Condolences, April 18, 2007

I am an alumnus of Virginia Tech, living halfway around the earth in Pune, India. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to the families of those bereaved. This incident has truly shocked us. It is truly tragic that so many young people were snuffed out just as they were setting out in their life.

Nandu Madhekar

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Pune, India • #12446

To the entire Virginia Tech Family

My heart goes out to all with my deepest sympathies and well wishes. Stay strong and we will prevail.

We are Virgina Tech !

1984 Alumnus !

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • New York • #12447

Our family reaches out to those families and victims and to all the students and professors. We will continue to remember all of you in our prayers.

Love & God Bless
Thresa, David, Tony, Jonathan

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Omaha , Nebraska • #12448

To the family and friends of those who senselessly died.  My family and I mourn with you.  We are sooooo sorry for your loss. 

May the strength of the Lord carry you through this tragic time.  You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Jenkins Family

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Sandersville, GA • #12449

May the pride and strength of Virginia Tech carry us all through the difficult days ahead. 

-from the parent of a recent VT graduate, with sincere sympathy to the families of those lost on 4/16/07.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Gaithersburg, MD • #12450

May God bring you all peace! And rest those victim’s soul on peace!

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Addis Ababa • #12451

Having lost a son and recently my husband my heart is heavily burdened and filled with comfort for all the families and their loss at VT. My heart is also heavy for the family of Cho Seung-Hui. His parents must be divasted and puzzled as to how their pride, their son could do such a horrific thing as they too grieve a loss. May God wrap his arms around all, comfort all as the days progress, and caress those injured back to good health.
With Heartfelt sympathies,
The Hammerberg Families

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Plainfield, Illinois • #12452

My thoughts and prayers are with you, the family and friends of those who were lost and injured.  I pray that you will all find comfort in each other.  I pray that your good memories of those that were lost will soon overshadow the sorrow you feel now. 

Believe,
Susan Burroughs

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Mobile, Alabama • #12453

I just want everyone to know that all the families that lost love ones during this tradegy yaw are all in my thoughts and prayers. It is so sad to know that so many young people lost their lives on Monday, and the saddest part was when they woke up on Monday morning they had no idea that it was their last day. I pray for everyone when you feel as if all hope is gone look up to Heaven and you will be able to know all of them are looking down on you and protecting you to this very day. I pray that the students at VA Tech will be strong when they step back into the doors at their college. I just pray that everyones family that lost a love one will be strong and I know it is a hard time but always remember God is here and he will get you through your struggles. SOMEBODY IS PRAYING YOU THROUGH!!!! THE WHOLE WORLD IS!! Just remeber You can do all things through Christ which strenghts you!! PHILLIPIANS 4:13 God Strong and powerful and he will get everyone through this time in need!

JUST WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!!
Beth 16 years old

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • GA • #12454

I wish all of the families, friends, students and faculty my deepest sympathy for the tragic events on Monday.  Virginia Tech is in everyone’s thoughts, and Hokie Pride in everyone’s hearts.

David Johnson

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • UW-Stout Menomonie, WI • #12455

To the Families and School,

Blessings and prayers to you and yours.  I can’t express the love, peace, prayer warriors that are hopeful to help you weather this storm. My family is crying out loud for the savior to help comfort you in your time of need. May time heal your heart. Hold on to GOD’s unchanging hand. From: Jones’s Family of DC, MD, & VA.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Washington DC, Prince Georges County • #12456

As a VT Alumni, I am overwhelmed with sadness at the event that occurred on our campus.  My prayers are with each of the victim’s families, the students, staff, and other Tech alumni. I also have to say that I have never been so proud of our school and the students as I have been these last few days with their actions, intelligence, and pure emotion.  They have stayed strong throughout this tragedy and remained loyal Hokies - what a community.  It makes me prouder than ever to be a Hokie.

Michelle
VT - 1996

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Charlotte, NC • #12457

My thoughts and prayers are with every indidivual whose lives were shattered by this senseless act.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • West Chester, PA • #12458

Let’s pray that we all learn to love each other and realize that every one of us extremely special.  We need to stop hurting each other.  If there is anyone out there that needs attention, love, acceptance, a friend, etc. like Cho did, let’s give them that because no one can live and be happy with out feeling loved and wanted.  Let’s be kind and understanding to each other.

