Condolences, April 18, 2007

New Life And Hope Can Still Be Found Beyond Death’s gateway...with my deepest prayer and condolences both to the victims and the alledged suspect they are all victims in this cruel world of ours…

April 18, 2007, 6:13am • Philippines • #7641

Our deepest and most sincere condolences to each and everyone of you at VT, your loss is felt throughout the world.  In a sensless act of violence on your campus a mad man took the lives of 32.  It just goes to prove we never actually see what’s in front of our eyes and the fact that a person who is not a legal citizen of our country, even though he’s been here since he was 8, can aquire a hand gun, enter a dorm he has no access to and kill over and over again is horrific. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with all of you.  May all that is give you peace, hope, determination and the will to go on as the proud Hokie Nation faces the darkest days of the schools history....LET’S GO HOKIES!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 6:13am • Austin, Texas U.S.A • #7643

May the Lord send His love to our hearts and let everybody know that one day we will see each other again!

Martin M.

April 18, 2007, 6:13am • Vienna, Austria, Europe • #7644

I have no words…
you oppose yourselves to free weapons!!
condolences to you.

April 18, 2007, 6:13am • Italy • #7645

I am so sad to realize once again what kind of effort and energy some people put into hurting the ones they envy.

April 18, 2007, 6:13am • Berlin Germany • #7646

Mein Beileid.Es ist unfassbar.Mir fehlen die Worte.
Thorsten K.

April 18, 2007, 6:13am • Deutschland Hamburg • #7647

My name is Mrs. Kristen Howe from enfield CT. From The whole Howe family My husband Douglas, my children ashley, jason, Nic,Jake, Amber Our deepest prayers go out to V.T We are terribly sadden by the events that occured on Monday april 16th. we will continue to greive with you. You are a remarkable school and you have toch the hearts all the way up here.

April 18, 2007, 6:13am • Enfield Connecticut • #7648

Our Sincere Condolences for the victim’s families. We share the grief too.

-Students from India.

April 18, 2007, 6:14am • Hyderabad, AP, India • #7649

We’re sorry, so sorry.

Caroline, Jason, Ruby & Chloe Little

April 18, 2007, 6:14am • Melbourne, Australia • #7650

My heart goes out to all of you today whose lives are touched by this horrible tragedy. I am profoundly saddened and horrified by the events we watched unfold via TV on Monday. I can not begin to imagine how you, the victims’ the victims’ families and friends, the entire VT community must feel.
I also wonder what makes a young man into such a monster who can shoot his fellow students in cold blood. I am sorry for his family too.

May God bless you, and soothe you. 

P.F.

April 18, 2007, 6:14am • Germany • #7651

I think that all the french student are with you, we pray for you and for the victims.

Cécile

April 18, 2007, 6:14am • France, Paris • #7652

Though we are miles apart here in Kansas--we offer no answers, no questions--just prayers and hope for healing and a sense of peace for all of you who have been so violated by evil.

April 18, 2007, 6:14am • Salina, Kansas • #7653

In a near future I will swith my residence from Spain to Virginia to work in Reston. I was shocked about this tragedy and would like to give my condolences to all of you.

Anyway I think there’s so much work to do regarding guns and all kind of weapons in the USA. I think people like Charlton Heston, making an strong defense of weapons and saying that “good people” mustn’t be worried about them, is completely out of date, we have to abolish that kind of behaviour.

Good luck to all of you and my condolences for all those families.

April 18, 2007, 6:14am • Madrid, Spain • #7654

I was shocked and appauled when hearing about this ordeel. My thoughts go out those who suffered losses in what way than ever. I think I an say thant not only in the US this came down as a shock but on a worldwide bases

Fons van Steen

April 18, 2007, 6:14am • The Netherlands • #7655

May Gob bless all the families of all lost. Gods mercy endures for ever. Trust in the living God.
Dean Trueheart& family

April 18, 2007, 6:14am • pulaski ,va • #7656

I live in Indonesia, working in one of US company in Indonesia. far far away and half of the globe from you there. then yesterday i watched a shocking news from CNN. It is very saf to hear that.

i can not write in english well on how to express myself following what happened in VT. but, i try to write condolence to all of you the VIRGINIA TECH community. My support, prayers, and condolences to the students, the faculty, the families be with you. May God guide you and keep the spirit, protect the community of Virginia Tech.

