Condolences, April 18, 2007

Across the miles, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy. It makes no sense whatsoever. You are all in my prayers.

God bless.
Sandra

April 18, 2007, 4:13am • Assen, The Netherlands • #6684

For Latinamerican Student…

Esto es un acto terribe que no solo ah conmovdo a USA si no al mundo, les deseo una pronto recperacion a los alumnos y familiares de las victimas…

Rodrigo

April 18, 2007, 4:13am • Mexicali, Mexico • #6685

In the face of such immense tragedy, it is only God who can and definitely will console you. My students and I lost 60 friends, dorm-mates and classmates in a fatal plane crash on 12/10 2005. It felt like the end of the road at the time. But God saw us through and we emerged stronger and more committed to a better world. My prayer is that Virginia Tech will emerge stronger and more committed to violence-free world. We are praying for you!

Ugo Nweke, SJ
Chaplain
Loyola Jesuit College
Abuja.

April 18, 2007, 4:14am • Abuja, Nigeria • #6686

Stay strong Virginia Tech. My condolences.

April 18, 2007, 4:14am • Amman Jordan • #6687

Thousands of miles between us and the distance we create
Through time and chance and circumstance we stand, night and day
No smile, no laugh but grief and tears are all that we relate
As the sun turns it’s first warm kiss
Many hearts grieve with yours for many friends who are missed.

April 18, 2007, 4:14am • Helensburgh, Scotland • #6688

Even though we are almost half way around the world here in Hawaii, our thoughts and prayers ar are with the family members of those we have lost as well as with the rest of the VT community and the state of Virginia.

We are routing for you all! Go Hokies.

Aaron Wolf
Senior
University of Hawaii at Manoa

April 18, 2007, 4:14am • Honolulu, HI • #6689

My prayers and thoughts go to the families of the victims of April 16.

God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 4:14am • Denmark • #6690

I’d like to express my condolence to all the victim’s families.
Georges ROUSSEAU

April 18, 2007, 4:14am • Luxembourg, Europe • #6691

Even though I’m not a part of your community, I have shared your pain, though likely a very miniscule part of what you feel.  I will keep all of you in my prayers--those who died, those who were injured, all of your families, members of VT, and the entire community.  May God bless all of you!

Your sister in Christ,
Julie

April 18, 2007, 4:14am • Ohio, USA • #6692

Chers amis de Virginia Tech, j’ai appris par les media l’affreuse nouvelle du décès horrible de vos profs et condisciples. De tout mon coeur, je voudrais partager votre douleur d’avoir perdu vos amis. J’aurais voulu vous dire le chagrin profond qui m’étreint de voir s’est passé ce drame. Mes pensées et mes prières vous accompagnent.

April 18, 2007, 4:14am • Paris, France • #6693

My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, families, friends, staff and faculty at VT during this difficult time. Much love to you all.

-D.B.-

April 18, 2007, 4:15am • Tazewell, VA • #6694

Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this terrible tragedy. Take Care and know that there are millions in Australia with you in theie thoughts.

Paul

April 18, 2007, 4:15am • Sunshine Coast, Australia • #6695

My deepest condolences to the victims families and loved-ones and to the community of Vitginia Tech , it’s a tragdy i pray not to happen ever again anywhere in this world .

April 18, 2007, 4:15am • Alexandria , Egypt • #6696

To all at VT.  I live in Tasmania and can understand the shock and not understanding why it happened that you are going through. We also have gone through this type of horror in Tasmania(Port Arthur).  All I can say at this time is you will get through this, stronger and be more understanding, if just takes time.  So take time Tasmania and Australia and the whole world are thinking of all of you.
Brad (Tasmania, Australia)

April 18, 2007, 4:15am • Tasmania , Australia • #6697

From NYU & the New York community--

Our prayers and condolences to the students and their families.  May you find strength to move on.  God bless.

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • New York City, NY • #6698

The grief and sadness at Virginia Tech is being shared throughout our country in the wake of this horrific tragedy. I live in California, far from the tragedy, but spent my first 8 years out of college living in Northern Virginia. I have many friends, graduates of VT, that I know feel the effects of this tragedy even long after they’ve graduated. My sister lives in Centreville and her family feels the impact as a community. It is absolutely unfair that people so young, have their lives cut so short. Remind those most important to you just how much they mean to you. Do it now. Joseph Samaha saw his daughter on Sunday, and by Monday she was gone. When I see and hear the stories of the victims, such as Liviu Librescu, who survived the horrors of the Holocaust only to have his life ended ironically not in a death camp, but in a classroom nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains - amazingly unfair. Remember your loved ones not in their final moments, but in the wonderful memories they you will always have of them. The best way to revere those who have gone from our midst is by going on ourselves and living the best life that they’d want you to live.

