Condolences, April 18, 2007

Let us learn and go forward with a sense of community...console each other and care for each other. May time, friends and memories comfort all the families who have lost a loved one.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Vancouver, Canada • #4881

Dear Virginia Tech,

It’s difficult to write in English but I thought I should do before worried my English.

It’s really sad news. I can not still believe this kind of terrible thing was happened. And I am sorry for not being with you all. I hope you all will get better and take care of everyone of you.

I faithfully send condolences and prayers for all vitims and their family.

W.I, KIM

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • S. Korea • #4882

My condolences to the families and friends of students. This tradegy has shocked all of the world! Please keep on supporting each other… stay united! My prayers with you!

Best Regerads,
Kenan

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Baku, Azerbaijan • #4883

My heart goes out to the students and the families of the students, it has shocked us all over here in Australia, we experienced a similar incident a few years back in Tasmania, it does take a long time to recover but it does happen.
God Bless

Danielle

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Sydney, Australia • #4884

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the victims along with all of my fellow hokies.  There has never been a more difficult day in Blacksburg, but I have never been more proud to be a graduate of Virginia Tech.  Go Hokies.

JB
Class of ‘04

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Porstmouth, VA • #4885

My Prayers and thoughts are with all the students,all faculity,and families.GOD BLESS ALL. jennifer

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • derby,conn, • #4886

My heart goes out to you and your families....Angels are amoung you.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Edmonton, AB, Canada • #4887

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and friends of this horrific tragedy. We pray for your strength and courage as you begin to cope with the loss of such promising loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • Costa Mesa, California • #4888

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 bulsh.... And how many peopel lissen to this sh… form bush.

April 18, 2007, 1:39am • CA • #4889

To: VT, Friends and families, and to all in any way involved! And to this amazingly strong country who morn through this tragedy, I give my deepest sympathy to you all! I am so sorry for what has happend! Just like Columbine, just like 9/11, a tragedy has been put fourth in front of our paths, but with the strangth and commitment from our brothers and sister, we will stand strong, as a nation, as brothers and sister, as a FAMILY..... and together we stand! My prayers go out to you all!!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • HRaabe Montpelier Ohio • #4890

May God and many prayers be with everyone who has endured pain and heartache at this tragic time. As I am also a college student who recently loss a very close friend/sister, remember the great times you had with those you lost and may they be in your hearts forever.
My thoughts and prayers
Becky

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Rio Grande, Ohio • #4891

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who died in this most tragic circumstances. Being a Hokie myself who spent over two years of my life at VA Tech (1987 - 89), the mere thought of this event sends shivers through my body. Coming from a small and remote country like Nepal I felt literally at home at VA Tech and Blacksburg. Prof. G. V. Loganathan was my advisor and teacher and to hear that he is no more in this world is unimaginable. May god give strength to all to come out stronger through this tragedy.

Binay Shah

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Kathmandu, Nepal. • #4892

VaTech Staff and Students,
Words can not truly describe the pain and sadness that I feel for you. I am truly sorry for what has happened to you. I have followed the news reports since yesterday morning and I, too, and sad, angry, and confused about what has happened. You all are in my thoughts and prayers always. God Bless!

-Tristina

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Sistersville, WV USA • #4893

God bless the victims and their families.

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Beijing, China • #4894

To Virginia Tech students, their families, faculty, and alumni:

I could not believe the news on Monday when I heard what had happened.  What a horrible day for everyone affected by this tragedy.  You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly right now.  I hope and pray that with the strength of your families, fellow students, friends, and faculty that the healing can begin.

A Tarheel Fan Born and Bred but keeping you in my prayers through this trying time.

Frances Edwards

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Simpsonville, SC • #4895

i wish my condolences to all victim’s family and friends, may Allah have mercy on them

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Kuwait • #4896

To the families and friends of such precious victims...my deepest and sincerest sympathy and thoughts are with you. Hold on...!

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • QLD Australia • #4897

Rest in peace.
All our Prayers are with you!

