Condolences, April 18, 2007

I’m so sorry this has happened in such a beautiful place. I am an alum and have a special place in my heart for Blacksburg.  All of us who know and love the area will make sure that Blacksburg, VT, and the Hokies are remembered for the beautiful places and people they are and not for the terrible tragedy that happened this week. To the families who have lost loved ones, I offer my sincere condolences.  I’m praying for you and for all members of the VT community. We will all heal.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Greenville, NC • #9295

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today VT. My husband and I are both Hokies and cannot even begin to understand what has happened to our beloved Va Tech. We also send special prayers to the families of the victims, may they find some peace in the coming days. Please know many people are praying for you and we love you. We are Hokies....we are Hokies.....we are Hokies.
Laura and Richard Moorer

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Rockville, Maryland • #9296

I knew Professor Kevin Granata from his earlier days at JHU/APL. Had no idea what a world class researcher he had turned out to be. Condolences and prayers to his family and everyone affected by this event.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Columbia, MD • #9297

Words fail me.  Some darkness creeps into every soul at times, but this young man was taken by it and we can see the destruction it brings.  Today I hurt for you, and I mourn & cry with you.  Tomorrow, may we all bravely take that first step together toward light and life, and promise ourselves & those whom we lost (for we have all lost these beloved friends, at least for now) that we will not allow darkness to triumph.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • New Braunfels, Texas • #9298

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families of this tragic incident.  May God give you the strength to cope with the loss of your loved ones.  I will continue to pray for the victims, families and the entire Virgina Tech community.

Sincerely
Shannon Woods

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Louisville, Kentucky • #9299

To everyone who has been affected by this horrific tragedy,

I just wanted you all to know that you may have lost some of your friends, classmates, family or even complete strangers...but just remember that they are now the angels which watch over us every day!

There is nothing that i can say that will make your pain any easier, but i do hope that you are able to come to terms with your greif, and remember the good memories, the happy times and that you will never forget them!

With the best of wishes and love from all the way down under! 
you are all in our thoughts

<3

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Mandurah, Australia • #9300

My Prayers and sympathy go out to the students familys and friends that had to go through this senseless act. Words cannot express your pain yet we are praying with you and for you. My sister was shot down in cold blood while she was attending Tuskegee Institute and the pain that we felt then is still with us. We have prayed and keep our faith in God throughtout the years and it has made us stronger. I pray that each one of you will seek God as your strenght during this time of sadness.

God Bless
Pastor Raymond E. Doughty
Aenon Missionary Baptist Church
1385 Brentnell Ave.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Columbus, Ohio 43219 • #9301

To my fellow Hokies, the victim’s families and victims of this horrible tragedy, you are in my thoughts and prayers.  May you find some peace and solace to heal your wounds and loss.  That day will come for we are Virginia Tech.

God Bless.
~Corey

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Vienna, Virginia • #9302

As a faithful Virginia Tech Alumni, I have been overwhelmed with sadness regarding this tragic event in Blacksburg. My prayers are with each of the victim’s families, the students, staff, families, and other alumni from Tech. We are a family of Hokies and bound by strong spirit and strength. I am hopeful that the days and weeks ahead will be filled with peace for those directly involved in this terrible event. We are Hokies! We are strong! Viewing the candlelight vigil this evening, I was filled with amazing pride in “my” school, “our” school. God be with you.

Catherine
VT 1989

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • #9303

Fairfield County, Connecticut extends its condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this horrible tragedy.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Bridgeport, Connecticut • #9304

My thoughts and prayers have been with you since the first news of this terrible insane tragedity.
As the mother of 3 teenagers, one just a year away
from going off to college… My mind and heart is in complete turmoil… I have to place my faith and trust in God an know that he will help and comfort us through all that we encounter and that
our time spent here on earth is for more than just
today. May God be with this nation in this time of
grief.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Statesville, NC • #9305

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole VT community and families and students. Being close to so my tragedy in our own community over the years. We had a school shooting and an attack on on our KDG class a few years ago. All we could do is pray for guidance and try to keep our children safe. Please know that my girls and I pray for all of you everyday and hope that the healing will continue and that you all know you have our support and love.  The Fogle Family

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Red Lion, Pa • #9306

Ivicic Family - State of Michigan. Our prayers are with each and every one of you. May GOD ease your pains and protect all of you. May GOD restore your faith in HIM. Please forgive so that we can be forgiven. GOD bless you.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Allen Park Michigan • #9307

Let each of you remember your fallen friend, classmate, dormmate and professor not only in these trying times, but also in the future. Remember their “Hookie Spirit” and know that they will be with each of you forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you and my heart aches for the pain that you are suffering. My arms are reached out to hug you, to console you, eventhough I am miles away. Remember that “This to Shall Pass”. STAY STRONG HOOKIES, STAY STRONG.. Let the angels sing, and spread their wings on the Hookie Family.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Suffolk, Virginia • #9308

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those suffering from this tragedy.  We are shocked and deeply saddened to see what has happened on our campus. Yet we are encouraged to see the Hokie bond prevail and perhaps pull us a a community through these dark days.

