Condolences, April 18, 2007

My husband & I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families & friends of the lost loved ones.  You will be in our hearts & prayers forever. 

Jodie & Jerald Harrison

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Richmond, VA • #10195

God bless all the victims and their families and everyone who witnessed this horrible act of violence. You all are in everyone’s hearts.
GO HOKIES!!!

Ashley

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • virginia beach, va • #10196

My husband and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Virginia Tech Community.  Our hearts are so sad thinking about the loss of so many for no reason at all.  You are all in our prayers.
John and Eva Champoux

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Shelburne, Vermont • #10197

I am deeply saddened about the tragedy at Virgina Tech!

You´re all in my thoughts and prayers!!

God bless each and everyone of you!!

Sandra K.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Hamburg, Germany • #10198

We shared your tears as we watched your convocation last evening. We pray that you will find the strength to get through this and make a difference to this crazy world…
It appears this trouble young man could not communicate his thoughts and fears. He has shown the world the consequences of not reaching for help, not sharing and not trusting. The tragic horror that visited You (The World) of Monday morning will never be forgotten. I pray it will convince us all to better listen… Stay strong, Together!

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • declan, Dublin, Ireland • #10199

Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire student body at this tragic time.  Always remember God is good.  I know He will wrap you all is His loving care and raise you and your school out of this black day.  May Jesus and His Holy Family smile upon the souls of those lost and their families.  Forever in our hearts and prayers.  The Composto Family

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Staten Island, New York • #10200

God bless you all. I cannot understand how somebody could do such a think, kill so many people. All the fimilies of victoms are in my prayers

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Slupsk, Poland • #10201

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Please know that GOD is holding all of you in his hands. GOD BLESS YOU

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Oklahoma City, OK • #10202

on behalf of all Terps, our hearts and prayers go out to you-many of the victims were from the DC area.  We are all Hokies today.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • College Park, MD • #10203

My love and prayers to all VT family.  I am so proud of you.  The way you have come together in this horrible event should make the world stop and take a minute to think what is really important in our lives.  LOVE FAMILY FRIENDS
Hang in there.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Manassas, VA • #10204

We wish to send our thoughts and prayers to all the families, students and people involved with the university.
God Bless,
The Laverys

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Northern Ireland • #10205

OUR THOUGHS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILYS OF THOSE KILLED AND WOUNDED, NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH. GOD BE WITH EVERYONE.  THE ROSS FAMILY.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • FLLEMINGSBURG, KENTUCKY. • #10206

My condolences to families and friends who lost loved ones. I pray and ask to God peace and love for the victims of this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Brasil • #10207

Monday I became a Hokie.
God bless and have mercy upon you all.  Parents, students,
staff, alumni, and friends.
Doug-- Wright State ‘68 and Miami University ‘72.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Clayton, Ohio • #10208

To all students, friends, and families:
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you cope with this awful tragedy.  Know that God feels your pain and will not leave your side.
Sincerely,
Stephanie W.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Green Bay, WI • #10209

I graduated from Tech in 1996 with a B.A. in German. I am so saddened by the events that took place on Monday and all of the lives that were lost. THe VT community is strong and we are here to support you.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Jenn, NJ • #10210

My family and I pray for all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • Bakersfield, Ca. USA • #10211

TO ALL WHOSE HEARTS ARE HURTING,FAMILYS,FRIENDS,WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES PLEASE KNOW OUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES ARE POURING OUT FOR YOU.GOD BLESS VIRGINIA TECH,GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES.WE ARE STANDING WITH YOU.  RONALD E SELTER,

April 18, 2007, 8:55am • WATERVLIET,MI. • #10212

My heart and prayers goes out to all the families/Students and faclitute, as we get throught this tragic event.

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Elliston,VA • #10213

I am serving in the British Army and me and my family send are deepest condolences to you all. We send are sympathy to those families who lost loved ones and those whose who have injured love ones.Are thoughts are with you. Mark

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Odiham, Hampshire, England • #10214

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at VT and their families.