Best Regards,
Lucky Soemawisastra - Cabot Corporation

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Cilegon, Indonesia • #7657

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire school.  My condolences also go out to the friends and families of all those who were lost.
A nation stands behind you!!!!  No one person will truely ever know why such evil rears it’s head in such an ugly way.

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Lakeland,Fl • #7658

From Plattsburgh to Blacksburg our thoughts are with you. This is in tribute to all those who have died and have been wounded. This is for all the families, friends and students who need the strength to move forward and always remember those that were lost in this tragedy. This is song is for you

Keepers of the World
by Marston Sabo
loonlook@yahoo.com

Chorus This is for the Keepers of the World who hold a special place, this is for all the gentle souls who excel in their trade, influencing all those who need help along the way, the Keepers of the World will get to have their say

This is for Tommy , Meagan and Shawn, their spirit lives on
suddenly taken so young, why were they the ones?
It must be part of a greater master plan,
Contemplating continuing trying to understand

I, too, have a son. He inspires me more than anyone, I know,
as I watch him grow.
He is also a Keeper of the World in which we live,
He’s heard the stories of your children,
Memories that keep on giving

As time passes by, consoling little by little,
How fortunate we were to have known these Keepers.
They have really left their mark in such a short span of time.
They will live on They will be with us No we will not forget them

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Plattsburgh, NY • #7659

Our prayers, thoughts and condolences to every life touched.  It will make us all stronger and united.  Much love.
Ruth Cooper

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Perth West Australia • #7660

If only we could truly put into words what we feel in our hearts.  To everyone who has been affected by this tragedy, know that the world is wrapping it’s arms around you, lifting you up to the only One who can truly comfort you during this time. I hope you can find comfort and strength in a Loving and Merciful God and peace in your sorrow.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famillies.

May agod Bless You!

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Pleasant Hill, Missouri USA • #7661

My wife and I would like to share our condolences.  We both graduated from Virginia Tech and it was one of the best experiences of our lives.  We are part of the VT family to our very souls and wish our fellow family members our thoughts, prayers and condolences.

With faith in our God and the love of our extended our family, we can all get through this.

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Ramadi, Iraq • #7662

May God bless all those at Virginia Tech.  My heart & prayers go out to those who have passed & to those who are suffering from this terrible tragedy.

May we find strength in the darkness & may we never forget the bravery & spirits of the all the victims.

May Peace be with You,
Jessica S.

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • La Grange, IL • #7663

My thoughts and prayers goes out to all the family and friends for the loss of their loved ones. I pray for you all, this is such a horrible thing to ever happen and shouldn’t happen.
May god be with you when times are hard.
Live each day to the full.

“Please America charge the gun law before this happens again”

Down Under

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Australia • #7664

I have not had a conversation since the shooting that did not include a heavy hearted discussion of the grief we all feel. I cry while thinking about those who died so unaturally and their families, the people around me have cried as well. I hope that the mental health community strategizes to offer up some remedies to management in mental illness that too often goes unchecked and ends in disaster.  Ricka Hanson

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Clifton, VA • #7665

To all the victims,family,students, and teachers,

I am deeply saddened by everything that has happened.  I can’t imagine what you all are going through.  To me, you all are such an inspiration by sticking together as a school and dealing with this difficult time.  I am sorry for all of your losses.  And I hope in the future, you can all have peace.

Brittany Leach

“There are two primary forces in this world, fear and faith. Fear can move you to destructiveness or sickness or failure. Only in rare instances will it motivate you to accomplishment. But faith is a greater force. Faith can drive itself into your consciousness and set you free from fear forever.”-Norman Vincent Peale

“Without faith a man can do nothing, with it all things are possible.”-Sir William Osler

April 18, 2007, 6:15am • Cleveland, Ohio • #7666

I want to wish my condolences to all who lost someone in the shooting. My strongest hug to Mrs. Librescu: Your Husband will always be in my heart and in my prayers.  - Cristina La Mura

April 18, 2007, 6:16am • Trieste, Italy • #7668

How can I say what I feel about this?
My heart goes out to the families of those innocent victims and to those who were injured.
All of you in that Virginia Tech are in my thoughts. I pray that you will regain your faith in each other quickly and will be strenghtened by that.

