Condolences, April 18, 2007

Our prayers are with all of the Virginia Tech family.  May Gods grace be with you in this time and may you walk with him, let him lead you through it.

God Bless
Kirby Parr

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Green Cove Springs, FL • #11396

We are Coloradoans who have been through a tragic experience similar to yours with the Columbine High school incident years ago. The pain the you are feeling is great and it saddens all of us here. We pray that God grant all of you comfort and peace. We pray that all of you be lifted up and strengthened. Don’t give in to the rage and hatred that motivated the perpetrator of this most heinous crime. God bless you.
Our Deepest Sympathy-all of us at
Jones Homes L.L.C.

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • AURORA,COLORADO • #11397

Proud to wear Orange and Maroon! Lets go HOKIES!!

Michael ‘04

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Indian Mills, New Jersey • #11398

To all of the families, friends, colleagues and others tragically affected by this horrific act. . . Like you, I lost someone close, my mother, to a senseless act of violence and understand the pain and loss that each of you are feeling. My son never new his grandmother through his own experience with her, so I share my experiences with him and paint the picture for him so that he does not forget her. I encourage you to remember those fond moments with your loved ones and constantly and consistenlty talk about those memories with each other. Never forget those who have lossed their lives, as they are forever embedded in the thoughts and prayers and hearts of people all over the world.

Our love, sympathy, and condolences will always be there for you.

Sonja Burks and Russell Klein

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Racine, Wisconsin, USA • #11399

I send my heart and condolences to all the victims and families who were affected in this sad event.my prayers are with the whole V-Tech family. Keep your faith in God.

Deric Brown

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Waldorf, Md • #11400

I have been applying to universities in US these months. I am deeply shocked and saddened by this unthinkable tragedy. I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences for each and every soul that has been so horribly affected. May you find comfort and strength in each other. May all campuses are safe and peaceful!

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • China • #11401

We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

C&M

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Overland Park, KS • #11402

I cannot imagine what you guys are going through. I’m a student a very small (2000 students)university in Canada and to imagine what it would be like for this to happen here is almost unimaginable. My love goes out to all students, staff, and families involved with this tragedy. You didn’t deserve this! Your in our thoughts and prayers. xoxo

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • New Brunswick, Canada • #11403

As a recent college grad as well as an individual who knows students at VT, I am deeply saddened by the events that transpired on Monday…

Don’t let the fear this horrific event has generated win--live life fully and without regret.  While it sickens me that this had to happen to a place like VT, it comforts me to know that the support and feeling of family is strong there.  There are so many of us around the country and world holding vigils and forming prayer circles to offer any additional support we can.  You are all capable of great things, and I know you will all overcome this tragedy.  The passings of the victims and the injuries of those still in the hospitals won’t be in vain--HOKIES ALWAYS RISE WHEN KNOCKED DOWN!

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Annapolis, MD • #11404

may all of you rest in peace may u never be forgotton

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • redcar uk • #11405

To the Entire Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Community:

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are strong and courageous people. That is coming across so clearly from all we are seeing on TV. Your love and concern for one another is palpable. As someone who has experienced a sudden and tragic loss myself, I can deeply feel your grief and suffering. It is no cliche that your support of one another makes a difference. No one can take away your pain, no one can really understand unless they themselves have experienced a horrific event. Having each other will be the most important thing that will help you adjust to your devastating losses.

Please know that there is love and caring from all corners of the world for you, including myself and my entire community of Saratoga Springs, New York who have have students at your wonderful university.

Melissa Strauss
Saratoga Springs, NY

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Saratoga Springs, New York • #11406

As a Tech Alumni, BSEE, class of ‘89 co-op student, I watched the tragic events of 4/16/07 unfold before me over the Internet with horror, deep sadness and disbelief.  The innocence lost for all of the great Hokie Nation is unfathomable.  I want the friends and families of the victims to know that all of us Alumni, nationwide and worldwide, stand with you, sharing your grief, and offering our help in any ways possible to help you deal with your and our loss.  Our collective spirit will hopefully help raise up and celebrate these beautiful people, whose lives were interrupted in a brief instant of irrational behavior by a troubled youth.  May God look down with care and compassion on all those left to try to find answers in this most difficult time and for all of us who love Virginia Tech so much.  Long live our Alma Mater.
Pax vobiscum.
R. P. Albrecht, Esq. (’89)

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Fairfax, VA • #11407

My condolences to all Virginia !