God Bless

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Germany, Cologne • #4898

We can never know exactly what you guys have gone through over the last 2 days...What we can do is all come together and find a solution to prevent something like this from ever happening again.

Please know that America is with you in your time of mourning.

God bless each and every one of you and may the angels forever watch over the victims of this tragedy and their families.

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Kalamazoo, MI • #4899

This tragedy has shaken so many around the world and I feel an intense closeness with individuals, families, communities that I don’t even know. My thoughts and prayers are with you all; I’ll be proudly wearing my orange and maroon!

Heather K. Vaughn
University of Arkansas, Senior biology major

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Fayetteville, Arkansas • #4900

I do not know how to express my feeling right now.

Take care and carry on.

Never happen again…

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • P. R. C • #4901

We send our up most and sincere condolences to the family and friends of the Virginia Tech community.Me and my wife send all our love and support to all of the Hokie family. We mourn for all those who lost ther life, or loved ones on Monday the 16th in the worst act of senseless violence that our society has seen in years. These are the times that we must show love and support for all those suffering through this tragedy. We must console and support each other the best we can in this time of hardship and pain; not only as a country, a state,or a college, but as a human beings. Blame no one.Forgive every one.Hate no one

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • RICHMOND VIRGINA/HENRICO • #4902

I want to send my condolences to everyone who was affected by this terrible tragedy.  It saddens me to hear about another school shooting where innocent lives were taken unnecessarily.

I just know deep in my heart that God had a plan for those who lost thier lives in this senseless tragedy.  It is not for us to know why this was to happen but it is for us to know that God is with us during such times of sorrow.

Embrace the fact that all who parished are with the Lord and will no longer have to endure any pain or suffering ever again.  Even knowing this, as an outsider, it still saddens me greatly to think about what happened.  Knowing that such young lives were lost, as well as old, with such promise and knowledge to share with the rest of the world.

My heart goes out to all of you as well as my prayers for strength and comfort to all who need it during this time of mourning.

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Decatur, Indiana • #4903

As a college senior, at Metropolitan State College of Denver, I know how hard it is to have final exams, final papers, final reports, and final presentations.
However I can not imagine how hard it is for the families, friends, and everyone there at VT after a terrible tragedy like this one!
Please know that there are several million people (including college students, like myself) who are praying for you all!
Our hearts go out to everyone there in Virginia who lost loved ones!
God Bless everyone!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:40am • Parker, Colorado • #4904

i pray for each and every one of you who have been effected, i hope the scum rots in hell. this is a day of mourning for all of u, may god be with each and every one of u and may ur angels rest on ur shoulders to wipe away ur tears of sorrow,,,,,

for anyone who needs to talk u can email me at incubus4ever1@yahoo.com

ill be here to listen to anyone of u if u need someone to talk to........

may god be with u

my condolences,
emily

p.s. can anyone tell me where i can send a card to the school?

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • newyork state • #4905

My sincere condolences and prayers to the all of the students, families, friends and faculty of VT. Sadness will linger in the Virginia air for a long time to come. We will never forget those that only remain with us in spirit for eternity.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Midlothian, Virginia • #4906

My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all the families and friends who lost loved ones due to yesterday’s tragedy. I can’t even begin to put into words how I feel and I know that my feelings can’t compare to those of you directly affected by the shootings. All I can do is offer my prayers and let you know that everybody in our country is mourning your loss.
May everyone who lost their lives during the shootings, Rest In Peace.

Marie L. Taylor

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • San Mateo, California • #4907

Dear Va Tech Community,
My thoughts and prayers are for God’s comfort and peace to be with you in the midst of this extreme trial. The loss is devastating and today as I watched your convocation, I cried for the many stories that are contained in this tragedy. I pray for you to see good come out of the evil perpetrated on you and your wonderful school. Go Hokies!

