Condolences, April 18, 2007

To our VT family,
Our sadness is overwhelming at the thought of this senseless tragedy.  As Hokies, we are so proud of VT and the community.  As parents, we are so blessed to be able to hug our son as he comes home today as we pray for all of the families who suffer the loss of their children and parents.  We are thinking of you and hold you deep in our hearts.
The Dresses

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Yorktown, VA • #9545

I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow that parents and the whole Virginia Tech Family must be going through right now, but know that the world shares your pain right now.  I extend my love and deep sincerity to those who lost loved ones on this tragic event.

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Suffolk, Virginia • #9546

Our shock and sadness is only surpassed by a need to let the VT community know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  You’re not alone.

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Fitchburg, MA • #9547

Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the loss and injury of your students and faculty.  This is such a sad time for the nation. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Kannapolis, NC, USA • #9548

To All The Grieving Parents,

It just broke my heart to hear of this tragedy.I lost my son last July,and can feel your pain. I can only pray that you can find comfort through each other at this time and for a long time to come. God Bless.
Love,
Sandy Moore

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Levittown,pa • #9549

All our prayers and thoughts are with all the families.  We are deeply saddened by this. 
May the Lord be with you.
Melissa Brown

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Albany,Indiana, USA • #9550

I cannot begin to fathom how families must feel.  My daughter is a graduate of VT and is reeling from this.  We too.  Our thoughts are with not only families who have lost a child, husband and father, but to all those at VT that will live with this pain.

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • North Stonington, CT • #9551

As a Duke fan I have never loved Virginia Tech but with the events that have occured in the past few days ia am shocked at why a person would murder 32 great professors and students.  I have a neighbor that was in a class at VT during the shooting and he said it was “Hell on Earth” and that he was home, safe.  He and this nation as of now fell a sense of power, and that power is Hokie power.  My sorrow to the 32 brave souls who died, our prayers are with you and your families.

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • High Point, NC • #9552

To all the students, families and university staff, my prayers are with you all as you go through this terrible time. May you find peace, hope and strength through the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray without ceasing...God Bless you all.
ABrown

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Warren Co. KY • #9553

My prayers and thoughts go out to the families that have lost loved ones as well as the entire Virginia Tech community.  This is a very sad time in Virginia and my family’s heart aches for you all.

Lorri

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Richmond, VA • #9554

Blessed be the God & Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy & the God of every comfort.  Our prayers are with each of you during this time, may God continue to bless each of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Lake Charles, Louisiana • #9555

There has been so many unexplainable tradgedies that have occured in this world that have no rhyme or reason behind them. But in the event of these tradgedies, the best force to fight back with is not that of an equal manner in which the tradgedy occured, but with strength.
Stay Strong VT friends and family, you’re in my heart <3

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Fredericton, NB, Canada • #9556

My family and I are praying for your physical, mental, and spiritual state during this difficult time! Know that God loves you and let him be your strength!

Ogandaga

April 18, 2007, 8:25am • Atlanta,GA, USA • #9557

There are many differences in this world today but I thank God that at this time of sorrow and saddness the world has come together to show the unity that is still in the hearts and minds of us all. My thoughts and prayers goes out to each and every one of the victims and their families and friends. I pray that the Lord continues to bless and keep you all

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Orange, VA • #9558

To all those directly touched by this tragedy - know that your pain has reached us all and you are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Massachusetts • #9559

I am a student and a Security officer at the College of Southern Idaho.
I would like to wish my condolences to all of you my heart goes out to all of you and wish you all well.  I know times are hard some times but you will all make it through stick together and know there are others thinking of you and praying for you.

God be with you and good luck with the days to pass

CSI
Crystal Hays

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Twin Falls, Idaho • #9560

Dear all,

my deepest deepest condolences to everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. no words would ever describe how we feel about it.
I am thinking about the victims during this difficult time and sending my heartfelt sympathy to their families; my prayers are with all of you.

Holding you in my thoughts,

Ahmad Ameen

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • #9561

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry our children have to go through this, to witness this horror. Trust in GOD to get you all through this.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Piqua, Ohio USA • #9562

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends of this tragedy.  I don’t have any family members that attend this school however I have been a fan of this college for many years, and I feel deeply saddened by this. I also hope and pray that our nation won’t think less of VT for this!

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Paris, Texas • #9563

Words can not express the heartfelt sorrow we feel for all the victims and their families. The entire Va. Tech community is in our thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Warrenton, Va. • #9564

to the family of the victims and to the students at Virginia Tech,my prayers and condolences go out to you. from a memeber of the La National Guard.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Pineville, La • #9565

we are feeling your pain and sadness on the other side of the globe
prayers are being said and our hearts and arms go out to the familys and friends of the victims
we are lighting candles here and sending love and support
your friends in australia

celebrate the time they were with us and the joy they gave

love craige juratowitch

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • australia • #9566

My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of everyone affected by this tragedy.

OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

May all beings have happiness
And the causes of happiness
May all be free from sorrow
And the causes of sorrow
May all never be separated from the sacred happiness
That is sorrow-less
May all leave attachments to dear ones and aversion to others
And live believing in the equalness of all that lives.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • East Windsor, NJ • #9567

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims their families and the students of VT. I attended Tech back in 1979 for a year,(Brodie Hall) and I met some of the finest people ever. I can only pray for healing and strength to all that were affected.  Guy Mazza

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Staten Island New York • #9568

Lamento profundamente lo ocurrido y la pena que sienten en estos días, no existen palabras que pueda consolarles, solo el sentimiento de compartir en cierto grado el dolor de la pérdida de tantas vidas, en una forma que no tiene sentido.
Un Abrazo
Ximena Aguila S.
CHILE

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Valdivia, Chile • #9569

To everyone who lost a family member or a friend...keep your head up n slowly take baby steps to recovery...We should all feel comfortable in a school enviornment now we all see that their is some improvements to make.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Chambersburg,Pa • #9570

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL

CLIFF & LINDA PEARSON

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • RAONOKE RAPIDS N.C. • #9571

We cry with you, and pray for all of you at this time of great sorrow!!!
Please know that you will be in our prayers long after the media has left your beautiful campus!!!

