Condolences, April 18, 2007

My deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims and the VT community. May God Bless you always. I will keep you in my prayers.

Tanya Dormevil
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • New York, NY • #11196

Please stay strong, and never forget your tragically-departed loved ones. 

With much love and deepest sympathies from your British cousins.

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • Milton Keynes, UK • #11197

We would just like to let everyone at Virginia Tech know that our thoughts and prayers are with them.  Rest in peace....Stay strong.

God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • St. Louis, Missouri • #11198

We, all Mongolian graduates of Virginia Tech, feel unspeakable sorrow and sadness for what happened at our school. It is always with the sense of pride that we remember our years at Virginia Tech – the wonderful learning and living experience that paved the way to our career achievements. We express our thoughts and condolences to our professors, students, friends and those who lost their loved ones. Virginia Tech and Blacksburg have always been and will be a special place for us and our families. 

Ashidmaa Dashnyam
Sodnompil Baljinnyam
Enhee Garam-Ochir
Sergelen Dambadarjaa
Enkhbold Tsend
Saruul Gungaadorj
Bolormaa Luvsandorj

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia • #11199

As a mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq my heart goes out to the families of these young men and women....what a terrible loss. These families are in my prayers and my thoughts....May God be with the families as they try to survive.
Janice Bridges
Mother of Paul Bridges (1983-2006) Taji, Iraq. Nov 2 2006

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • Las Cruces, NM • #11200

As Tech alumni we want you to know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers. We cannot imagine what the victims’ families are going through right now. Watching the news coverage has made us so proud to be Hokies!  You have shown the nation, indeed the world, what true caring for our fellow man is all about.  May God Bless

Peggy and Guy

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Virginia • #11201

To the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta and the rest of the Virginia Tech family.  You guys are constantly in our thoughts and prayers at this time.  We are told to always pray for those who have touched your life and those whose lives you have touched whether its realized or not.  To my sisters...look beside you and be thankful you are here and your sisters are here to console you, but look behind you as well because you are part of an International group that loves you and stands beside you at this time.

Love and Loyally,

Tiffany Powers
Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Stephenville, TX • #11202

My deepest sympathies and with those lost and injured during this horrifically tragic event.  It is incomprehensible that someone would do something so horrible.
Nancy

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Chantilly, Virginia • #11203

I want to share my condolences, although I’m not from the school, or even from the U.S. I’m also a polytechnic student, from Turku in Finland, and I was watching CNN for many hours when the horrible situation started to unwrap. I’m sorry for all the losses, and hope that your school and all the students will be ok. I’m sure you are strong people, and one day you’ll be able to overcome the sorrow and fear that so many had to experience. I wish you all the best!

Milla from Turku, Finland

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Turku, Finland • #11204

To the Vt Community,
We are just heartbroken at the events of April 16. Please know you are not alone, an entire nation stands behind you and with you. Our prayers and thoughts are full of you. God Bless.
The Jenkins Family(MA)

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Massachusetts • #11205

My heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the entire Virginia Tech community.  The nation mourns with you.  May God comfort and sustain you in your grief and sorrow.
Sincerely,
Jo Ann Kruglet
Morgan Community College

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Fort Morgan, Colorado • #11206

My thoughts and prayers go out to friends and families of all students and faculty members who are affected by this great tragedy. God bless…

Ofc S.Rolin of the Metropolitan police Department washington DC.

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • woodbridge, va • #11207

so very shocked and saddened by the tragedy that has come on you. my heart and thought’s go out to all that has lost someone, especially to the family’s. my tears flow for you all. i was profoundly moved to read of the 76 year old professor who gave up his life to save others. bless all of you there

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • folkestone .kent. united kingdom • #11208

Darkness has spread over our beautiful state and community.  For one person to be so disturbed to take the lives of so many loved ones is just unbelievable to me.  We hold you all in our hearts and prayers!  There are no words that can take away what the families, students and faculty have been through.  Our love and prayers go out to all victims.  May God be with you all and heal your hearts.  Mike and Rhonda Halsey

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Troutville, Virginia • #11209

I believe Young brothers and sisters will be in the most beautiful heaven.
And I believe they will live foreve unless we forget their passion and hopes
And the V Tech Students, you r so great because you can overcome these difficulties and I will be your big fan.
And I will pray for you brothers and sisters.
My classmates also.
Christine Kim(11)

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Suji Korea, Eun Sae Kim & ES Kim • #11210

My son & I have visited VT many times as he has been planning to attend your school since 9th grade. When he graduates next year, he is even more determined to become a Hokie. VT is an incredible place filled with incredible people. Please know that you have support from people all over the world, that you are not alone. We have been in tears right along side you. Our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers are with you all. Please accept our condolences and may God Bless you all.

