Condolences, April 18, 2007

You are in our hearts, our thoughts, our prayers.  We share your sorrow.

Friends in Ohio

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Hilliard, Ohio • #10996

My deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and everyone involved. Words cannot express how this has affected myself, and the rest of the nation. To think that most of these young men and women are my age is absolutely heart wrenching. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Beth A. Scales

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Medway, Massachusetts • #10997

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at VA TECH during this time. My high school daughter has expressed interest in attending TECH and I hope that she eventually does.

Most sincere condolences to the VA TECH family and those who lost loved ones.

Garry, Susan, Lauren & Brooke Scutt

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Alexandria, Virginia • #10998

HOLD ON TO WHAT IS GOOD EVEN IF IT IS A HANDFUL OF EARTH

HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE EVEN IF IT IS A TREE WHICH STANFS BY ITSELF

HOLD ON ON TO WHAT YOU MUST DO EVEN IF IT IS A LONG WAY FROM HERE

HOLD ON TO LIFE EVEN WHEN IT IS EASIER LETTING GO

HOLD ON TO MY HAND EVEN WHEN I HAVE GONE AWAY FROM YOU

NATIVE AMERICAN BLESSING

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Tampa Fl • #10999

My heart and prayers go out to you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Wilson, NC • #11000

I would like to share my condolences with the family and friends affected by the atrocities that took place on April 16th.  No words can describe what you all are going through, and no words can change what has happened, but I hope you all find comfort in knowing that you have the support and sympathy of the entire world.  We all grieve with you.  I’m so sorry for your losses. 

Rich King

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Fayetteville, NC • #11001

Our family is praying for everyone who has been affected by this tragic incident.  May we all be able to find peace in our hearts.
- the Nguyen-Trang family

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Chantilly, VA • #11002

Words cannot describe how deeply sympathetic I am these individuals had to face such violence and hatred.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those at Virginia Tech.

Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Joplin, Missouri • #11003

Too many precious lives lost and hearts broken.  My heart goes out to you and I’m praying for those hearts to heal. 

Shirley Davis
Western Michigan University

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Kalamazoo, MI • #11004

"This sorrow needs no blame, no anger” - relish the memories, embraces, laughter and knowledge that each of victim’s have shared with each of you during their lives.

Focus the energy for healing each other -know that people worldwide are praying for each of you, the families, the friends, the responders and the medical personnel who attended the scene and the victims.

Know that a tree often bends in troubled times, yet stands proud and tall again and again…

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Donna Rogers, Durango, Colorado • #11005

To Everyone affected by this great loss,

No words can describe what it feels like to lose someone you love, a best friend, or someone you just spoke to not long before something so sad happens.  I can’t imagine what it must have been like in one of those class rooms or in the dorm that morning.  I wish so much that things like this doesn’t happen.  But a word for those who are suffering, Always remember God Loves You and everything that happens, happens for a reason. Even if it is so sad there is something to be learned.  And I think what was learned out of the extreme sadness on Monday was Not to take life for granted. Always be thankful, and don’t stay mad at anyone or anything, b/c every minute you spend mad is another minute you lose to be HAPPY....  I am praying for your family and wish you all the greats happiness in the world.
MAY ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES, REST IN PEACE

Holly, 20

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Raleigh, North Carolina • #11006

To all the Virgina Tech family we want to extend our thoughts and prayers to you in this time of sorrow. Although no words can ease the pain those directly effected by this tragedy are feeling, know that the nation and the world mourns with you.  Find strength in knowing that over time the pain will lessen but hold true the memories of those whose time was called by God. As we all morned with the tragedy of 9/11, we again turn to the inner strength as well as fellow mankind to help us through this difficult period.  May God Bless all of you and continue to watch over us during this time of need.

-Mike A

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Landenberg PA • #11007

I’m very sorry for the victims. I’m Korean and plan to go to U.S. university after several years. I was shocked when reading a news that the killer is Korean.
I want to say it is sad tragedy and I hope these kind of accident are not happen any more. I express my deep condolences to the victims and their family.
Because my English skill is not good, I can’t express my feeling for this tregedy. But I am now very gloomy and pray for them.