The Zlotnick Family

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Central Bucks County, PA • #10215

Hi,
My name is Julie and I’m from montreal Canada. I wanted to let you know that we are with you in these difficult times. We know what you are all feeling because not long ago, it happened here. May all of you find comfort in each other. you are in my prayers…
Bonne chance à vous tous..
Julie Morin
teacher in an elementary school…

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • repentigny, quebec, canada • #10216

OUR prayers go out to all the students, families, friends and faculty members. Our utmost condolences…

The Acuesta Family

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Woodbridge, VA • #10217

I am in shock...literally total shock… I cannot believe this happened. My heart sunk, As i hear the story’s I feel like crying ... my heart goes out to all the students and staff who lost there lives and most importantly the families who have to endure this tradegy. Needless tradegy. There are no words I can say to help comfort EXCEPT this: They are now in a better place...HEAVEN...GOD BLESS YOU ALL

with lots of love
~J~

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Irving, TX • #10218

All over the world, our heart cry out with grief, sympathy, and sadness.  It is my prayer that the Lord continue to bless the victims’ families as they continue to process and push past this great tragedy.

May God continue to bless and encourage the hearts of the students at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Spartanburg, SC • #10219

I just went on MSN.com and saw the pictures and details of the victoms and all I could do is cry. I am so sorry for what the family and friends are having to go through. I will pray for everyone of you tonight and I will also pray for the family of Cho Seung-Hui because I know you are suffering too.

May God Bless You All!!
Nina Pike

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Lanett, Alabama • #10220

When I saw it on the news and in the papers i was realy schockt wat was happend to all of you.
I lived in the Neatherlands but I cant do aniting to help you and wen I saw this website I touth I do this. I hope that I could help you all a little with this.
Condolences to you all.

From the Neatherlads
Daniël Bekkers

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Lelystad Neatherlands • #10221

My heart mourns the tragic losses at our beloved school and community. My prayers and sincere best wishes go out to all those injured or lost, and to the families that survive them. It is very tough to see something so devastating and horrofic unfold on the campus that I so dearly love. We are Virginia Tech, and we will rise up and get through this. May peace be with those who have passed, may those injured heal quickly, and may God grant strength to all the families involved.

Always in our hearts,
Tate Era
VT Class of ‘03

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Cambridge, MD • #10222

I went to a college where one international student was shot and felt so bad because he was a long way from home to get a great education and now his family had to travel a long way and wonder why he son was killed. So I am so overwhelmed now that is 33 of my fellow colleagues, countrymen and Virginians who just want to better themselves and just doing the right steps for a better future. I am really confused with emotions. I have visited many university and Virginia Tech and it’s community is one of the friendliest and best I ever seen. My deepest prayers and condolences to the families and friends of your lost loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #10223

To all at VT, my family sends their deepest sympathy.  My sons are so young and it is hard to try to explain this terrible tragedy.  You try to shield your children growing up and think that they are all safe. Please know we are praying for everyone one at VT and your families. 
Kelli, Chad, Ryan and Colin

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Olahte, KS. • #10224

To the Community of Blacksburg/Virginia Tech,

“The stars are constantly shining,
but often we do not see them
until the dark hour.”

My thought are with you in this overwhelming time of sorrow.

G.G.
Auckland

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • New Zealand • #10225

We are all so very saddened by the events on April 16th. Our hearts are with all of the families of the victims. Our prayers are with all of you and the students of Virginia Tech. Now the healing process begins and with God’s help you all can get through this and make our schools safer for all students and staff. Just know that everyone is with you all in heart and spirit. We will never forget April 16, 2007. It will forever be etched in our minds as a tragic day for all. I will pray for each and everyone of you and keep you all in my heart as the days pass. May God bless and keep you all.

Misty Brown

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Williamsburg, Kentucky • #10226

Everyone should feel a great sorrow for such a disaster in human’s civilization. May I solute the professors who sacrificed for saving students, and show my respect and grief to the victims.

