, Québec, Canada • #25970

My prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of the victims.  This horrible tragedy has shaken us all to the core.  But the Hokie Spirit we all share will allow us to regoup, rebuild and remember. Please remember those brillant lives taken from us and pray this never happens again.

Fred ‘87

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Olney, MD • #25971

Comberton Village College, cambridge, England
Offers Its Deepest Thaughts To You.

Rest.In.Peace

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Cambridge, England • #25972

My prayers and thoughts are with all of the student body, the parents, teachers and friends of all the wonderful people taken from us this week.  May they find the peace they seek in the arms of almighty God.

Mayara Venkata Subbarao, India

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Hyderabad, India • #25973

I just want to tell everyone affected by this horrific tradegy that you will get through this because there are lots of people that will help you overcome this tragedy. As for the family members and friends of the victims just know that your loved ones are in a better place. God Bless You all and my heart goes out to you.
Peace on Earth!

Claudia

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Hayward, California • #25974

From everyone at Sacred Heart University, we are praying for you.  May God watch over you and comfort during your most darkest days.  We know VT can overcome this. 

We love you all. 

- Students, Faculty, and Staff of Sacred Heart University

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Fairfield, CT • #25975

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

Look to the Lord for comfort.

God Bless from our family and our people at our business.
Pookie’s Little Britches and the Rooks

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Corning NY • #25976

God speed healing and comfort to you all and your families.  Let the memories of those lost help you in this time of sorrow. 

God Bless!

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • West Fargo, North Dakota • #25977

My heart grieves for all the parents.  We drip every bit of our essence into our children.  We expect for them to enjoy more than we did and suffer and struggle less than we did as well.  If you are reading this, take every day to let those around you know how much you care, no matter how brief the interaction.  A small hug, a kiss, a smile.  I am taking every opportunity as if it were my last, the terrible reality is that it may be.  I am praying for you...evvie

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Plantation, FL • #25978

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragic event. Even I, here at LSU, being several hundred miles away from VaTech, still feel a sense of shock. Things like this don’t happen that often in this country, and that’s what make it so surreal. Something like this really makes all of us aware of just how short life can be, and how we never will know exactly what tomorrow has in store for us. Again, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this event that none of us will soon forget.

-Justin

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • #25979

DEAR HOKIE NATION,
ALTHOUGH THIS IS A HARD TIME RIGHT NOW WE WILL GET THROUGH IT TOGETHER.WE NEED TO KEEP STRONG IN THIS TIME OF NEED AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILYS,STUDENTS,TEACHERS,AND THE SCHOOL.WE WILL KEEP ALL OF THEM IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS NOW AND FOREVER.

PHILLIP AND LORI

April 19, 2007, 12:32am • RICHLANDS,VA • #25980

To all Virginia Tech Students and Faculty personel.... I am so sorry for your loss, I can only imagine what everyone is going thru… Our Schools are no longer safe do to people like Cho.. i just hope that everyone stay vigilant and report suspicious behaviors.. I pray to God that all the victims family members will soon be able to find peace in their hearts....God loves all of u… God Bless all of u now and always....  Nery, From Miami Florida

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Miami, Florida, United States • #25981

I am so very sorry for your loses. Its horrible. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Virginia Beach • #25982

*VT Community*Though you have been stricken with much grief and sorrow, know that you have not been left to deal with it alone. Seek God’s peace. Know that the world did not grant you this peace, nor can the world take it away! (John 14:27) God is faithful!

My prayers are with you,
J.D. Jackson RN BSN BA
Fisk University ‘96
Saint Xavier University ‘06

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Chicago, Illinois USA • #25983

The world is always not running as we wish;
this tragedy is not the first one but we hope it would be the last~~~
Let’s share more love with each other,everyone around us,carry on~

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Chengtu,China • #25984

I am a college student in North Carolina and I have two friends that are currently students at VT.  This incidence hits home for me not only because I know people affected directly by this, but because the college I attend recently had a shooting in one of our dorm rooms.  I know that it wasn’t anything remotely close to what happened at VT, but it still is scary because this can happen at any school around the world.  I want the students, family members, and faculty to know that I and the rest of the country are thinking about you, and praying for you.  Stay strong, and know that we are all behind you.

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Kernersville, NC • #25985

TO ALL THE FAMILY’S WHO HAVE LOST, OUR HEART’S AND OUR PRAYER’S GOSE OUT TO YOU’S, MAY EVERY DAY GIVE YOU A LITTLE MORE STREGTH AS TIME GOES BY, MAY GOD HOLD ALL OF YOU UNTILL YOU ARE STRONG EOUGH TO STAND ON YOUR OWN ....

