Condolences, April 18, 2007

It is with deepest sympathy that I write this email. May God Bless and keep each university administrator, student, faculty and staff persons. this is a very difficult time for all of you but with prayers you will heal.
Linda English

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Chicago, Illinois • #4531

My prayers go out to all the victims of this tragic incident who did not deserve to lose their lives. I cannot believe that someone would have such an idea in their mind to do something like this, something that causes devastation to plenty of people in this world. I admire the strengths of the VT students and families of lost ones getting through this ordeal, and be glad that they’re now up in a safe place. My heart goes out to you, and God bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Walnut, CA • #4532

Dear Virginia Tech Faculty, Staff, and Students,
I am Russ Hunter and my email is: mastercj59@yahoo.com
I wish to express my most deepest condolences upon the death of your friends. I grieve with thee. I pray that all of you can come together as a family and open up. Please don’t keep this inside. Please don’t play the “If I” game. I pray for those who were lost and their families. I pray for the one who snapped and did all this. I pray for the ones who were wounded, may they recover with good health. ALL of you are in my prayers every day, even though I do not know any of you. Please email if you feel like communicating.

God Bless You All.

Sincerely Yours,

Russ Hunter
1310 Richards Road
Perris, California 92571

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Perris, California 92571/USA • #4533

I as well as all the faculty at Pasadena City College are sadden by what has happened to Virginia Tech. I want you all to know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers as well as all the victims and their families. This is a quote that I would like to share with everybody that is written by Flavia Weeden “Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Covina, CA • #4534

My greatest condolences to those who have been deeply affected by this horrible tragedy. May all the families and friends who are suffering from losses find hope, love, and faith. Let this be a time of mourning and reflection instead of expressing hateful and ignorant comments. This time should be reserved and dediated to the victims of this tragedy and their families and friends.

Peace

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • California • #4535

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends...”
John 15:13
Our deepest sympathy and prayers sent your way, from a heartbroken midwestern family.

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Iowa, United States • #4536

We have all been hit hard by reality these past few days.  As a fellow college student, where is there to hide now?  How well do we know these strangers we live with?  One year?  Two years? Four years of friendship?  It is important now more than ever to remain strong to open up to everyone, not just the small groups of friends you develop over the years. 

Since 9/11, I realize how even just one person can affect the entire world.  At GWU, hundreds of people have come together to reflect on the tragedy at Virginia Tech.  We are all in this together.  No one should ever feel alone and never should we have to hide in fear.

I don’t believe in God.  I believe in people.  We will all begin to learn to treat everyone with respect and care now I hope because this is something every community seems to lack.  We all mourn the loss of loved ones as often as possible so as never to forget, but how much of a difference do YOU really make?  Reach out to your roommates today.

-Jeffrey Feiereisen

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Washington, DC • #4537

My heart goes out to everyone this has affected...i am not related nor do i know anyone at this school but i still find myself watching the news all day to find out the latest news and i also find myself crying for the families and just everyone this has affected...i am praying for all of yall and i hope everyone understands that everything happens for a reason and dont be bitter but just know that all of your friends are looking down on you and are much happier now

praying always
sabrina rivenbark

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Kinston NC • #4538

I have never seen such sadness ever before in my life. I am so grateful that no one I know was injured or killed. That fact, however, doesn’t keep me from feeling the overwhelming grief that is being experienced by our entire community. This has truly affected all of us, no matter our degree of involvement. I only hope we will move on and become a stronger community in the aftermath of such a horrendous event. God bless you all, my fellow Hokies. I love you!

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Fairfax, VA • #4539

To all the VT students faculties, and families,

I feel deep grief and sorrow because of your suffering, and needless to say, you are going through maybe the toughest time. Please remember that, God is being with you, and will be with you always. HE is the God of power, love and comfort. We are praying together here in China for all of you.

Besides, I do not know whether it is the right time to say something about forgiveness. Jesus Christ forgave the murderer who put him on the cross, and died for all of us. Jesus bless you all.

Ying

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Shanghai, China • #4540

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims. May the Lord guide them and give them comfort in this time of sorrow. The Bible says there is “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” (Ecclesiastes 3:4) Everyone here at Roanoke College has Tech in their thoughts and prayers constantly. Please know that we are praying for you in your time of need and are here to support you. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Salem, VA • #4541

I would like to share all the sorrows that VT people have, as one of Asian citizens. May all the victims rest in peace !!!

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Moscow, Russia • #4542

I woke up to the horrific news yesterday morning and it shocked me more than anything i can remember. I just wanted you to know my thoughts are with everybody affected by this tragedy.

Ed

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Adelaide, SA, Australia • #4543

Bless all.

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Tsinghua, China • #4544

What V-Tech has gone through is unimaginable.  One might say mind-bottling (a la Will Farrell from “Blades of Glory").  Please don’t take this remark as insensitive.  In this time of mourning, I just wanted to bring a brief smile on some faces, so we don’t forget to smile.  I am also college student, and now a VTech fan forever.  Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • IL • #4545

Best wishes, VT! You will pull through this, and be stronger for it. Hokie Pride!
-Matt

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Exton, PA • #4546

To all Virginia Tech students: I want you to know that every college student in America is thinking of you.  I am praying for you, that this pain will be lifted from your shoulders.  I am so sorry you had to go through such a terrible ordeal; no one should have to go through that.  Just know, you will always have a friend to turn to.  There is always hope.  People love and care for you.

