Condolences, April 18, 2007

we are glad our two cousins in Virginia Tech are safe. we said prayers in school for everyone.
love from
Aaron(9),Chloe(5) and Ben(3) Corcoran
Clondalkin
Dublin
Ireland

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • #10045

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.(George C. Scott)

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Brasschaat - Antwerp - Belgium • #10046

Please accept our condolences.  This is heartbreaking and we can’t imagine your grief.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • San Francisco, CA • #10047

Condolences to the VT community, students, family,
faculty and friends. I pray for each of you every
day since this has happened. I didn’t know anyone
there but, we are the USA, and we all feel your pain and suffering. God will help you all through
this and so will the VT community and anyone else
that can reach out and help.
My prayers are with you all.

Kat Johnson

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Piney Flats, TN • #10048

Today, we are all Hokies. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Mark Mahurin Salem, Connecticut. • #10049

Estamos muy conmovidos en mi familia por esta horrible tragedia. Que Dios Bendiga y le de fortalezas a los familiares y mantenga en su santa gloria a los fallecidos. Nuestro sentido pesame.Fernando Rodriguez M.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela • #10050

My heart goes out to all of those who lost loved ones in this tragedy.  A nation and a world weeps with you in your sorrows.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Lexington, NC • #10051

I am a University of Alabama alumn but this day
I am a Virginia Tech Hokie.  I want to express my
sincere sympathy to the families of the victims
of this horrible and senseless tragedy.  I wish
to express to you, the Virginia Tech Community,
my utmost respect and the assurance that your
loss is America’s loss.  I am a professional
Veteran’s Counselor working with honorably discharged military veterans especially those
returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.  In addition,
I am a Vietnam Combat Veteran.  I do understand
I believe what has happened.  I do not understand
why.  However, IF there is anyone at Virginia
Tech who would be interested in just having someone to listen and understand....my email
address is:  Dan.Garrett@dol.state.ga.us
May God’s blessings be with you.  May love and
peace surround you.  And may we be granted the
knowledge and understanding to recognize those
disturbed individuals in our society that need
our help before this tragedy repeats itself.

Dan G. Garrett

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Oxford, Alabama • #10052

My thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy. The thoughtless actions of one very sick person will not keep us down forever. We will rise above it!!!

Sara Lively

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Mineral Wells, Texas/USA • #10053

My neice Emma is slated to start VT in the fall. I fear & I worry and want to keep her away but realize that there is a difference in just surviving & really living.  We cannot hide away from the world & give in to despair.  The best thing we can do is pray, mourn, support, grieve, and see her off in the fall knowing that this generation that has seen too much of these horrors, has so much good to give to this world.
We love you, grieve with you, and honor you by sending the light of our family this coming year as do so many others.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Jeanie Wilson, Madison Heights, VA • #10054

To the entire Virginia Tech Community, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you. I pray that God will bless the families of the victims and give the rest of us the strength to move forward and deal with the horrific event. May we all continue to abide in God and in his word. Remembering that he’s too wise to make a mistake and he’s too just to do any wrong. Be blessed.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Bennettsville, SC • #10055

To my Va Tech family and KKG sisters, please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of your classmates, faculty & friends.  Know that all across the country we are wearing our Hokie colors proudly in support of you and praying for you and for ourselves that we may once again come to know safety and peace.

L&L,
Julie King
Zeta Mu KKG
VT ‘90

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Leesburg, VA • #10056

I am writing from Germany where deep feelings of sorrow and loss are cutting through people’s hearts over this incomprehensible tragedy at VT.
As Christian Scientist I am praying because I need to see that all victims’ unique individualities are going on in LIFE, LOVE, GOD- unharmed and perfectly cared for.
Psalm 23: The Lord is (our) shepherd
(we)shall not want…
(We shall not lack comfort....)
Gabriele Kaufmann

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Ulm, Germany • #10057

I wish to express my deepest sorrow for the loss of innocent lives.  My heart aches, my eyes sore from tears.  I will always keep you in my prayers. May God bless you all forever.
oxoxo
Trudy London
Australia

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • AUSTRALIA • #10058

My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all directly affected by this senseless tragedy.Always remember that God is always present,and will be with you all during your difficult time.Be strong, be there for eachother, and draw near to God as he gives you comfort.

Michelle Nobile

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #10059

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the ones that lost family and friends, the students, administration, faculty and staff, and the entire Hokie nation during this time of deep sadness.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Thomas M. Brewster, Class of 2000 • #10060

my deepest deepest condolences to everyone affected by this horrible tragedy.  Hearing about this tragedy brought tears to my eyes even though I didnt know anyone there. I hope God can keep each and every one of you strong through this hard time.  May god watch over the loved ones who lost family members in this tragedy.  We dont know why things like this happen but we must learn from this and finally do something.  Why does these tragedies happen?  God bless everyone and hope one day we can find answers as to why people choose to do this stuff to innocent victims.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • St Paul, Mn • #10061

My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and there families and the school as a whole

