Condolences, April 18, 2007

i am a 16 year old student in England. i have a great interest in the incident and the evil person who was behind the dreadful act, i study his past etc and i am slightly overwhelmed by what i have found. i am sure that it is a shock to all of you and you are all upset to different extents. for all of you who have lost somebody- i feel for you. i hope that there is soon a clear sky after this awful storm. stay together and stay strong. i am sure your friends wanted you to do well in exams, i hope you do, don’t let this man’s sickening work spoil your life. i am only in high school but i realise that this is one of the most horrofying and maulicious things in american history. my thoughts and prayers are with the victims who are injured, the people who have suffered loss, and those innocent spirits of the passed away. they are in peace, no longer feel pain. let it be, they will always be close to you, you willl meet them again, when it is time for you. never forget them.

April 18, 2007, 4:48am • England • #6989

my heart goes out to you, VT. I know no one who attends your school, but a friend of mine went to high school with mary. ive heard great things about her and i am so sorry for this tragedy. although condolences do little to help the healing, america is with you. our prayers are with you. today, we are all HOKIES!

God Bless
Nikki Christensen

April 18, 2007, 4:48am • Miami, Fl • #6990

Good always wins over evil.  Remember that God will take care of those who are lost.  All of your loved ones are at peace, are happy, and are in a better place.  I believe that they want to tell you that they are o.k. and are waiting for you.  You shall see them on the other side.

April 18, 2007, 4:48am • Des Moines, Iowa • #6991

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sami Rinne

April 18, 2007, 4:48am • Finland • #6992

When lives are lost in a senseless tragedy such as this, its effects are felt beyond the borders. We are all people… I feel for your pain, the loss of loved ones, and pray for strength for all affected.

Mika

April 18, 2007, 4:48am • Finland • #6993

als eerste wil ik de families van de omgekomen mannen vrouwen en kinderen.condoleren met dit zware verlies. zelfs hier in nederland wordt vol afgrijsen gereageerd.ik hoop voor de rest van de mensen van VT dat zij verder kunnen met het leven. GOD BLESS YOU AL

J.M van Steen
Den Bosch Nederland

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • Nederland Dutch • #6994

To My Fellow Hokies

I can only begin to understand a fraction of what you must be feeling - confused, angry, shocked, wounded.  I’m currently abroad in the UK but my thoughts are in Blacksburg, with you as you walk across our ever sinking drillfield, with you at the stadium where we cheer with pride… My heart is absolutely torn with this tragedy and I only hope you all have the support you need to get through this difficult time.  Be strong Hokies.

With Love, A sole hokie in London

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • London, England (originally, Moorestown, NJ) • #6995

I can’t belivie that this things happens..its so Sad.All of the victims will rest in peace..my prayers are whit u all and whit the families..God bless u all.

/Gabriella

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • Norrköping, Sweden • #6996

To VA Tech Parents, Students and Staff,
You are not alone in your grief.  The whole world is weeping with you.
The tragedy is the senseless loss of our future through the death of innocent students and professors. 
The hope is that we can recover from our grief but never forget.
My prayers go out to the families of the lost children, including the troubled young man’s family.

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • Cornwall, England • #6997

We pray for families who lost loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • KwangJu, South Korea • #6998

There are no words that are comforting enough to make your wounds heal faster. Across the Atlantic Ocean, we pray for you, for the victims, the families, the students and faculty, for everybody in grief. For all of us, because we all are Virginia Tech.

Nina from Dortmund University

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • Dortmund, Germany • #6999

To all victims parents and especially to Joseph T. Samaha Jr. & family,
We are equally grieved and shocked. As things never be rewound, may the Lord accept their innocent and young souls and give you all the virtue of patience…

Pierre Bitar & Family

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • Beirut / Lebanon • #7000

I’m sitting here trying to find the words to describe the pain i feel in my heart for everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.Growing up my dream was to go away to college and make something of myself. Instead i let fear paralyze me and i stayed close to home. Those kids ventured out and was making names for themselves. I pray that you will in time be able to move forward.
April 16 will forever be engraved in the hearts of everyone and you guys will forever be in my prayers.

Shonlette P.

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • Elmira Ny • #7001

My heart goes out to everybody who suffered this tragedy.
God be with you.