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Jenni- Columbia, MO • #4547

I am so sad obout what happened on 16th April .I am a college student in China.When I heard the news from my friend,I was shocked .I dont think it was ture!I am sorry for the losses of those beautiful lives. And please be strong ,all of us can handle this.Take care .

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • wuhan,china • #4548

I send my condolences to all the students, faculty, and families of the Virgina Tech Community.  You will remain in my prayers, and I only hope that time can heal some of the pain that you are feeling. Your school will be remembered as one that has tremendous strength and unity. I admire your courage during this difficult time. God Bless.
Jill
University of Cincinnati

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Cincinnati OH • #4549

Heartfelt condolences and prayers. You are always in our thoughts. Your grace and courage in these trying times is an inspiration to us all. Proud to be a Hokie.

Class of ‘91
GG

April 18, 2007, 1:21am • Cupertino, California • #4550

VT Students, faculty and families,

I am so very sorry for the loss that you have endured this week. You all are in our thoughts and very much in or prayers. Let your faith keep you grounded and lean on to each other always, because that love is what will see you through during this timw. Much love to you all and God bless each and everyone of you!
-Brittany Outten

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Kansas City, MO • #4551

It kills me to know that there is someone out in the world who could ever take the lives of innocent people. My heart, and prayers go out to you all at VT. Be strong. I love you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • san antonio,Texas • #4552

To the Parents, families & friends of those we have lost:

Our son is a student at Tech. We had several hours from the time we first learned of the events until we finally heard from him that he was safe; that gave us only a small taste of the fear and panic that you must have felt and the sorrow you are experiencing now as a result of this tragedy.  I have thanked God many times that our only son was safe, and at the same time, feel such guilt and sorrow that we were spared such anguish as you must now feel.  We have hope that one day, God (or whichever name fills that role for you--regardless of Who you pray to, it means the same to all of us) will reveal to everyones’ hearts and souls the main truth of the universe:  that everyone and everything is connected. Every harm to any living thing affects us all in ways that so many people do not yet understand.  I believe this is a truth that is revealed upon death...I just wish more people would see it before then.  We pray (to our God or to whichever higher authority you prefer) that your memories and your time spent with your loved ones will comfort you through this sorrow and bring you peace and joy again in the future.

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Kilmarnock, VA • #4553

I pray that peace may be in our hearts throughout such tragic times. May we never forget what has happened and may we learn and not remain ignorant to what is really going on in our own country within our own communities.

peace

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Redlands, CA • #4554

To “EVERYONE” (students, faculty, administration, and families of the victims)...... the counry is with you and your wonderful spirit! Thoughts & prayers, and more thoughts and prayers will be with you for many, many days to come as you mourn your(and ours too)losses.Continue to stay close to one another and you will get through this painful time. God bless all of you......and a nation I am sure is very proud of how you have embraced one another too.
Love and peace to you......
Edward M.

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Weston, Ct. • #4555

My thoughts and prayers go out to the community of Virginia Tech and their families.  I am truly sadden and horrified by the tragedy.  May God Bless you all and give you strength. You all are in my prayers.

Taryn

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Klamath Falls, OR • #4556

My heart and Prayers go out to the victims families. i put on my computer background the logo to Virginia Tech and i encourage all to do the same. brent

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Upland, CA • #4557

It shocked the whole world. But tomorrow VT will go around it and move on. That’s the best way we mourn to those past-away. Stay strong, all VT students and your families! God will always be with you all!

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • baltimore Maryland • #4558

To all affected by this tragedy, I share my condolences. I too know what it’s like to be in a school shooting and I know the heart-wrenching grief that all of you there must be feeling. I can only say that the victims will live on in our minds and in our hearts and I send my prayers to the families and those affected by this senseless tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Marysville,California • #4559

God Bless all of you at Virginia Tech, words don’t even begin to describe the hurt that we are feeling and that you are feeling. We are so outraged at this tragedy as is everyone else around the country. Our prayers and thoughts are with everybody involved at Virginia Tech especially the families of the victims. God Bless You all.

From your friends at the University of Oklahoma

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Norman, Oklahoma • #4560

”...We will prevail. We will prevail. We will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.”—Nikki G.

May the families find peace. May we do all we can to help them.

-- Rob, VT ‘96

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Columbia, SC • #4561

As a former hokie I know that all the VT community can come together and show how strong we actually are! “LET’S GO HOKIES”!  To all those who lost someone you knew, know that all of us out here in Denver, CO are praying and wishing the best for all of you!!  Stay strong and show the world what Virginia Tech is really known for!

