Condolences, April 18, 2007

It is in tough times like these, we find how united we all are.
Irrespective of class, creed and race VT came together to mourn their dead.
A true reflection of strength and human spirit.
A true realisation of american dream when things go wrong.
May the souls of departed rest in peace.

NSM

April 18, 2007, 3:29am • Liverpool, UK • #6284

Chers étudiants de l’université de Virginie,

Je vous adresse de France mes sincères condoléances pour la tragédie que vous avez vécu et que vous continuez à vivre actuellement.

En espérant qu’une nouvelle tuerie de ce genre n’arrive plus jamais.

God bless you all

April 18, 2007, 3:29am • Lyon, FRANCE • #6285

God bless Virginia Tech.  I treasure the wonderful university where I graduated more than ever - for its character, its inner strength… May the world look upon you as a true example of community.

Namaste

Elsa Mock Clark (IEOR 1989)

April 18, 2007, 3:29am • Seattle, WA • #6286

It breaks my heart to hear such a senseless tragedy has struck your community!!!  I want to send my sympathies, my condolences, and my prayers to each and every one of you. . .may god give you the strength and courage during this time of mourning!!!  God bless each and every one of you!!!

April 18, 2007, 3:29am • Linden, IN • #6287

My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who has been affected by this tragedy.
May God help you to overcome this.

Ray Pieterse

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • Ede, GLD The Netherlands • #6288

Dear friends, family, victims of VA Tech,

That is a terrible tragedy of all of us in the world. In God We trust!

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • China • #6289

I want to share my condolences with all the families struck by this horrible act.  I love VT and always will.  My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.  My heart belongs to VT.  The Hokie nation is strong and very much alive.

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • Doha, Qatar • #6290

Please know that you are loved by people all over the world, and words cannot express how your are being held in so many hearts.

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • Portland, Oregon • #6291

My sincere condolences go out to all of you at VT. You have endured a terrible tragedy, and I hope it helps to know that your country and the world grieve with you. I am a USC Trojan grad, and had a great time at our football game in Washington DC two years ago. A dear friend is a proud VT alum with a nephew there now--thankfully he is safe. I teach 3rd grade and I have always tried to make school a safe and peaceful place for my students, no matter how difficult their home environments may be. What do I tell them now?

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • Long Beach, CA • #6292

My country, Spain, is praying for all that young people who has died and their families. We wont´t forget them. It´s a tragedy for VT, USA and the world. I wiss their families, friends and all of us will find peace. My condolences to all directly affected. God bless USA.

Fernando López Casar

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • Santander, Cantabria, SPAIN • #6293

I am very sorry to hear what happened to your univeristy

Emma Anderson
Central Queensland University, Australi

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • Whitsunday Coast, Australia • #6294

My thoughts & prayers are with the familes that lost someone in the shooting and there also with the students that are still alive but went through a scary thing… May god be with you all

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • spencer iowa • #6295

All my preyers are with the Familis and people on University. I feel so sorry that somebody could do such a horribre thing and could kill so many people.

Sandra

April 18, 2007, 3:30am • Slupsk, Poland • #6296

To all the students and the friends and family of all who past away. my toughts are with you. even in Holland we think of you!! Go Hokies

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Amsterdam, The Netherlands • #6297

The University of Texas Medical Branch sends its sympathy and support to Virginia Tech.  The tragedy you have experienced has affected us all, and we are with you as you comfort the families and friends of those lost and injured.  May the strength of your community and your spirit sustain you during this sad time.

Marianne Miller

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Galveston, Texas • #6298

Hokie Nation,

My condolences to all of you.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  I grew up in Maryland and have friends that are students at VT.  Luckily, they are okay. I am a student at Penn State and Blacksburg is a lot like State College.  I just can’t believe something so horrific could happen in a small college town.  May God keep you strong.

Kent Zakour

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • State College, PA • #6299

All my prayers and condolences for the VT community

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Spain • #6300

It is so sad what happened on monday and just not fair… My condolences go out to all who lost beloved ones and to everyone who is affected by this tragedy. May God help you through this difficult and painful time.

Nicole Kaelin

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Switzerland • #6301

God Bless you; each and every one.

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • shaker heights, ohio • #6302

i pray for the departed souls and share sorrow with those who lost thier beloved friends. may god help you grow stronger.

Hope, the university would prepare stronger seal of security for all their students now on.

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Kathmandu, Nepal • #6303

From everyone in Bowling Green Ohio, and everyone on the campus of BGSU we send our deepest sympothies and may God Bless you all…

The Nation Weeps

sincerely
Andy J.Morgan

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Bowling Green Ohio • #6304

I express my grief on the unfortunate incident occured.My Prayers are with all the people who got affected by this senseless tragedy. My tribute to Dr. G.V.Longanathan and all the people who died in this grieving incident.
Vikas Kapil
New Delhi

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • New-Delhi, India • #6305

My deepest condolence for this tragedy. May the dead rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Tsinghua University, China • #6306

Liebe Studenten und Studentinnen der Virginia Tech.