Shelly Petersen & Ian McBride

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Sanford, NC • #11211

I am very sorry about the events that unfolded this week on campus.  Everything that I have seen show that these students will be perfect leaders in our country.  I hope that all of the families, and friends that have lost members can get on with the grieving process and continue their lives as a much stronger person.  May God bless all of you.  May we all learn something about how the VT community handled this situation and that this tragic situation can help us to better prepare for similar situations in the future.  Again God bless all of you on showing your courage and commitment.
Love and Peace to all of you
John

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Newark, DE/United States • #11212

I would like to express my deepest condolences.I have never attended a college campus so I can’t say as though I know what a college community is like but I can say I have experienced the sadness and grief that comes along with the loss of someone you love dearly.I would just like to say I hope you can all continue to ban together and keep you and your peers strong.The entire nation is thinking of you and praying for all of you.Be Saddened,Be Strong but most important BE TOGETHER.

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Farmington NH • #11213

I am deeply saddened by the incidents that occurred in Virginia Tech. I hope that all the families can heal and that you are in my prayers.
I hope that the Hokie Spirit will live on and that Virginia Tech will get back together.

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Eduardo De La Torre Milwaukee, Wisconsin • #11214

I am greatly saddened by the tragedy that befell Virginia Tech and by the senseless loss of life that marked the tragedy. I find strength in the words of Nikki Giovanni as they inspire to never give up.

Jan Visser
President, Learning Development Institute

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Eyragues, France • #11215

My thoughts and prayer’s go out to everyone ,GOD BLESS US ALL....hugs Debbie

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Hummelstown, Pennsylvaina • #11216

May those who mourn and suffer during this time find meaning in the days ahead.  May the pain turn at some point in the future to the reality that life is but a brief moment, yet death is not final because we live on in the hearts of those who remember.  May we preserve the memory of all those who perished in violence, and send healing to those left behind.  Treasure those around you, let them know their importance.  Do not take a single day for granted.  May the world have peace.  Amen.

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Manassas, VA, USA • #11217

Your sense of security and safety should never be shaken.  I am so sorry that his tragic event happened.  As a college student, I know that any student should feel safe and secure at their university.  Your world has been shaken, and this never should have been. 

My prayers and thoughts are with you.  God Bless you all.

Allison B.
Anderson University

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Anderson, SC • #11218

My deepest sympathies go out to all the students, friends and families.  I can not even imagine what everyone is going through.  Just know that you all are in our hearts and prayers.

Christina Lindsay

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Westminster, MD • #11219

It breaks my heart to see such horror at my school, and to see people place blame on President Steger and the police.  My heart goes out to the victims, their families and friends, and every single Hokie no matter how long ago you attended Tech.  This was our home, and for some it still is, and I can’t stand seeing it like this.  But we will overcome this—we Hokies are a strong bunch, and though it will be difficult, we can do it.

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Erin, Fairfax, VA • #11220

Dear All

Sorry for the sad lost of life that was taken away from you campus our hearts go out to every person left.

from the Duffy Family
leeds
england

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • leeds, england • #11221

Our Deepest condolences go out to all those who have been affected by this horrible tragedy at Virginia Tech. My God bless and be with you during your time of sorrow and grief.

The Watkins Family
The Anderson Family
THe O’Connor Family

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • New Jersey • #11222

Dear all,

My families thoughts and prayers ar with all wo were affeccted by this hrrible tragedy. May God bless each and every one of you.

Sincerely,
Kenzie Roark

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Mt. Juliet, TN • #11223

There are so few words to express our deep sorrow at the loss of the 32 people at V. Tech.  Every one of them had something special to share with the world.  I feel like I am a Hokie at heart just watching the media coverage.  God bless you all!!

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Sag Harbor, New York • #11224

Rivals on the field, sisters and brothers in our hearts.  The Cavaliers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Kris Seale
UVA Athletics

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Charlottesville, VA • #11225

My heart and prayers go out to all of you who have been affected by this tragedy. I can understand your pain. It’s been nearly 20 years since a gunman killed 7 of my co-workers but every time I hear of another shooting it brings tears to my eyes that someone else has to go through that pain. It does get easier over time. I pray you seek the couseling you need(a friend, clergyman, professional, or God). What ever you do you need an outlet, someone to talk to. Be there for each other but reach out for you too.
My Heart felt prayers go out to you.
Dawn D

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Georgia, Vermont • #11226

May all those touched by this tragedy find comfort and peace, eventually. Virginia, the nation, and the world mourn with you.

