Condolences, April 18, 2007

Dear Virginia Tech.,
Sorry about your loss. We hope it doesn’t happen again. We’re making cards and letters to ask if you are okay and we are making donations. We feel sorry for you and for what happened to Virginia Tech.

Sincerly,
Akram Omer and Christian Sarabia
forth grade students

April 18, 2007, 10:43am • Alexandria,VA • #12396

I would like to express my condolences to those who have lost a child, parent, loved one in this Unbelievable tragedy! G-d is with you all… Keep it stronge and let the good memories with your loved ones bring you the strength…
My regards to those who lost loved ones!!!

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • New York City • #12397

My thoughts and prayers are with each student, faculty, staff, and families during this time.  Each of you have suffered a tragedy that few can understand or have lived.  Students:  Keep your goals in mind, do not let this evil keep you down.  We will always remember what happened on April 16th, and we will always look for a resolution.  May each person at VT have the comfort of knowing that we are here for you and stand with you as a community, state, and country. 

Jamie S.
University of Missouri-Columbia

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • Columbia, MO USA • #12398

To everyone at Virginia Tech, Students, Faculty and Families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this terrible tragedy.
Sincerest Condolences

Amanda and Daren Bancroft

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • Manchester, England • #12399

I would like to share my condolences from myself, family, friends & college community. I’m a British male who is very deeply saddened as i always love every year when i get to visit America which i find is such a warm welcoming place for me. I couldn’t believe the news when i heard it on our local BBC news. I’d like to say i’m deeply sorry to the families that have lost a loved one it’s something that would be hard for them to even understand what’s happened. In England we never have such crimes within’ a educational area but we are opposite with knife crime which isn’t near the extent to that of VT.

We all send our prayers and thoughts out to the victims, families, friends and the students/staff of VT. We will remember these people that were working for a better future because they shall never be forgotten. GOD BLESS VT!!

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • Manchester, England, United Kingdom • #12400

I’m so sorry for the losses that took place on your beautiful campus.  It’s great to see the rest of not only the school, but also the community come together to support each other.  Keep your heads up, keep moving forward, and remember that you are Virginia Tech Hokies.  God Bless each and every one of you.
Andy Wade

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • Rome, GA • #12401

London, is thinking of you

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • United Kingdom • #12402

I would like to express my deep sorrow and respect to the families of the victims of this horrifying event.  I would also like to express the pride that I feel being part of a state that has so quickly begun to assist in the recovery of VT campus.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all parties involved during this trying time.

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • DeWitt, VA • #12403

Our thoughts and prayer are with all the families that lost loves ones, as well as the injured.  May you find peace and forgiveness in your hearts, and may God bless and be with you through these tragic times.

God Bless,
Kim & Gwen Moore & Family

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • Bristow, Virginia • #12404

Dear VT students, faculty, alumni, families and friends,

My heart felt condolences and prayers to all of you.  My tears have been flowing with sorrow over this horrible tragedy.  You are all in my heart and prayers.
Joan Latauskas
BC ‘86

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • Byfield, MA • #12405

God Bless the Hokies.

My heart aches for you.  Last night I watched part of your rally on campus and your strength and faith illuminated the darkness.

Phillip Suhadolnik

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • Issaquah, Washington • #12406

Dear,

I’m here half-round of the Earth far away from you but I still hear your souls praying to all your pitiful dears. For me, you are all my friends, my brothers and sisters of the world family. We all know that it is time we say goodbye to them and we also know that they will soon come back to us as their new mission begin on Earth. Let’s fight for the right and peace on Earth by our true love and goodness. Let’s be encourage and confident. We all have strength and it’s our mission to save the world, to creat a peaceful planet… Hope you all get my words.

Your dear.

HieuBT

April 18, 2007, 10:44am • #12407

To the Virginia Tech family, may God hold you in the palm of his hand during this difficult time and help all the world to heal from this tradgedy.  We all mourn for those that we have lost and for the many who have had their lives changed as a result of this event.  Always remember to love one another and cherrish each day as though it were the last.  You are in the prayers of the world community.  John Raidt and Family.

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • STAMFORD, CT • #12408

I’M FREE

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Janet C. NY • #12409

May a light always shine for those who lost their loved ones .. my thoughts are with you.

Carina Haller

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Kufstein, Austria • #12410

To the victims of this horrible tragedy, we pray that God keeps you by his side.  For the families of those killed, we pray that God gives you the courage to continue living.  Your children were not in the wrong place at the wrong time.  School is not supposed to be a wrong place.  The shooter was in the wrong place.  We will hold you in our prayers and offer our sincerest condolences. 

It is not just the deaths that are the tragedy,
There has also been a murder of potential.
These students one day could’ve discovered a cure,
Or Became President of the U.S.A.,
They would’ve gotten married, had kids…
They would’ve had a chance to grow old with whom they love.
But tragedy cut their lives short,
And we will continue to pray for everyone forever and ever, and keep them in our hearts.