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Denver, CO • #4562

My husband and I live in California and want to send our thoughts and prayers to your community. It is our hope that your community will come together to grieve and one day heal from this experience. We have been so moved by how the staff and students have braved this terrible event. We can see that the people of Virginia Tech have amazing love and strength. You remain in our hearts, Oliva and Damon Conn

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • California • #4563

To the University Family:
Thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.
In prayer,

Professor Nava
Chapman University

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Orange, CA • #4564

To Virginia Tech Students, Faculty, Staff, Families, and Friends -
It is truly saddening that each and every one of you have to deal with such tragedy. To those who have lost brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, and cousins my sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you tonight and forever. May the coming days bring about peace and knowledge that many people around the world are praying for you and your loved ones. May you always remember the lives of those who were lost in celebration and fond memories. God Bless!

Today we are all Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Kirksville, MO • #4565

I want to express my deepest condolensces to the victims, families, and friends who were affected by this tragedy.  The whole nation is with you at this time.  As an alum, my heart goes out to my fellow Hokies, yes, we are a loving community and we must come together and support one another.  May God be with you in this difficult time.

Rob Basilio, 1999

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • La Habra, California • #4566

rest in peace i hope all of the peaple who got killed goes to a better place

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • chicago illinois • #4567

I am so sorry for all of your losses. No one deserves this or anything close. I hope that all of you can find the strength needed to overcome this tragedy. God bless all of you!

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Merced, California • #4568

This senseless ruthless act of violence has even touched the hearts of all Canadians at home, at work and in our Universities and schools. We cannot imagine the grief and sadness that lives within the hearts of those affected. We pray for all those affected directly and indirectly that our saviour give you the strength to carry on, whilst cherishing and living the memories of your loved ones lost.
As a Canadian I feel it is my obligation to convey this message on behalf of all Canadians.
We are one with your grief and bear your burden of sadness, if only we could turn back the clock....

Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences.
Myself and my wife grieve with you
Ray and Maggie Merchant
Toronto, Canada. April 18th 2007

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Toronto Canada • #4569

My thoughts and prayers go out to your community.  My heart breaks for all of you and the lives that have ended too soon. This tragedy is something no one should have to endure.

aryn

April 18, 2007, 1:22am • Sycamore, Illinois USA • #4570

hey hokies, i want to share my deepest condolences for the tragic event that took place yesterday morning.  it’s difficult to believe someone could commit such an inhumane act of violence directed ad innocent, undeserving people.  all you can do now is pray, stick together, and share your strength with one another.  there is a positive spirit among your community and it’s apparant all over the country.  i wish everyone peace and love, and again, i’m terribly sorry for your loss

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • mission viejo, ca • #4571

Virginia Tech

I am a Student at Arkansas Tech.  I can not imagine the pain, but I will continue to keep you in my prayers.  I will continue to pray for you long after the media coverage.

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Russellville, Arkansas • #4572

May God bless and heal each and one of you at VT
Stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Los angeles, CA • #4573

My heart and prayers go out to everyone of you.  As I watch the news unfolding on TV my heart breaks for all involved.  What can you say in a time such as this other than if I could have taken the place of any one of the victims, I surely would have.  My life has been lived and I am satisfied, if only I had the power to bring any of them back I would.  Don’t let this destroy you but let it make you stronger.  Don’t let this make you hateful but let it make you more loving.  Don’t let this make you bitter but let it make you more forgiving.  Much love from me to you.

Ron Watson
1byhisgrace@gmail.com

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Heritage, TN • #4574

Sisters and Brothers,

York University’s thoughts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Toronto, Canada • #4575

Really sorry to hear of this disaster. So many young and live smiles left us forever,what a pity. Please let me,a Chinese who have graduated from college for not a very long time,send my condolences to all dead,and hope the injured recover soon.

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Guangzhou,China • #4576

Hi Hokie Nation:

H im from missouri and my name is Clint..i have been a big fan of the Hokie Nation and its just such a sad,and devasting time right now,i just want u all to know that u are all in our thoughts and prayers..if anyone wants to talk u can email me at clintp19@yahoo.com

LETS GO HOKIES!!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Lake Ozark, Missouri • #4577

No words I can say will remove the pain, sorrow and emptiness that has been left in the wake of this tragic event. May all the Hokie nation rise up with a stronger bond for all students, faculty, employees and alumni of this great university. May God watch over us all

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Blountvill, Tn, • #4578

I’m just one person who never had anything with VT but when I heard the tragedy in VT yesterday. I coudln’t believe this kind of incident happening.

I pray for students, family of Virginia community. I believe all of you will grow and get stronger. All the world will be with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with entire Virginia
Tech family

Hoseock, choi

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Gumi, South Korea • #4579

I have not attended the school, but I have two children, one of whom will be going to college in one and a half years.  I just keep thinking, we never know what a day holds.....I am so sorry for the parents who are going through such tremendous losses, the students who have lost friends and because they had to go through this ordeal, the faculty, who have also suffered..... I feel you did your very best in a such bad situation...... The school will prevail and become stronger through this ordeal; Love and Prayers to each and every one of you......

April 18, 2007, 1:23am • Amy~Gate City, Virginia • #4580