(sorry for the bad English)

Jakob Mars

April 18, 2007, 4:49am • The Netherlands • #7002

Express my sorrow to America

April 18, 2007, 4:50am • Changsha,China. • #7003

Words alone can’t express my sorrow for every student, faculty member, 1st responder and family members.  My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you.  Please continue to find support/comfort in each other and look to God for peace and the solace needed to get you through the day!

April 18, 2007, 4:50am • Germany • #7004

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Try and be strong for each other! You are really gonna need one another to try in work through this senseless tragedy.Just know heaven received 32 angels that are now watching over us.It is a sad time for our nation we are all grieving with you.With love from Idaho
Crissy Adams

April 18, 2007, 4:50am • Boise, Idaho • #7005

It has been not only the biggest attented in UUEE, also the sadest in the hole world.
Keep in your memory all the faces of those that were not able to scape, and in your hearts their smiles.
Look foward and help your families / friends to look throught your eyes so their souls can find the right way.
Muchos animos y fuerzas desde España.
Un Beso.
Vanessa Delgado

April 18, 2007, 4:50am • DENIA, ESPAÑA • #7006

I’d like to share my condolences to the students who had to witness the terrible shooting and the staff and students of Virginia Tech. My thoughts are with the family, friends and classmates of the victims. Let this not happen ever again.

April 18, 2007, 4:50am • Alkmaar, the Netherlands • #7007

I am really saddened that so many lives have been so tragically cut short. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

April 18, 2007, 4:50am • Glasgow, Scotland • #7008

I am so shocked to hear the news on Tuesday Monring(UTC +8,China Time), and I could never imagine such thing would happen in a peaceful&beautiful university.
May the lost souls rest in peace in heaven!! We all pray for you.

-Andy

April 18, 2007, 4:51am • Shanghai, China • #7009

Dear all,
I just want to share your sorrow and bring you my little support. I was an exchange student at USC last semester. Thanks to all students and professors, this was a great experience. Today, more than ever, I feel part of the American students community.
For those who are not with us anymore, we have the duty to continue their work. Alltogether we can recover, dream again and build a better world where our colleges and schools will remain great places to learn, teach, help each other and build strong human friendships.
May God bless all of us and offer a peaceful rest to our loved friends.

Xavier Wauthier

April 18, 2007, 4:51am • Brussels, Belgium (Columbia, SC) • #7010

Dear everybody
Here, thousends of miles from you physically but close to all humankind in my heart, I can’t believe such a disaster, I wish we think deep about it beyond all the blood. why?

April 18, 2007, 4:51am • Tehran.Iran • #7011

I’m so sorry...and this april 16th will be the most sad day in my life.

April 18, 2007, 4:51am • seoul/korea • #7012

I felt horrible as I heard the tragic news about the massacre. My heart goes out to all the victims families and friends. May God be with you guys at this moment. Just remember that the person who did this will pay for everything. And that all the students are in a great place right now.

April 18, 2007, 4:52am • tulsa oklahoma • #7013

we are very SAD. and SORRY.

April 18, 2007, 4:52am • iksan. s. korea • #7014

I was shocked to hear about the tragedy in Virginia. My daughter has studied for several months a few years ago at Victoria University B.C and we have stayed on the campus when we visited her. My condolances and sympathy goes out to all the people who now have to miss their loved ones.Virginia Tech keep on going strong for life on a campus is wonderful.

April 18, 2007, 4:52am • Holland • #7015

HERE IN ITALY WE’RE SO SAD AND SHOCKED. WE’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR AND OUR VICTIMS. IT IS A TRAGIC LOSS. CONDOLENCES. TESSA

April 18, 2007, 4:52am • VENICE ITALY • #7016

Ich möchte den Familienangehörigen der Opfer mein tiefstes Beileid ausdrücken.
Gott sei mit euch!

April 18, 2007, 4:52am • Austria • #7017

My thoughts and prayers go to all of those affected by this sorrowful tragedy, both living and deceased. May they rest in peace.

God bless you all.

Luis Sierra
University of Miami

April 18, 2007, 4:52am • Coral Gables, FL • #7018

I feel shame as an Asian. How ugly he is! Korean people should kneel down to all American.

Cindy

April 18, 2007, 4:52am • Beijing • #7019

Deep condolences to the victims,their family and
friends. As a South Korean, realy sorry and shame-ful about that the unforgivable criminal was a Korean student.

B.S. Whang

April 18, 2007, 4:52am • Seoul, South Korea • #7020

Deep condolences to victims: families and Friends. There will never be enough words to express the way we feel.