Fassungslos und bestuerzt sehe ich die schrecklichen Bilder im Fernsehen.

Meine Gedanken sind bei den Opfern und Überlebenden dieser Tragoedie.

Moege Gott ihnen die Kraft geben diese schwere Zeit zu ueberstehen.

Juergen

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Oberhausen, Deutschland • #6307

As a former student at VT, I am more proud of being a Hokie today more than any other day.  The world is watching you as you unite as a community with pride, dignity and compassion.  My heart felt sympathy for all the families, friends and victims… Words can not express the sorrow and pain I feel… God bless you all…

Once a HOKIE, always a HOKIE!

GO HOKIES!!!

Chris

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Providence, RI • #6308

Dear Virginia Tech Staff and Students,
I and many in Ethiopia today want to share your grief on loosing so many of you fine teachers and students in this aimless tragedy. I myself is a Prof. and teacher at the College of Telecommunications, in Addis Ababa, I got a number of calls from relatives due to the fact that I have a daughter who goes to college in RMWC, in Lynchburg, Virginia. So I am echoing the concern of many of my countrymen in sharing your grief.
May God give the berieved families and the VT community strength for their hearts and hands not to be afraid of the wicked in the world, and find possibilities to bring back order to their lifes.

April 18, 2007, 3:31am • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia • #6309

My prayers to the family, friends, staff of Virginia Tech.  I cannot find any reason nor understand for one’s hatred to the world.  I am sad to hear of this shocking news and I just pray very hard that everyone will pass thru this very difficult moment.  My prayers will always be with you

Debbie

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Cebu City, Philippines • #6310

Rest In Peace
I am so sorry.

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Busan Korea • #6311

My thoughts and deepest condolences are with all of the families and students affected by this terrible tragedy. As a fellow Hokie I’m especially saddened by this incomprehensible event.

Jon - ‘92

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Kyle, TX • #6312

What a tragedy… What an understatement. It is unfornate that this could take place at an institution of higer education. There is something to be said about this kind of cruel and indiscrimenent act. What went wrong? I send my deepest condolenses to the families and friends of the victims.
Amanda

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • San Diego, CA • #6313

Dear Friends and Relatives of the lost ones.

I am saddened to hear of this tragedy. I sincerely hope that security is stepped up now to avoid similar recurrences. My prayers are with the parents that have lost their children. Me, being a parent too, know exactly how you are feeling. I hope that God, in all his might help you get over this pain soon although it is going to be difficult. You children and you will always be remembered in my prayer.

Preggie Pillay

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Durban, South Africa • #6314

I sit here in South Africa reading about this Tradgedy that has taken place, all I can think about is the number of students that will no longer be afforded lives,who will not have careers who will not experience all the joys life has to offer and it more than saddens me. I say to the survivors of this crissis “you are still here for a reason, carry on living your life so that you may give the victims, their families, friends, the respect and honour due to them”.

I duly express my sincere condolences.

Llewellyn Goliath

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Johannesburg, South Africa • #6315

I am very sad to hear of this tragedy. My thoughts go out to all of the relatives and friends who have been affected.

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • United Kingdom • #6316

My condolences go out to all those affected by this senseless evil. I am not normally a man of prayer but I find myself asking God why this happened. I feel this unexplainable grief for those who were close to this horrific national disaster, but it seems right, I think that Virginia Tech will never recover from this event, like Columbine its name will now be synonymous with what has come to embody the image of evil. I know that as long as I can imagine we will not recover from this, but I hope that we can move on, and be strong, despite having faced evil in the eye. I would like to specifically address my condolences for the heroes of this tragedy like Professor Librescue, and Ryan Clarke, who gave there lives in the pursuit to protect and help fellow students. Some of Americas Greatest people suffered because of one mans hatred of himself. I can never understand how someone can bear to harm the great idols of our time. You are all forever in our minds, our hearts, and our prayers, and forever Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Las Vegas, Nevada • #6317

I have been thinking about all of you at Virginia Tech, and praying for you.  There are no words to express the sorrow in my heart for all that was lost. I send you my aloha and pray that God’s grace and comfort will overflow to you today and in every tomorrow.

`Aue ka minamina e.
Me ke aloha nui.

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Kane`ohe, Hawaii • #6318

We will never understand why God Almighty chose to work through Mr. Cho to take the lives of so many in Virginia...as well as all the other senseless takings of our fellow brothers and sisters daily in Irag, Sudan, and around the world. 
We can all choose, however, to love each other a lot more every day, in Virginia, Iraq, Sudan, and around the world.
-shawn

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Cerritos, California • #6319

we cant change what happened… the only thing we can do is prevent things like this from happening… i dont know the details to an exact but the only thing we can do is establish relationship with people we normally wouldnt… not to say that outsiders are the only people capable of this but if we have a friend that friend will have a friend… nd just having a friend or someone you can talk to about personal issues makes a large difference.

