Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims parents and family as they mourn today. I pray to God that something like this wouldn’t happen again to Virginia Tech. We always see these kind of things on television and we are like ok we are sorry it happened but when it is “a massacre” then it is totally something different. Again I am saddened by this and my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims family and friends.

Will H.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Greenville, SC • #10245

From one Commonwealth to another here in South Central Kentucky we grieve with you all and are prayers are with you, may the God of Peace give you undying strength and Grace.Our Heart are heavy over this tragedy, God Bless your Campus and all your families.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Fort Campbell, KY • #10246

My family will like to share our sincere condolences. We pray for divine healing and the strength to proceed for the families that have been affected. The Lord is YOUR strength.

John, Esther, and Deborah Shadare

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Odenton, MD • #10247

We are deeply saddend at this senseless tragedy that has profoundly changed your lives forever. May God bless you and keep you during the difficult hours and days that are ahead. Know that you all are in our hearts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • New Kent, VA • #10248

My Heart weeps teard for those who have lost their loved ones in a very tragic way. May God Rest their Souls and May God Bless You All. <3<3<3

April 18, 2007, 8:57am • Singapore • #10249

With all that is going on overseas and this needs to happen right here in our beloved United States! This is so upsetting. My heart goes out to all of you that have been affected by this tragedy. Please do not feel that you are alone. The US has been affected by all of this and we stand with you in mourning. Time will heal all but until then, God Bless All of You!

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Harrington, Delaware • #10250

Off course it is hurting ….
it painful…
please let us care
each other..
let us love each other
let us concern each other
and let us up our head
may God comfort you ….

Samuel G.Michael
Ethiopia

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia • #10251

To all of the victims of this horrible act of violoence, I can only express the sorrow that I feel for you. To people that lost their friends, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, uncle, aunt, grand-parent...to all of you stay strong. All of the world is praying for you...keep your faith...and remeber the memories of thos lost.

good bless you all.
stay strong
<3

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • West Mifflin, PA • #10252

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have shown such grace and strength in a time of disbelief. Through this tragedy, you remind the world that the good in this world outweighs the bad.

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Rockford, MI • #10253

In a time of tragedy and sorrow, no amount of words ever seems quite enough to comfort those in pain. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain inflicted upon this campus this week, but I have faith that the Hokies will once again stand strong. Just remember to keep your heads up, your eyes towards God, and try to take a little step each day in the healing process. May God be with you all.

Student at Lynchburg College
The Hornets are now the Hokies . . . we WILL stand with you!

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Lynchburg, Virginia • #10254

Our hearts go out to the students, faculty, staff and all at VT. from West Virginia University.

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Morgantown, WV • #10255

We apologize for the disaster that occured at Virginia Tech. Know that we are praying for you and your families. God Bless you all...be strong.

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • #10256

Dear VT

My prayers goes out to all that was lost and all that lost somebody i may not know how you all are feeling right now, but i’d like to tell you how much we care. Stay strong we all have to get over these tough times and its better to not go through it alone so from the city of Chicago we’d like to say we are here for you all.

Thank You,
Tony

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Chicago, Illinois • #10257

To the Students, Families and Community of Virginia Tech:  We are deeply sorry for the tragedy you have experienced this week.  You all are in our thoughts and prayers.  Be strong, we love you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Northwest Ohio • #10258

Nothing can comfort you in this sad time of such tragedy and despair, but my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and there families, the injured students and staff and the entire community.
God Bless Virginia and America

Kimberley

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Melbourne, Australia • #10259

As “rivals” of VT,we here in West Virginia express our deep sadness for all those lost or affected by this tragedy...may prayers,family,and friends be with you through this terrible time.

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Clarksburg, WV / Harrison Co. • #10260

Words cannot express the anguish and sorrow that you are all feeling during this time.  Please accept this note as an expression of my heartfelt sympathy to all who suffered personal losses. The tragic events of May 16th have impacted many people throughout the world and hopefully time will help heal the wounds of all those affected by this tragedy.
My thoughts and prayer are with you all.
May you know that the world mourns with you during this tragic time.

Pamela Thompson

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Salem, Massachusetts • #10261

I am so sadden by what happen to your school.
But know God is with you and remember all those who lost their lives.
Be strong and never let Satan and his demons get you down. Keep your head up.

