Condolences, April 18, 2007

My families thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all affected by this senseless tragedy. We still can not come to terms why someone would wish to act in this manner. Time will never replace what has been taken from the friends and families on that tragic day. God Bless, the world is thinking of you all.

The Cuthbert Family.

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Gold Coast, QLD, Australia • #6534

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Heike M.
member of Darmstadt University of Technology

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Darmstadt, Germany • #6535

May God rest the souls of those who perished in this unfortunate tragedy. May He give the surviving loved ones strength and courage to endure the somber days to come. May this tragedy serve to cement us to one another in understanding and love for one another. I offer my personal prayers and condolences to all those who have been so deeply affected by this tragedy. God be with you, and us all.

Alexis D. Torres

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Buffalo, New York • #6536

From Milwaukee, Wisconsin
We, the Oliver family send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to all those affected by this horrific shooting. The senseless brutality of these killings leaves us speachless and we as a nation cannot really personalize what those families who lost loved ones are going through - we can only empathize and support you. Your loss is beyond our comprehension, but please know that there are millions of us who cry for your loss and pray that it will not happen again. Our nation suffers as its’ best and brightest were taken from all of us.  We support VT and its’ extended family. God bless

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Milwaukee WI • #6537

I am still in shock…
My prayers, thoughts and condolences are with all people at VT, all teachers, students, their parents.

Toralf P. Schlegel

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Hamburg, Germany • #6538

to all who were derectly effected by this senesless act , i am filling your pain i am a family member of he columbine tragedy and i fill the pain over and over,my you all be strong,and my prayers go out to mr. and mrs,seung hui , we will be strong,and our prayers also go out to you,the lord will give us our stranth, god bless you all

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • denver co • #6539

Hokies: I think it’s safe to say that the whole country is thinking of you. Look at the comments on this board; there are people from literally all over the world offering their condolences and support. Search Virginia Tech on Facebook - there are countless groups dedicated to VT and candlelight vigils are taking place at universities and colleges across the country. People who don’t even know you, and had possibly never even heard of your school before yesterday, are pouring out their hearts on this message board.

We can’t possibly understand what your community going through. We can only offer our support and hope that this will somehow and in some way help in your grieving process. Yes, we are all Hokies in that this tragedy could have happened anywhere. The entire country: colleges, individuals, students, and familes are feeling a portion, however small, of your loss and grief.

Your community will mourn for a long time. Just know that we are all here for you, no matter how long it takes. I am truly sorry that you all have had to face such a horrific tragedy.

-Jinny-

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Emory University, GA • #6540

I’m sorry to hear about this unfortunate thing.It’s really very serious especailly happened in college. pray for them and hope everything can goes well.

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Guangzhou, P.R.China • #6541

My thoughts are with you. Words can not express how sad we are, even thousands of miles abroad.
Flo

April 18, 2007, 3:56am • Stuttgart, Germany • #6542

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THIS HORRIFIC TRAGEDY, I’M SURE I CAN SPEAK FOR ALL OF FLORIDA TONIGHT; OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS…

TANIA MARTINEZ

April 18, 2007, 3:56am • KEY WEST, FL. • #6543

Dear Hokies,
Like the entire country, I was shocked by the tragic news. I know that Apr. 16 was probably the worst day of your lives but be proud of how strong your community has been in facing that difficult situation. You guys are heroes. I pray for all of you. May God help you and your families and rest the souls of the victims.

April 18, 2007, 3:56am • Los Angeles, CA • #6544

Many people are shocked and saddened by what happened in your community. Know that our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are with you.

We pray for those who were wounded both physically and emotionally, and for the families and friends of those killed and injured.

We pray for the Virginia Tech family as they process the trauma and tragedy that has befallen you.

And we pray for the authorities and the police and emergency workers who are coping with the crime scene and with the world’s curiosity, the media,
and the second guessing.

April 18, 2007, 3:56am • Hoffman Estates, IL USA • #6545

Que de souffrances! Que d’angoisses! Mon Dieu quel sorte de monde avons- nous créé pour en arriver là?!
Mon Dieu donne nous la sérénité d’ACCEPTER, le courage de CONTINUER. Ne nous laisse pas SUCCOMBER mais délivre nous du mal.

April 18, 2007, 3:56am • Montréal, Canada • #6546

We send our thoughts and Prayers to you from Australia.  This is a horrible tragedy.  May you find courage in each other and your faith.
Talk to one another and ask for any help you need.  God will deliver.  We will prayer for you each day.

April 18, 2007, 3:57am • Adelaide, Australia • #6547

My thoughts and prayers are with those you are experiencing this tragedy, whether it be family or friends you are not alone at this time.

April 18, 2007, 3:57am • Warnbro, Western Australia, AUS • #6548

I am Korean and live in Seoul. After hearing that the killer was Korean, I felt guilty. We feel guity to take many peoples’ lives with no
reasons.