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Korea • #11008

May the good Lord keep all of you.  The familys of all the the student of Va Tec are in the thoughts of our entire nation.  God Bless All Of You
The Gyure Family
Former Springfield Virgina Resident
Currenly Pittsburgh Pa

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • #11009

Dear all,
I want to express my deepest condolence to everyone who had lost their friends and relatives in this tragedy. Your pain echoes in my heart and God only knows how many men around the world share your grief. And I do believe that you are not alone. God will let us have that strength and patience to live through these sadest days and will give us understanding and courage to forgive.
Keep you all in my thoughts, from now and always.
-Olga-

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Russia • #11010

I am a visitor to this country and in US for the past 6 weeks. I am shocked to hear and listen what happened at your university. These killings are highly barbaric and not justified immaterial of what the intention of the killer is..

I respect the value of life and my condolences are with the familes and friends of who lost their lives. Its amazing the way whole of US has responded. No incident is without learning. Lets all learn and make the world free of such incidents going forward..

Murthy Magapu

April 18, 2007, 9:32am • Dallas, TX, USA • #11011

To all of you at Virginia Tech my heart goes out to you and your families. Know that there is not a minute that goes by that you are not in my thoughts.
VT is an amazing I only hope you can get some peace from knowing people all over the world are holding you close during this time. We are in pain as well.
As Nikki Giovanni said yesterday today we are ALL Virginia Tech!!!!!!
All my love Stacey

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • San Diego • #11012

Our deepest condolences.  Our thoughts and prayers are we every one.  Our hearts are sad and our minds fill with questions, but always remember that God will always be there to guide us through good and bad times.  We are not alone.

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • #11013

C’est de Montréal ce matin que j’offre avec grand regrès mes condoléances aux familles, amis, confrères et consoeurs des gens qui vivent ce tel drame de près ou de loin.
Nous l’avons véçu avec Dawson il n’y a pas longtemps, sans perdre autant de gens mais nous pouvons imaginez ce que vous ressentez, le mal que vous avez, la rage peut-être aussi.
Si vous en ressentez le besoin parler en. C’est le meilleur a faire.
Je vous souhaite une belle vie, car vous la mérité grandement. Continuez d’étudier et de travailler en l’honneur de vos amis c’est ce qu’ils veulent le plus j’en suis certaine même s’ils ne sont plus la pour vous le dire!

It is with great sympathy and regret that I want to tell, to the family, friends and relatives how much I understand the pain and sorrow you are going throught. We have lived a similar situation in Dawson college, some months ago, on a smaller squale, but in the same circonstance therefor we know the anger, pain and perhaps the rage that abide you. Dont keeps this inside you, talk about it, let it out, it will helps.
We are with you, will all your heart. Be strony and remember they are somewhere and are looking at us.
I’m verry sorry I’m not very good in English…
Love us!
Mélanie

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Montréal (Qc) Canada • #11014

May you find peace in your hearts.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Maple Shade, NJ • #11015

To all my fellow Hokies & Famlies and Friends of those who lost their lives in the awful incident of 4.16.07:

Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for all of those who have lost loved ones.  The Hokie spirit is in all of us. We will get through this hard time & we will be a stronger Hokie Nation in the end. 

God Bless & Go Hokies!

Kristie
VT Class of ‘03

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Atlanta, GA • #11016

Our thoughts, prayers, and tears are with your whole community at this time. We are graduates of Iowa State University, another of our country’s land grant universities. Our oldest son is currently a senior there. I cannot imagine the horror of what you have been experiencing, but I know that God is with you in the midst of your pain and suffering. May God conintue to surround you with love and healing.

Susan and Norman Friedrich
Tristan, Benjamin, Ethan, and Ellen

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • West Union, Iowa • #11017

MI CORAZÓN ESTÁ CON USTEDES PARA QUE ENCUENTREN LA PAZ Y LA CALMA, CONDOLENCIAS DESDE MÉXICO

MY HEART IS WITH YOU SO THAT THEY FIND PEACE AND CALM, CONDOLENCES FROM MEXICO

GONZALO JIMÉNEZ

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • MEXICO CITY • #11018

As a fellow Student Affairs Housing Professional, I am especially struck with sadness at the loss of life.  My heart, my prayers and my hopes are with you all.

