Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers of my family and i are with all the students, teachers, staff and most of all the parents of those lost on that tradgic day. May there spirits last forever.

Jon Barber and family.

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Coventry, England,UK • #6784

Virginia is the first American State I Had visited when I partipated on november 2001 to a colloquium organised at Washington and Lee University by Pr. Domnica Radulescu. I was charmed by the beauty of the landscapes of this area, by the kindness of people and the curiosity and the intelligence of the students.
So, I was really horrified when I watched at tv the the tragic event happened at University VT. I present my most saddened condolences to the families of the victims and their friends, and I wish that this kind of tragic events not be renewed any more. 
Moncef KHEMIRI, Professor of French, University of Manouba, Tunisia. E-mail: moncefkhem@yahoo.fr

_________

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Tunis, TUNISIA • #6785

I don’t think that words can truely express how sorry and hurt I am over the events of this past Monday.  I have watched the videos, read all the articles and seen the news coverage trying to make sense of what happened....no matter how long I do it...it just doesn’t make sense.  Please know that all of us in Orlando share your pain, your sorrow and your tears.  If there is one thing to take comfort in it is this...on the day that your friends, colleagues, and family members were taken from you they were given back to God and are Angels in Heaven...they will hurt no more.

All of my prayers, thoughts and love will be with you all during this difficult time.

RMO

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Orlando, Florida • #6786

Dear students,
You are in my heart, so much pain…I pray for everyone involved in this tragedy. Me and the world is with you, be strong.
Kinga

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Warsaw, Poland • #6787

I speak for everyone on behalf of the University of Florida in sending our deepest condolences and sympathy for the great tragedy that occurred on your campus just a few days ago.  Please know that you have the support of the University of Florida and that we are all praying for the victims and their families as well as all those affected by this horrific incident.

Bryan Orso

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Gainesville, Florida • #6788

THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS THAT LOST A LOVED ONE AT THE HANDS OF A SICK KILLER THAT DON’T CARE ABOUT ANYONE OR THEIR FEELINGS. I FEEL FOR THE FAMILY THAT LOST LOVED ONES AND STUDENTS THAT LOST FRIENDS. WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU. STAY STRONG AND KEEP YOUR HEADS UP FOR THE ONE THAT ARE GONE.

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • KANSAS • #6789

Forever Hokies. Forever in our hearts… your spirits will always remain.

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • NY • #6790

To all of you that have suffered in this tragedy.  I hope in time you can move on with your lives and get over the pain you are currently feeling.  Many of us in England are shocked and saddened at what has happened, and our thoughts are with you.

Be strong and don’t let this ruin your lives.

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Michael - London, England • #6791

Words cannot express our sorrow.  Our thoughts and feelings go out to all those touched by this tragedy.  VT and Blacksburg will always be remembered so fondly by us, our children and friends from Sri Lanka who shared their lives with us for more than 7 years.  We, and our children, will carry forever the memories of a very pleasant and homely city and school.  Nothing will not be changed by any of this, because the Tech has so much to give to students like us from distant places and has received so much to make it the great school today.

Nihal & Sunethra
Sri Lanka

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Sri Lanka • #6792

We are Virginia Tech in states and countries all all over the world.  We are touched by this tragedy and all of Virginia Tech and all of us alumni are wearing the weight of your sadness.  I am a Hokie alumnus living in Germany and I feel the pain of our tragedy across the ocean.

Aryn Lockhart
Class of 96

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Garmisch-Germany • #6793

I wish that all the “Hokies” can recover from this and that the families will remain strong in mourning. The country and the world supports all of you!

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Long Island , New York • #6794

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please know that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.If this helps other university then your fellow classmates, friends and coleges did not die in vain. Stay strong and know that the people of Texas are praying for you all. God bless you all and may peace come to you in time.

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Rio Vista ,Texas • #6795

From the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Student Government, We send our condolences to the families, friends, and to the Virginia Tech Community. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 4:26am • St. Louis, Missouri, USA • #6796

My heart goes for all the victims....may their soul rest in peace.

-Shyam

April 18, 2007, 4:26am • Hyderabad,India • #6797

I’m very sorry to hear that such an accident happen at Virginia Tech.  I want to express my condolences to all staff, students and families at VT. There aren’t many words that can be said at this moment. Hopefully, with time things will get better, but not forgotten. Virginia Tech will always remain a great university!

Toni Visnjic,
former VT athlete

April 18, 2007, 4:26am • Croatia • #6798

My most sincere condolences to everyone with a connection to Virginia Tech.

“Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.
Prevent the dog from barking, with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos, and with muffled drum
bring out the coffins, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead.
Scribbling on the sky the message, they are dead.
Put crepé bows around the necks of public doves.
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

...