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

Gisela B

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Moenchengladbach, NRW, Germany • #11408

"Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted” May the God of abraham, Moses, and Jesus comfort you. The Holy Spirit’s sweet communion bring peace and comfort to you all. Seek peace in the creator of the rising sun, the blooming flowers, and rolling Virginian mountains. For tomorrow, he will show forth his glory when the sun rises, the flowers will still bloom and the mountains will still stand firm. You will know peace again because God is sovereign over all and everything.

God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Hampton, Virginia • #11409

Our thoughts and our prayer’s are with you all at this very difficult time..Please know we are all thinking of you..God Bless You All..
Sincerely,
Rebecca Owen from Maine

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Boothbay Harbor,Maine • #11410

My family and I are deeply saddened by the events that occurred on April 16. Please know that we have been praying for all of you, that God will comfort you and keep you all in His loving care.

Brenda Barr, The Cebrun Family and The Fortner Family

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Los Angeles, California • #11411

God bless the victims, their families and everyone involved in this unimaginable period. My prayers are with you all and I am thinking of you all.

Joel Houghton

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Joel Houghton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom • #11412

My sincerest thoughts and condolences go out to everyone who has been touched by this tradgedy.  My prayers are not just for all the students, teachers and families involved, but that this kind of tradgedy should NEVER happen again.

Despite being worlds apart, living in Europe, I hope America realises they are not alone during these very difficult moments.

Michelle Stoerr
France

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Grenoble, France • #11413

We have watched many of you from VT over the last couple of days and I can’t express how proud you all should be for the way you conduct yourselves.  When the media has tried to get each of you to place blame, you simply express your sorry, compassion, and memories.  In a world that continues to deteriorate, it is an honor to co-exist with individuals such as yourselves.  Continue to be compassionate and help others find strength when they need it.  Know that our hearts and prayers go out to all of you affected by this terrible, terrible tragedy.  Many will be affected for years to come, hopefully it will change people to spread love not hate.  Continue your positive attitudes and honor those lost by making life better for others.  May God Bless and Strengthen you in the days ahead.

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Salem, WV/United States • #11414

you are all in our prayers.
simon
australia

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • #11415

Dear Families,Staff,Students and Parents,
I’m so sorry on what happened this week. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you. May you find strength in God and each other during this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 9:51am • Statham,Ga USA • #11416

I would like to express my deepest sorrow to the whole Virginia Tech Community. Last week I just contact with several professors in Department of Nutrition. Hopefully, they are all fine and safe. God bless all of you!

Peace and Love

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Shanghai, China • #11417

As a Virginia Tech Alumni, I would like express my deepest condolences. I send my prays to all of the victim’s families, the students, staff and friends in Virginia Tech.

(Daniel)Dung T. Tran
2000

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Falls Church, VA • #11418

Though I do not attend Virginia Tech, I am a college student myself (Ohio State University).  I want you all to know that you are in our prayers up here, and that, understandably, no words seem right to express the sorrow.  Many people say the wrong thing at these times, so I will try to keep from doing that and simply say, stay strong, VT - you’ve got the nation behind you.

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Columbus, OH • #11419

The victim’s families, the students and faculty of Va Tech, and the entire community of Blacksburg are in the nations thoughts and prayers!

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Lexington, SC • #11420

All of the victims and their friends and families are in my thoughts and prayers! Although the lives can never be replaced, may you all be able to feel at peace knowing that the ones that are in a better place now were able to share so many wonderful memories with you all! My heart reaches out to each and every one who is effected by this horrible and unexpected tradgedy! God Bless!

