Condolences, April 18, 2007

I am so sorry about the lost at VT. I know how it hurts when someone like Cho to do something like that. I just hope and wish for the best at Virginia Tech. Every state will pray for the loved ones that lost their family members.

April 18, 2007, 10:14am • Commerce, Texas • #11846

As an alumni of VT it saddens me to see Tech and Blacksburg on every news channel with this horrendous news.  Tech is and will always be a part of me.  My fondest memories and best friends came from this university.  Although it will never be the same, the feeling of community and friendship should never change in Blacksburg.  I think we can all take from Ms. Giovanni’s speech last night.  My condolences to the whole Hokie Nation.

- We Are Virginia Tech -

April 18, 2007, 10:14am • New York, NY Class of 2000 • #11847

My deepest condolences to all at Virgina Tech and to all the Families and Friends who have lost a loved one.  My Heart and Prayers are sent out forth to all of you.  Much love is being sent your way from Texas.

Tiffany Pool

April 18, 2007, 10:14am • Mesquite, Tx. • #11848

"Those who are loved do not die. They live forever in our hearts.”

I am an alumna from University of Maryland and would like to extend my condolences to the familes and friends of the victims of this tragedy, as well as the entire Virginia Tech family. The UMD community’s thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • New York, NY • #11849

My deepest sympathies for all the family and friends of the victims.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Today we are all Hokies, today we all wear maroon and gold, today we all stand with you in this time of mourning.

“Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond

“Perhaps they are not the 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.” ~Author Unknown

“Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep”
by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Fairfax, VA • #11850

I would like to express my extreme sorrow at the events that took place at VA Tech on April 16th. The students, faculty, alumni, and families are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Falls Church, Virginia • #11851

This is a very sad time for all of the families of the victims as well as the community. I could not begin to imagine the pain, and geif all of you are feeling during this time.  It is with deepest sympathy that my heart goes out to all of you. May God give you the peace through prayers lifted up for the families and community to carry on right now. May the memories of your loved one help you thru this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Gainesville, GA • #11852

My deepest sympathy to the Virginia Tech Families.  This has deeply touched so many people across the nation.  May your spirit never break & strengthen as we all find some way to move forward some how.

A. Pencola

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Raleigh, NC • #11853

I want everyone who has been affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech to know that we grieve with you as a whole country.  As President Bush said, people who have never met you are praying for you all.  We would like you to know that we really and truly are.

Our sympathy is strongly shared from our hearts to the families of the innocent victims.

We love you and grieve with you.

Mrs. Amendola’s class
Brookwood High School

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Snellville, GA • #11854

My heart, tears and prayers are with all the victims and their families, friends and fellow students. Also to all of the employees VPI and the citizens of Blacksburg.
Pat Burton

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Henrico County, Virginia • #11855

My prayers are with you all, there are no words to discribe the loss of a love one.

I was thinking of a way that might help students, teachers, and staff inside schools to communicate better.

I believe that the best and most rapid way to communicate to all students is by putting electronic signs in every hallway, classroom, office, and students dorms that can display graphics and text messages.

Electronic signs can send messages quick to students and teachers and alert them of any emergency situation.  I hope my idea will be of some help to Virginia Tech and schools.

Again, my prayers are with you all

When the tunnel is dark and scary
There is hope & you will see light

by: Jessica B. Sampson

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Loganville, Georgia • #11856

I and my friends are all in deep sorrow when we hearded the news.We can’t believe that one can do that without any feeling.
The world lose you,your family may lose the world.
God stand by your side,I do the pray for all @kind-hearted human being forever.

HuiYue@yokohama

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • China • #11857

I was really surprised to hear the tragic news about Virgina Tech yesterday.
Still, it is hard to admit as true. 

I don’t know all the individuals who were victimized by the incident.
Yet, I wish to express heartful condolences to each and every victim and their families in deep sorrow. 

May God bless them and Virgina Tech.

