Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts & prayers are with all of those affected by this horrible tragedy. 

I hope all of them can find strength from their faith and knowing that their loved ones are in a better place.

Kathy Lambert

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Princeton, WV • #7994

Dear Virginia Tech Students, ask your governors to CHANGE the law that allow people to buy a gun as easy as buying milk. Your society can’t be punished this way by your governors. Madness is all over the world, but if buying a gun is difficult, then it will be difficult to kill. You have the power to make this change. All my condolences for those who loose a family member.

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Monaco • #7995

The thoughts and prayers of our family are with you.  As the parents of a student at JMU and with another heading to Radford in the fall our hearts are with those who lost a son or daughter.  We cannot begin to imagine the suffering they are going through.

We are with you.

The Orchants

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Ashburn, VA • #7996

i will always be thinking and praying for the ones affected in this tradigy.

jack thompson

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Sterling, Virginia • #7997

My sympathies are with the friends and families of all the victims of this tragedy. That includes the family and friends of Cho, who must have been in great pain himself to cause such suffering for everyone around him.

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Ann Arbor, MI • #7998

I am college student as well, and to see what happened to your institution, it breaks my heart to pieces.  I am praying for the families and the school community of those affect by this tragedy. And hope that healing will come in time

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • South Bend, IN • #7999

Dear all,
I was shocked when the news came on tv here in Holland! What happened is unbelievble and it is hard to understand that people do things like this. I wish you all strength and power to find a way to live again.
From Rotterdam, Holland, Jette Kuiper

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Europe • #8000

All of my friends and classmate are heartrending because of this. It’s a shame to me that Korean committed a cruelty. All Koreans shocked now and pray for them.

I really sorry for lost victims.

April 18, 2007, 6:50am • Seoul. South Korean • #8001

My soul get out of in a cry of pain for the students and the teachers that are deceased in that place that often completely we have been a house second.
With sincere deep sorrow. Salvatore Tranello from Italy

April 18, 2007, 6:50am • Palermo, Italy • #8002

For the families, friends, and mentors of the victims of this indescribable tragedy, perhaps our American writer and reformer said it well:

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 18, 2007, 6:50am • Brisbane, QLD, Australia • #8003

I’m totally shocked and in deep dispair about what happened at VirginiaTech University. My thoughts are with the innocent whon were killed and with their families and friends.

Kai Jensen

April 18, 2007, 6:50am • Berlin, Germany • #8004

My deepest sympathy goes to the university at large and everybody affected in America.May God rest all in peace. Amen
Amadeus G.L

April 18, 2007, 6:50am • Solihull, United Kingdom • #8005

To all students, faculty, staff and parents at Virginia Tech:
As parents of two boys attending Virginia Tech, my heart is heavy and saddened by what has happened this week.  The wonderful tranquility of Blacksburg has been temporarily tarnished, but will be back!  This has been horrific for you and our family.  We love you all and send our condolences to the famililies of those per were taken away too soon by this act of violence.
Warren and Joanne Palmer, proud Hokie parents

April 18, 2007, 6:50am • Columbia, SC • #8006

"The mind of the righteous ponders how to answer,
but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
The LORD is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”

Patrick & Family
Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA

April 18, 2007, 6:51am • Sabah, Malaysia • #8007

I have been reading the condolences shared on this website and it occured to me that “People do Care”. 
So many news stories are about the bad in the world, I hope that VT can take strenght from the love and prayers from so many around the world. 
People do care and we don’t celebrate that enough in our lives.
There really are no words that make this particular tragedy better… but my prayers and the prayers of so many more are with all of you and your familes. 
I hope that we can also send prayers to the family of the gunman.  I can’t imagine how horrible they also must feel knowing their son has caused so much sorrow and pain. 
My hope is that VT will continue to be a tight community and will support each other through this horrible tragedy.
sue

April 18, 2007, 6:51am • Newark, DE • #8008

My best wishes to you all.  We are all thinking of you.

Kindest Regards

Chris

April 18, 2007, 6:51am • Yorkshire, England • #8009

Separated by ocean, united by sorrow.
so far but yet so close.

Micol

April 18, 2007, 6:51am • MILAN ITALY • #8010

My condolences to all Virginia!marco from florence, italy!