-Susie Threlkeld

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Gastonia NC • #11421

To all VT students,stuffs and families
I want to express my deepest sadeness
May God blessed you all the people died and hurt by this bad tragedy.
Belesty A

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Atlanta,GA • #11422

My deepest thoughts are with the victims and their familys!
Kati from germany

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Germany • #11423

Special Message From East Africa,ETHIOPIA

MY Condolences to all Virginia Tech Victim’s Families,May Our Lord Jesus give you all the strength to recover from your sorrows.
God Bless you all and keep you safe.

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Addis Abab,ETHIOPIA • #11424

my deepest sympathy to all of you parents and students may god bless you all. i cannot imagine what those students and teachers went through. it really hurts to see one student did all that. it will take time to heal take it one day at a time. remember all these people with good memories and the healing process will be easier. love marie and family

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • allentown pa • #11425

My deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy. May you be comforted by knowing many many people around the world have you in our thoughts and prayers. Peace.

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Greensboro, North Carolina • #11426

Our prayers are with you as you struggle with this tragedy.  On April 16, 2007 one individual chose to engage in acts of brutality and violence however, I will not chose to focus on those acts but to remember the numerous acts of bravery, courage, and love which were carried out by the greater number of students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech.  This is a day in which one individuals actions led to infamy but many other individual’s actions brought honor to their school, their community, and their families. 

They will be remembered.

Michael D. Crandall

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • State College, PA • #11427

My family and I wish to extend our deepest of sympathy for all those innocent victims.  I have a
daughter whoturned 18 on April 16th and she’ll be
staring college in Aug of this year.  She happened
to be up staying with friends touring her campus
at SUNY Potsdam in upstate NY when this unfortunate situation happened.  She called me so
scared and shaken up. I told her to just pray and
pray for eveyone. I cannot being to immagine what
these poor parents are going through right now but I can only say how very sorry my family and I
are and we’ll continue to pray for strength for all the students, parents and faculty. God Bless you all, and most important, never lose faith!

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • New Milford, CT • #11428

I heard this on Good Morning America this morning, and although I may not get it exactly right, the thought will still be conveyed. 
Author was not given.

Plant a tree in your heart
In memory of me
And Maybe some day, some day
A Bird will come to sing

To the family and friends of all those taken from life so early, my prayers are with you. 
To all the students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech, may the peace that surrounded you prior to April 16th return soon.

A Hokie Parent

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Woodbridge, VA • #11429

I offer my deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and the students at Virginia Tech. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.

Qiana Chapman
Teacher Kinston Charter Academy
7th/8th Grade Teacher of Social Studies
Student Body

And this too shall pass!!

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Kinston, North Carolina United States of America • #11430

As a parent of a freshman in college, I can not even comprehend the magnitude of your loss.  We all worry about our children, however, our worries are more centered around whether our child is getting passing grades, did he go out this weekend, is he drinking, I hope he finished his project that was due.  Never in our wildest dreams do we expect to have to worry about our child getting gunned down on the campus they consider safe and their “home” for the next four years.

My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies are with you in this time of great sorrow and healing, not only from myself, but from a caring and concerned country.  They say time heals all and I believe the Hokies will prevail and will be stronger because of this great tragedy.

With great love and concern,

A Terp Parent
Donna Stigler, Ocean City, Maryland

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Ocean City, Maryland • #11431

I just wanted to express my deepest sorrow for the students and faculty of Virginia Tech.  I watched with tears in my eyes, the courage and sorrow you showed us during the events yesterday through all the services and speeches.  May God be with you all through this time of sorrow, as we all over this nation hold you all in our hearts and minds. God Bless you all.

Lee Trown

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Hollywood, California • #11432

My family and I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to those affected by this tradgedy.  Although we are States away we feel your pain and sorrow and pray you all can overcome and forgive.  You are in our prayers!

The Mimm Family,
Lisa, Bill and Lizzy

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Fairless Hills, PA, USA • #11433

A message from the UK, I have sat and watched the news with tears falling down my face. I cant even imagine the pain and devastation that you are all going through. If only I could reach out and hold just one of you, hold you tight and hug away some of your pain. As a 29 year old woman, my heart goes out to the parents, family and friends of those who lost their life’s at what I feel wasn’t the wrong time or place as said by your president. These young adults were at a learning centre, so this wasn’t a wrong place to be, just one messed up person who decided to take the lives of many innocent people.