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • Laguna Beach, California • #6699

Our hearts are with all of you at this great time of sorrow.

Pete

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • Vienna/Austria/Europe • #6700

Try and take this tragety and make something positive from it, whether it be for yourself or the country. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

sincerly,
M Sutton

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • TN, USA • #6701

Mi mas sincero pesame a todos los familiares y amigos de las victimas.
Sofi

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • Mexico, City • #6702

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I AM FROM GREECE AND I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS.

THIS EVENT THAT HAPPENED IN A PLACE OF FREEDOM AND LEARNIG SUCH AS THE UNIVERSITY SOCKED THE ENTIRE WORLD.

THIS EVIL ACT MUST MOTIVATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US SO AS TO ACT TO PREVENT SIMILAR EVENTS IN THE FUTURE.ONLY THIS MIGHT BRING PEACE TO THE SOULS OF THE STUDENTS.
STOP VIOLENCE. CHANGE GUN LAWS.ACT NOW

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • KILKIS, GREECE / HELLAS • #6703

To the parents of Dina Samaha and Ross Alamuddin

Lebanese people in general and Lebanese emigrants all over the world in particular offer their deep condolences to all the victims’parents especially the parents of Dina Samaha and Ross Alamuddin.
It’s always hard and painful to experience such a tragedy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Please accept our sincere sympathy

The General Director of Emigrants
Haytham Jomaa
The General Directorate of Emigrants’ Staff

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Emigrants
Beirut,Lebanon
18/04/2007

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • Lebanon • #6704

This is a tragedy for all of us. may god give all the families the strength to overcome this.
We are all with you with our hearts and minds and can feel how much you hearts are wounded.
We ask god to bless your children and may peace reign over everyone of them and their families.

God Bless,
Mustapha Kandoussi

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • Alexandria/VA/Morocco • #6705

Im so sorry to hear about what that guy has done...Its terrible,i couldnt believe it when i heard about it...I send all my condolences to all the familys and friends that have lost someone at that terrible event...lots of love from all us in new zealand
God Bless u all

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • Auckland, New Zealand • #6706

I am a University of Maryland student and a higher education scholar living in Geneva, Switzerland. I was on the UMD campus last month to defend my dissertation, and I was reminded just how much I loved being on a university campus and how infectious I found the collegiate atmosphere. That atmosphere has been disturbed for all of us that have a connection to higher education, and I am so shocked and dismayed at what happened at Tech. My heart goes out to everyone at VT and to their friends and loved ones. No matter what our affiliations might be, we are all Hokies right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I pray that you will find peace and healing. Laura

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • Switzerland • #6707

I’m sitting here the day after, and i sat all night with a freind that has a freind there at VT. and all i can say is it was hell here without news, and there i can only imagine........

~loft306

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • Milwaukee, Wisconsin • #6708

Virginia Tech Students and Faculty members also take care your self. we pray to god to died for all the students and his family members.

logu

April 18, 2007, 4:16am • #6709

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences goes out to those famelyes that have been touched by this tragedy.

KNL

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Drammen, Norway • #6710

May your souls rest in peace. Your untimely death causes a lot of pain to your near and dear ones, especially the way you all suffered and breathed your last. May God bless your family members and help them bear your untimely loss.
God Bless !!

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Bangalore, India • #6711

We All Lost Our Family Members on April 16th.
We All Are Mourning Our Loses
We Weep
We Pray
We Look to Our God For Eternal Assurance
We Will See Our Loved Ones Again
Glory To God

Samira

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Knoxville, Tn. USA --Planet EARTH • #6712

My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all.
God always be with you and we are pray for you.
Be strong and kind to each other.
Remember your friends in your hart.
They are always with you and us.
God Bless all of you.
Ali
Tehran Polytechnics University

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Iran, Tehran • #6713

All my deep heart condolences and prayers to the victims and their family and friends. this is a true disaster our hearts are all torn off from the terible accedent.

Mohammad Ali

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • University of Alebrta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #6714

My heart goes out to all of you who are affected by this sad tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • South Carolina, now Sweden • #6715

Hi, my name is Dagmar and I am from Germany. I wanted to say, how sad I feel for you all in Blacksburg. It is impossible for us to find the right words to express how shocked even we - the German peolpe - are. When I saw the pictures on TV, I started crying. A few years ago my boyfriend lost his cousin - a teacher -in a schoolmassaker in Erfurt/ Germany where 16 people were shot by a man. Even today he is not able to accept what happend at this day.

I wish you all the best, strength, confidence and many good listeners, because the best you can do is to speak about this as often as you can.

We will think of you!

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Lingen, Germany • #6716

My deepest heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to all friends and families of the victims. You hear about these thing in the news but they never seem real until it hits so close to home.

God Bless!!!