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Grand Rapids, Michigan • #9572

All of you and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.  Take care of each other.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Ferris State University, Big Rapids MI • #9573

Praying for you as you grieve.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Wilmington, NC • #9574

As alumni of Virginia Tech we wish to express our profound sympathy to the Virginia Tech community.

Cathy H. Class of ‘83
Phil H.  Class of ‘83

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Louisville, Ky • #9575

We are truly sorry for the losses of your friends and family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Camp Family
John United States Army
Kristen
Cheryl

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Troy, PA • #9576

I work at a small private college in St. Augustine, FL. There are no sufficient words to express my true feelings of sympathy for your losses. I have heard it said and I agree that everyone who has heard about this tragedy feels the true Hokie Spirit that all of you have shown as you live on day by day and cope as best you can. I have do doubt that in that Spirit- the Virginia Tech Community will persevere in the best way possible. May the Spirit of Peace that comes from the Love of God the Father settle over you all in a Profound and Healing Way.
P. Dyess, Flagler College

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • St. Augustine, FL. • #9577

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~Einstein
At this moment I honestly am not sure what opportunities could come from something so horrible. I think back to all of the times I have walked across that drill field feeling totally safe. I hope and pray that my daughter will one day be able to show Hokie spirit just as I have, feeling just as safe. Wishing strength and love to all impacted. S.K.F.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Alpharetta, GA • #9578

£¹czê siê w bólu ze wszystkimi…
Modlê siê za dusze wszystkich, którzy zginêli w tym tragicznym incydencie…
Serce i dusza p³acze…

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Agnieszka, Poland • #9579

My deepest condolences to the families of the victims.  My prayers for all of the students, faculty and families of Virginia Tech.  God bless you and keep you safe.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Pembroke Pines, FL • #9580

I wish to send absolute sympathy and condolence for the friends and family of the bereaved and students at Virginia Tech. A regular day and then such tradgedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • London • #9581

I want to send my thoughts and prayers to everyone at Virginia Tech and thier familys also.

God Bless
The Anderson family

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Parkersburg, W V • #9582

To the entire Virginia Tech community, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.  I had the priviledge to participate in a recent workshop with a staff member from VT and I have been working with that individual to set up another workshop at VT.  This incident will not change my opinion of VT nor will it change my efforts for conducting another workshop.  VT is a wonderful school that has been struck by an unthinkable tragedy.  However, I know that VT and the community will survive!!!  My Grandmother taught me that “if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!” and I believe this is so true at VT.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and I am here for everyone of you.  I wish there was more that I could do!  I ache for each and everyone of you.  May God bless you and keep you so that you can survive this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:26am • Philadelphia, PA • #9583

Dearest Friends -
My company employees 33 engineering graduates, including myself.  My wife and I met on the first day at VT...in AJ.  She and I have shared many a tear-soaked hug the past couple of days.  What pulls us out of our feeling of pain for you is knowing that there isn’t a safer place on earth nor a closer nit community than that offered at VT.  I’m watching from afar with admiration and pride the character of the students individually and as a school community in the face of the media attention.  Stay strong...we are behind you.  And we all are VT…

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • New Bern, NC • #9584

As a survivor of the 9/11 WTC attack, I know and share your grief. Time will heal but you’ll never forget those lost.

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • New York, NY • #9585

To all those who have lost a loved one, or a friend or who were there when those terrible events unfolded, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Words cannot express this tragedy.May all of their memories live on in your hearts.xx

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Birmingham, England • #9586

My prayers goes out to all the families and friends who suffered through this tragedy. Look to God for comfort and healing so he can make your day a brighter day. May God bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Kalamazoo, Michigan • #9587

We would like to send our condolences and prayers out to all Virginia Tech students and staff. God will be with those who have left this life and for those who survived through this time in your life remember you have family,friends and our dear lord to help you through this time. God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Allentown, Pennsylvania • #9588

my heart goes out to all at the campus put relax relate restore god is with you all love Arricca Ashley Perkins

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • miami,fl • #9589

I just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking about you, the families and the students this week and the tragedy at VT.  As a student suffering a similar tragedy at Marshall University you can rest assured that your grief will gradually disappear but your precious memories of the victims will survive forever! 

John, Midlothian, VA

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Midlothian, VA • #9590

To all at Virginia Tech - You are many thousands of miles away but that does not mean we are not praying and thinking of you.  We care very very much and are horrified by this event.  Be brave, be strong!

Much Love, Caroline, family and friends.

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Melbourne AUSTRALIA • #9591

I pray you may find peace and comfort somehow.  You have a nation holding you in thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Bridgeport, Ohio • #9592

My Hokie heart is grieving. I pray that God’s peace will come to the student body.
Mel class of ‘55

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Rose Valley, PA • #9593

Sincere,heartfelt blessings for all effected by the events of 4/16. You are not alone, America grieves with you and will heal with you.  We shall overcome.... Godspeed.

The Mahoney Family

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Worcester, Massachusetts • #9594