April 18, 2007, 3:57am • Seoul, Korea. • #6549

Fellow Hokies, I’m in California, but my heart is with you today.  Please know that I am praying for you and am grieving with you the loss of the precious people that died Monday.  May God make His face to shine upon you and may your spirits be lifted up as His grace floods your lives.  I’m A/G pastor and if you need someone to pray for you or talk with you, you can email me at petev@alisoviejochurch.com.
God bless

April 18, 2007, 3:57am • Aliso Viejo, CA • #6550

My heartiest condolences!
May the god help them to rest in peace.
with tears,
uthaya

April 18, 2007, 3:57am • Oolombo, SriLanka • #6551

While it feels good to terrorize this young man for his evilness, think of making a bigger impact. God himself has chosen VT for this tragedy because he believes it is a University where students come together in a time of tragedy and not only rebuild but be role models on how to love. Your friends did not die in vain, but to get the attention of the world so that the amazing students at VT can bring acceptance into a hateful world.
My wish, during this time of tragedy, is that you be role models to all kids across America by embracing those who are your enemies. For now and the next few hours, while the country is still in shock, you are in the spotlight and have the power to change the world we live in with your words and actions. Don’t be known as the University with the largest student massacre in history, but the university that brought kids across America together in a fight against breeding hateful people. Make Virginia Tech be the first words that people think of before they engage in hurtful conversation. 23,000 students have the power. Do if for all of the loved ones lost and don’t let their deaths be for no purpose.

April 18, 2007, 3:57am • Illinois • #6552

This is so awfull. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you!

April 18, 2007, 3:58am • Bergen, Norway • #6553

Shooter reach to hell yesterday.

April 18, 2007, 3:58am • usa • #6554

God Bless you VT we feel your everywhere this is truly a blow to our great nation.
-Chico State University

April 18, 2007, 3:58am • Chico California • #6555

Family, friends and the community of VT;
My condolences and prayers are with all those who have been affected by this horrifying tragedy. May all students and staff that have passed rest in peace. i am so sorry for your loss, especially one so sudden and tragic. So many bright futures, and for several, so close to graduation.
Your whole nation is behind you. And from all of us down under in Australia, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless you all at Virginia Tech, and all those affected. Take Care.

Shirley

April 18, 2007, 3:58am • Melbourne, Victoria. Australia • #6556

families and friends, especially of the victims..you are in my heart and thoughts..

April 18, 2007, 3:58am • the world • #6557

There is no explanation for what happened. You will always be in our thoughts and our minds.

Ishan Chadha
- University of Michigan Student

April 18, 2007, 3:58am • Ann Arbor, MI • #6558

People kill people, but why?

I hope that we are able to live in peace some day!

Anyway I pray for the victims and their families and I hope that such tragedies will not happen again!

No no more guns, no more shootings and please no more crying families!

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Zum Abschluss noch ein kleines Zitat, dass hoffentlich zum Nachdenken anregt!

“Was mich erschreckt, ist nicht die Zerstörungskraft der Bombe, sondern die Zerstörungskraft, die aus dem Herzen kommt.”

Zitat: Albert Einstein
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blessed love

ronny klenner

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • Berlin, Germany • #6559

My heart goes out to all of the students , staff, friends and families who lost their loved ones and were affected by this horrible tragedy. I know that it is going to be very hard to try to cope with all that has happened but stay strong and just know that everything will be okay. It may not seem like it right now but god and everyone will help you through this.  Stay Strong Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • Anaheim, CA • #6560

THE WORLD IS MARVELING AT YOUR ABILITY TO UNITE AND FACE THIS NIGHTMARE. BLESS ALL THOSE AFFECTED.  VT REMAINS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU, WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO BE STRONG.  YOU WERE ALREADY LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AND NOW YOU ARE STRONGER.  MOURN, AND THEN OVERCOME. YOU ARE SURVIVORS, AND AS WITH ALL PAIN, THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS.

S.M.  CO’ 02

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • UNITED STATES • #6561

It’s hard to believe that something this tragic can take place on a campus where you seek higher learning. It’s difficult to embrace such a tragedy of this proportion and it just reminds us that we can never take life for granted and we never know when someone we know, someone we love, or even our ownselves will decease.  Just because we are young we are not invincible. I would like to send condolences from New Mexico State University and I pray that from this all campus’s will grow stronger and become closer. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • Las Cruces, NM, New Mexico State University • #6562

I am so sorry to hear that news from Chinese broadcast television, I am a Chinese. I shock to know the shooter is a Korean, a person come from our neighber country. Let they go well, I pray for them.

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • GZ, China • #6563

My college right now is Washington State, and my team is the Cougars. But today I’m a Hokie. Even though this tragic event happened 3,000 miles away from me, I like everyone else am sad, angry, and scared by all of this. No campus deserves this kind of tragedy to happen to them, not by a long shot. And I only hope and pray it won’t happen again any time soon.

VT will recover, I have no doubt about that. But we should never forget this day. We should never
forget the lives that were lost, and the families and friends that were affected. And we should never forget this day so we can resolve not to let anything like this happen again in our country.

I believe I speak for everybody in Pullman when I say my thoughts and prayers are with you tonight in Blacksburg.

Good luck and God’s speed to everyone who is part
of the Hokie community.

