Condolences, April 18, 2007

I cannot express my sorrow at what has occured, however I must announce my profound respect, adoration and amazement at the incredible response by your students, faculty and staff. Vriginia Tech truly is an outstanding place, for after no other tragedy have I witnessed the sense of spirit, community and rational understanding displayed by your university. As Virginians my family now truly feel like Hokies. Perhaps now, after your courage and leadership, all the world now feels the same.
Maintain your strength and never forget, never loose your amazing community.

All our love,
The Good family.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Fredericksburg, Virginia • #9845

May God heal your aching hearts. My son attends University of Central Florida and as a parent my heart is broken for all those suffering. As a student my son assures me that students across the United States are praying for all those lives that have been shattered by this horrendous act. Our community, my family and I am sure millions around the world are praying for you. May God bless you and help you to heal through his peace and love.
The Russell Family

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Fort Pierce , Florida • #9846

I could not sleep last night.  I was looking at my little girl I all I could think of was how I would feel if she was taken away from me and I could not comprehend what you all must be going through.  You are all in my thoughts and I truly wish you all go on to lead happy fulfilled lives,
All the best to you all
Lots of Love from Lisa and Lillie

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Burnley, Lancs,England • #9847

Words could never express what I am feeling inside. Everyone involved, everyone touched, my heartfelt prayers each day for everyone. God is truely with each one today & always. I pray God’s healing virtue on VT the students, campus, parents. God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Louisville, KY • #9848

A time of grief and confusion brings a time of strength and cohesiveness.  No one will ever understand - only the Creator.  We can only trust in His knowledge and understanding.

I pray that this does not deter one soul from considering Virginia Tech as their place of study, place of camaraderie and a place of home.  Once a Hokie, always a Hokie and a piece of you forever remains with VT.  Virginia Tech is not just a university, it is a community, a home.
-J. Hill, Alumni 2001

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Laurel, MD • #9849

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tragic time. Although your world may seem extremly small at this time, please know that not only is your country mourning with you but countries across the globe. My heart aches for each and every one of you. God Bless.

Sandra

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Bedford, Nova Scotia Canada • #9850

I ache for each and every one of the victims, injured students, people who witnessed these tragedies, and their family members.  They are in my family’s thoughts and prayers, as is the entire campus community.  We also remember in our prayers family members of the young shooter, also a student at Virginia Tech.  I am so proud of the way the entire cmapus has handled this terrible situation.  The convocation was beautifully done and so was the candle-light vigil.  The deep sense of community on campus is, in itself, an excellent sign of hope. You will be moving through some tough times for several months, but you will prevail and will teach the rest of us around the world how to cope in the face of today’s violent planet.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Ray Anne Lockard
University of Pittsburgh

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Pittsburgh, PA • #9851

My family and I would like to share our condolences to all those effected by this tragedy.  May you all find the peace you seek.  I’ll pray for you.

Sharon
Malta

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Malta • #9852

Mere words cannot express the pain we feel for the families and friends of the VA Tech students and faculty.  The thoughts and prayers of my family are with you all through this hardest of times.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Kathy, Kokomo, IN • #9853

hola, pues quiero decirles que de verdad siento mucho lo q le paso a la universidad y especialmente a los estudiantes que murieron, pero tengan en cuenta, que siempre hay un mejor maƱana y aunque hoy esten sufriendo por las grandes perdidas que tuvieron, se van a recuperar

Im sorry for those who died on mondey, I they want I m sorry about it very much for the tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • colombia (villavivencio, meta) • #9854

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire community and everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. I pray that God hold you all in His arms and offer you peace in this trying time. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Elizabeth

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Harrodsburg, KY • #9855

Me and everyone i know have been so shocked and saddend after hearing what has happened at your college.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and I pray that the victims of April 16 are now at peace.

God Bless
Love Lauren

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Sheffield, England • #9856

As native Virginians with friends in the Virginia Tech family, we grieve with all of you today.  The families and friends of all the dead will remain steadfastly in our in the coming weeks and months.  Nothing can make this bearable but we can only affirm that your pain and loss are deeply shared.

Rebecca and Mark

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Poughkeepsie, New York • #9857

We are praying for everyone involved in the shootings.  For the family’s, the students, the community as a whole and the family of the shooter.  Just knowing that God is with all of you and that the people that have passed on and are now with God in Heaven is a little comforting.  We understand that this is a hard time for all of you, but just remember 23rd Psalms.  You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Thompson family

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Glen Rose, Texas • #9858

My wife & I will be praying for the students, facualty & families.
During these dark times, may we all come together and pray for the families who have been affected by this terrible tragedy.
Virginia Tech University staff & Students & all family members will be forever in our thoughts.
May God bless you all.
Larry & Gina Brixey

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Ventura, California • #9859

We live in Wisconsin ... my wife and I would like to say that we are praying for the victums and their families. This tragedy is beyond our comprehension.  We just want you to know that the whole country is with you during this time of mourning.

