Condolences, April 18, 2007

Someone in South Dakota cares about all of you and your families.  And, especially for the families who lost their loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • South Dakota, USA • #4831

I offer my deepest condolences to all students, faculty, staff, and families affected by this horrible tragedy.  You are in my thoughts and prayers, along with the thoughts and prayers of millions of others.  God bless you.

Brian Porreca

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • UC Santa Cruz • #4832

To the Families, Friends, Relatives and Members of our collective human community that have suffered an irreparable loss of live in their time of need.

We the members of a discussion board wish to express our heartfelt sympathy from the depths of our being. We do this with prayer, expression of sympathy, and for our members whom do not pray, thoughts of compassion and collective grief as do our families and friends who share your sorrow which at this time is national and worldwide.

Words ring hollow but are the only way that we can convey this message. We stand united with you at this time of loss. None of us can repair your shattered souls but our thoughts are with you forever.

Through this tragedy we add you to our family and can only hope that our lives and those of our loved ones can offer you solace for your future and whatever it may bring. In deepest sympathy, yours;

Missmar
Jo
S&L
Lani A.
Summer
Gail M.
Tom

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Smithtown, NY • #4833

My most heartfelt condolences to those who lost their loved ones to this unforgettable tragedy, may God bless their souls and may God give you all strength in this trying times.
God bless you all.
You are all in my prayers.
Muhammed

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Ottawa, Canada • #4834

My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the events of 4/16.
L Williams, VT ‘87

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Glen Allen, Va • #4835

I am from San Pedro, California. I am so sorry for what has happened at your school. I am a 38 year old mother of two and I just cannot believe the devastation you must feel. Please know that our hearts go out to all of you. For those who are left without family, friends, and for those who feel your safety is gone, please remember that this was beyond your control. You did everything you could have, and that this was a moment of fate. We are all feeling you, we are all trying to understand, and you are not alone...Please stick together...please listen to one another...and know the entire country is with you. Bless those who have been taken too early in life, they are tugging at my family’s heart strings like no other. I am devastated and send my deepest condolences to those who are suffering…

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • San Pedro, California • #4836

May God be with the familes and friends of the 32 people lost in Mondays massacre. The people of Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois are with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Naperville, Illinois • #4837

Only in the Bible do we find an explanation for evil in this world.  And only in the written Word, which is the revelation of the living Word, Jesus, do we find the solution to it. I pray for comfort and healing for you all. I also pray that during this awful time, you will seek God with all your heart.  He promises that those who do so will be found by Him. And He promises that one day He will set all things right.  He is the anchor of our soul, our hope, and our salvation.  Jane

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Port Orchard, Washington • #4838

My prayers are with the victims and the their families, including Cho’s. I cannot imagine what everyone has and is going through, and I cannot also imagine what type of sadness or extreme emotion would compel someone to do something like this. For this reason my thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Norwalk, CA • #4839

You are in all of our thoughts and prayers Virginia Tech. You have suffered through a terrible ordeal. Though it took place only at Virginia Tech, the impact rippled across the nation.
Never have so many colleges embraced one another to stand. I believe I speak for every college in this nation when I tell you that we will always be here for you.

Today, we are all Hokies.

~Justin Glover

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Kent, WA • #4840

I am so sorry for your lost.

But I have to say nobody - nobody will take action about selling guns over all the country legal - yes for the american freedom 32 people died. Cho Seung-Hui may be killed not anybody if he can not buy a legal gun - maybe he killed one or tow with a other weapon but to get a guns would be really hard and cost a lot more - better than 32 Peopel - that the truth. So why nobody talk about selling guns to kids - 23 still a kid and why he need a guns? - no question in the us just check criminal reccord - lol how easy to kill peopel - see in other countrys you must join a Hunting club and than you only get a a hunting gun.
That make me mad that nobody ( all stupid ??) change the law - how many peopel have to died if the politics take action - and make it harder to get guns and rifel - but we will see the netxt shooting and maybe more peopel died -
Form a european student in Los Angeles
i can not believe that bush ( ASWH) the peopel was to the worng time on the worng place - we call peopel the say this aswohle - what student do study in the class - so bette you dont take the class may be a shooter can kill you - what kind of bullshit. And how many peopel lissen to this shit form bush.