Ben B, B-Arch 1987

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • #11227

with all the poeples, I express my profounds condolences and I my prayers

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • marguerite from Québec Canada • #11228

To all the students and falculty at VT, please, please remain resolute in your dreams - time will heal the wounds you have experienced.  Also, please remember that you are not alone in your suffering, this nation is standing beside you.

Frank Barr
1978 - 1983

April 18, 2007, 9:42am • Frederick, MD • #11229

My thoughts and prayers go out to those families who lost loved ones in this tragedy. 
From a Hokie parent.

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Edinburg, VA • #11230

Our thoughts and hearts are with all of you at Virgina Tech throughout this tragedy.  We are especially sad for the families of the victims.  We should not forget the parents of Cho Seung-Hui who must be mourning not only for the loss of their own son but for what he did to cause pain to so many others.

Our flag waves at half-mast today.  We should try to learn from what happened on Monday so that something like this will never happen again.

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • a family in Allentown, PA with a relative at VT • #11231

I would like to send my deepest condolences to all the family and friends that have lost a dear loved one. I can not imagine the pain you all must be going thru.  Each and everyone one of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.  My heart goes out to all.

~ Dorothy Valentino & Family - Hamilton, NJ

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Hamilton, NJ • #11232

My most honest and sincere condolence to the families and friends who died tragically in Virginia Tech. Unfortunatelly, sometimes terrible things happen, but we can leran something from them.
A war should be taken against guns and fire weapons already.
I will be thinking of you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Barcelona, Spain • #11233

I was so very proud when my son was accepted to Virginia Tech.  If possible, I was even more so when he graduated in 2003.  It is not surprising to see the strength, courage and love these students are displaying to the world. 

What is a Hokie?  I am a Hokie.

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Yorktown, Virginia • #11234

To All:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of tragedy....

The Ward Family

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Walla Walla Washington • #11235

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims families, friends and loved ones.  Also, to the students, faculty and police dept at Tech.  We are grieving with all of you and want all of you to know that God will get all of you thru this and one day the sun will shine again. The Seay Family

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Ashland, VA & Harrisonburg, VA • #11236

My condolences to all Virginia !

My heart and prayers go out to the families effected by this tragedy.

Gisela B.

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Moenchengladbach, NRW, Germany • #11237

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family & friends who have lost love ones! May God be with you.

Courtney R.

*VT*

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • VA • #11238

My prayers and sympathy goes out to the Families & Friends of Virginia Tech students and faculty.

After the Storm
When things go wrong, as they sometime will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low, and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is weird with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out, Don’t give up though the pace seems slow, You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far. So stick in the light when you’re hardest hit, It’s when things seem worse, That you must not quit.

Yolanda Robinson

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Decatur, Ga • #11239

Our family at Penacola Junior College in Pensacola, Florida would like to send our deepest condolences to Virginia Tech and their extended families.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  We will be holding a memorial service for those who have been lost in your family from this tradegic event - may peace find all of you.

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Pensacola, Florida • #11240

It boggles my mind how something like this can even happen.  I’m sure that I’m not the only one who feels this way.  We will probably never understand why things like this happen.  All I do know is that my heart truly hurts for the family and friends who have lost people that are near and dear to them.  My continuous thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one.  May you find comfort and peace from God during this tragic time.

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Asheville, NC • #11241

Just a condolance from Norway.

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Norway • #11242

To everyone at virginia tech campus and families im sorry for your losses even though iam in great britain i have been upset by this dreadful news and my thoughts are with you time is a gret healer and all over the world people are praying for you best wishes kaci and jayden (21 yrs and 3)

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • great britain • #11243

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Faculty, Staff and Students at Virginia Tech.  To those families that have experienced the terrible loss of a son, daughter, husband, wife, or a friend, may God be with you.  I too work at a University with an open campus and it brings to mind how vunerable we are. My son went to a college in Virginia and I know how peaceful the campuses are.  Please know that the country is behind you as you go on with the healing process.  You will all be in our prayers!  Go Hoakies.
Kathy Hoatson
Towson University

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Towson, Maryland • #11244

My wife and I would like to express our deepest condolences about what happened last Monday. I cannot even begin to think how the student’s parents would feel and I cannot do anything but to mourn their loss. I, a VT alum (2002 M.S graduate) still do remember that we didn’t lock our doors in our apartments. Such was a community; Blacksburg was. I just hope all will be safe in the future and hope for no more such black days.

My sincerest and deepest sympathies again.

Warm Regards,
Avinash Mohan

April 18, 2007, 9:43am • Cleveland, Ohio • #11245