Condolences, April 18, 2007

We’re all feeling for you up here at Fordham University. A lot of my friends go to Tech.. much love to all y’all, you’re in our thoughts and prayers in NYC.  xoxo, Em

April 18, 2007, 1:31am • Bronx, NY • #4731

"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

- Anon

April 18, 2007, 1:31am • Austin, TX • #4732

IT IS A BIG LOSS FOR ALL OF US LET’S WE ALL PREY
FOR THE DYING AND GOD BLESS THEIR SOUL.

April 18, 2007, 1:31am • WASHINGTON DC • #4733

My heart and thoughts are for the family of the victims of this tragedy. The victims are now in heaven but we will never forget this day. This should not be happen again!

April 18, 2007, 1:31am • San Juan, Puerto Rico • #4734

We are part of your village, and in this, we open our arms wide to bring you closer that you might feel the love we have for you.  Our deepest sympathy to the victims and their familes, and those of you left behind to shoulder this unbelieveable burden.

April 18, 2007, 1:31am • California • #4735

Today our campus gathered at 6:30 PM near a reflecting pool to hold a candlelight vigil to remember those lives that were lost at Virginia Tech. While in attendance, extreme emotion overtook me - even though we are separated by miles and miles, I strongly share your pain. I feel what you feel. I grieve like you grieve. As college students, we share a mutual understanding of one another, and today, I want you to know that myself and hundreds of others at Miami University think of you.
-Erika Wirtz

April 18, 2007, 1:31am • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio • #4736

Friends and families of the VT tragedy. We are all praying for you at this very difficult time. May God give you all the strength that you need at this time. Remain to be strong as time will heal these wounds of sorrow. God bless you all and keep the love going for the VT community.

April 18, 2007, 1:31am • New Jersey • #4737

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech family during this dark hour. 

U.Va. Alum

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Alexandria, VA • #4738

It’s always hard and very painful to experience something like this. I am very sorry for what had happened… it is very difficult to loose students… it is really hard to accept.. but we all just remember that this is a challenge of God and everything will be oK. It is really hard to accept that you loose your love ones. and my condolences to the family, students and faculty of Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Lorma Colleges, La Union, Philippines • #4739

May god bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • maywood CA • #4740

May God’s love give you all the strength you need to move past this terrible, terrible act of violence.  I pray that everyone can soon feel safe again at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Oklahoma State Univerity, Stillwater, OK • #4741

My prayers are with you. I can’t imagine the pain in your community and for the family members of the people who were killed. God bless VTech.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina • #4742

No adequate words could possibly explained why this thing happened. My thoughts and prayers go with y’all. Stay strong Tech!

Our loving Lord be with you all,

from Cornell University, Hong Bui

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Ithaca, NY • #4743

I grew up in Littleton, Colorado and still live there.  We lived through the Columbine massacre.  How do you explain the unexplainable?  I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are one with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Littleton, Colorado • #4744

To all of the families and friends, are thoughts and prayers are with you.  Your strength and courage is admired from all.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Los Angeles, California • #4745

Tears say more than words, but my words can only express to you that I give my condolences to those friends and family members of those who have been taken away from us.

God bless you and those watching from above.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Irvine, CA • #4746

I pray for you all, This was a senseless, tragedy. I don’t see where the facilty, or police were to blame ....they were making split second decisions. Only the shooter is to blame, for his stupid, selfish, and idiotic actions. God Bless!!! I truly hope there is never another shooting at any school.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Tallahassee, Fla. USA • #4747

My heart goes out to all the families and friends that lost loved ones. I could not imagine this happening at Mississippi State. You are all in my prayers(as well as everyone at MSU). I hope all well with all of you. God bless you all.

Tara T.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Starkville, MS • #4748

I still cannot believe this tragedy happened in that quiet and friendly town and campus. Let’s keep all the students and the victims/families in our thoughts and prayers. Wish Virginia Tech and Blacksburg a quick recovery.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Sunnyvale, CA (a former hokie from Blacksburg) • #4749

I offer my deepest, most heartfelt condolences to the entire community, local, national, and international, of Virginia Tech, whom have been affected by this horrible tragedy. No words can adequately sum up the pain in my heart for all of you. God Bless, you all… The World has lost way too many beautiful and courageous people on that sad day. May you begin to heal, and find peace in your heart.
With Love & Heartfelt Condolences,
Anne M. O’Neill -
& Thomas O’Neill -(PSU Student)

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • #4750

All of you at Virginia Tech, students, faculty, and families of victims, have friends in the students here at UNCW. Tonight at our vigil, several students commented on their feelings about the tragedy and people they lost Monday.