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Yonkers, NY, Fordham University • #6320

I can truly understand the loss of a sibling because I lost a 25 yr old brother who was shot by his wife in 1983. It was a horrible loss and I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child as my parents and some of you have. I can only promise you that you are in our thoughts and our prayers during this very difficult time.  Sincerely, Bill and Priscilla Lambert

April 18, 2007, 3:32am • Inverness, Florida • #6321

To The World, to The USA, to The Commonwealth of Virginia, to the Town of Blacksburg, to Virginia Tech, to the Families, to the Friends, to the Students, to the VICTIMS. 

We stand in Mourning.
We stand in Shock.
We stand in Disbelief.
We stand in Anger.
We stand in Sadness.
We stand in Love.
We stand in Togetherness.
We stand as Hokies.
We stand as ONE.

thoughts love peace

Daniel

April 18, 2007, 3:33am • Richmond, VA • #6322

I am so sorry about that.
I am Koren- American, live in LA.
God will be with you guys.

April 18, 2007, 3:33am • los angeles • #6323

This Story was heard around the world, I am a Student a Texas A&M University Corpus Christi my Heart and My Prayers go towards all the families involved and everyone on the Campus.
Joshua

God Bless

April 18, 2007, 3:33am • Corpus, TX • #6324

My heart, tears, and prayers go out to all of the victims.  I’m still in shock that this tradgedy occured.  What pain and suffering the friends and family must endure is so terribly upsetting.  I hope God will send you all angels to comfort you through this time of grieving.  Sincerely with love from my family to yours.

Kristina P.

April 18, 2007, 3:33am • Chicago, Illinois • #6325

Dear Virginia Tech friends

I am deeply saddened on the incident which occurred in your campus. I have seen information
on TV and I must say that it is really a tragedie. My prayers and my memories go to ALL these honourable students which lost their lives. MAY GOD BLESS THEM AND BLESS ALL VIRGINIA TECH Students and Staffs

Said Abdi - Sales And Marketing Manager - shipping company

April 18, 2007, 3:33am • djibouti - REPUBLIQUE OD DJIBOUTI • #6326

What a terrible tragedy, my thoughts and prayers all with you all. xxx

April 18, 2007, 3:33am • Cyprus • #6327

I am huge Maryland Terps fan. My thoughts right now are all students at virginia tech.  I thought a suggestion have around christmas a ACC family Basketball tournament and invite whom they wish from the ACC.  The reson I say basketball it a arena with bg crowds money go made from tickets sales vendor could add a little extra to help fund VT jersey with number 32 could be sold and procede go to this fund for funding of scholarships of the victims, future money assistance to those who are injured wheter physically or emotionally. As a Maryland Terp fan which in the ACC it hurts to so brothers and sister at VT suffer like we just want to help and this is suggestion to the ACC and VT Have a section of VT football field or basketball field with the names of the victims with VT jersey number 32 and do not include the shooter on the list do even have his name mention. just let it read some derange student took the innoncent lives of our 32 student and injured many more may the victims be in our memories and heart and the shooter just forget about him let him get no recongnition

April 18, 2007, 3:33am • Jon Pratt • #6328

Jest mi niezmiernie zal, tych którzy zgineli, wyrazy glebokiego wspolczucia dla ich rodzin i przyjaciol
Hanna Lutoslawska

April 18, 2007, 3:33am • Kalisz, Poland • #6329

I am shocked to hear that this tragedy has occurred and I share the sadness of those that have lost someone.  I have seen some of the student’s pictures through the internet news and although I did not know them, I feel sad to know that their future had to end so quickly.  To the families and friends that had the privilege of knowing these students and to all of the Virginia Tech community I am profoundly sorry for your loss, but know that they are in a better place.  I pray that the Lord provides you with strength and courage to recover and live a great and better life to honor those that are now in heaven.  America is with you in thoughts and prayer!  God bless you!!

Sincerely,
Jonathan Centeno

April 18, 2007, 3:34am • Tucson, AZ • #6330

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by this senseless act. I dont want to believe that this has happened, but the news just keeps on reminding me and its hard, but I can only imagine it being even harder for the families and friends who have fallen victims to this trajedy and for that I am sorry. I do wish all of you strength and support from cali. God Bless.

Valanie Ibarra

April 18, 2007, 3:34am • Whittier/ California • #6331

i pray for all the victims of this terrible massacre, for their souls may rest in peace, my prayers for their family and friends

April 18, 2007, 3:34am • #6332

My prayers go out to all who have been affected by this horrible tragedy, the students, the faculty, the friends, and the families.

As a person of faith, I share with you a prayer from the Catholic Mass for the Dead, a prayer which is added to the “grace” said by every member of my family at every meal, every day…

“May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • Carlisle, PA • #6333