Wayne & Barbara

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Wind Lake, WI • #9860

May the love that resides in the hearts of all the Virginia Tech Family overcome the sorrow of your loss.
A Friend

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Westminster, MD • #9861

As I follow this horrible tragedy from afar, I wanted to write and say how impressed I am with the students of Virginia Tech and your display of poise, eloquence, compassion, and love for your lost ones and for one another. While it’s easy to focus on the bad deeds committed by one young person, you are giving the country countless reasons to believe in the goodness of others. As I try to explain this senselessness to my young children, it is your strength that I am able to use as my guide.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Holden, Massachusetts • #9862

I am so deeply saddened by the events that took place on Monday. Everyone there is my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Atlanta,GA • #9863

My heart goes out to you all. And although I have no ties to your university or community, I feel pain as well for what happened to you. Please stay strong, you will get through this. May God be with you and give you comfort through this painful tragedy.

Alexa Chiang

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Seattle, WA • #9864

We cannot express our sorrow deeply enough.  The sadness of the loss of such beautiful, bright lives is beyond our comprehension.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the VT community and the families who have suffered so much.

Rich, Rondi and family

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Apex, NC • #9865

As a former foreign student 10 years ago, I often thought of this place as heaven.
With deep concern, I’m sincerely yours through these hard times.
But I’m confident you’ll give me reason at last.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • April 18, 2007, 2:40pm . Strasbourg, France • #9866

To all the students and families of Virginia Tech.  Today we are all Hokies.  As a mother of two college students I can’t express the sorrow in my heart.  It could happen to any of us.  I pray that God in his infinite wisdom may comfort you all at this time.  My thoughts and prayers are ever with you all.  It is a time for us all to be kinder and more loving to all of those around us. I hope there is a place in your heart where you may be comforted.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Jacksonville, Florida • #9867

As part of the Alumni at VT I am deeply saddened with the recent event that has happened here my heart goes out the the families who have lost loved ones, the staff who have lost friends, and the children who have lost hope.......May god be with each and every one of you during this time of healing

Amber c/o 2003

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Norfolk, VA • #9868

To the Hokie Nation:
Know that you are all in our hearts, minds, and prayers, as we move through this tragedy with you.  VT gave me not only the will to succeed in completing my doctorate, but I am so connected to all of you, that my heart is broken too.  I am so very proud to say “I am a Hokie; I am Virginia Tech”.  God keep all of you safe.

Richard J. White, PhD
Marriage and Family Therapy
Class of ‘03

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Norristown, PA • #9869

To all of the students, may God bless you. I’m sorry that this had to happen and that my thoughts and all of my prayers are with all of the students and their families. My God hold your hand tight during this tragic time.

Nick Oestreicher

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Corpus Christi, Texas • #9870

To the families, friends, and former classmates of those who lost their lives for no reason:
Our deepest heartfelt condolences. May God bless each and every one of you.

Jared, Ashleigh, and Sam Holston

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Rural Retreat, VA • #9871

Who knows what to say at times like this.  I personally did not know anyone at Virgina Tech, but even so my heart pains for the families of the victims.  May Yahweh (God) bless you ALL during this time of grief and please know that it will take time and a lot of crying, but don’t hold on to that just release it to the father, he’s your comforter and will see you through.  I send deepest and sincere love and condolences to everyone at Virginia Tech, families and friends of the victims, as well as the students who also have to face this terrible tragedy.  You all be strong for one another and again May Yahweh (God) bless you.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Katherine Harris Miami, FL • #9872

Let’s not forget the Killers family, while we pray for all the victims and their loved ones. May God Bless Us All. In his name Amen

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • #9873

Through the darkness of this day that will never ends we stand close to you - and give light for tomorrow

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Germany • #9874

May God give you strength during this time of pain. I will lift your school and families up in my prayers. God bless you!
M.Flowers

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Broken Arrow, Oklahoma • #9875

I have no words.  My heart aches for you all; survivors and family members left behind - including Mr and Mrs Seung-hi.  I can only pray that all will find a way to comfort and support each other during this inconceivable tragedy; including them.

God Bless you all.  Virginia

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Louisiana • #9876

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families.May God’s comfort fill the hearts of those left behind.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Maynardville,Tn • #9877

It is a sad time for Virginia Tech and will be for a long time. My prayers go to all the families, friends, faculty, and alumni who were strucken by this great tragedy. As an alumni of Virginia Tech, it has really hit home as this is were I called home for 5 years and has shaken me dearly. In watching the news reports and following the developing stories, I want to express that I have never felt more proud of being a “Hokie”. The students and administration have shown great solidarity and as we mourn our fellow fallen I feel the world now realizes what it means to be part of the Hokie Nation. God bless all that were affected and the nation prays with you all in these darkest times. You all will prevail and stand tall in the end. “We are Virginia Tech”
David W. Bostak ‘99