Hasina Currie

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Cameron NC • #10062

MY FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO SHARE OUR CONDOLENCES WITH EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGIC MOMENT. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. MAY GOD BLESS AND HELP AMERICA COME TOGETHER AND OVERCOME THE VIOLENCE WE LIVE IN TODAY.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • TIPP CITY, OHIO • #10063

I am very sorry about what has happened at Virginia Tech and send my love to help you heal.  I watched your memorial convocation on CNN yesterday from Guelph, Ontario (near Toronto), Canada. What a wonderful service it was and what wonderful, articulate, sensitive and wholesome students you seem to have at your university....and with all the love and support that was expressed yesterday, I know you “will all prevail”.  Nikki Giovanni’s poem and her delivery of it simply left me speechless and weeping.  What a wonderful woman she must be and how lucky you are to have her and her ideas at your university. Joanne Harrison

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Guelph, Ontario, Canada • #10064

Dear Va Tech students and faculty,

I am praying for you and with you through this terrible tragedy. I am praying that the Lord will give you the strenght to get through this. The bible say “weeping may endor for a night, but joy cometh in the morning light”.

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Baltimore City, Maryland • #10065

Words can’t express what I feel for you all in this time of tragedy, loss, and sorrow. May the lord be with you all and keep your strength high and long. Prayers to everyone who has been affected by this sudden loss. Know that as we watch you all we are praying for you all.

Regina White

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Wyoming, Michigan • #10066

Sadness

In a time of ware and sadness,
We search our hearts to understand the madness,
Innocence is lost, nothing gained,
When are we going to understand our childrens pain,
We must pay attention to all the signs,
As a nation, maybe one day their will be no crying,
Now we will surely take the time out to try and understand,
What went wrong that day to send crys thoughout our land,
Sadness to all the families that lost love ones,
May God be with your families,
Father, Mothers, Daughters and Sons,
Sadness, Sadness, Sadness,

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Hampton, Va • #10067

I was shocked to hear the tragedy. I couldn’t hold my tear when I watched victims photos on the news. I shocked agine when I hear the murder is from my country. I am really sorry for all of victims, families and friends as I’m Korean.

I respectfully express my deepest condolence.

Ja-Young, Cho

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Korea • #10068

To All the Virgina Tech Students and their families,
Our deepest condolences on the recent tradegy that has affected your Virginia Tech Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you right now. May God bless all of you in your time of need and give you the strength to move on and heal.
Diane, Ed and Brianna Hamilton

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Levittown, Pennsylvania • #10069

To all the students, faculty, victims and their friends and family, my condolences go out to you and my thoughts are prayers are with you.  Keep strong at this difficult time.  To all those who lost thier lives, you will never be forgotten and may you rest in peace.

Joanne Simmonds

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Summerville, Newfoundland, Canada • #10070

I am a Hoakie parent, my son having graduated May ‘06. During his years at VT I, too, became a member of your community.  My sadness cannot be conveyed in words, for the victims, their families, the thousands of survivors and the University itself.  My heart and sole are there with all of you.
Sharon Hayden

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Basking Ridge, New Jersey • #10071

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all victims, families, friends and the entire community during this tragic and saddened time. Know that “all hearts” are with each and every one of you. May God bless you and be with you always.
Picard Family

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Millbury, MA • #10072

As a class of 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech, my heart is broken over this unbelievable act of evil committed. Not only do I cry for those lives lost, I cry for the school itself and the entire Hokie nation. I don’t want my beloved Tech to be forever known for this atrocity. The four years I spent at Tech were some of the best of my life. I always felt safe there and I hope that one day all the students currently at Tech will once again feel safe. We are all Hokies from the first moment we step onto campus to the last breath we take in life and this close-knit community will recover and go on to be even stronger. I hope those people directly affected know that all Hokies everywhere are grieving with you and sharing in your pain.

May you find peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Beckley, WV • #10073

Hokie Family:
You are all in my prayers and thoughts as you struggle to deal with this tragedy.  I pray that God will help you deal with these losses and to remember that the Living God is still in control.  I pray that He will provide rest and comfort for you and your familieis in the upcoming days, weeks and months.

Glenn Lucas
Auburn University, ‘94 & ‘96

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Columbia, TN • #10074

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

jeĀ©

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • CHICAGO, IL • #10075

My heart hurts for you....I pray that God gives us all the grace to move forward positively.

We must all embrace our children...especially the troubled ones so that maybe this tragedy wont be repeated.

My thoughts & prayers are with you all,
Susan

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Bronx, New York • #10076

Our family from Pennsylvania wants you to know how much we care about your Virginia Tech family. Our hearts are broken for you all.  We have been so impressed with the calmness and courage of the students at the face of this tragedy. We extend our hearts and prayers for strength to the entire Virginia Tech community as you begin to heal.
The Mextorf family

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Hollidaysburg, PA • #10077

I am praying for all those affected by this senseless tragedy. I have always been proud to be a Hokie, especially now, after witnessing how we can all pull together and be there for one another.