Kiran Singh
Winnipeg, MB Canada

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Winnipeg, Canada • #12411

One cannot even begin to imagine what the victims and their families are going through, but please know that my family and I are praying for all of you.  Seek Peace and Love.

With love and deepest sympathies,
The Wilcox Family (Jim, Lisa, Katie and Josh)

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Merrimack, NH • #12412

All of my prayers go out to those who are trying to live through this tragedy.When I saw the news reports, I was upset, sad, tearful and emotional.Now that I see the beautiful faces that go will this horrible act of violence, I am angry.These young adults had their lives ahead of them and in an instant, it’s gone.We should re-think our gun laws. It is obvious they are available for the wrong people. May GOD bless us all.

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Tampa,Florida/USA • #12413

To all of the families who lost love ones you have our deepest condolences. In times like these the best advice I can give at a time like this is pray. Its time to start praying lets let go and let GOD. LOVE THE WILLIAMS FAMILY!

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Dallas, Tx /U.S • #12414

Dear All,
Words cannot express the deep sympathy that is in our hearts today, nor can they take away the pain that you are feeling.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Look to The Lord and he will help you find comfort.
Kathy

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Fort Blackmore, VA • #12415

Our hearts are broken - such a tragic loss of 32 lives - we are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to everyone at VT - we also ask for healing thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss - we sincerely hope that all of us learn from this tragedy and that in our learning we find ways to prevent future incidents - The Sharps

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Asheville, North Carolina • #12416

Being a graduate of Virginia Tech, my heart is so overwhelmed with grief.  I cannot even begin to explain how profoundly sorrowful I feel for the victims and their families.  My deepest and most sincere thoughts and prayers are with the families and with all of my fellow Hokies who were each touched by this tragedy.  I know that the God of peace through our Lord Jesus Christ will bring us through this difficult season.  He is bigger and greater than this situation, and my prayer is that all those sharing in this grief will come out only to be stronger.

May God’s blessings and peace be with you all.

Courtney Woodley
c/o 2005

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Chesapeake, VA • #12417

Please know that people everywhere are holding you all in their prayers. As a graduate of Georgia Tech, with a daughter who is now a student at Georgia Tech, we share a bond with Virginia Tech as a member of the ACC and a sister technological school. Our thoughts will be with you all now and in the future, and, as my daughter said, “Today, we are all Hokies”. May God be with you.

Carol Davis
Marietta, Georgia
Georgia Tech alumnus

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Marietta, Georgia • #12418

FROM MY FAMILY TO ALL OF YOURS, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. WE ARE ALL VERY HURT AND SHOCKED AT WHAT HAPPENED. MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES IN THIS TIME OF NEED. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
THE BOBBY FAMILY.

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • SHARON, PA. • #12419

We are just so sorry for all of you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

God Bless, The Parkers

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Lake Orion, Michigan • #12420

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire university community. May you all have the strength to continue through this tragic time and come back stronger. To the families of the victims of Monday’s tragedy, know that God walks with you. “What does not destroy you will make you stronger.”

Micki Ellett SIU ‘95

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Carterville, IL • #12421

It is very tragic incident.Our prayers are with the victims.

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Alexandria, VA • #12422

To all students,staff at Virginia Tech and the families who lost there loved my deepest thoughts are with you. May god give you the strength to never forget but be able to move on to the next day.  GOD LOVE YOU ALl

Laura &Nick Folz

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • New Brunswick Canada • #12423

Courage, dignity, grace under fire are words that come to mind when I’ve watched any Virginia Tech student, staff member or professor being interviewed by the media the last couple of days.
You are truly amazing and the rest of the
country is so proud of you. Please know that the
nation and the world are praying for all of you.
Our hearts - and our tears are with you. God Bless You.

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Winston-Salem, NC • #12424

My prayers and heart felt condolences go out to the families, friends and loved ones of every person that has been affected by this event.

sincerely,
Laura Yoo.

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • queens, new york. • #12425

I cried so much while I was reading this news. I want to send my heartfelt condolences to all ppl who affected, and prayers to all the families and friends of them.
May God give you and the rest of your families’ members the trength and the courage to bear this irreparable lost. I pray for the walvation of the departed souls.
Rest in Peace.

April 18, 2007, 10:45am • Phuong, HaNoi, VietNam. • #12426

Non ci sono parole per cio che è accaduto.....profonde condoglianze a tutti coloro che hanno perso dei cari.....

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • FIRENZE • #12427

We are filled with horror at the terrible waste of talented life, of all ages and races.  Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and their Tech friends. 

We pray you will all find an inner strength to help you overcome the awful memories of Monday 16th.

The vigil was beautiful.  Your friends and tutors would have been very proud of you all.

The Forbes

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • UK • #12428

My prayers and condolences go out the the families and students effected by this terrible tragedy.  I am deeply sadden by the loss that has taken place on April 16, 2007.  May God strengthen each of you during this time.