Lim

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Seoul, Korea • #11858

You all, who this tragedy consering are in my thoughts and prayers...My deepest condolences.

Trzymajcie siê
Tom

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Poland • #11859

I am so very sorry for your lost.  Love will get you through this difficult time.  Remember you are not alone, we all mourn with you.  May your heart be comforted by peace and light.

Talya, Don, Mia

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Walnut Creek, Ca • #11860

To you all,

I am deeply sorry for all that has happened. I sit here at work and feel such sorrow and can’t begin to wonder the pain all of you must be feeling.. the loss of a friend or family member. God is always watching and helping us through this hard time. Know he is there to talk to and help you grieve. Time will go on but the memories will last forever. Don’t see this as them being past.. but think of them always being by your side. An angel…

~Cathy Delgado~

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Milwaukee, Wiscosin • #11861

I am a mother, grandmother and wife. I have spoke a little kinder, a little longer and hugged just for hugging today. My prayers are with the victims and families, including the family of the shooter. I cannot imagine your pain but do know that God will see you through.

If God brings you to it;
He will bring you through it.

Sheila

April 18, 2007, 10:15am • Big Clfity KY • #11862

I am the caretaker of Braintree College in England, Please send our condolences and thoughts to all, and we wish you well in the future.
Thinking of you all, Dave Rogers and family

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • England • #11863

god bless you all keep ya head up and remember those lost are in a better place now

our hugs prayers and condolences goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy

christina(22) & lil marlik (7months)

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • philadelphia,pa • #11864

Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolences for the lost of precious lives at Virginia Tech.  As parents, our hearts of love and compassion goes out to everyone who was affected by this tragedy.  May God continue to bless you and vie you strength.

Louie & Mable
Houston, Texas

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Houston, Texas • #11865

I am still numb from this tragedy and my eyes starting watering when someone mentions Virginia Tech. It seems like when things like this happen, it is at some other school I have never heard of. When it happens at a school you know well and have friends that work there, it has a different meaning. My thoughts and prayers are with the campus and the families affected by this unnecessary act.

Working in residence life for over 10 years you never expect anything like this to happen on your campus or in your hall. It hit me the hardest when I heard of the brave RA who was killed. He was only there to help and lost his life. I work with RAs every day and cannot imagine this ever happening to them.

Virginia Tech, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you heal from this tragedy. And special thoughts go out to my colleagues in residence life as they attempt to comfort their residents, their staff, and the families. Please remember while you are thinking about and supporting others which we all tend to do, do not forget to take care of yourself. Take a moment to express your grief and sorrow. It will only make you stronger when supporting others.

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Savannah, GA • #11866

When soldiers die in combat, they receive medals and respect. Those who died at VA Tech didn’t receive any medals, but they receive my respect on the behalf of the African people. May they receive a medal in our hearths. Rest in Peace,you’ll never be forgotten.

borisngadjui@yahoo.fr

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Hamden, CT • #11867

The world has come together and is praying for everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.  As said in the convocation, we will heal...but we will never forget.  It’s amazing to learn about the lives of these victims—these beautiful, heroic people.  They will forever be remembered in our hearts.

God Bless Virginia Tech!

Allison
‘02 Hokie

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Portsmouth, VA • #11868

I continue to hold your entire campus in my thoughts and prayers.  Hold tight to eachother. I believe your campus and administration did the best they could with the information they had. It’s terrible something more could not have been done to prevent this tragedy and it cannot be understood.  We are all grieving with you.
- a student from Slippery Rock University

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Slippery Rock, PA • #11869

I am writing with the deepest sorrow about the events that rocked the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech. My father, a proud 1966 Grad of VPI, was brought to his knees aching for his alma mater. My family has an emotional call for the speedy healing, emotional and physical, is underway. We will remember all of you and pray for a renewal of your spirits. God Bless you, Hokie Nation!

Sincerely,

Nathan, Sherry & Sophie McCreary

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Powder Springs, Georgia • #11870

In your time of grief you have carried yourselves with grace and dignity.  Please know we are praying for you, that peace and healing will follow.