April 18, 2007, 6:51am • Florence • #8011

I was so sad to hear of the outrage that all you students were put through, and of all the loved and lost friends that were the outcome. I hope these few words from my heart may be of some comfort to you all.

“THE ESSANCE OF FRIENDS”

........starts with the feeling of warmth that grows from the friendship we shared......
the feeling our friendship has no motive for being.....it just is,
the feeling that everyday starts with the brightest sunrises fo reds and yellows....and the evenings are laid to rest with crimsons, mauves and rich golds.....
the feeling that we were not friends for any reason, but it will go on through all of lifes changing seasons......you touched my life in a special way and left a warm mark in my heart that no one will ever take away.........these feelings I hold close to my heart, thats why I’m so very glad there was you.......I hope that when you look down on me.....you remember me as I remember you.................WITH LOVE !!!!

With kindest regards David J. Saggers

jessie.skye@ntlworld.com

April 18, 2007, 6:51am • Hertfordshire England • #8012

Love and Prayers to all at VT.  Simply said from DAWG Country.

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Atlanta, Georgia • #8013

My heart goes out to all the victims, the families and friends of the victims.

R.I.P

Stéphane Moreau

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Paris, France • #8014

LORD GOD,
I SAW IT HAPPEN-
MANY PEOPLE SUSTAINED BY THE STRENGTH OF THEIR FAITH IN THEE,STANDING IN THE FACE OF TRAGEDY,STANDING IN THE MIDST OF THERE OWN AGONY-WITHOUT BITTERNESS. IT WAS A FAITH ESTABLISHED ALONG TIME AGO AND THE SURETY OF IT WAS THE KNOWLEDGE OF THY LOVE.
THERE WAS SOMETHING EXALTED-EXULTANT-ABOUT THERE STRENGTH. THERE WAS DIGNITY EVEN IN THE DEPTH OF THERE SORROW AND AFFIRMATION IN THEIR GREIF.
AFFIRMATION?
THAT THOU ART GOD.
THAT THOU ART LOVE.
THAT LIFE GOES ON AND SOME HOW NEW STRENGTH AND NEW GOOD CAN COME FORTH FROM THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW.
AH,LORD, THOU ART WITH US
AMEN

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • SPRINGFIELD,IL • #8015

Dear Virginia Tech Community,

I do not even know where to start since words could never describe what happened nor could they make the pain that you feel go away. The entire world’s thoughts, love and prayers are with you. You will grow stronger then ever and your friendship for your fellow students – for which VT is very well known - will become ever closer. I will be praying for all of you who have been affected by this senseless tragedy. God bless you! And do not forget, the entire nation is with you!

Best wishes,

Florian

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Germany • #8016

I am from England,sorry for the loss of your fellow students, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you.

Guy
Hull UK

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • England • #8017

I am deeply moved by the resolve shown at Virginia Tech in its darkest hour.  The loss is so tragic and all of us share your grief and offer a shoulder to lean on at this time.  The vigils held yeaterday were very profound in not only remembering, but also in setting a strong resolve to continue, grow and be stronger.  While the beautiful countryside of Blacksburg has been violated by this act; the grace of God, the good people of Virginia and the support of this great land will help heal the wounds.  God bless every one of you and may the good Lord be your constant companion in this challenging hour.

Michael & Josie Miller

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Shelby, Ohio • #8018

how sad and sorry I feel for the innocent angels that have lost their lives. god bless

Abdul

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Birmingham/England • #8019

Please accept out sympathies from the other side of the world.  We hope that knowing we share your sadness gives some consolation.
JAMIE

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Outback Queensland, Australia • #8020

My thoughts go out to the friends and families who lost there loved ones. May they find a save place in heaven

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Harderwijk, the Netherlands • #8021

To VT staff and students,Australia is shocked and horrified to what has happened to you all. Our thoughts are with you .Kristy

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Broken Hill NSW 2880 • #8022

Forever in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Roscommon, Ireland • #8023

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless each and everyone of you.

Kelly R.

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • Orlando, FL • #8024

My prayers go out to all the families and friends of the victims. I did not know any of this young and talented people but it breaks my heart to know how much pain these families are going through. The Lord will be on your side for a long healing process.

God bless

April 18, 2007, 6:52am • La Puente, California • #8025

My Thoughts and Prayers are with each and every one of you. Eventhough we have never meant, we are all truly Brothers and Sisters. May God’s Will give you Comfort, Strength, and Healing today and in the days to come.