We are Virginia Tech.

Eric and Jill Marterella
1999 VT Graduates

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Gainesville, VA • #9309

We want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you Hokies and your families. It is going to be tough for all of you for sometime, but you will all make it through and somehow even become stronger people. JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE......God bless you all!!!!! The Post Family.
This is a poem I carry with me all the time, it was given to me when I lost a loved one. I read it when I have a day when I feel something is missing in my life. Not sure who the author is but....."The Broken Chain”
“ We little knew that morning that god was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.” Author unkown???? GOD BLESS TO ALL OF YOU!!!! Begin your healing!!!!

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Chesapeake, Virginia • #9310

Having lost my husband four years ago, I know the pain of losing someone.  His death was not at someone else’s hand though and I do not know how different this would be in the grieving process.  I can tell you however that the pain you feel will lighten....the memories will not.  Cherish the memories of the lost and speak to them daily as they will hear you and help you in an un-noticed way.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan. • #9311

My prayers and condolences go out to the VT family and those who lost loved ones and friends in this senseless act of violence. While we will never forget the tragic events that will certainly shape your lives, time will dull the pain and grief that you feel right now. As a former resident of Southwest VA with close ties to VT, I am very proud of how the VT family has responded to this crisis. You have represented yourselves and the university well during this horrific ordeal, and for that you should hold your head high. God Bless and keep you.

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • Mobile, AL • #9312

In the midst of pain and grieving, let us not forget those whose lives were cut short, but also those things which made them Hokies, which made them a integral piece of Tech, which makes it so hard to deal with their passing, which makes Virginia Tech the greatest school and greatest community in the world.

No words can make the pain disappear, but thoughts and memories and the will to move forward can.

HRM - ‘00

April 18, 2007, 8:14am • York, PA • #9313

From Oakland University to Virginia Tech, after our vigil last night you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. This will take time to overcome, but the Hokies are strong, and will be even stronger when united.

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Oakland University, Michigan • #9314

My deepest condolences and i pray to GOD for the families of the loved ones to give more courage and strength to bear the losses during this tragic incident.

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Bruj Ahmed, Dubai, UAE • #9315

To all parents who lost a child, my deepest sympathy I also have a kid who went away to college last fall.

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Danville, Il • #9316

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  I am so saddened by this senseless act of horrific violence.  Stay strong and support each other.  We all mourn with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • West Virginia • #9317

I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for the horrific loss that all of these families have suffered.  I understand that there are no words that will ever ease the pain that so many people are suffering today, and I just wanted to say that my heart my goes out to everyone at Virginia Tech.  May god be with you!

K Chessell

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Stratford, Ontario Canada • #9318

I’m in Taiwan now. But I feel so sorry to this event.

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Kaohsiung, Taiwan • #9319

My heart and prayers goes out to the families of those whom we have lost.  No parent should endure what many are feeling, however, these angels are in a better place and I will send my strength for you all to heal.  God Bless you all

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Manassas, VA, USA, Rudolph • #9320

Wow, it’s hard to imagine the reality of what has happened. I am still in shock. My prayers are with the students, faculty, families and anyone else that has been affected by this horrific tragedy. I know that we can all get through this. Stay strong, hokies! God Bless.

-Lauren

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Baltimore, Maryland • #9321

All of the familys that are being touched by this horrific event, you are all in my prayers..
God Bless.
Taylor Talley
Ringgold, Georgia

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Ringgold, Georgia,USA • #9322

My deepest sympathies to you and may you find the strength to continue.

Maria Ladrón de Guevara

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Madrid, Spain • #9323

We just want to let everyone in the Blacksburg community know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. West Family

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Louisa, VA • #9324

The entire Virginia Tech community will be in my prayers after this unbelievable tragedy. My heart goes out to the victims, their families, and the countless lives that have been changed forever. - HTN

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Richmond, Virginia • #9325

My thoughts are with everyone of you. I will keep each one of you in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Sycamore, Il • #9326

I didn’t hear about this until yesterday… and when I did, I couldn’t help but be in shock.. for every life that was lost. For every injury, and so young just finding out what they wanted to do with their lives..