You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

We are all Hokies today.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Wilmington, North Carolina • #4751

It is with incredible sadness and tears that i write this note, not only thinking of those who died on April 16, due to the incomprehensible actions of one disturbed man, but with sadness for all those who these 32 lives could have helped, changed, cured, guided, served in the years to come. These 32 deaths are not the only ones who died, but many who could have lived and have a better life if the 32 would have reached their goals in science, service and knowledge. The killer killed lifes and dreams and hopes of thousands, but God will provide those who will carry their dreams and efforts and hopes to higher levels, where they will be honored becuase of the quality of lives they had. May they rest in peace and be rewarded in heaven, for they have also ignited a new hope in the world; the hope for a better world for all.

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Glendale, AZ • #4752

We need not know each other to grieve together. May the laughter of your friends ring out in this time of mourning. May the memories bring light into this time of darkness. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire community.
-Rob, Angela, Xavier, & Anouk Langlands

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Fremont, CA • #4753

i dont know anybody at VT,but since i saw the tragic news and wacth the gathering i wept ant i feel like im one of those close friends/family of the victims...you will always be at my prayers..

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • Candon, Philippines • #4754

Tears will always be a natural and haelthy response to the loss of your loved ones, And you will not shed a single one without GOD’s comforting presence and healing power.
just know that millions are sharing in your loss and praying for you.  we don’t know why these things happened but we do know we have to press forward and forgive and trust GOD.
GOD bless you all
terri

April 18, 2007, 1:32am • winnetka, ca usa • #4755

No one senseless act can devour the spirit of your university. God please be with all of us doing this tragedy. God will carry you through this, like He carries us through everyday. Get well soon Virginia Tech. Love Always!

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Chino, CA • #4756

I have never witnessed a group people suffer in such a compassionate, dignified, strong, proud, unified manner in the face of horrors that most of us will never witness. Cho Seung-Hui’s savage attack upon the community of Virginia Tech may remain a part of its legacy for eternity; however, you showed your faces - your hope, your grief, your pride, your indignation, your sorrow, your compassion, your determination to return and rebuild your “Hokie Nation” - to the rest of the country and the world. YOU are the true legacy of Virginia Tech.I hear stories of the accomplishments, the achievements, the victories, the heroics, the possibilities, the hopes and dreams of one of your own who was lost yesterday, and I feel another weeping hole in the soul of our world. Their heroics, their hopes, and your heroics, your hopes are what our country and what your university are built upon. I pray for you, your families and for the families and friends and loved ones of all those who were injured and who were lost. God speed and God rest their souls. Those of you who carry on make me very proud to be an American. As a Kentucky Wildcat, I bleed blue, but, on this day, and in your honor, I am proud to join you and say, “Let’s Go, Hokies”!

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Memphis, TN • #4757

My husband and I join the millions of Americans and world citizens who send their love and prayers to the parents and families of those students and professors killed in yesterday’s shootings.  May God bless you all and grant you peace and healing.  Please know that you are not alone in your grief.  We have all lost loved ones in this tragedy.  We will go on in their memories.  Go Hokies!!!!!  Kevin and Sharon Less

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Modesto, California • #4758

This event is a trajedy, and I just wanted to let those students and faculty at VT know everyone in our nation is moved in someway. My heart and my prayers are going out to those who have passed, and their families. May god bless you all, and stay strong!

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Columbus,Ohio • #4759

I cannot even begin to understand the grief that the students of Virginia Tech are experiencing.  My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has endured this tragedy.  I hope you know that the entire country is thinking of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • La Jolla, CA • #4760

I am so sorry for the loss of all your friends and teachers. My heart mourns with you. I am so proud of all of you who have had the courage to go on television and tell your stories.

May God comfort all of you in your grieve. Your loved ones are happy wrapped in God’s everlasting love.

I know it’s hard to hear now, I too have experienced loss around this time of year and know how it feels, but it is true. God loves you all and is crying with you.

Our pastor always says if God is for us, who can be against us. I hope this helps someone. My prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Las Vegas, Nevada • #4761

To all of those who are affected by this horrible tragedy I just wanna say that you are all in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers.. God bless!!

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • crossville, illinois • #4762

To all of you who are affected by the terrible events of April 16th, 2007, I offer my prayers during this painful time.  May God comfort you as you grieve the loss of loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Heidelberg, Germany • #4763

While words are not sufficient consolation for all those affected, I request that my heartfelt condolences be conveyed to them. Stay strong guys. Much love, Jess

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Sydney, Australia • #4764

Chad Garrett

I am very sad to see virginia Tech at this
time. My Condolences go out to the lost ones.

But Virgina Tech will come at ok from this!!!!!!!!!

My Prayers will be if you

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • winchester Virginia • #4765

my heart and soul pours out for everyone across the hokie nation.  i pray that God himself gives everyone comfort in these moments of pain in which no one can explain.  for all the mommas and daddys whos babies are not coming home, i will be praying for you.  and for all the mommas and daddys whos child made it home safely to them, praise God and love them with all your hearts. i will pray for everyone, and may we all be able to put this horrible day in our past and look for a brigther tomorrow.  I AM A HOKIE!!!  may god bless you all

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • blacksburg (bland), va • #4766

God Speed Virginia Tech.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible time.  Trust in God, there are no answers but you will preservere and be stronger as a result.  We will have you in our thoughts.