May God Bless and Keep You,
May God’s Love Shine Upon You and Keep You Safe!

Renee K.

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • Saginaw MI • #8026

From the SSC Representative for District J Africa & Middle East of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to all the affected students of this heinous crime and their friend, we from the District are always with you in prayers and hope that very soon you get over this.
We also wish our colleague members of the American society of Mechanical Engineers the best and are always with them.

Best regards

Joy Adjorlolo
ASME GHANA
Leader global team district J, Africa & Middle East.
SSC Representative for District J Africa & Middle East

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • ho, volta region, ghana • #8027

We are so very sorry and concerned for all the family and friend’s that lost dear one’s yesterday and today tuesday. May the Lord God bless you and keep you and give each one of you the strength to keep on a day at a time.
Marcia and Son’s

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • Spokane WA • #8028

I’m a 17-year French citizen and I send all my prayers and thoughts to the families. This tragedy will nerver be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • Lille, France • #8029

Dear Virginia Tech Students and teachers killed,

I’m an environmental engineering student from Padua’s University, Italy.

An old song by John Denver said: “Almost heaven, West Virginia...”
For you it was hell, but i hope you all in real heaven now.

My heart is grief-stricken.
Sincerely, my condolences.

Francesco Casarin

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • Padua, Italy. • #8030

EXTREMELY SORRY - ALMOST IN TEARS

MOHAMMAD AAMER

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • MARDAN NWFP PAKISTAN • #8031

My prayers go up to the Lord for all of the victims and their families, including the family of Cho Seung-Hui.  May our God in heaven sustain and uplift you all.  May He heal the entire Hokie and Blacksburg communities.

Laurie Valentine
Class of 1985

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • Apalachin, NY/Tioga County • #8032

My deepest condolences to all the families affected by this tragedy and the entire Hokie nation.
Sincerely, Tim Majcan

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • Cranberry Ttwp.,Pa • #8033

To all the students, teachers,friends and families of the victims of Virginia Tech, this tragedy has had an a effect on the enire world, and will be remebered, not forgotten. U are all in our thouhgts

B.Oye
Namsos,Norway

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • Namsos, Norway • #8034

Virginia Tech,
My thoughts and my prayers go to the families of the victims.

April 18, 2007, 6:53am • Austin TX • #8035

Dear VT Family

My heartfelt condolences to all of you.  This is such a sad and tragic time in all your lives.  I hope you/we can all come out of it eventually but never forget about this tragedy.

Malathi.  Class of 98

April 18, 2007, 6:54am • Branchburg, NJ • #8036

I offer my prayers and thoughts to the students, the city of Black burn, the staff, all associated with VT. I know prayer is uplifting and it is something we can all give to you.  After suffering thru the tornado of Enterprise High School and the deaths of 8 students and massive destruction, I can only half phathom what you experienced. May God continue to wrap his arms around you and comfort you.

April 18, 2007, 6:54am • Enterprise, Al • #8037

May God comfort and console all of the families who have lost a loveone on this sensless and tragic day.
John

April 18, 2007, 6:54am • Mayport,Florida • #8038

What a great campus, student body, and university. Hokies everywhere are saddened that this had to happen to us but we will continue to rise above adversity. Let’s Go Hokies.

Chris Johnston
Class of ‘99

April 18, 2007, 6:54am • Spotsylvania, VA • #8039

All of my prayers and my thought are with you all

April 18, 2007, 6:54am • Campbellton, NB, Canada • #8040

My thoughts are with the familys and friends of the victims. Much love from the UK

April 18, 2007, 6:54am • James UK • #8041

I don’t find words for drama I’m there right to say to you that I your pain includes/understands and to support you also there in this terrible test even with the other end of the world we are with you God blesses you all!!!!

April 18, 2007, 6:54am • France • #8042

As a native Virginian who is at a university on the other side of the country, I’m just at a loss of words.  I’ve lost a good friend.  I’m grieving not only for her and her family, but for all her neighbors, friends, and teachers.  I know her high school teachers must be devastated.  I am devastated.  All I can do is offer condolences and nothing more.  I feel very guilty that my Virginia Tech sweatshirt is back home in Virginia and not with me.  I would have worn it for the rest of the week.

April 18, 2007, 6:54am • Los Angeles, California • #8043