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Los Angeles • #4841

To family/friends/loved ones of victims and injured at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech college community,

My heart, thoughts and condolences go out to everyone in this tragic event. You will forever be in my heart and in my mind. Life was cut too short for such young minds and our future America.
This week is my local college’s celebration for the college community and will be thinking of everyone at V. Tech. Have faith, be strong and continue to look toward the future.

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Ames, Iowa • #4842

As a nation we have mourned so much tragedy at the hands of others. We mourned Columbine, Oklahoma City, Amish School, and 911 just to name a few, and now we mourn with Virginia Tech. What could have been done differntly? We don’t know but in the days ahead we will once again learn from it. Right now our hearts are sad but we have something few nations have… Love for our fellow man and a God who can heal broken hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with the students, parents and faculty at the University. They are also with law enforcement officials as they do what has to be done. Know you are not alone ... you have a nation to lean on during this time. I pray that God will comfort each of you as no one else can.

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Wetumpka, Alabama • #4843

God’s speed Virginia Tech, God’s speed . . . . .

A teacher

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Newport Beach, California • #4844

We’re all thinking of you

- James Bardill, Minneapolis MN, U of M

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Minneapolis Minnesota • #4845

How can I express our saddnes and sorry to the U.S peoples from S,korea. we are very ashamed of this terrible things for the facts of koreans. but we pray, God only helps those who need his hands

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • wonju,S,Korea • #4846

As a Korean student studying in New Mexico State Univ., I express my deepest symphathy to the breaved familiies on behalf of all Koreans. I send the sincerest condolence to the bereaved families who lost their children, brothers and friends. I pray for them to Jesus. Today, I am really sad. My Lord, please give the peace to the breaved families falling into the big grief.

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Las Cruces, NM • #4847

Bismillah,

My heart and prayers goes to everyone at VaTech. I Pray for the families who have given thier heat and soul to raise their sons or daughters in giving them a chance to recieve a good education. May Allah bless America for staying strong though this difficult time in need. May Allah also help to heel the wounds of all the people who may have suffered from this traggic incident. Lastly, may Allah have mercy on those who have pasted on.

May Allah have Peace and Blessing upon us. Amen!

April 18, 2007, 1:37am • Lilburn, GA • #4848

I feel very sad, for Virginia Tech and U.S.A citizens for another act of senseless violence. 

Our thoughts will be with you.

G.A.Ross

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • New Zealand • #4849

Please...Do not happen again…

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • China • #4850

Sorry for all the losses. GOD BLESS

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Hollywood, Ca • #4851

I just wanted to add my condolences to this site, I so sorry for all the lifes that was touched with this terror.

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Fairfield, Ca • #4852

Dear VT, Your pain and sorrow is our pain and sorrow.  You are not alone in your grief as we cry with you and for you.  May your lights burn even brighter knowing everlasting arms ard holding you.  May the memory of your fallen classmates and faculty spur you on to make the world a safer, kinder, more loving place.  We are family.  Prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Euless, Texas, USA • #4853

i’m Herman Safford,My heart goest out the staff
,parents and students of Virginia Tech. I also
praying for the students,parents,and staff.

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Moss Point ,MS • #4854

We ALL believe in you, Virginia Tech. It may seem impossible, but this too shall pass. May you find some sort of order out of this chaos. May you find peace in this, the most uncertain of times. May you look up at the stars, towards the heavens, and know you are being watched over. Hokie Nation, the world mourns with you. Our every thought, our every prayer is with each and every of you.

-JonMarc
Minnesota ‘10

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Minneapolis, Minnesota • #4855

I am sorry to hear this tragedy.My prayers with the families of the victims. Though I am thousands miles away , I just want to give the families hugs for comfort.
I hope someday shots will never be heard in every campus.
Cui C

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Nanjing,Jiangsu,China • #4856

It is with my deepest sympathy to hear about the loss in Virginia Tech. My deepest condolences to those whose families and friends were among the victims. May God give peace in your hearts and God Blesses Virginia Tech!