You are in my prayers for days to come,

Valarie Rand
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Chicago, IL • #11019

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the entire Virginia Tech student body and staff, also to the Blacksburg community.  I will pray that God will hold you tight and dry your tears in your time of need.  For the family and friends of the victims that were lost please remember their smiles, laughter, joy, playfulness,& strength, take all their wonderful memories and know that they will be with always.  God Bless.
Tiffani Carter
Southern University

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Baton Rouge, Louisiana , USA • #11020

My heart goes out to all the families effected by this tragedy. I could not begin to imagine losing a child in this manner. May God Bless all of you.

Be well

Mark Doyle

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Brooklyn NY • #11021

Gun control america?

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • #11022

As a UVa alumni I want to express my deepest condolensces to my brothers and sisters at Virginia Tech, the alumni and families and friends of the victims.  This is truely a tragedy that is felt around the world.  Please know that there are many thoughts and prayers with you at this time.

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Painter, Virginia • #11023

I would like to send my condolences to all the families that lost a loved one at Virginia Tech.  They all will be in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Bridgeport, CT • #11024

Stay strong Virginia Tech.  A sorrowful nation stands behind you and a stunned world prays for you.  Your strength thus far has been an inspiration to us all.  May you find the quiet in which to mourn, the love in which to stand, and the strength to overcome. 

Laura

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Cincinnati, Ohio • #11025

To All The Students at Va. Tech.
Our prayers and thouths are with you.
We feel for the grieving parents that lost there children to a uncalled act like this. We feel for you and they will never be forgotten. My son Attends Va. Tech Robert Lewis and I thank God that he is still with us. And I grieve and feel sadden for the ones that are not. This will take a long time for all to heal and will never be forgotten. As for the great students that were taken to soon will never be forgotten but truly missed.

Your in Our Prayers
Joyce and Mark Lewis

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Newport News, Va • #11026

It is hard to know what to say regarding the events that unfolded on Monday morning across the campus of Virginia Tech.  I am not a student, I am not an alumni and I, fortunately, did not know any of the victims.  No matter what my connection may be with the people directly affected by this tragedy, I am deeply saddened by the magnitude of this horrible devastation.  I will keep all of the victims, their families, and the rest of the Virginia Tech community in my thoughts and prayers and hope that God watches over them and guides them through this unfortunate time.

With the deepest sympathy

Kristen Paschall

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Chester, VA • #11027

May knowing that the whole country shares in your sorrow help you all to get through this terrible tragedy.  My sympathies and prayers go out to all the families of the victims for strength and healing.
Claudia Brown

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Altoona, PA • #11028

Our deepest sympathy goes out to everyone.  Your in our thoughts and our prayers.

The LaRussa Family

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • Enfield, CT • #11029

Dear Students, Staff, & Families,

Our Deepest Sympathy to everyone. I can’t imagine how deeply saddened you all are. May you get strength and comfort from this tragedy. Our heart goes out to you all.

Greg, Kerry & Gavin

April 18, 2007, 9:33am • West Milford, NJ • #11030

Dear All,
My family and I wold like to send our prayers to the VT tech family .It is a horrible act that occured and it makes me very sad and sick that so many beautiful people were taken from this earth.

with sincere and deepest sympathy,love and support

Deborah Fletemeyer
and Family
Clifton, New Jersey

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • usa • #11031

Dear Family, Faculty, Staff, and Students,

I work at the Russell Union Student Center, at Georgia Southern University, in Statesboro, GA.  So I can relate to your sense of family, and know how much each of your classmates, friends, and loved ones means to you. 

I have a close bond with my students, and can’t imagine losing a single one of them.  So I know I can’t come close to knowing what you are going through. 

Just know that I am praying for each and every one of you, and your loved ones.  May God bless each and every one of you and yours.

Carol Deal
Russell Union Student Center
Georgia Southern University
cmdeal@georgiasouthern.edu

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Statesboro, GA , USA • #11032

I would like to extend my condolences to all the families that have been experienced by this horrific tragedy! Being from the Northern Virginia area, this day hit VERY close to home. I have tons of friends from high school that went to Virginia Tech. So to everyone that was affected, my wife and my deepest condolences!!!
*For now we are ALL Hokies!!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Fairmont, WV (BWO: Centreville, VA) • #11033

As student and member of this lovely community, I mourn this tragedy, because each and every bullet has hit us in each and every of us.  But from the bottom of the heart comes this…
We will prevail, we are Virginia Tech, WE ARE HOKIES!!!, LET’S GO HOKIES!!!
German Montalvo

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Blacksburg, VA • #11034

As the parent of a sophmore in high school who is reviewing her future in college, I am deeply saddened by what has happened to your campus and your college family.  My thoughts and prayers are with each of the families who have been effected by this outrageous tradgedy.  I can’t even begin to imagine the pain that you are suffering.  I do know however, that time will heal that pain, and that the Lord will embrace you in His arms and travel along with you as you begin to the long road to healing.  Again, I am sorry and may the Lord bless you all.

