Condolences, April 18, 2007

I do know what it’s like to loose someone you love, and the pain is unbearable. My heart goes out to the parents and friends you all be able to get through this together with love and spiritual guidance helping you along your future. A father of two sons sends many Blessings from Germany.

Dimitri

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • Bamberg/Germany • #6334

my sincere condolences

May Allah bless families and friends of the victims and give them peace in this hard times.

Admir

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • Sarajevo, Bosnia • #6335

I am huge Maryland Terrapin 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, 3:35am • College Park Maryland • #6336

Dear Virginia Tech Family,
We are heartbroken and extend our deepest condolences for this most tragic event. One life lost would be too many. You have shown much courage,dignity, and tremendous spirit throughout. Stay strong and be assured many, many prayers and an abundance of love and support are being sent your way as the healing begins.
In our hearts and thoughts,The Warren Family

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • Pequannock, NJ • #6337

TO ALL OF THE VIRGINIA TECH COMMUNITY,

IN MOODS OF DISCOURAGEMENT OR DESPAIR,NEVER FORGET THAT THE SUN WILL ULTIMATELY COME BACK,THAT ITS ABSENCE NEVER IS PERMANENT.HANG ONTO YOUR FAITH KNOWING THAT SOON YOU WILL RISE INTO THE SUNSHINE AGAIN.

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

EDDIE CAVINES OMBAGI,
edombagi@yahoo.com
KENYA.

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • KENYA • #6338

Dear students,

Onze gedachten gaan uit naar het tragedie wat jullie is aangedaan.

Veel sterkte met dit enorme verlies.

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • Roosendaal, Holland • #6339

I heard the news about what happened and just wanted to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • Manchester, England • #6340

May all the sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, boyfriends, girlfriends, sisters, brothers and friends be blessed during this horrific event.  May God help those who are hurt and help those who are mourning.  I can’t imagine the feelings expressed by those effected...but you are all in my heart and prayers. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • Orange County, California • #6341

Nous sommes de tous coeur avec vous,sincere condoleéence,courage…

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • Beraza Stephane Lorient,France • #6342

REST IN PEACE
You are not forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will miss thee.
We will miss you now
Our hearts are sore
As time goes by
We miss you more
Your loving smile
Your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place.
Author Unknown

In heaven the phrase “GOODBYE” is unknown instead what is most exclaimed is “WELCOME HOME”

IT IS HARD WHEN YOU ARE UNABLE TO SAY GOODBYE SO IN THESE WORDS WE HOPE YOU FIND SOME PEACE, OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS TO FRIENDS, FAMILIES & LOVED ONES.

MARY K. SELLARS, NICOLE SELLARS, & CATHY BUCHANAN

April 18, 2007, 3:35am • NEW KENT COUNTY, VA • #6343

My thoughts are with you guys. Stay strong and get through it, mourn your friends and then live you lives for them.

Good luck to you all.

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom • #6344

Wish EVERYONE the best of luck and hope!
Everyone is praying for you: for all the students, families, friends, and the victims. Please keep up the pride of the Hokies! God Bless Everyone!!! The victims will always be in our hearts! GO HOKIES! VIRGINIA TECH ROCKS!

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Hawaii • #6345

to ALL the families affected by this sensless tragedy, i offer my deepest condolences. to the faculty, staff, students and community of V Tech, your courage and strength shown in the face of such a tragic event, has shown not only myself, but the rest of the world, how the hokie community WILL RISE above this senseless act of violence.

your strength in numbers to stand tall together not only as friends, family and community in rising above this horiffic tragedy that has shaken the world to its core; know, WE ALL stand together with you and beside you in our thoughts and prayers. a special hug from us in the evergreen state to comfort you through your time of grief.

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • lacey, washington • #6346

My thoughts and prayers go out to u all, i am deeply sorry for your lose. May God Bless You!

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Espanola, New Mexico • #6347

Tous les français sont très tristes, nous pensons à toutes ces victimes innocentes et à leurs familles. Nous sommes de tous coeur avec vous, courrage, on vous aime.

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Millau - France • #6348

My thoughts are with the family and friends who have lost someone.
I am from Germany but close to Virginia Tech through my Hostfamily i have lived with in Virginia for a long time.

My school in Germany did a silence minute yesterday ...

Love

Sue

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Dresden, GERMANY • #6349

Virgina Tech,

As far away as we are, we share in your sorrow and grief.  The tragic event strikes sadness in our hearts.  We will keep you in our prayers and will keep you in our thoughts.  God Bless.

Chris and Emily Nesbitt

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Pearl City, HI 96782 • #6350

I was so impressed by the grace of the Virginia Tech community, the students that were survivors expressing forgiveness and the parents who lost their precious children. 

Their is no need to search for Grace.  These individuals are Grace. 