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • Pullman, WA • #6564

It’s difficult to express in words how anyone feels after a tragedy like this. My deepest condolences to everyone at Virginia Tech.

Support each other and look out for each other. And most importantly remember those who lost their lives .

Peace x

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • Nottingham, UK • #6565

As a fellow Hokie and Alumni, my heart is broken and full of emotions.  I am full of sadness, grief as well as comfort from seeing the school spirit displayed by the students down there.  I love VA TECH and Blacksburg.  It is my second home.  My prayers go out to every student and their families. 

BIT GRAD
Class of 2002

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • Annandale, Virginia • #6566

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April 18, 2007, 3:59am • CHINA • #6567

My condolences to all the bereaved families. May all their souls rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 3:59am • Manama, Bahrain • #6568

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families and everyone affected by the tragedy at VT...I pray some sort of normalcy will come back after the mourning and healing takes place and that you all will soon have peace of mind and comfort in your hearts. God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • Ohio • #6569

A parent’s worst nightmare has to be that of burying a child. As a parent, I can only imagine, but not really know, what the parents of these children are going though. My heart aches for all of you. 

To the students and faculty of VT, my thoughts and prayers go out to you as well.

To the families of the faculty members who died: your loved ones are truly heroes – “to save one life is to save the world”.

Michael S

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • Warrington (Philadelphia), PA • #6570

This is a huge tragedy, and I join everyone at Virginia Tech, the US, and around the world in mourning. It is hard for me to get over, and I don’t even know anyone there, so I can only imagine what it must be like for those of you who are there. I send my prayers and support to everyone at VA tech, and pray to God that the families and friends of the victims can find strength after this horrible event. God bless you all, and may the victims rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • West Nyack, NY • #6571

Dear victims of VA tech and family,

I’m deeply sadden about this tragic event, which everyone would wish it was just a nightmare and that we can all just wake up and it’s all gone. For the parents and all the victims, everyone around the world our hearts are with you.
I know as a 16 years old teenager, I can’t change or do anything much for the victims, but I did learn from my past experiences that there is without a doubt, a God and He is with your sons and daughters. They are in the best hands you can ever possibly imagine now and they are safe forever. Always remember that they’re happy forever and they are all smiling high above all of you in Heaven now. They are watching all of you everyday with God and the angels for eternity, so please try and cheer up because every time you look up at the stars, shining high above you, just always remember that they are still there and they want you all to be happy and live on the way they would want all of you to be. God bless to the victims of VA tech, all the families, friends, and the campus.

Sincerely,

Sonya M.

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #6572

Sending my truest condolences and thoughts to all at VT and the families and friends of those who will be missed. Wishing you all much comfort and strength. We are thinking of you all.

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • London, England, United Kingdom • #6573

It is not only people in the US that are full of sorrow put people around the world feel for you all at this moment. We pray for the families, friends and students.

From Ireland

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • Ireland • #6574

Words cannot describe this tragedy, my thoughts are with you all.

x- Rest in peace -x

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • Spain • #6575

My prayers go out to all of you.. I hope you will find the light to guide you in such dark times. May God be with you all and help you cope with the sadnees and grief that has caused this tragic event. You will be in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • -T. adrianzen. Lima, Peru • #6576

Dear friends, family, victims of VA Tech shooting,

My heart goes out to you and everyone involved in the April 16th tragedy. It is such a shame that such a thing like this occured in an academic institute.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone, God bless, take care.

April 18, 2007, 4:00am • Subrahmanya, Bangalore, India • #6577

My heart and prayers go out to the state of Virginia and to the whole Virginia Tech Family. I know that it is a long process to regain some normality in your life but in time healing will come.

The Carter Family

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • Denver, Colorado • #6578

In the aftermath of this recent incomprehensible tradgedy, I’d like to commend the students and faculty of VA Tech.
Never have I witnessed such courage, strength, clarity and resolve in the face of such
tragic devastation. This demonstration of unity gives me hope for the generations that will soon inherit our country and the world. The world weeps for your loss and prays for your continued healing. Your courage is a beacon of bright hope for a better world. Peace and blessings to you all. Kate Duncan, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • Silver Spring, Maryland • #6579

Dear
We are deeply sadenned with the tragic incident happened at the university.Among others were two from Indian origin from where we come from.Our sincere heart fiiled condolences to every family who have lost their loved ones and we pray to God that he will give them courage and strenth
Kind Regards
Dr Dinesh Bagmane
Pallavi Shetty

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • Southampton ,United Kingdom • #6580

Please be aware that your community is in our prayers as you embrace and live through this horror. For the families who are bereaved - you are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • London, United kingdom • #6581

The event that unfurled was truly horrific and senseless. I just hope that everyone who had to live through all this may find strength to carry on and let us all wish that such misfortunes never occur anywhere and to anyone.

Sugam Singh

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • Kathmandu, Nepal • #6582

My thoughts and prayers to the families and students of Virginia Tech, also best
wishes for a speedy recovery to those injuried.

Kelli Ann

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • Minneapolis, Mn • #6583