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one.
Pack up the moon, and dismantle the sun.
Pour away the ocean, and sweep out the wood
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W.H. Auden
- altered a bit by Marie Louise Bach Lund

April 18, 2007, 4:26am • Hellerup, Denmark • #6799

As one of Asiatics,I am sorrow of the incidents,and pray for the victims,deeply……
argoszhao@yahoo.com.cn

April 18, 2007, 4:26am • Tianjin, China • #6800

My condolences and heartfelt sympathies to all of the VT family. Collectively, we are all poorer, having been robbed of some of the best and the brightest students. We have also lost Educators who contributed greatly,unselfishly to others.  The Hokie Nation will rise up with compassion and determination. They will bring their school front and center again for the right reasons. They will rise above the Evil that has visited their campus. Godspeed and blessings while they work towards that end. Our prayers will accompany you always.God will hold all who suffer in his arms.

Claire Null

April 18, 2007, 4:26am • Selbyville, DE • #6801

My deepest prayers and condolences to the victims and their families, students, faculty, and all those affected by this tragedy.  May their souls rest in peace, may those who are suffering find comfort and support from everyone else, and may we all continue to stay strong and level-headed in face of this great tragedy.

- XM

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • San Jose, CA • #6802

I was completely distraught by this sad news. To everyone who has lost their life and to those who are closer to them, please do condescend to accept my sincere condolences.

Guy-Mpiana

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • Dublin, Republic of Ireland • #6803

This could have been anywhere, but should have been nowhere. The images of violence, shattered lives, and lost dreams least expected in a place of learning, a step to greatness, and a womb of hope. To heroes and victims, and to those hurt and shocked, I can offer little else but the hope that the day will come when no one anywhere will feel the sorrow and pain that you do today.

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • Urbana, IL • #6804

I was really shoked hearing of this horrible massacre. I come from Germany - near Erfurt, where the horrible scenes took place in 2002. It makes me really sad and I feel the deep sad emotions of 2002 again. I pray for all the victims and their families and friends and for all the students which have to handle this strange situation.

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • Denise from Germany • #6805

Heartfelt sympathies to all the families of the innocent victims.

Sympathies to all the students at Virginia Tech.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kindest regards, The Calleja Family
Melbourne, Australia

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • Australia • #6806

Although I live in California, and have nothing to do with VA Tech my heart and prayers go out to you and those families that have lost loved ones!!! 
- Jared Moon, 20

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • San Diego, California, USA • #6807

To all the people of Virginia Tech :

God bless you and you’ll never walk alone !!!

And a special message to Prof.Nikki Giovanni:

The “smaller” the person , how greater the speach !!

With tears in my eyes I say to you: Let’s go Hokie..

Marcel Peyen

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • Breda, The Netherlands , Europe • #6808

To family, staff, and friends of VT.  The Officers of the Auburn Georgia Police Department extend our deepest sympathy in these troubled times. No words or actions can replace the tremdous loss you have encountered.  You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • Auburn, Georgia • #6809

im in the UK and have watched on the news
my heart and prayers go out to the innocent victims of this senseless crime

the people of the UK are thinking of you

Maire,21, Hertfordshire, england, UK

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • ENGLAND,UK • #6810

Feeling sad for all the life has gone. Kids with bright future ahead. Really a shame that it is gone this way. And feeling very sorry about the lost. Do take care for those families member and friends of the victims.

April 18, 2007, 4:27am • Singapore • #6811

I’m a young mother, and i heard yesterday, on TV, the tragedy who happened in Virginia Tech College...All my thoughts today,go to the parents, the families, the friends, and the close relations of the victims of this drama.
I’m sad, and sorry, to see all this violence, all this despair, to remove the life has so many young people.

I think of Columbine too…

I hope that it will be the last drama of this kind, and that an awakening on the sale of weapon has fire will follow.

Love for you all.

Jézabel

April 18, 2007, 4:28am • France • #6812

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wish you lots of love and strength to help you get through this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 4:28am • Beijing, CHINA • #6813

This is awful and sad, but i have to ask myself, what is the lesson?  There has to be one.  All things, good and bad, have a lesson. Whatever the lesson is, it will help heal this tragedy. My heart goes out to the families of the victims, the Va Tech community, and the human family as a whole b/c we are all touched by this.  Peace!

Damon Symonds
JMU Grad 1995

April 18, 2007, 4:28am • Richmond, VA • #6814

The sad news have spread all over the world and we all have been shocked. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who lost loved ones on April 16.

Stefanie & Tobias

April 18, 2007, 4:28am • Fulda, Germany • #6815

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April 18, 2007, 4:28am • Çѱ¹ • #6816

My father passed away when I was little and he was only 31 years old.  The following lines from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet have always comforted me.