Diane Chermak

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Cochranville, Pennsylvania • #6351

May God give your the strength to grieve and move forward after this tragedy. You are in our prayers and hopes.

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Giais, Italy • #6352

I followed the ceremoney from Dublin last night and all I can say is that all of the students in Virgina Tech shared a great bond of support and love and that is what will help you through these hard times. 

you are in my prayers.

Helena,

April 18, 2007, 3:36am • Dublin, Ireland • #6353

My prayers are with the families that lost their children and with all that mourn. This should never have happened. Psalm 5.
- Lucas Hartong, columnist and politician.

April 18, 2007, 3:37am • The Netherlands • #6354

All the victims and their families will be in my prayers, everyday.

God Bless You All.

Sedra

April 18, 2007, 3:37am • Chantilly, VA • #6355

There are no words to say except God bless you all.  As a teacher for 28 years, I can say the loss of these beautiful young souls is nothing less than catastrophic.  The web of grief that has been cast is beyond my comprehension.  I am praying for families, survivors, faculty, rescue and comfort workers of every kind.  The souls of these precious victims are in Heaven, at peace, with no more fear and perfect understanding.  What a tragic waste.  What a nightmare.  God bless us with His peace that passes understanding - in His good time. Hokies and all who love them, you have the nation and the world each praying in their way for all of you.  God bless.  Cathy

April 18, 2007, 3:37am • Fairway, Kansas • #6356

Je suis désolé, je ne parle pas Anglais, mais je tenais à donner mon soutien à tout les amis et parents qui passent un moment très difficile pour le moment, Même à des milliers de km on pense à vous.

J. from Brussels (Belgium)

April 18, 2007, 3:37am • Brussels, Belgium • #6357

The Hokies have exhibited tremendous pride and spirit during this tragedy.  The character of the student body and the faculty’s leadership shines brightly through the darkest days of the institute.  God bless you all.  May you continue to find strenght in one another to overcome.  I’m confident you will.

April 18, 2007, 3:37am • Aliso Viejo, CA • #6358

I would like to extend my deepest condolences in this terrible tradegy. Many people in Korea are shocked and mourn for the innocent deaths together.

April 18, 2007, 3:37am • Choenan, Korea • #6359

May you all find peace after this painful tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 3:37am • Australia • #6360

I tried to think of something meaningful to say, but no word can express my emotions right now.  As a fellow college student(GT), I can’t begin to imagine something like this hitting any closer to home. I offer my deepest and most sincere sympathy to the victims’ families and friends and the entire VT community.
-A

April 18, 2007, 3:38am • Atlanta, GA • #6361

We Indians, deeply express our heartfelt condolences, to Professor Loganathan, M.Tech, form TamilNadu, India, (among Top 10 VT Professors) demise, Who was shot dead while delivering the lecture at the University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

We also pray the almighty, that he bestow his clemency upon Minal Panchal, an Indian Student of VT and Prof. Loganathan’s souls to rest in peace.

Regards

Viswanath AT.
viswanath.at@cognizant.com
Chennai.

April 18, 2007, 3:38am • Chennai, India • #6362

my family and i were extremely saddened by the horrific violence shown by one individual at your university to innocent and precious young people. we had just returned from a trip to the states and drove through virginia. we love america and wish that these type of school shootings could some how be prevented. our love thoughts and prayers are with you all and the victims families.God Bless the Francis family of u.k

April 18, 2007, 3:38am • united kingdom • #6363

My heart goes out to the family,friends, students, all of the comunity of Virgina Tech. You ALL are in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless

With Love, Laurie Tucker

April 18, 2007, 3:38am • Lawton, Oklahoma • #6364

I am a Vietnamese student. I am very shock to hear this terrible news.I strongly condemn the shooter.I wish to send my deepest sympathy to the family involved.

April 18, 2007, 3:38am • Vietnam • #6365

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April 18, 2007, 3:38am • Legnica, Polska • #6366

Although we may be far in terms of mileage, we are all connected as a college community.  Illinois State University shares your pain and we all hope and pray that each and every student and faculty member at Virginia Tech finds peace knowing that each and every institution of higher education is behind them.  As many have said and facebook profiles display, today, we are all Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 3:38am • Normal, IL • #6367

keep your head up!!! and never forget the fallin, we are here for you.  jessica springfield,il

April 18, 2007, 3:38am • springfield,il • #6368

When I heard this tragic I feel shocked,I think its unbelieveable,how did that guy could do such a filthy massacre he (maybe it is fit this guy) is?I condemn this DH,go down to the hell!
Now what I can do is just to regard all the victims in this event,and wish them good luck in the heaven!

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Chicago • #6369

I’m thousands of miles from you across the pond, but I want to let you know that we’re all thinking of you.

My deepest sympathy to everybody involved at this unspeakable time .