Brenda

April 18, 2007, 8:58am • Burlington NC, USA • #10262

À tous les familles touché et au peuple américain.
Nous sommes très affecté par cette tragédie. You all are in my prayers. May God Bless you all.
Famille Fortier-Blanchette

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Drummondville, (Québec), Canada • #10263

If tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane,
I could walk right up to heaven
And bring you home again.

No Farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

My heart’s still active in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you’ll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you’ll always stay.

God knows why, with chilling touch,
Death gathers those we love so much,
And what now seems so strange and dim,
Will all be clear, when we meet Him.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Burke, VA • #10264

Find strength in prayer and know that the world and nation are pulling together with you to get you through this time of tragedy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
~~~ Mary F.

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Valley Stream, New York • #10265

Our hearts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Virginia Beach,VA • #10266

what do you say at a time like this, there are not enough words to express how saddened we all are by this tragedy. Schools should be a safe haven for learning and growing.I have recently had a little boy and feel such sorrow knowing that these people taken tragically were sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, friends. To the family and friends of the victims my heart breaks and aches with you, stand tall and strong with arms open and we will walk toward you with open arms.

God Bless
Lish, Shane and Kian

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Melbourne, Vic, Australia • #10267

Our deepest condolences are with the VTech students, faculty and staff.  We are all praying for you and know that VT will persevere.  With all our love and concern,

J & L Cheatham
Holmes Community College
Goodman, MS

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Goodman, MS • #10268

We are deeply saddened by this tragedy you were forced to experience. The media delivers your experience to the world and the world mourns with you. We pray that you all receive the strength from the Lord and one another to overcome this horrible event. May God Bless you all.

The Daigle’s

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Austin, Texas USA • #10269

Dear Collegues,

As a college student in Milwaukee, WI, my deepest, deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families during this extremely, painful time.  God will see you through this unimaginable tragedy.  I will pray today, tomorrow, and everyday that your souls will be whole once again. 

May God with you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Milwaukee, WI • #10270

My family and I are praying for the students, staff and families of the dead and injured students. 
The year my daughter graduated from high school,
an incident with a boy having a “hit list” happened in her school.  All of the parents and
teachers tried to get him dismissed, but it was
an issue of his privacy.  We finally got the media involved a few days before graduation and
the administration suspended him.  At graduation,
there were state troopers with rifles guarding
the field as the graduation ceremony proceded.

We need to start paying more attention to these
people who show signs of mental illness.  We cannot afford any longer to protect their civil
rights.  I am sure that the situation with the
boy at Va. Tech could have been handled without
injuring his civil rights.  Were his parents notified of his erratic behavior??

God bless all of you.

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Frey
Halifax, PA

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Halifax, PA • #10271

My Family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to all of the families that have lost a child.  I feel your pain, as I too lost a child in a tragic accident on July 8, 2005.  Please take comfort in your family and friends during this trying time.  Know that your precious child will always live on in your heart. 
The Compassionate Friends is a wonderful support group that provides loving support for parents that have lost a child.  I truly believe this support group has enabled me to continue on with life, and feel it will help you through your journey through grief.
I pray for each and every one of you every day.  My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Sincerely,

Sandra D. Scheffen ~ Sam Compton’s Mom
In Memory of all of your children and mine, Samuel Kenneth Compton - 2/13/91 - 7/8/2005

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Sobieski, WI • #10272

May the brilliance of the love you shared with your loved ones always be in your heart.
May God who gave the rainbow as a promise of His love give you peace and strength during this time of sorrow.
Robert and Dorothea

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Erdenheim, Pennsylvania • #10273

With Deepest sympathy my hear goes out to VT community and the families who lost loved ones and dear friends. No words could do me just in describing the horror and grief I feel.
I pray that god gives you the strength to move on knowing that the innocent souls are in a much better place.
Be Strong, and God Bless
With Love
Rohaifa Alafrangy M.A.
Arabic Instructor.
Foreign Languages Department
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria, VA

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Alexandria, VA • #10274

I am really shocked and horrified with this tragedy.

I want to extend my deeepest sympathies and my endless sadness to everyone.

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Banjul The Gambia • #10275