They will be remembered by us, in virginia, in America, and all over the world, forever.

God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Wuhan Hubei China • #10227

I would just like to add my Prayers and Condolences to all the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones.

Ambrose Family

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Jersey City, New Jersey • #10228

May God be with VT.
Prayers are with you through this.

BE STRONG!

Cheryl Ng

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Hong Kong • #10229

On Monday Hokie blood was shed.  On Tuesday Hokie tears fell and joined those of our friends and rivals from across the nation.

We will never forget those who lost their lives on April 16th.  Our thoughts and prayers are with their families today and every day.

From a Hokie and a Wahoo,

Mike and Claudia Evans

April 18, 2007, 8:56am • Springfield, Virginia • #10230

Life is so tender, so fragile, so very precious. Our thoughts and prayer are with the families & students @ VTECH. God bless everyone.

John & Lisa Scarborough (Hokie Parents)

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Bel Air, Maryland / USA • #10231

My heart cries inside for the family, friends, and loved ones effected by this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. No one will ever imagine how this effects the families and friends but Always remember that GOD is there. God will lift you up in ways that you cant imagine. God will help you through this. The poem that I have listed below is a poem that I found to help me when my great-grandfather passed a few months ago.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Shreveport, Louisiana • #10232

My heart goes out to each and every one of you at this very sad time.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  God Bless You.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Washington, Tyne and Wear, England • #10233

My son and I would like to express our deepest condolences to all the families who have lost their loved ones. I lost a sister in a similar situation and I am deeply saddened how the world has changed. Our thoughts and prayers to all the families and their loved ones in their time of grief.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Fairfax, VA • #10234

Is it wrong to have a favorite VA Tech victim?  I do.  The 76-year-old professor, the man who held the door closed so his students could escape.  He was a Holocaust survivor.  I can imagine him, having experiences so much, staring death in the face and not being afraid.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • #10235

God Bless all of you, we are praying for you! Youngstown State University in Ohio will be having a prayer vigil this afternoon in memory of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Youngstown, Ohio • #10236

Having grown up in Virginia, my friends and I were split between UVa and Tech.  Although I chose UVa, I spent quite a few weekends on your campus and enjoyed the friendly rivelry.  Now my friends and neighbor’s children are following our footsteps to Blacksburg and Charlottesville.

My heart aches for you and your pain steals the wind from my words.  As many have said “We are all Virginia Tech today”.

“Dead are my people, gone are my people, but I exist yet, lamenting them in my solitude. Dead are my friends, and in their death my life is naught but great disaster. The knolls of my country are submerged by tears and blood, for my people and my beloved are gone, and I am here living as I did when my people and my beloved were enjoying life and the bounty of life, and when the hills of my country were blessed and engulfed by the light of the sun.” - Khalil Gibran

Christopher James Jr.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Newport News, VA • #10237

All of you at VT are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Poplar Grove IL • #10238

I feel so sorry for the incident, heart really bleeds even on thinking about it. 
May the departed souls rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Delhi, India • #10239

My heart goes out to everyone who was affected in some way by this unneccessary devastation of human life and suffering. 

My prayers and well wishes to you all. In time we will move forward but we shall never forget…

R.W. Conley and family

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Stone Mountain, Georgia • #10240

My family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to each of you that were affected by this horrible tragedy. Our prayers are with the students, families, staff and other alumni from Virginia Tech.  Words can not express our saddness.
God Bless each of you,
Patricia Cassell, Julia and Josh Tart

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Ridgeway, Virginia • #10241

My deepest sympathy’s to one and all affected by the horrors that unfolded there.
Our prayers are with you all.
x

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Ally from England • #10242

As life long Hokie fans and supporters, my family would like to express our deepest condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one during this tragic event. Through Gods love and Grace, healing will come. We take comfort in knowing that each that was lost is in a better place. Gods children are home........

David Jenks and Family

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Lebanon, VA • #10243

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Sincerely,
Krista Melcosky and Family

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Canada • #10244