God bless

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Houston, Texas • #12429

My heart goes out to all of the families and victims at Virginia tech; you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong and the storm will soon past, God is always there and he will help you to be strong whenever you feel sad.

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • altoona, wisconsin • #12430

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, staff, and community of VA Tech University.  Please know that the students of other college and university families unite in extended love and prayers that are being felt for each of you during this horrible time.
Use this terrible tragedy to bond together, form a union a of love and closeness that no one person or acts of terror can possibly destroy.  May God bless and keep you all!! safe!!
Rise above --------Go Hokies!
The Bailey Mountain Cloggers and their families
Mars Hill College
Mars Hill, NC

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Mars Hill NC US • #12431

Watching the coverage of the last two days, I am extremely proud and thankful to be a Hokie. 
Mike Venaglia
Class of ‘82

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Richmond, VA • #12432

To the to the family and friends of the victims, to the students & faculty of Virginia Tech, and to the community of Blacksburg, I send my deepest condolences to all of you during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jenn Gracia

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Staunton, Virginia • #12433

Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. May God Bless each one of you as you come together in the days weeks months and years!
We will never get what happened on the 16th April!
Virginia Tech needs to stay strong together with all the students, staff, teachers who work in the college!

Rachel Carroll

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Co. Dublin Ireland • #12434

To All VT Community
To All Families and Students
To All Families and Faculty

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I can not begin to imagine to your pain and loss.

Give strength to each other. Take strength from each other. Know that people all over the world are giving you strength.

God Bless
Marie Nolan

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Norwood Young America MN • #12435

All though there are no words that could rectify the damage that has been done, i send to you my thought’s and prayers in hope that they will give strength and hope to all those affected by this horrific tragedy. May peace soon be found amongst you all..

A Student from TN

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Pulaksi • #12436

In the memory of all those that have perished in their untimely death. I would like to share my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of all those victims.

We should value our lives and our friends and live on each moment to cheerish it.

I pray to Allah that all those who have left us that their souls rest in peace and the almighty forgive them.

Reza Hafeez (On behalf of my country Bangladesh)

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Bangladesh • #12437

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4.

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Stay Strong and March On!

Love and Hugs,
Vicki

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Germantown, Maryland. • #12438

Es lamentable los crimenes ocurridos en esa Alma Mater, donde contrariamente en vez de fortalecer el espiritu en base del conocimiento, se oscurecio la esperanza de familias enteras, a quienes en nombre de Dios, deseo que les llegue la resignación y pronta curacion y cicratizacion de esas lamentables y laserosas heridas.

Dios los bendiga, y que las Almas de los seres queridos asesinados encuentren Paz Eterna en el Ceno del Palacio Celestial.

M. C. Martín García Leyva y Familia

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Culiacan, Sinaloa México • #12439

Our deepest condolences.  All those touched by this tragedy are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Morinville, Alberta, Canada • #12440

VA Tech students, family, and friends,

Please know that your sorrow is shared and that love and sympathy is streaming out to you from New Orleans. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

Brady
Texas A&M Class of 1997

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • New Orleans, LA • #12441

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. May you all find love in comfort knowing that we are with you all.

Amy, Chris, Ashley, Caitlyn, and CJ Beckwith

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Florence, MA • #12442

We want to express our deepest symphathy to all VA
Tech and families of all the victims. Our thoughts
and prayers go out to all of you. God Bless you all.

Bill, Vi, & MJ

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Las Vegas, Nevada • #12443

Our family has been visiting campuses with our daughter Mallory, a high school junior, interested in engineering. We have planned a visit to VT this summer and, now, more than ever, look forward to being with this loving, caring community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Please know that the nation and the world share your pain and gain strength from the bravery your students, families, faculty and alumni have shown.

Cheryl, Steven, Mallory and Chelsea Lefland

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Croton on Hudson, NY • #12444

As graduates of Virginia Tech, my wife and I were sick to our stomachs as we watched the campus and town that we love so dearly be thrust into the international spotlight for all the wrong reasons.  We were saddened as the number of dead and injured climbed.  We were crushed to hear that the killer was one of our own. 

Yet we are proud as we hear the interviews and stories of heroic students and faculty, and the way family and friends speak of them.  We are humbled by the massive outpouring from people all over the world.  And we are hopeful, as powerful images from the Convocation and Candlelight Vigil fill the TV and spread across the internet, proving the strength and resilience of the Hokie Family.

If this were any other school, any other campus, this would be a horribly sad event.  But to have it happen in and near buildings you know so well; and for it happen to people that are part of the VT family, it’s heartbreaking, and our true feelings cannot be put into words. 

Our thoughts, tears and prayers go out to the families of the deceased and injured.  May the dead rest in peace, and may the injured come back stronger than before. 

We are Virginia Tech.  We are Hokies.  We WILL survive.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 10:46am • Greensboro, NC • #12445