“Take him and cut him out into little stars
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garrish sun.” (III.ii.23-6)

God Bless the family that is Viginia Tech.

Cynthia Princi

April 18, 2007, 4:28am • London, England • #6817

My thoughts and prayers go out to all loved ones, and family members affected by this tragic event.
These loved ones will always be in our hearts.

Love Pamela

April 18, 2007, 4:28am • Berwyn, PA • #6818

My deepest condolences are with the families, friends and realatives of all involved. Don’t let one warped individual ruin what all Hoakies past and present built.

April 18, 2007, 4:28am • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • #6819

I am saddened by this tragic and painful event which has hit your state and university. My thoughts are with all the familys of the victims who have been affected by this. You are in my heart and thoughts, I pray for you.

Derek Forsyth

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • Glasgow, Scotland • #6820

I know i dont go to vt but ....i pray for all the friends and family that lost someone or someone they knew was injured during this massacre i know the pain of losing a loved one but to lose many ... My heart goes to all of you!!

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • landover MD • #6821

I’m deeply sorry for what happened at Virginia Tech. It is very unfortunate that something like this can happen.  My heart, thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this horrible crisis. My deepest condolences for families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Amira Mahmoud

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • Cairo, Egypt • #6822

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Words simply cannot express the horror we all felt at hearing what happened.

With much love from London, England

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • England, UK • #6823

I want to express my pround sorrow to the victims and their family. Sincerely hope the police could investigate the reason of the horrible tragedy.
Hope the States will set out a policy to control the avilablity of the weapons.

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • China • #6824

Thinking and praying for you all at this time.  May God bless you.

Vicki.

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • Lancashire, England. • #6825

My deepest condolences, support and prayers go out to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragedy. May their souls rest in peace, and may you be able to gather the courage to overcome this sad chapter in your lives.

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • Canada • #6826

May god give you strength and peace in this tragic time.
Our prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • Bangalore,India • #6827

Dear All at Virginia Tech
My family and I were horrified to hear of the sad news from your part of the world.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Please know that you are in the minds of millions all around this planet of ours, and we hope that this may be of some comfort to you all in the days, weeks, months and years ahead, you are not alone, we are all with you and yours.
Christine Catchpole

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • Suffolk, England • #6828

My thoughts go out to all student of the Virginia Tech community.

A student of the world.

April 18, 2007, 4:29am • France • #6829

As a student at Loyola University in Chicago, I believe I speak for everyone I know in saying that we hope Virginia Tech will overcome the pain of losing friends and loved ones in this tragic event. As we watched the news an overwhelming quietness and sorrow fell throughout our student union center as we stood in horror as the events unfolded. Some students cried for you and others bowed their heads in silence with prayers. Our hearts and sympathies go out to all the students of Virginia Tech. Just know that I, as well as many others, will be there for you, on facebook.com, email, or by phone if anyone at Virginia Tech needs to talk to someone.

April 18, 2007, 4:30am • Chicago, IL • #6830

Dear Virginia Tech Friends--

Our family sends our prayers, our love, and our
condolences. We are so sad and sorry for the senseless and horrific loss that you now suffer.

Grieving takes a long time. It takes a long time to honor lives of such bright promise. One doesn’t manage easily. So many friends there in Blacksburg--colleagues, young people from here in Williamsburg, some whose faces I see very clearly, and friends yet to be met. Your communities grieve with you.

Hokies, we embrace you. Your friends and teachers and the parents of your old high school friends are sending you so much love. We are proud of you and you are precious us.

For now, please take care of yourselves and each other in the ways that you know best. And then come home for the summer, just as you are. Bring your tender broken hearts. We will find you and walk with you.

May you be surrounded by angels. And may strength and courage be yours in the days ahead. Someday yet far off, you will help to create a world where things like this can’t happen. We have so much faith in you.

Condolences,

Joanne Braxton

April 18, 2007, 4:30am • Williamsburg, Virginia • #6831

Je suis profondément touché par ce qui est arrivé à Virginia Tech. Mes pensées vont droit aux victimes, aux familles et aux étudiants de Virginia Tech. Je suis moi-même étudiant l’Université de Paris XII.

Duy-Vu Tran

April 18, 2007, 4:30am • Paris, France • #6832

To the students and teachers at Virginia Tech and their families,

I offer my condolences. My thoughts and prayers from the depths my heart and soul are with all the family and friends of those lost on April 16. I pray that God will give you all strength to make it through this devastating time.

Sven Heidmann

April 18, 2007, 4:30am • Hamburg, Germany • #6833