Natalie Kaminsky

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Stafford, VA • #10078

i would like to share all my love with all the victims families and friends for 1 can not imagine the pain and grief most must be going though at this moment. even though i am only 14 years of age and i have never felt so much pain for people i did’nt know. lots and love and let god bless you all xxx

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • england • #10079

We send condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the Virginia Tech Family.  Yes, you will prevail because you are a Hokie and you have shown the world that you are a strong family.

May The Peace Of The Lord Be With You as you grow as an even stronger Family.

Tommy and Sharon Nowling

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • St. James City, Florida • #10080

I just want to share my feelings about how i feel about all the 33 students at Virginia Tech that got their lives taken away.All the parents that lost their loved ones in such a tragic way, and i want to let you all know i will be praying for each person! God bless. Love Aysha,and Thalia

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Gaithersburg Maryland • #10081

I am an Elementary School Teacher from Winton Forest-- Winton Woods City Schools in Forest Park, Ohi0.  My heart goes out to all the Families, Teachers, Students of Virginia Tech.  I have pledge to wear Orange and Maroon in memory of those who lost their lives and to show my surport. We have posted two Memorial Boards around out school so others too can show their surport at this very sadden time.  May GOD uplift every one and strengthen them, comfort them and whole each and every one in his arms. My prayers are with every one.
MaryGrace Spalding

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Cincinnati, Ohio • #10082

I am in shock, I am in mouring, I am praying to god that your sorrow is lessened as each day goes by. I am a parent of a student at George Mason who has frineds at tech and a sr. in high school who’s friends are freshman there. We lost two of own here in Virginia Beach and mourn with the their parents and the nation. God Bless VT.
D.R.

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • virginia beach, virginia • #10083

To all of you at Virginia Tech: JMU is praying for you. Last night we had a light vigil, and hundreds of students prayed for all of the victims and all of you who are in pain. May you all find comfort in God and in loved ones, as well as the millions of “strangers” who’s thoughts are with all of you.
It is amazing to walk around campus and see that the usual “purple and gold” spirit of JMU is now “maroon and orange” as well. Because we are the Dukes of JMU, but today we are Hokies.
much love,
Cat

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Harrisonburg, VA • #10084

I cant discribe my feelings. My condolences go to families that lost their loved ones.

Its hard to imagine how it feels to lost someone you love.

You all are in my prayers.

God bless.

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Germany • #10085

To all the students, staff, and families
I know no words can express how you feel and the condolences doesn’t really ease the pain but I hope you can remember that TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD.

April 18, 2007, 8:49am • Biringham, AL • #10086

You are in my prayers.
Words can’t begin to express my hurt
and anger.
I live in Greenville, S.C. and I was
in a Chic-Filet between Christmas &
New Years and there was a group of
young people from VT there. They were
so polite and respectful of the other
people there.I was very impressed with
them. We had a talk about football they
were on the way to the Peach Bowl.
May God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:50am • Greenville South Carolina • #10087

My family and I want to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of each and every soul that has been soo horribly affected by this unthinkable tragedy.

Janko (36), Manuela (30), Laura (3)

Ljubljana, Slovenija, Europe

April 18, 2007, 8:50am • Ljubljana,Slovenija, Europe • #10088

Our heart goes out to all the victims’ families. United, we’re all Hokies. God bless.

Maria M.
NYU

April 18, 2007, 8:50am • Brooklyn, NY • #10089

My heart and prayers go out to all the students, faculty, parents and victims.  You are in my thoughts . Kelly&Don

April 18, 2007, 8:50am • The Netherlands • #10090

Please accept my sincere condolences. 
Your community is a very special one. 
I pray for your healing.

Cheryl Spencer

April 18, 2007, 8:50am • Lewes, Delaware • #10091

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Virginia Tech community and to those who lost loved ones in this tragedy. Our prayers are with you all. We wish you hope and stength.
May God bless you.
Kosciow Family

April 18, 2007, 8:50am • Centreville, VA • #10092

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the families and friends who have lost their loved ones is such a tragic way. We can sit and ask why would someone do this but we will probably never understand. God will take care of those who lost their lives and take care of those who were left behind. Keep the faith. GOD BLESS EVERYONE

April 18, 2007, 8:50am • Iola, Kansas • #10093

As a former Virginia Tech student, disbelief has filled my mind in regards to the incident which occurred on Monday, April 16.  I watched coverage all day with tears constantly filling my eyes and despair filling my heart. 

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims in this treacherous act at Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech is my second home.  When I would drive down to return to school throughout my years there, happiness filled my heart when I saw the road signs and even more upon reaching campus.  Now, when I travel to Blacksburg pain will fill my heart as well as pride....pride to be a part of a community that is bigger than people know.  We are Hokies.  Once you are a Hokie you remain that for life and you consider those before you and those yet to graduate your family as well.  The Virginia Tech family lost many lives which have sunken our hearts.

I would also like to say a “thank you” to Nikki Giovanni.  Your spirit made me cry and lifted me up.

“We are...Virginia Tech!”

May God Bless the families, friends, and Blacksburg as you try to heal.

April 18, 2007, 8:50am • Haymarket, VA • #10094