Robin
University of Mary Washington ‘76

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Hamburg, PA • #4908

I was completely shocked when this happened. I imediently stopped doing my work and looked on cnn.com and facebook to see if my friends were ok. Luckily they are, and I have spoke to them all concerning the tradgedy that occured on campus. I believe as a country we should stand together as a whole, not just for a day, week, month, even a year or so, but this event should stand in our minds FOREVER and help prevent this from ever happening. We need to come together as a community not just people of different colors, creeds, races, or sexual orientations and express a true sense of unity of togetherness for no matter what age we are, wheter in pre-school or in nursing homes we are proudly Hokies! Lastly I want to quote an Operation Ivy song entitled “Unity”, “a final word, wait it’s not a call to action we aint no sect we aint no fucking faction unity unity youve heard it all before this time its not exclusive we want to stop a war unity as one stand together
unity evolutions gonna come”

My Prayer and Condolences go out to the families and friends and their families and friends who lost their lives on that tragic day.

Josh

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • CT, U.S.A • #4909

The tears are flowing from all Americans for this unimaginable tragedy.  All of our lives have been changed, once again.  Aside from being in our prayers it would be WONDERFUL if we could all be able to purchase VT tee shirts and hats, not just to raise $$ for the memorial fund, but also to remember those beautiful lives that were taken away too soon and to show our love and support for their families.

We are now ALL ALUMNI of the VT School of Pain and Sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Laguna Hills, California • #4910

I just wake up yesterday when i watched the news ..and i couldn’t believe .Iam from Brazil and use to go to this big University , with a nice campus ...Virginia Tech remind me there ... iam fell soooo sorry for the family’s and friends of those people .
I fell sorry for that guy , he was very sick , sad & unfortunately nobody couldn’t help him .
Peace & Aloha !

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Honolulu -Hi Born in Sao Paulo -Brazil • #4911

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the victims, their families, friends and staff of Virginia Tech. Our hearts deeply go out to you. You will always be remembered. Very sincerely, The Toye family ~~~Mike, Louise, Jenilee, Brian and Josh

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • San Diego, California • #4912

May God Bless you and your Families. I wish all the best to all your families.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Saint Louis, USA • #4913

We were absolutely shocked to hear that this unfortunate incident occurred to the esteemed students and faculty of Virginia Tech. There are no words that can ease the loss.  Our prayers and heart felt emotion pours out to everyone.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • manzanita, oregon • #4914

I was shocked to hear about the shooting. I send nothing but my prayers and condolences to the students of Virgina Tech and all those affected.
- Jessica

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Ottawa, Ontario Canada • #4915

Comme tout le monde en France, je suis réellement choqué et attristé par ce tragique évènement. Mais, outre l’émotion, me viennent tout de suite des questions, dont la première : “Comment est-ce que ce genre d’horreur peut arriver, au 21ème siècle, dans un pays ‘civilisé’, qui se veut si ‘développé’, si ‘avancé’?” Beaucoup de journalistes en Europe font le rapprochement entre la potentialité d’un massacre de ce type aux Etats-Unis, et le droit constitutionnel que possède chaque citoyen américain de se procurer une arme (ou plusieurs!) pour pouvoir se protéger soi-même, se faire justice. Je rajouterai que ce jeune sud-coréen, qui semblait quelque peu en marge de la population estudiantine de Virginia Tech, peut-être pas très bien inséré dans la population américaine aussi, a avoué sur une lettre pré-mortem sa haine d’étudiants affichant de façon ostentatoire leur richesse et leur opulence… Ca n’explique pas un tel évènement, mais s’il-vous-plaît, citoyens d’outre-Atlantique : passée l’émotion, réflechissez, ne vous en prenez pas aux ressortissants d’autres pays par généralisation et, surtout, penchez-vous sur les CAUSES SOCIÉTALES de cette tragédie.
Encore toutes mes condoléances aux familles des victimes.
OM.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Clermont-Ferrand, France. • #4916

I would like to offer my condolences to the VT and Blacksburg communities.  I have 2 children in college and I cannot imagine the greif the families and friends of the victims must feel.  Having lived in Virginia for almost 20 years I know how gracious, friendly, and loving the people there are.  Lean on your friends and family.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Beth
A Virginian at heart.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Columbus, OH • #4917

This is very big tragedy in US colleges history. I hope this should not let anybody down from attending college and schools. It is devastating for parents who were hoping to see their kids graduate and their dreams have just been wiped out..........