Marian

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Bromley, Kent, England • #6370

I convey my heartfelt condolences to the relatives and friends of Virginia Tech victims and pray ALMIGHTY for peace
Dr. C. Gurumoorthy
JSPS Researcher
Tokyo Institute of Technology

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • TOKYO JAPAN • #6371

An die Familie, Freunde, Angehörigen, die Studenten und Mitarbeiter der Virginia Tech, die Ereignisse haben mich zutiefst bestürzt und ich möchte allen Betroffenen mein Beileid aussprechen. Ich wünsche allen die nötige Kraft, um die Trauer tragen zu können.

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Koblenz, Germany • #6372

As a mother of a college student in California, my heart broke for all the raw emotion I saw on TV.  I just wanted to hold and hug my daughter at this time but she is away. Coping with the ups and downs of being a student is hard enough and then this. I was in awe of how the Virginia Tech students conducted themselves but as a parent, knew how your hearts were aching.  Please know that I care about everyone’s sons and daughters affected by this horrendous act of violence.  And to the parents and the families, my heart breaks for you.  I wish you love and strength to face the upcoming difficult days.  Please know that everyone young and old, rich or poor have you in our thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Los Angeles, California • #6373

We have been keeping and compiling a list of those who were victims of this Virginia Tech shooting here:- http://youtube.com/watch?v=TRrOvXmtX8I in the description to the top right for those who want to know if their friends or relatives were one of the victims.  It is a very sad moment in time as we found out that a fellow Canadian Jocelyne Couture-Nowak from Truro Nova Scotia and a native of Montreal was also a victim.  We want to keep all of them and their families in our prayers.  David and Charmaine

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Canada • #6374

To Those I Love
If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there.
(I’d come-I’d come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song or see a bird
I loved, please do not let the thought of me
Be sad .... For I am loving you just as
I always have ... You were so good, to me!
There are so many things I wanted still
To do --- so many things to say to you ...
Remember that I did not fear ... It was
Just leaving you that was so hard to face ...
We cannot see Beyond.. But this I know:
I loved you so - ‘twas heaven here with you!

God bless the families who lost their loved ones in this tragedy, they are never forgotten. All of you are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Long Island, New York • #6375

I was so saddened to hear of the tragedy at your university. I want you all to know I am praying for all of you and your families and friends, teachers and staff. God bless you all...The country mourns with you.  Mrs. C. Sak New Jersey

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • New Jersey • #6376

We send our condolences,and sympathy,to the families,students and staff, involved in this sad tragedy at Virginia Tech.

Stanley and Judith Silver

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • United Kindom London • #6377

DE TODO CORAZON DOY MIS CONDOLENCIAS A TODAS LAS FAMILIAS Y COMPANIEROS QUE EN UN TRAGICO INCIDENTE PERDIERON UN AMIGO , UN HIJO , UN PAPA , UN PROFESOR, UN COMPANIERO DE AULA....

CON TODO EL CORAZON....

DIEGO LOEPRA

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • BOSTON MA • #6378

Dear VT Community,

We are all compelled to think how Big or Small was our collective loss.

Most of us has Lost a Beginning to a New World, like the Beautiful and Innocent Souls that has Departed Us. Whatever be the Cause The Loss throws us into deep Anguish, Condemnation, Fear, Grief, Hatred, Pain and Shame, which, it should not.

Should We hold to the Grief, We loose our Meaning to Existence, but if We let it pass, each Loss provides us another opportunity. Grief trains the mind to be Mature. Maturity helps to Enlighten Ourselves. When we resist to Mature, We forget to Learn. Where there is No Learning there is No Growth. And if there is No Growth, We Lose the Everything.

Change is Imminent in the World. So we are bound to loose nothing, even the Precious Lives Lost.

Lets us Pray for the Family and Friends, for there is no Greater Deed that can be Done NOW. 

Love & Peace,

Mouli

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Chennai, India • #6379

Pray for everyone,
Show the highest respect for Professors and Students.
Let us work hard together to make our world more
peaceful and happy in future.

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Chengdu, Sichuan Province, P.R.China • #6380

I’ve been so touch by this school and how brave and strong you all have been.  My heart goes out to those who lost their loved ones and those who lifes are truely effected by this saddness ... May God give you all strength and courage to be strong during this time and days to come.. I’m praying for you all ..all the from Massachusetts.. God bless you all.. Michelle, Holyoke, MA

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Holyoke, MA USA • #6381

Dear students,

Onze gedachten zijn bij jullie!!

Veel sterkte met dit enorme verlies.

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Roosendaal, Holland • #6382

I would like to express my deepest condolences to all the victims at this horrible tragedy!!

-Yang Erik Zhang

April 18, 2007, 3:39am • Huzhou, P.R.China • #6383