I’m sorry for everyone who lost a friend/family member/ Girlfriend-boyfriend/wife/husband.. a classmate- RIP to everyone that lost their lives and may their family/friends be helped through the times of need =-(
I’m sorry..

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Auburn, WA • #9327

Dear friend’s family and all at VT
I am writing this to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. As I watched the horrific scenes shown on the news I sat there and I cried! Even though I didn’t know anyone there and that I am in a completely different country. The friends, families of the lost and the staff and students that witnessed this terrifying event must be in complete shock and devastation just as the nation and the world is. This must be overwhelming my heart cries out to all of you! May God Bless you all by pouring out his love and comfort upon everyone involved in this tragedy i know he will see you all through this time! God Bless you all Vicky Slade xxxx

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Yeovil,somerset,UK • #9328

To the families of victims as well as the entire Virginia Tech community, you have my heartfelt sympathy in your loss because of this senseless tragedy.  May God and faith help you to heal. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy P.

foreign37

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Cleveland OH • #9329

May your hearts find peace in the choas that has unfolded and brought such pain to all the Hookies.

This is a time not to point fingers but to come together as the great Hookie family you are and embrace your sadness at the horror the was bestowed upon your campus.

May you rise up from this trajedy as the great university that we all know and love you to be.

To all those that were lost and those that lost their lives in hopes of protecting others may your legacy live on through out and may we honor you for your heroic efforts.

Bless you all. Our thought and prayers be with you.

-Carty
JMU alumni

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Boston, MA • #9330

My thoughts and praers are with you today Virginia Tech. I am a junior at Lourdes College in Toledo Ohio. I cant amagine what you are going through but know this one thing. The whole country is with you at this moment and will be behind you with every step.

Allison Ohlman
Lourdes College
Toledo Ohio

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Toledo, Ohio • #9331

My heart weeps for all those who have been affected by this horrible incident.  I have tears in my eyes when I think of this.  All those young lives lost ......... May the Great Spirit strengthen the families in the days to come.

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Kettle Point, Ontario, Canada • #9332

The students of W.F.BURNS Middle School are sorry about the shooting .If you need anything from the schools we are all their for all the lose of the family who lost there children.

sincerly,cody m nelson s

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Valley.AL • #9333

To everyone at VT-

Words cannot express the deep saddness that I extend out to you. I have been praying and thinking of everyone constantly, since this tragic event took place. I pray that God will bring you peace and healing as days go by.

April 18, 2007, 8:15am • Allendale, MI • #9334

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you all. You all are in our prayers. May God give you the strength and peace to carry you through.

God Bless,
S. Hill
(Lenoir Rhyne College)

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • Hickory, North Carolina • #9335

God Bless Virginia Tech.

Stan Pickles

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • Harleyville, SC • #9336

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.May God give each and everyone the strengeth to go on

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • hamilton ontario canada • #9337

I prayed for you last night.  I will keep you in my prayers and will pray that you will all find peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • Dedham, Massachusetts • #9338

My prayers and love go out to the entire Hokie community.  Most especially to the families who lost someone in this horrible tragedy.  You are thought of every minute of the day.  You are not alone.

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • Rochester, NH • #9339

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and friends of those involved in this terrible tragedy. The thoughts of countless fellow English and British people are with you all from across the Atlantic.
A fitting tribute would be the retirement of the number 32 from all Sports programs at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • #9340

To the victims of Virginia Tech and their families, I pray God to give them peace, and be with them, always. My toughts and prayers are with all of you.
Stefania

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • Rome, Italy • #9341

To all people involved with VT, my heart-felt condolences are with you.  As a parent of 2 college students I can’t imagine what these parents are experiencing.  Please know that the country and the world are thinking of and praying for you!

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • Wichita, KS • #9342

our thoughts go out to those who have lost a dear one!!
it is a nightmare that it could happen at a place where everyone thinks he is save!!!

we wish you all the strenght in the world to overcome this tragedy.

god bless you.

deborah

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • rotterdam, the netherlands • #9343

To all of the Virginia Tech family. I have a son at Florida State and can only imagine what you are going through. My prayers are with you. Bill Mercer.

April 18, 2007, 8:16am • Naples, FL • #9344