Viji Ranganna

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Bangalore, India • #4918

VT Family,

Words can not accurately express my feelings regarding this horrific situation.  The world as a whole has dimmed with the loss of these magnificent, intelligent and beautiful people.  It is my great hope that we all will heal from this; that road is very long and very painful, but know the world is with you.  We cry and ache with you. 

Remain strong, keep your hope alive.  I wish you the best and believe that the “Hokie Spirit” will prevail.

Peace,

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Manasquan, NJ • #4919

To the Virginia Tech Community,
I cannot fathom the pain and loss that you must be feeling at this time.  I am a junior at Austin College in Texas and our Christian fellowship has been in prayer for all of you.  May the Lord continue to put His hand of love, mercy, and grace upon all members of your campus, as well as the families of the victims.  My deepest condolences are with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Sherman, TX • #4920

I know that words cannot or will not replace the lost. I am truly sorry for the tragedy caused by Sueng Cho. I pray for all the parents, sons, daughters, family, and friends that our good Lord Jesus Christ, will bring peace into your hearts and bring a comforting presence throughout your time of grieving. May His love bring healing and understanding to you all. God bless you all!

Joshua

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Miami, FL • #4921

The families and friends of the victims are in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Atlanta, GA • #4922

My whole high school career I have wanted to go to Tech. Watching this whole mess unfold has only made me want to go more that ever!!!! I cannot wait until this fall!!!! HOKIE PRIDE!!!!
Lindsay ‘11

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Virginia • #4923

America stands behind you from its farthest corner.  Rest assured that although your pain is deep, you do not shoulder all of it.  Your hurt is our hurt and your healing will be our community effort.  Stay strong and know you are not alone.

April 18, 2007, 1:41am • Fairbanks, AK • #4924

To everyone at Virginia Tech. My heart goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this awful time. Stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Mount Vernon, Wa. • #4925

Please don’t blame Asians. We are as shocked and as sad as everyone else.

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Seattle, WA, US • #4926

To find the strength will take time,
and in time, I pray YOU will become
strong once again.
Remember the one(s) you loved, liked,
the one(s)with whom you spent a few hours,
or even a few moments ... and don’t really
remember where or why? Remember your child,
the laughs, the goodness, the quirkiness,
the hugs and kisses.
Remember ...that will give YOU and all a life,
a memory and in time your heart will be filled.

I remember my university years and hope that one day YOU will find your strength and remember that which fills your heart and move toward your future endeavours.

I am not a parent, but have seen and known
parents who have lost a child by the “hand”
of another. Please be strong and fill your
heart with the memories they gave you ...
how they made you proud ... and yes,
how they made you laugh.
I hope this for you and my deepest, deepest
sympathy to YOU, all of YOU.

Beata U.

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada • #4927

My prayers are with the entire VT family, I am so sorry for your loss. Look to God and he will give you the strength to get through this troubling time.  Be strong and Be Blessed.

Sincerely,
T. Brown

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • New Orleans, Louisiana • #4928

I am so sorry for all of the horrors you have all had to witness. We have all of you in our prayers, and hope that you can stay strong in this terrible time.

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Ga, usa • #4929

I do not know anyone who goes to VT, I do not even live nearby.  I am a highschool student in Beaverton, OR. In hearing about this tragedy I couldn’t even imagine the pain most of you are feeling, but I cried for everyone. I want to tell those who may have lost someone close to them, and those who lost their lives, you are in my prayers. I am so sorry that this happened and I hope all of the students, staff and family members will find strength. You have not only your own families and communities support, but you have mine, and the worlds.

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Beaverton, OR • #4930