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • #9878

My heart breaks for all of you. I cant even begin to imagine your pain.Remember your friends and loved ones.You will have them in the air you breathe...the wind you feel..the sun on your face..the stars in the sky...the very beat of your heart and in your dreams. They will always be near. The whole world is behind you.We grieve with you...and our arms are around you.Your in our prayers.-Jessica Armstrong

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Sarnia Ontario Canada • #9879

Brazilian we also are together with familiar das victims we gave to unfortunate person masacre, we desire that god blesses with love and peace all those that had lost somebody beloved this in case that so sad, receive our conjuncts from comfort.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Imperatriz - MA , Brazil • #9880

My sincere condolences to the families, students and faculty of VT. There exists no words or prayers at this time to lessen the pain of this tragedy. In time strength and faith will set in and we endure… I wish to extend my personal sorrow to Caitlin’s family who are members of our own small community.  I am so saddened for your loss.  Look to the heavens...she will be the brightest star…

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Otisville, NY • #9881

my family mourns with you on this horrific tragedy.i cannot begin to understand what has happened in a sensible way.please, as a country we need to let these students and faculty mourn.hug your children,love your neighbors.we are all in this together to prevent such tragedies from happening again.may god give us all the strength to get through this.

-jennifer(mom of 3)dakota(14),tressalyn(9),william(5)

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • lenoir,north carolina • #9882

our thoughts are with VT from JMU. we have all felt the shock, especially being your neighboring school. our student communities will stay strong for you.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Harrisonburg, VA • #9883

I would like to address this to Stack’s parents. You undoubtedly raised an amazing son; while the loss of all these students is horrid for their families, it is clear that your son was a shinning star, a wonderful soul. As a psychologist and mother I wanted to share with you my sorrow in you loss. You can take some solice in knowing that you did a fine job in raising such an amazing boy who put his own security second in coming to the aid of his fellow student. In addition, I was struck by how articulate and obviously mature are your two other children who spoke on TV. You are fine parents; one can never know the reason for God taken away such amazing souls from this world, but take comfort in knowing that you had one terrific son.
Robin Gofberg, Ph.D.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Lancaster, Ohio • #9884

I am lost for words as to how i feel about what happened.  If i am to be completely honest on how i feel, i am guilty of not feeling bad about what happened to the victims, but instead i wonder about Cho Seung-Hui.  I don’t feel sorry for him, but i am scared.  If a teacher could see signs of something not right, then it should have been taken seriously.  If so, then maybe would have saved everyones life...including his…

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Canada • #9885

Deepest sympathy to all of you. We will never forget April 16, 2007.

Christian Burri

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Berne, Switzerland • #9886

I know that no words can ease your pain or suffering during this tragedy.  I offer my prayers to help comfort you during this difficult and sad time.
God Bless the Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Burlington Ontario Canada • #9887

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES THAT LOST YOUR LOVED ONES.  TRUST IN THE LORD AND HE WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF SORROW.

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • TIFTON, GEORGIA • #9888

I extend my deep and heart-felt sympathy to the families and friends of those who were lost on Monday.  We will overcome this tragedy together.  God will never leave us nor forsake us.

John McAllister

April 18, 2007, 8:40am • Suffolk, Virginia • #9889

May the peace of the Lord be with you always in this time of grief and despair. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:41am • Alpharetta, GA • #9890

My condolence and prayer goes out with the family and friends who lost love ones.
May God bless the soul of the death and bring peace upon us!

Vt Alumni,

April 18, 2007, 8:41am • Springfield, IL • #9891

My deepest condolence goes to all the people whom is now suffering from this awful tragedy. To the relatives, friends and theachers..
The entire world is in shock and is now praying.. May this terrible accident be the end of violence in schools and everywhere in the world, where every day innocent people are loosing their lives..

please think about reviewing your gun legislation, in memory and respect of the people who lost their lives.

Laura
Italy

April 18, 2007, 8:41am • Milan, Italy • #9892

With profound sadness I a Hokie mom, parent to a senior, write to share my sadness, shock, and prayers for healing.  May God our heavenly father through Jesus Christ,keeper of all things pour out his love on all of us ,students, families, administration, police force and provide everything we need now and in the days ahead. With love for VT today and always.

April 18, 2007, 8:41am • Lewisburg, PA • #9893

For those that have only heard of Virginia Tech for the 1st time, I hope they don’t carry this event as their memory for the great “Hokie Nation”.  For someone like myself, graduated from tech few yrs ago (EE, 2001) seeing Drill Field, and names of hall that reminded me of classes and times I shared with friends, brings back memory of my Greatest-4-yrs-of-our-lives.

But as you have seen and heard from just about all the news interview, everyone can agree that this tight community (current student and alumni) can will rebound and be better than before.  That whole 6-degree of separations just doesn’t exist in Blacksburg; rather, at most 2-3.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you that experienced this event and especially those that lost someone you love.  Know that you will be able to find a Hokie in your neck of the wood wherever you are.

-Rich L
GO HOKIE!!!

April 18, 2007, 8:41am • Arlington, VA, USA • #9894