I am so saddened and horrified by what happened.  May you find the peace, comfort and love in each other and in the community in the dark times ahead.

Rebecca

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Wynnewood, PA • #10276

To all VA TECH students, faculty and family,
My heart and prayers are with you, may God give you all comfort and peace in this difficult time.  God bless you all!

Olga Sanchez
Fairfax, VA

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • #10277

I extend my sincerest condolences to you the students, staff and faculty of VT.  GOD BE WITH YOU ALL as you endure this time. As a member of the college community I understand the network of relationships that are created during the “college years” and how this tradgedy must be affecting you all…and all of us.  Look to the heavens and know that God is with you and will see you through this time.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Ferris State University staff member Big Rapids, M • #10278

To all VT.. The pain does subside..Stay strong..Your pain is felt by us all.

L. DiGiovanna

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • West Hempstead, NY • #10279

Our prayers, our love, and our sympathy go out to all of you.  The students of VATech are proving again and again what caring wonderful young people they are.

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • St Augustine, FL • #10280

To all of the families of Virginia Tech that are affected by this tradegy, our deepest condolences and prayers.  Trust in God and look to Him for comfort throughout your sorrow.

God bless,
Hannah & Family

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Ajax, Ontario, Canada • #10281

As a Hokie alumnus, parent and Southwest Virginia resident I am devastated by the events of 4/16. To the families of those lost to this tragedy my family’s heart goes out to you. The prayers of a Hokie nation are with you. May God Bless each student, parent, family member, faculty and staff effected by this tragedy.
Mark Burnette, Ed.D - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Class of 2005

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Hillsville, VA • #10282

Words seem so inadequate in light of the grief your campus family is enduring at this time. Know that you remain at the heart of the prayers of this nation and around the world. May God Bless and keep you safe and strong.

Stephanie, Bre & Scout

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Johnson City, TN USA • #10283

As you go throught this period of shock and grief, know that God is with you and you are in my prayers and the prayers of so many.  May His presence be a healing presence and may He give you the strength that will sustain you through this ordeal.

Tom Holladay

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Knoxville, TN • #10284

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one who has lost a son, daughter, husband, wife, or friend in this terrible tradgedy. Try to find peace knowing that they are safe in Gods hands.

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • Middletown, Rhode Island • #10285

I cannot imagine the pain you are all going through, but it will get better. Though we’ve never met I feel your pain and sorrow and kneel in His presence to ask for peace and blessings for you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:59am • San Antonio, TX • #10286

may god be with you i am praying for you

April 18, 2007, 9:00am • sudbury ontario,Canada • #10287

Our family has so many wonderful memories at VT. We are major VT football fans. 
Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with the students,staff, and extended VT families.  Your spirit is amazing.  God bless you all

April 18, 2007, 9:00am • Evansville, in • #10288

Our sincerest condolences to all those at Virginia Tech. 

Tara & Anthony Ilacqua, VT 1999

April 18, 2007, 9:00am • Richmond, Virginia • #10289

I know that words cannot ease the pain right now but know prayers are lifted for you all across the world and hopefully you will find comfort in knowing that.  My daily prayers are with you now and in the weeks, months and years to come.  Find comfort in each other and hold each other tight during this time. 

Michelle

April 18, 2007, 9:00am • Newton, North Carolina • #10290

there are no words, just sadness. my thoughs are with you guys, your families and friends. stay strong for each other through this painful and unbearable time. your sorrow can be felt throughout the world.

Dede DelaTerra
London England
UK

April 18, 2007, 9:00am • London UK • #10291

My heart almost stops everytime I think of the families that have lost a loved one in such an awful tragic way.  I pray for all of them and will keep them all in my prayers for a long time.Sincerely, Ron and Jane Consiglio

April 18, 2007, 9:00am • Delray Beach, Florida • #10292

Dear Hokies,

May God bless you all during this horrible time. We here in Northern VA are sad but proud at the way you are handling yourselves during this time. We are praying for your recovery. So many years we have watched you so proudly and thought of our daughter attending Tech someday. We are prouder now to watch what a wonderful community you are.

God Bless you all,

The Langdons

April 18, 2007, 9:00am • Clifton, VA • #10293

May God bless the souls of those who have departed, and those who are in deep sorrow. Our Almighty God will comfort them in this great time of need. One way or another the lives of the departed have touched other people’s lives. It has for me. Though I may not know them it will serve as an inspiration for me to uphold our institutions of learning and contribute what I know to help those who have plans and dreams, and to groom the young of the blessed USA.

April 18, 2007, 9:00am • Broken Arrow, Oklahoma • #10294