Sincerely Gina Carney

April 18, 2007, 4:53am • Lowell, Massachusetts • #7021

Our thoughts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 4:53am • Carmarthen, Wales, UK • #7022

I am still in disbelief.  I am so sorry to the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy.  I believe there is a better place then this earth, and I believe that the 32 victims are there now sending their comfort to their loved ones who are still on this earth.  They are okay now.... 

Leesa

April 18, 2007, 4:53am • Sydney, Australia • #7023

i m french people and i think it’s horrible .

Sorry for my english

Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 4:53am • #7024

This is an awful tragedy. It could have happened anywhere and at anytime. The rest of the world is sharing your grief and is sending you their condolences. Virginia Tech - stay strong…

April 18, 2007, 4:53am • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #7025

My thoughts and prayers are with all va tech. students, staff, and family. I also want to say I honor all the hero’s that were involved in the tragedy. May god bless all of you!

April 18, 2007, 4:53am • Grayson, KY • #7026

This Condolences send by Steven Lin (Singapore), I felt deep sorrow for this school. I hope this school will overcome sorrows soon, and hope no one are allowed to carry any sort of weapon to school in any state or city inside of US. I know how you all felt for and on school violence(s). And this should put straight stop to it.

April 18, 2007, 4:53am • Singapore • #7027

God bless you! Austria feels with you!

April 18, 2007, 4:53am • Austria • #7028

do not blaim those in charge of security. draw strength from each other. stay together. cry together. talk together. pray together. laugh about good times. remember the god times and cherish them. things will improve, but do not forget them and don’t let your education suffer.
Katie Kelly

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • wigan, England • #7029

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims…

“Every test that you experience is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps His promise and He will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm. At the time you are put to the test, He will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.” 1 Cor. 10:13

Dace

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • Philippines • #7030

I’m an alumnus of Va Tech and spent nine wonderful years there.  This tragedy has hit me as if I just graduated yesterday, even though it was many years ago.  All my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, survivors, and their families.
-Eric ‘88 & ‘92

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • Mission Viejo, CA • #7031

Really very difficult to comprehend.
My thought goes to all at Virginia Tech, families, friends and relatives and all those affected in one way or another by this tragedy.
May God rest the souls of all the victims!

Don.

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • Dublin, Ireland • #7032

We are all Hokies today!  My daughter is preparing for the leap to college, and seeing the tragedy that unfolded, only makes me want to hold her tight, and keep her closer to me.  For the parents of the victims, please know our hearts ache with you, and we keep you in our prayers. For you survivors, celebrate each day of your life and know how blessed you are.  Be strong, and know that you can help to make the difference in our world that those taken too soon, will not be able to make. Blessings to you all.

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • Henderson, Nevada • #7033

Condolences for all you from Italy. I pray for you.

Cristiano Abondio

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • Italy • #7034

I lost my beautiful wife a year and 4 months ago, and I am still sad, I still can’t move on.  To think that the pain I feel is so much less than the terrible pain all of you must feel is just incomprehensible to me.  I’m so sorry for your losses.

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • Athens, Ga. • #7035

Words cannot express the deep sadness we all feel as a national community.  We, from a distance, mourn with you, pray for you and believe strongly that V Tech will prevail. 

God Be with you in your time of sorrow. 

Your nation grieves with you.

All of our love,

Golam & Andrea Mamun

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • Auburndale, Florida • #7036

Hi,hola,i just felt so bad when i awoke up and i saw in the UK tv what happened in ur Uni,me expreso mejor en propia lengua,soy un chico de espana que vive en Londres y desde lo mas profundo de mi corazon no me salen palabras para enviaros de animos,se que son unos momentos muy dificiles y que se va a tardar en olvidar lo que paso.I just want to say in english PLEASE GOVERMENT DO STH WITH THE GUNS,it gonna happen again and again and again inocent people will die again,WHY DONT YOU DO STH?GOD BLESS ALL FAMILYS OF THE VICTIMS!Jose one spanish guy who feels so sorry.QUE DIOS VENDIGA A LAS VICTIMAS Y QUE LAS CUIDE DONDE SEA QUE ESTEN CON EL.PAZ Y AMOR..PEACE&LOVE.

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • London(UK) • #7037

The Membership of the University of Windsor Emergency Response Team / Campus Volunteer EMS share our sadness, grief, and send our strength to the Virginia Tech community, especially our brothers and sisters of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad.  Stay strong Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 4:54am • Windsor, ON Canada • #7038