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Los Angeles, CA • #4857

Although this is a day that has touched us all emotionally, we are still strong. We have conquered many other tragic events throughout our live time. This may only be another event that affects us, but with all the love and support you have, it is what makes us stronger.

These students and staff of Virginia Tech did just that.. many sacrificed their lives for the sake of others.

This day is a reminder of how strong we are, and how we help each other out in times of sadness and tragedy. We are strong for those who cannot be strong by themselves, and we are extended family to be there in times of need. We are one family, we are one hope, and we are our own strength. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Diamond Bar, Ca • #4858

Our family’s prayers are with each of you at Virginia Tech.  We pray the Lord will give you comfort through this time of sorrow. As a parents of two college students, we are praying for your students, faculty and parents.  Our hearts hurt for your grief and we will remember.  May the Lord touch each of your hearts with healing.

Robert and Barbara Long

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Redding, California • #4859

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the students, families, staff and facualty at Virginia Tech for this tragic loss of loved ones and friends. God Bless you and keep you close in his care.

B. Zaborac

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Santa Clarita, CA • #4860

One day this wound will heal. And the scar that will remain shall bear witness to the Hokie Spirit that gave us the strength to survive and yes, even thrive.

VT alumnus 2004

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • West Coast, USA • #4861

As many around the nation and the world express our grief about this tragic event - know that you are in our thoughts and prayers here in San Diego CA. We lift you up and draw you near to our hearts!
SDRM

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • San Diego, CA • #4862

I send out my condolences to the friends and families of the victims.  They had so much hope and promise for the future.  I also send condolences to the family of the gunman.  Obviously, he was a very disturbed young man who needed help.  All these people have lost loved ones and I ask that the family of the gunman are not scorned by society or the media.  They have their own grief to deal with.

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Virginia Beach • #4863

Our beloved Blacksburg.  Such a horrible thing
to happen to such a wonderful place.  I saw
the convocation on the web and the “Let’s Go Hokies” near the end was exactly what Blacksburg and Virginia Tech are all about. Community, spirit
and love!  My Thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Stand tall! 

Nicolai

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Raleigh, NC • #4864

I FROM INDONESIA WANT TO SHARE OUR CONDOLENCE TO ALL VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY, HOPE THE TRAGEDY WOULDN’T HAPPEN AGAIN

DENNY

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • JAKARTA/INDONESIA • #4865

As a student at New Mexico State University and an on campus resident I share and pray for the people who have lost a loving family member, friend, or someone they knew.  I also pray for those students who have experienced a horrifying day in their lives.  May God relieve your pain.

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Las Cruces, NM • #4866

I am so sorry for your lost.
But I have to say nobody - nobody will take action about selling guns over all the country legal - yes for the american freedom 32 people died. Cho Seung-Hui may be killed not anybody if he can not buy a legal gun - maybe he killed one or tow with a other weapon but to get a guns would be really hard and cost a lot more - better than 32 Peopel - that the truth. So why nobody talk about selling guns to kids - 23 still a kid and why he need a guns? - no question in the us just check criminal reccord - lol how easy to kill peopel - see in other countrys you must join a Hunting club and than you only get a a hunting gun.
That make me mad that nobody ( all stupid ??) change the law - how many peopel have to died if the politics take action - and make it harder to get guns and rifel - but we will see the netxt shooting and maybe more peopel died -
Form a european student in Los Angeles
i can not believe that bush ( ASWH) the peopel was to the worng time on the worng place - we call peopel the say this aswohle - what student do study in the class - so bette you dont take the class may be a shooter can kill you - what kind of BS… And how many peopel lissen to this sh.. form bush.