May one day you can live again. All my love NCB x

Also I would like to leave my email address for anyone who would like to talk, talking sometimes makes things seem a little easier.

ncb121@hotmail.co.uk

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • UK • #11434

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this senseless tragedy.  Though we cannot answer the “why” question, we can come alongside and offer comfort.  The legacy of those whose lives were taken will live on for ages to come.  Keep their memories in your hearts always.

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Piscataway, NJ • #11435

I started to cry when the students all stood and shouted their school’s cheer following the service
My God bless all of you
I was so impressed by the cool and collected demeanor during all the interviews
such heroism from some of our greatest youth

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Newhall, California • #11436

One of the victmims was from my hometown, I send my condolences to his family, wife and friends and for all the victims.

I am very sorry about this nonsense.  I hope God releave the pain that are in your hearts and help you go on.  I feel the pain like mine.  God Bless you all.

Iveliss

April 18, 2007, 9:52am • Bayamon, Puerto Rico • #11437

My family would like to express to your community our deepest condolences.  We are very sorry for this tragedy.

God bless you all.

Pedro, Angel & Mariela Urdaneta
from Venezuela

April 18, 2007, 9:53am • Caracas, Venezuela • #11438

I can not begin to express the sadness that I feel for our Hokie Nation. Something that is so dear to us has been hurt and may never be the same. I do not know why this has happen but I DO KNOW that Va. Tech will over come this great sadness and horrible time. We ARE Hokies and we will come together as one. I can still say that I am PROUD to be a part of the Va. Tech family and the Hokie Nation. May God be with all of us and helps us all begin to heal.
For all of those who have lost a family member, a friend, or a loved one my heart goes out to you. I will keep you ALL in my thoughts and prayers. I can not even begin to imagine the pain you all feel. May God be with all you and all of us.

Jordan Lacy

April 18, 2007, 9:53am • Winchester, Va. • #11439

May God Bless The Poor souls taken for no apparent reason. May they all Rest in Peace & Harmony

Benitez Family

April 18, 2007, 9:53am • Miami, FL • #11440

Deep condolences !!!

April 18, 2007, 9:53am • zhejiang,China • #11441

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~ Eskimo Proverb

May God be with all of you during this tragic time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

A. Young

April 18, 2007, 9:53am • Charlotte, NC • #11442

May god give you strength in this difficult time.
God Bless you All.

Nisha

April 18, 2007, 9:53am • ANN ARBOR, MI • #11443

I would like to give my deepest sympathy to all those at Virginia Tech. I cannot imagine what you are going through, but the healing process must begin. Do not forget those who have become victims to this senseless killings. We need to celebrate their lives and remember them forever in our hearts. Even though I am located on the other end of the coast, we have been affected deeply. My family, co-workers, and all those close to me are praying for the families and friends of all the victims to give them the strength they need to mourn. May the students of Virginia Tech keep their heads up high and their sights on their future because that is what they would want. Don’t let the actions of one derranged individual keep you from becoming Alumni. God Bless you all! I hold you in my heart.

Ernie Hernandez
Indio Middle School Security Services
Home of the Tigers

April 18, 2007, 9:53am • Indio, California • #11444

MI MAS CINSERO PESAME A TODOS LOS FAMILIARES DE LAS PERSONAS QUE SE NOS ADELANTARON EN EL PROCESO DE LA VIDA.....AL CUAL NO ESTAMOS PREPARADOS, Y MENOS DE LA MANERA EN QUE SUCEDIERON LAS COSAS.
ME CONMUEVE VER LAS IMAGENES DE TODOS USTEDES, DIOS ES MUY GRANDE Y LAS ENVIARA LA FUERZA NECESARIA PARA SALIR ADELANTE. RECORDAR ES VOLVER A VIVIR; RECUERDENLOS CON ALEGRIA!!!!
RECIBAN UN FUERTE ABRAZO!!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:53am • PIEDRAS NEGRAS COAHUILA MEXICO • #11445