JON AND LOLA MCNAY

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • OWENTON KY 40359 • #25986

Please know that we share your profound sorrow.

A + B

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Pound Ridge, NY • #25987

This is saddest day for lives. No words to express. My prayers are with everyone.

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • India, Tamilnadu • #25988

I cannot even imagine what your all going through.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Stay strong and remain united!  My deepest sympathy....

Today, we are ALL hokies..

Matthew Kaskavitch

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • University of Wisconsin - Stout • #25989

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.

R, L, C & M

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Carlsbad, California • #25990

It saddens me to hear of what happened, but also to have to be afraid to walk in to my next class thinking that their could be someone out there with that much hate or problems. My family Keeps all of the victims in our prayers, we also pray that other students and teachers will not be afraid to go back and continue to teach and learn. I ask that god watch over the victims. I have faith that god will watch ovr us all.

William J. Dickerhoff W.S.U.

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Brownstown, MI • #25991

As I watched in horror of the tragic events that took place on Monday I was in shock. My family, My friends, and My Hokies were/are all going through something I cannot begin to grasp.

My heart goes out to all the family and friends that lost a loved one. I am praying for you all every night and I think about you every second of everyday.

You are the Hokies, You will overcome.

God Bless,

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • James Madison University, VA • #25992

Our hearts and prayer are with you all.

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Luther College, Decorah, IA • #25993

I’m sure that I can speak for everyone in the State of Oregon when I say that we send all in Blacksburg and every friend and family member affected by this heinous tragedy our prayers and best wishes.  I hope that you may find comfort in each other and in the wishes of friends you didn’t know you had from the Pacific to the Gulf to Lakes and every point in between.  You’re in all of our thoughts.

-Brent Diskin

April 19, 2007, 12:33am • Salem, OR • #25994

We can’t even to begin to come close to understand how you are all feeling.  We have all been touched by this tragedy.  You will all be in our hearts, minds and prayers.  May God bless and strengthen you in this time of need.  May you recieve the comfort, peace and forgiveness needed for healing.  May you rise up stronger than before.
God Bless,
a student from a fellow ACC school

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Boston, MA • #25995

My thoughts are with all of those who have been hurt this week.  I hope that you will be able to find the solace you all so desperately need.  I am a beaver, yet after those days events, I feel like a hokie at heart.

Craig Miles
Oregon State University

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Corvallis, OR • #25996

To all of the families who lost loved ones and friends and coworkers we are praying for you and our thoughts are with you all, god bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Redmond, Oregon • #25997

I can not stopped thinking of you.  My thoughts, prayers and the Aggies are with you VT!  May God guide you through this! KEEPONKEEPINON! 

GIG ‘EM HOKIES!

~Christina

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Round Rock, TX USA • #25998

My heart goes out to everyone effected by this tragedy.God Bless You All and u are all in my prayers.
Jamie D.

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Swpa • #25999

Que Dios Bendiga a todas las familia, y amigos de los affectados por esta tragedia en la que VT esta pasado. Dios hace las cosas por una rason. Tengan mucha fe en que no los abandonara en sus momentos de tristesa.

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Hurst, Texas • #26000

estimados estudiantes,

este es el momento de todos unidos apoyarse en Dios y oren unos por los otros y tomen la biblia y
hablense palabras de fortaleza y aliento y sus
familias reciban la misma consolacion de la biblia.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 let us give thanks to the God
and Father of our lord JesusChrist,the merciful Father,theGod from whom all help comes,He(God)help
us in all our troubles… Juan Carlos

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Guaynabo ,Puerto Rico • #26001

This is saddest day for lives. No words to express. My prayers are with everyone family.

Palani

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Hosur, Tamilnadu, India • #26002

We are all saddened by the tragic events. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Virginia Tech community and to the families. You are in our hearts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Freeport, New York • #26003

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families. Stay strong.

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • College of Charleston, SC • #26004

Much prayers and condolence to all the students, faculty and parents of Virginia tech.
Our family can not phathom the pain and loss that everyone must feel.  But know this, God will heal your pain with growth, love, memories and most of all God will be your strength when you feel you don’t have any.
In remembering this time grow close to one another and share Christ with one another and don’t lean on your own understanding, but His, your Lord and savior.
Phillipians 4:13 will give you strength each and every day.
God Bless you all with the most loving arms.

April 19, 2007, 12:34am • Irvington, VA • #26005