April 18, 2007, 6:16am • Dublin, Ireland • #7669

I’m a retired British economics professor. I watched your disaster unfold with horror - campus should be a place of peace, learning and openness. God bless the dead and injured students and their families and friends. I have a special prayer too for the professors who died, no doubt trying to protect their students. It may not always seem so, but faculty do love their students - we know it is a privilege to guide the young.

April 18, 2007, 6:17am • United Kingdom • #7670

We are all hurting for you right now, but don’t let this tragedy consume your lives… that would be the real tragedy. 

Don’t forget how much love and support you have during this dark time.

WE ALL LOVE YOU!

April 18, 2007, 6:17am • United States • #7671

I would first like to say to all of the Familys God Bless you all hope god show’s you all the way to recover from this to all the students that lost friends God Bless you too sorry for your lost I’am Praying for you all as well as the ones in the hospital God Bless

April 18, 2007, 6:17am • Montgomery,WV • #7672

graet shock
SO sorry,nobody can imagine,in this time we should said why weapon is free,why you can buy, shoot and nothing.nobody can believe, in this time we want to say to families,they’re in our memory.
thanks

April 18, 2007, 6:17am • tehran • #7673

We may be far away, but you are never far from our thoughts.

The University of Bristol Students are with you, now and forever

Michael Méhrdàd Lessani
Final Year Student - Dentistry

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Bristol, England, United Kingdom • #7674

My heartfelt condolences to the Virginia Tech Community. My thoughts and prayers are with those who witnessed this horrific event, the friends and families of the victims and the VT community as a whole as you grieve your many losses. May God bind the wounds that so many have suffered in body, mind and spirit. We ask God to be with the survivors and to lift up to eternal peace those who have died. Many of you have acted with courage and dignity during a terrible tragedy. We are proud of you and the nation mourns with you.
Jo-Ann - Instructor
PA College of Technology

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Lewisburg, PA • #7675

A wounded nation mourns with the Virginia Tech family.  Surely the closer one is to this tragedy, the more scarred that person is from this awful and unexplainable event.  But this is a wound that has been felt worldwide.  So know that there are many prayers being lifted for all the families and friends left behind as you search for answers and healing.

May the Lord Jesus bring you comfort.

-Dave Ball

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Fremont, CA • #7676

My wife and I send our most heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones and to those who were injured. We also think of and pray for the students and facualty of Virginia Tech. On April 16, 32 Angels joined GOD’s heavenly band. Sharon and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers forever.

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Salem, Indiana • #7677

My deepest condolences to the whole Virginia Tech community; the students, the faculties, and the families who have lost their love ones on this tragic event.

God bless you all.

- Adz Sison

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Manila, Philippines • #7678

you have all conducted your selves with dignity and honour,continue to hold your heads up high and show all the evil in this world that your strength will never be broken.deepest condolences to all the familys affected.
From all in the U.K

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Sheffield , England • #7679

Just so you know...the stories of courage and the stories of sadness have deeply affected me and you’re in my thoughts and prayers.  I sincerely hope that all of you (students/faculty/staff) recover as well as one can and that you can feel safe and happy and at home again someday on your campus.

-22 yr. old @ The Univ. of Mo.

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Columbia, Missouri • #7680

Virginia Tech , a center of excellence , a place of attraction for the engineers and scientists around the world, the place who serves the humanity with out any bounds and limits , was suffering for insane act of individual , the worst moments in the history of universities. No one can even think that the place which make Human Being a worth of Human will be ruled out so badly, our prayers are for all those , who are no more among us , but thier memories , their remainings will be part of our life for ever. May God courage their siblings to face this sad moments of lives. Thanx, Anam ullah

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Columbus,Oh • #7681

Our family sends our condolences and will keep you in our prayers. We are all family.