The Dahl Family

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Bridgewater, NJ USA • #11871

Through the darkest hours
that man does know
It is our prayer and hope
that peace will grow

For the fallen; the standing
Our hearts and our prayers
Are with you for strength
Will be with you fore’er

Michael Lucius

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Palestine, Texas • #11872

Working at a University and being surrounded daily by college students I can not image the heartache and sorrow everyone is going through. Know that my thoughts and prayers have been with the entire VT community and the families of those lost. God Bless.
-M

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Bucknell University Lewisburg,PA • #11873

As a VT alumni who graduated more than 20 years ago, I am so deeply saddened by this tragic event. To see such horror take place at that beautiful campus, which holds so many great memories for me, is so overwhelming. There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for the families & friends of those whose lives were taken so violently.  As a mother of three, I just can’t imagine the pain of losing a child. May God comfort you during this most trying time.  And I thank those faculty members who acted so heroically, some sacrificing their own lives, to do what they could to save the lives of their students. Your heroism will never be forgotten. May it be some comfort to all of those families affected by this tragedy to know that so many people have you in their prayers. 

Amidst all of this sadness, I am still proud to be a Hokie, & am so very proud of the students & staff at VT in how they have handled this situation. My thoughts & prayers are with you all now & forever.

Susan
VT ‘86

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Rockville, MD • #11874

In this time of grief, something so needless;it’s beyond belief.  You don’t know why it has happened. Just know that the world is at your beckon.  Everyone’s hearts are with you now.  Especially parents with children getting ready for college.  Look to God and keep your faith; knowing you’ll see each other again someday.
With heartfelt tears and prayers to all families that had loved ones killed and to the injured.

God Bless you all!!
Teresa Blake

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Milan, KS USA • #11875

To the Virginia Tech Community,

I could not let this opportunity pass to express how deeply saddened I am by this tragedy.  My thoughts and heartfelt prayers are extended to all within this community.  I pray for healing and understanding for those affected by this horrific tragedy.  Life is but a dream…

Tami Kinsler & Family
(native Virginian)

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Laurel, MD • #11876

I would like to express my condolences to all of the families and friends who have lost a loved one in this terrible tragedy.  My thoughts are with the students and faculty of Virginia Tech, God bless.

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Massapequa Park, NY • #11877

My deepest condolences to all the families of the victims of monday’s tragedy. Words cannot express my utter sadness and shock. Please know that you have a world of support and prayer. May God bless you and bring you comfort in this time of mourning. The nation of Trinidad & Tobago Mourns with you.
Kevin

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Trinidad • #11878

my deepest condolences to all of you, there’s nothing I can do but pray for those whom have died or are injured and those whom has survived. Spain is shocked by this terrible event, and we are with you.

Mariona

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Barcelona-Spain • #11879

Our family expresses our deepest condolences to all students, families, relatives, and friends who are affected in this tragic event.

There’s no words to describe how much pain you’ve all been through.  Please be guided that there’s always a light.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe and Carol Pangilinan

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Wheeling, WV • #11880

God bless the families and VT community and help them through this terible tradgedy.

April 18, 2007, 10:16am • Boston, MA • #11881

My deepest condolences to all of you. We went through the same horror in 2001 when a mentally ill shot 14 members of our parliament.

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Zug, Switzerland • #11882

May you find peace in this time of pain…
Greetings from Germany

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Germany, NRW • #11883

It is hard to comprehend this type of loss.  I feel immense sadness and compassion for the victims and their families.  I pray for their mental well-being during a time of such excruciating pain.  I pray that as a collective, we all choose to respond with compassion for all involved, rather than breed more fear and hate into this world.  Let us carry forward the memories and energies of those that were lost by wrapping ourselves in the love they left behind.  Love energy is eternal.  It heals and gives us hope.