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • ca • #4867

My thoughts,tears and prayers are with all of the students, faculty, families and friends of Virginia Tech
God bless each of you

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Springfield, Mo • #4868

As the World grieves with Virginia Tech and families who have lost loved ones, so do I and my family. Just now know that your friends, classmates, and relatives are now watching over you. May they be your guardian angels, giving you peace of mind and hope, knowing that they shall not forget you, as you will never forget them.

The one thing I do hope for, is that us as Americans, as a community, do not start to discriminate against Korean Americans, or anyone else for that fact. It is a shame that after the Columbine incident, most of our community were against young adults wearing trench coats. Any young adult/teenager wearing one “must have been part of the trench coat mafia”. This is what I heard in school when I was a Sophomore in high school. Then again, after 9/11, anyone from the middle east was a terrorist, is what most people thought. Still to this day most people are nervous when they see a person who “looks” like they are from the Middle East walking down the street. Let us not let what one person(s) did, ruin the way we treat people from a different race, skin color, religion, gender, sexual preference, etc. Be accepting and compassionate.

Our prayers are with you Virginia Tech and Families.

Heather Mott

April 18, 2007, 1:38am • Leicester, MA United States of America • #4869

May God bless you and keep you in this most terribly sad time.  May God bless the USA so that these terrible events will cease to occur.  Words just can’t express how this has touched my family.
Please know that you are not alone.

Lisa

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Feeding Hills, MA • #4870

From The Southern California Institute of Technology and Southern California University, the staff, faculty and students send our prayers to all at Virginia Tech. No words can express the hurt and sorrow that must be felt. Our campus held a quite time for prayer and rememberance of the individuals that were lost. We stand with you in sprit during this time. God bless all of you and you shall always be in our thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Anaheim, California • #4871

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Virginia Tech during this very sad time. Your courage and strength are an inspiration to everyone around the world.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • County Down, Ireland • #4872

I am a UNC fan but today I am a Hokie.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Roxboro,North Carolina • #4873

All our thoughts and prayers are with all of the VT family. My son was unharmed but we are grieving for the families who lost their loved ones and for the wounded ones we hope for a speedy recovery.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Glen Allen, Va. • #4874

My prayers go out to all the family,friends,staff and alumni at Virginia Tech.I am deeply saddened to hear what happened at the college.It should not have happened.May God Bless you all!

John

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Tulsa,Oklahoma • #4875

My thoughts and grief, and those of everyone I know, are with the Virginia Tech community and everyone who is touched by this tragedy.  I have been painfully reminded of the preciousness of life, and sickened and horrified at the ability of a fellow student, indeed a fellow human, to commit such an act.  I urge you to each look to your friends and family for comfort and healing, and remember that the whole world is with you in your grief.  Celebrate the lives and memories of those who were killed.  Grieving is hell, yet I urge you to take heart that time and, moreover, love will help heal the pain.  May peace be with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • NCSU student, Raleigh NC • #4876

My prayers go out to everyone that was effected by this horrific event, the students, the faculty and Im sorry if I missed others and most importantly , all the families that found out that there son or daughter was taken before there time. Yes Its unfair without even a doubt but the mighty lord sees and tells all but he has 32 proud loving hokie angels standing strong buy his side.  The Robertson Family

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Stuarts Draft,Virginia • #4877

To the Community of Virginia & staff/families involved in the recent shocking events of the
32 precious lives lost before there time, it is
always tragic circumstances such as this that
brings a community together & stronger, we in Australia have endured similar tragic events eg:
Port Arthur, Hoddle st etc & understand the grief you currently going through & our collective thoughts are with you in our prayers & hearts.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Melbourne Victoria Australia • #4878

I want to tell you how sorry I am for all your lost and to tell you that I have felt every tear that you have cried and your pain that you must go through these next few months and years. Please if you can talk to someone about this do so it will help even though you think it won’t. I know in my heart that their in heaven looking down on you and one day you will see them again. Texas is behind each and everyone of you and I will keep you in my prays.  Karen Franklin

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Cleveland, Texas • #4879

People all over this nation grieve with you.  Please know that you are being prayed for and that we feel for you during this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Moses Lake, WA • #4880