The Edman Family

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Northborough, MA • #7682

I live in Savannah, Georgia and It was my pleasure to witness The Highty-Tighties during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this past March in Savannah, Georgia.  I Have to tell you I was so impressed with their performance to the point of chills of inspiration.  Truly it gave me goose bumps!  I told all my family and friends about how disciplined, sharp, so much care, and just downright great they were.  Honestly I think of how inspiring they were, not to take away from all the others that performed but The Highty-Tighties stood out.  This speaks volumes for your University!  I hope the whole community of Blacksberg can see them perform.  It will be my prayer that The Highty-Tighties can march out all the fears, darkness, depression, and brokeness that I am sure your VT family feels.  Please encourage The Highty-Tighties to march with such conviction that great things will follow.  All things work together for good to those who love the Lord.  May God’s sweet love fill all your hearts and minds.  Remember he keeps our tears in a bottle and I know a lot were shed and more to come.  God bless you all.  Lets go Hokies!

Jay McClure Auburn grad. ‘81

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • #7683

Carissimi ragazzi
Invio a voi, alle famiglie delle vittime, ai professori le mie piu’ sentite condoglianze. Sono lontana ma vi sono vicina col cuore.Affidiamoci al Signore affinchè episodi del genere non succedano piu’.
Lorena dalla Svizzera
daddino@yahoo.com

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Zurich, Switzerland • #7684

I am an American who teaches Korean students in an international school in China. I wept as I read the news and I am horrified by what happened to the Virginia Tech students and staff. My prayers are with all that have lost loved ones, and I am confident that Americans will not use this tragedy as an excuse to hate.  This is why I love America.
Liz May, Tianjin, China

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Watkinsville, Ga. USA • #7685

Deepest sympathy to all at VT - as a former student across the seas my heart goes out to all and everyone of you -

God bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 6:18am • Julius Kelly, London, England • #7686

This act of this desperate young man is so incomprehensible! We are all deeply touched by this tragedy! May we learn for the future to be attentive to each others and our deep-routed inner sorrows and let us alwas share and express our grief!

April 18, 2007, 6:19am • Vienna, Austria, Europe • #7687

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all the victims of this terrible tragedy. To the Virginia Tech staff and students please know we all share your sorrow. I know you will never forget, but my hope is that you will be able to go forward.

May God bless you all.

Janice Kamonin

April 18, 2007, 6:19am • Toronto, Ontario Canada • #7688

Being a student from the Netherlands, there’s no way I can even try to understand why this has happened. No words can describe this, silence will speak for itself.

With me, every student from the School of Journalism in the Netherlands, wishes all the best to every student and teacher at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 6:19am • Utrecht, The Netherlands • #7689

We know not of life, until life is lost. We know not its fragile state, until it has been broken. We would hope that life gives us endless experiences cast through the smoothest roads possible. It is only when we have lost our way, our futures, our gleaming light of continued life that we understand that life itself is never experienced in this way. So we wonder why? But we’ll never really know.

So we move forward .. and take our steps to never forget those that were thrown off their path, and to never stop knowing we will always survive.

“Those we lost pray for us so that we shall make it through our bumpy roads and rough patches to live, love, and care for one another” - BTH

Love & Care
- Brian Hicks (Glen Allen, VA)

April 18, 2007, 6:19am • Henrico County (Glen Allen, VA) • #7690

Sadness is all around the world for those who’s lifes were tragically tooken on April 16th, Daughers, Sons, Parents, Relations, friends taken away from loved one’s. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers, it is such a devastating time in everyone’s lifes, and may you all be aware that people from all around the world are praying for you and you are all in their prayers and thoughts, i cannot begin to express my sincere sympathy to you all, it’s a shocking and disturbing time and if only it could of been preventing, to you all who were in the building and in the hall’s may you find the strength to be strong to those who have lost someone, may you all be a shoulder to cry on and provide energy for those who find it hard to carry on. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, may god be with you all at this hard time.

Love.

Niamh!
XxX

April 18, 2007, 6:19am • Northern Ireland, Dungiven! • #7691

Dearest All at Virginia Tech,
What a absolute horrific ordeal! Eventhough we may be oceans apart, here in Holland our hearts &minds& prayers are with you in these dark days.
It is truly amazing to see the spirit of the students & faculty, keeping keeping on...There are not enough tears in the universe to stem this sorrow, but may our prayers shed a little light for the families who are still in so much unbearable pain.
Our hearts are with you! God bless you all in these troubled times, Bailey

April 18, 2007, 6:19am • Amsterdam, the Netherlands • #7692