Alethea

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Landenberg, PA • #11884

I would like to express my deepest sorrow to everyone in Blacksburg and at Virginia Tech and the families at this time.  I am so sorry that you must go thru this.  Stay strong, together you will survive.  May God be with you now and always and in his love find peace.

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Lake Charles, La • #11885

To the community of Virginia Tech,

I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.  I had the privilege to be on your beautiful campus last year for my nieces graduation. It truly IS a wonderful place.  The Hokie community is very strong. I have never seen people more dedicated to their college than my niece and her friends. 

Be Strong
Bonnie T.

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Traverse City, Michigan • #11886

My name is Eslam Gouda and I am a student at the American University of Sharjah—located in the UAE. I want to present my deepest condolences to all of Virginia Tech University; to all who lost friends and love ones in the terrible massacre at your great university. Although my friends and I at the American University of Sharjah don’t have any friends at your university, we feel very sad for what happened to the students there; we feel that it’s our duty as university students to be together at bad times; we feel that we need each other and we must stand together in front of tragic incidents. So, please inform the rest of the students at Virginia Tech that our hearts are with them and we hope that days can recover what victims’ families and friends are feeling right now.

Eslam Gouda
Student at the American University of Sharjah

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • United Arab Emirates- Sharjah • #11887

Hi, I am Steven Bowen Wong, from Singapore study at Singapore Polytechnic. Despite it far from you all. I heard the new from our local news. Its very shocking to hear that. It happen again.

Glad and happy that you all are united to stand togather. I hope you all will continue to be united and don’t forget your close friends around you.

Encourage the South Korea students who are scare to stay in that place and Comfort them. Its not their wrong. Come with God’s love to them. Hope you all be RACIAL HARMONY like Singapore. Who we have Chinese, Malay, Indian, and others races from all over the world. We live together as one united. As God have said, in the Bible.

Romans 5:5 (New King James Version)
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love
of God has been poured out in our hearts by
the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

My deepest condolences to the victims. To the people and the families who are emotional hurt and spiritual hurt. I pray that God will be with this people and send help to this people to comfort them.

May God bless the families and friends whom have lose their friends and children.

Shalom.

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Singapore • #11888

Our family would like to express our profound sadness and heartfelt prayers to all of those affected by this tragic event.  We grieve with you.  We want all of you to know that we cherish the memories of those lost, offer our prayers and good wishes for a speedy recovery of all of the wounded, and offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Withers and Family
VT 1976

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Reston, Virginia • #11889

Dear All,
It is difficult to describe the state of mind we all are going through because of this horrible tragedy. The joyful and cheerful faces turned into sorrow and grief. I want to express my thoughts and prayers to all of the families and friends of those whom have lost loved ones and for those who have been injured. Every one know that whatever happened is irreversible. But the real thing is fight against this situation and we should come out of this situation as a winner. The wounds are deep and may take long time to heel. What we can do is pray to GOD for peaceful world and feeling of brotherhood. May GOD bless us all. Thank you very much for being so strong in this difficult situation.
Sukhwinder Aulakh

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • blacksburg VA USA • #11890

I would like to let all of ya’ll around at Virginia Tech friends and family members and students who have lost a loved one or a friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. My God Bless you and keep you always!!!!

Cierra Moles

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Gate City, Virginia • #11891

May GOd Bless all who are lost in the shooting. God has a special plan for all of them. i will lift you up in my prayers and God will help you through this.

Mary Kendrick

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Kingsport Tenneesse • #11892

To all VT students, family, and faculty, I don’t believe there are words that can ease your pain. Just know that America continues to pray for you all and we are saddened by this horrible act of violence against your community. May God bless you and help you through this time of darkness.

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Memphis, TN • #11893

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;--

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - taken from The Psalms of Life

Our deepest condolences to the families of the students and faculty who lost their lives in this horrendous tragedy. For the students and faculty who were injured we send out prayers for your recovery.

Tina & Rodger Laws

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Florida • #11894

May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars! God bless each and every one of you! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

April 18, 2007, 10:17am • Sicklerville, NJ • #11895