Naomi Freethy and her daughter, Haley Swimm

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • West Chatham Massachusetts • #11035

Heart felt condolences for all the loved ones, family, friends, and peers of this terrible tragedy. Our hearts and prayer go out to you all.
May God bless and guide you always!

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Inez, KY • #11036

My heart and prayers are with VT during this horrible time.  With my parents living in a town 15 minutes away, having friends at VT, and being a fellow college student, this tragedy has really opened my eyes and tugged at my heart.  I just want to let you know that you all have friends at The University of South Carolina and that we are all praying for your school, friends, family and community.  I hope that you all can recover from this loss because you all are strong and will come out of this better than before.  I wish everyone the best.

Kelly

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Columbia, SC • #11037

My deepest condolences for the family and friends of the victims, the entire student body and faculty and staff of Virginia Tech.  Although I did not go to VT, I spent a lot of time there with friends and family that attended VT, and I can only imagine how everyone is feeling at the moment.  My prayers are with you all and May God continue to bless you.

Avril Elcock

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Nassau, Bahamas • #11038

Desde Colombia expreso mis más sinceras condolencias a todos los estamentos universitarios y particularmente a los familiares de las víctimas, que Dios los colme de bendiciones y consuelo en estos momentos tan dolorosos, reciban desde mi pais mis sentimientos de solidaridad.

César

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Colombia • #11039

May God Bless each and everyone of you as you try so hard to deal with this tragidy. My heart just cannot express the empathy that is felt for all of you all around the US. As well as for the parents of the young man who committed this horrific tragidy. I hope you all konw that you are in our prayers, as across the country we all are thinking of you and praying for you to find some sort of comfort through which only God himself can give.You are all special and wonderful people in our eyes to have made it through this ordeal. God Bless each and every one of you and may you find comfort in knowing that we all have such a great pain in our hearts for what you must possibly be going through! God Bless you All!!  Jody Killam

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Great Falls , MT • #11040

We would like to express our condolence to the students at Virginia Tech and the affected families. The sad news was a shock to us and our fellow students at our high school. Even though we are from a far-away country we are also affected by this tragic incident.

One year ago we experienced something horrible, too. During a Halloween party a female student was stabbed to death by her jealous ex-boyfriend who had no connection to our school whatsoever. Two other students were wounded, one of them very seriously and is now permanently disabled. Many students were witnesses to the tragic murder. This tragedy has influenced everybody strongly, but now one year later we have moved on – though it will always have a place in our minds.

To conclude this condolence we just want to add that we have been profoundly touched. We hope and trust that God will help you find an explanation that can help you move on.

3.m EN m/1
Hasseris Gymnasium (High School)
Aalborg, Denmark

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Aalborg, Denmark • #11041

Texas is saddened by the loss that Va Tech has experienced this week, We are praying for restoration for all the victims & families and all involved.  America is under attack from all sides, and from within… lets pray for our nation…

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Mesquite, TX • #11042

To All Hokies,
You are all in my families prayers.  Tradgedy is just that, tragedy, but know that God is with and was with you through it all.  The why will never be answered just grieve and mourn and know you are all loved.
As a Texas A & M Aggie I know the grief you experience but don’t stop being who you are, Hokies proud and true.  God Bless you and we are here for you all.

The Harmon Family

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Frisco, Tx. • #11043

Dear VT Community,

We are in loss for words to express our sorrow, our anger and our confusion about this tragedy. May you find the strength to go through this extremely difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ellie & Amir Massoudi

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Vienna, VA • #11044

this tragedy leaves one speechless.

look into the night sky & see the stars that shine much brighter.....each one a remembrance to those lost. 

live your life for your loved ones: embrace a friend, kiss a lover, hug your child…

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Easton, MD (formerly from United Kingdom) • #11045