Jesse Burke

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Abingdon, VA • #6717

God bless all of you at Virgina Tech. Know that mine and my families prayers are with you. I am so very truely sorry for your loss.
Ariel Campbell

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Montrose,CO • #6718

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you, the student body, and the family and friends who lost loved ones due to this tragedy.  Our hearts are broken for your loss and utmost condolences are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Madison WI • #6719

Our family sends its most sincere condolences to everyone involved with the Virginia Tech community. Unbelieveably, we just visited the campus last Tuesday and Wednesday to show it to our daughter who is a high school junior.  She loved the campus and despite everything, can’t wait to apply.  After seeing and hearing how the students and school handled this situation, I would be proud to have her attend this outstanding university. Go Hokies!
D. Mattie

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Marlton, NJ • #6720

I pray for every innocent that suffered in different way, this terrible tragedy, hoping that it will never happen again. 

May God bless all of you!

Rosy

April 18, 2007, 4:17am • Mexico • #6721

Hi Virginia Tech,

What a tragedy!I just want to say we are with you at this very moment to share the condolence with you. You are in my prayers!God be with you!

Alkdhem A. Zerihun

Sweden,Stockholm

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • stockholm/Sweden • #6722

May God wrap his arms around each of you and carry you thru this difficult time. You are all in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • Bellville,Texas • #6723

One thing that has always stood out to me about Virginia Tech is the unity of Hokies every where. Tech could play a sporting event any where and the Hokies were always as loud in one voice as any other school and most times more so. Now, in this hard time, I see that the spirit of the Hokies is not just for sports but for the love of their school and community. Virginia Tech will come out of this dark hour and be stronger and better than ever. I pray for the people who are now in Heaven with their loving Father and I pray that His love will hold and carry their families and friends. I hope they will always be remember for the joy and light they brought into the lifes that they touched and the fact in their lifes that they made this world a nicer place for Virginia Tech, the state of Virginia and for a nation. Scott Ball

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • Simpsonville, SC • #6724

Viginia Tech,

This is an extremely sad state of affairs. We here in Pakistan can very well imagine the state you all must be in. Anything said could not do much to repair the immense loss. We are grieved and mourn the death of many innocent lives that have left everyone shattered.

Sheharyar Malhi - Correspondent/Anchor (ATV)

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • Lahore, Pakistan • #6725

I want to wish my condolences to all of you.
I am shocked and very sad about what happened to you.
I am not very religious but i pray with you.
My thoughts are with you.

Let’s never forgett the victims.

Mein aufrichtiges Beileid.
Wie wir in Deutschland sagen: Kopf hoch es wird schon wieder.

Klaus Brenner
Essen/Germany

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • Essen, Germany • #6726

It is almost impossible to find the proper words to express what is going through my mind. I am so sad and my thoughts and prayers are with victims and their families. My thoughts are also going out to the family of Cho Seung Hui, as they are among the victims of this tragedy.

God bless you.

Andrew

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • Andrew, Berlin (Germany) • #6727

This was definitely a horrible event that happened in our country on April 16, 2007.  However, we can choose to use this opportunity to improve our security at our college campuses and we can also grow closer as a country.  It is sad that we have to allow terrible events like this to bring us closer as a country.  We will never know the real reason behind all of this but God will judge this young man for his actions.  Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,[a] who have been called according to his purpose.

The end times are near.  Are you ready to meet your maker? Don’t keep living in sin.  God is waiting for you to return to Him and live a good life.  Prayers and thoughts are with you!

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • Roaring Spring, PA • #6728

So sad for this shooting massacre......
Bless the 32 lives......
Bless the 32 families......
Bless those wounded student...... Hope they can recover soon......
Bless VT

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • CA • #6729

Dear all VT Students,

even all the Way across the Atlantic to Germany, the People are sad, what happened to your University. Germany is With you. Be Strong and never give up. It is quite unbelivible what happend but the Rain will Stop falling and your Tears will be washed away.

Stick together and never doubt in god. Trust him.
And Maybe you all think about your President Mr. George W. Bush. Could this have happened to your University with other Weapon Laws? Who Knows?!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND particularly the VICTIMS who died a senseless Death.

!!!!MAY GOD SAVE THEIR SOULS!!!!

Yours Kim Fischer / Valbert / Germany

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • Valbert / NRW / GERMANY • #6730

Though I am not a religious person, I wish you all (gods) strenghts. Though the shock may stay at VT for ever I hope that the honors you are receiving from all over the world may help, even a little bit.

I wish you all the best for now but especially in the future too.

April 18, 2007, 4:18am • Amsterdam, The Netherlands. • #6731

vicino con un mio pensiero e tutti quei “pensieri” inutilmente distrutti.

Stefano Pedrini -

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Trento - Italy • #6732

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims. GOD bless!
Timothy and Susan Reilly

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Staunton, Va • #6733