Andree Bodemann

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada • #4767

We lost so much, so needlessly, in so little time. But I have no doubt that their deaths will not be in vain, and the sadness will eventually grow into strength. No amount of evil can destroy the force of love, and where there is love - there is hope. Hold on Hokie Nation. Hold on.

GQ Lewis

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Charlotte, NC • #4768

Words cannot explain how sorry I am that this senseless act has taken place. Our hearts go out to you and you are in our prayers.

Rest in peace all those who have been taken away from this earth so tragically, know that the world will never forget you.

Laura

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Ontario, Canada • #4769

It i always shocking when a community is rocked by such a tragedy.  Whether it be on a national scale, or one that affects a university campus. 

I hope that everyone on the University campus, along with those that are not, are able to find the strength in the coming weeks and months.

Myself, along with all of those at Hobart and William Smith College send our condolences.  Such a senseless act of violence against other members of a community is an action that many of us defend against.  It is with every part of my being that I hope you are able to repair the fabric of your community, and mourn those that are lost.

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Geneva, NY/USA • #4770

May God be with all of you at Virginia Tech and your families. I cannot even begin to imagine what your community is going through. I am truly and deeply, from the bottom of my heart, sorry that your community is having to face such a horrible tragedy. Me, my family, and friends, will continue to pray for those who lost loved ones and friends, and we will continue to pray for the whole Virginia Tech community. May all those people whose lives were taken, rest in peace. I know that it is eaiser to say this when it is not a personal friend or family member, but, they are indeed in a better place now, and they will continue to watch over all of you. They will always be with you in spirit, and again you will reunite.

May God bless you and keep you, and give you peace. Amen

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Dallas, North Carolina • #4771

To you,
My heart cries for your pain and the loss of your friends. I wish I could spare you the sorrow that will follow. To the families and friends of these children, we love you and our arms embrace you. I will pray for you and those angels now in heaven.

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Ft. Collins,Colorado • #4772

My deepest condolences to all families at Va Tech Uni. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad hour.

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Ramallah, Palestine • #4773

My heart goes out to each and every one of you who have had to go through this.  I am so sorry for your losses.  For all of you who have made it through this and for the 32 familes who were not so lucky I will be praying for you in the days to come.  I hope god gives each and everyone of you the strength you need to get through this.

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Battle Creek, Michigan USA • #4774

My heart goes out to all of you at VA Tech. I am a student at Northwestern University and we are all thinking of you. We are shocked and appalled that anything like this could happen. You are in our thoughts and our hearts. We wish you the best and all of the support we can provide.  Our condolences go out to all of you, your friends, and your families for your terrible loses and this horrific tragedy. I know there isn’t much anybody can say to ease the grieving, but we would like you to know that we truly believe in and support Virginia Tech and all of it’s students.

From all of us at Northwestern University:

We are all Hokies today!

April 18, 2007, 1:33am • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL • #4775

Dear students and families,

I give my SINCERE condolences and prayers to everyone affected by this horrible senseless tragedy.  I pray everyday for all of you and wish everyone the best in life to come.  I know you will get through this! Be Strong and be there for one another during this trying time.  I think of you all everyday and pray for you.

Christina K.
Bellingham, Washington

April 18, 2007, 1:34am • Bellingham, Washington • #4776

Who can stay silent when they know such suffering has been needlessly inflicted upon innocent people?  I hope maybe support from outsiders is s a gentle nudge that we’re all affected by the loss. We’re thinking about you. I was surprised looking out the window this morning. Usually I’m greeted by friendly sunshine, but the very unusual cloud cover in Los Angeles. As a nation we are mourning the loss. How can these tragedies keep snowballing one on top of the other? Why are we as a nation sometimes dissensitized by violence, since we seem to have an equal tug in both directions - fascination and revulsion - and then when we hear about a violent act taking place in reality, some people remain unaffected? How? This is overwhelming and made me put a few of my personal problems in perspective.I don’t know if I believe in God, but I pray to any god that may exist or not exist that one day the overall suffering of humanity is allievated.

April 18, 2007, 1:34am • Simi Valley, CA, USA • #4777

With heartfelt condolences, May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfot you now and in the days ahead

April 18, 2007, 1:34am • Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada • #4778

In behalf of my fellow students and teachers here at San Diego Miramar College and the San Diego Community College District as well to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the victims of the shooting...we pray for their eternal peace of their souls and be finally be laid to rest. May God also give the strength and courage to the families of lost ones to endure this suffering…

April 18, 2007, 1:34am • San Diego, CA • #4779

Virginia Tech, you are not alone in your mourning...you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong. We love you.

Mike T.

April 18, 2007, 1:34am • Millersville, PA • #4780