Kindness and Love,
Monika M.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • #12459

I want to express my profound sorrow to all the families and friends of all whom have lost love ones in this tragic events. This tragedy have touch the world, and i know that Virginia Tech will move forward. We will keep every one on our prayers, “May God watch over you all and bring you peace somehow during this awful tragedy”
Marquis & Sharon
4/18/07

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Hamilton,Ohio USA • #12460

Our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives Monday. There are no words that will take away the pain of losing someone, whether it be your child or your friend.  Peace be with each of you.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Bryan, Texas • #12461

I would also like to express my condolences to the family and friends of all the victims involved in this tragedy, even the family of the shooter, whom are not to blame for this terribly sad incident. Please lets not recent anyone, because we have to learn to forgive and at least lets find hope by knowing that the victims will be in a better place with God. Don’t worry, you may cry now because it helps to let all those feelings out, but with the love of God and the rest of your family YOU WILL FIND PEACE. AND remember, the loved ones that you have lost WILL ALWAYS BE THERE. It will just take some time for you to understand that rightnow. BE PATIENT and always express your love to your family and friends because you never know if you will live to do it tomorrow. May you all find peace in your hearts.

With love,
Paloma :-)

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Alexandria, VA • #12462

My heartfelt condolences go out to all those affected by this terrible tragedy. I pray for the victims, their families, as well as the Cho family. What horror has happened here.

May we all learn from this and use this as an opportunity to build love and care amongst all the people of this world.

God bless.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Hong Kong • #12463

My school and I want to express our depest sympathy for your loses at Virginia Tech this past Monday.  I can’t imagine how much pain and grief, your school is going through and we know that rebuilding after something this big, is hard, but our prayers are with you.  I hope your school is stronger because of what happened.  You will remain in our thoughts and prayers through these hard times.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Oak Hill, WV • #12464

As a family of a 2002 graduate of your wonderful university - we are praying for friends to comfort you, your faith to uphold you, and loving memories of those lost to help you smile again.  Know that our thoughts and all our prayers are with each and every one of you.  With our sincerest sympathy.
The Mielinski Family

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Upton, Massachusetts • #12465

We are extremely sorry to hear about the unfortunate killings which took place on the University Campus at Virginia Tech.  We have been following the news from this part of the world and feel deeply sorry for those who have lost their loved ones during this senseless tragedy.  May God be with you all and give you the courage to get through this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Hong Kong • #12466

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this terrible act of violence. I wish you strength and peace of mind in the coming days.

Mike Allen

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Des Moines, Iowa USA • #12467

Please be strong and may God bless all of your hearts.  I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through and if sending my condolences is the only way that I, as an individual can lend a hand in the healing process, than I send you all of my condolences.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Please be strong and may God bless all of your hearts.

With sympathy,
Kesha

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Forney, TX • #12468

My condolences and prayers to all the friends, families and people affected by this horrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Lubbock, TX • #12469

There are no words that can make sense of what is senseless by definition. But I have observed - certainly long before this horrible incident - the pride and spirit of community that Virginia Tech alumni and students share. That’s part of what makes this so tragic - is that the pain runs like a shockwave through the Hokie Nation. But what allows the pain to flow is already showing its promise for the healing of all those impacted by the horror of 4/16. It is a beautiful thing to see the students and alumni coming together to provide support in these darkest of days - and gives us all confidence that the VT community will only be made stronger as a result. My sincere condolences to all those that have been impacted.

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • Leesburg, Virginia • #12470

i attended va tech in 83-85 and grow up very close to there.. i am shocked and deeply saddened by this tragedy.. i hope and pray the school will rise up and not let this become the defining element for va tech.. i hold the school and the community in my prayers and will forever be saddened by this event.. i have faith va tech will rise above and hopefully help this from ever happening again… god bless the va tech family and all the families and friends of the victims and injured.. we are hokies......

April 18, 2007, 10:47am • terese monroe nc • #12471

To all the familys who lost loved ones..i am deeply sorry for your lost..i send my condolences to your family..im prayin for each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • North va • #12472

Dear All at Virginia Tech

Our thoughts and prayers are with you from Sale, Cheshire in the UK. 
Be strong for those left behind and honour those who have passed.

God Bless.
The Wood family
Andrew, Kathryn and Finley x

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Sale, Cheshire, England • #12473

"I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you”
-Isaiah 66:12-14

We are praying for the Virginia Tech community in this time of grief. May God bless you and hold you in the palm of His hand.

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Austin, TX • #12474

First of all, let me start off with saying, I am truly sorry and stricten with sadness from the news that I heard on Monday.  I can’t even start to try to imagine how all of you at Virginia Tech are feeling and what you guys are thinking right now.  If you keep trusting GOD, he will bring you through this battle that each and every one of you are faced with right now.  Although the students and teachers that lost their lives were just that......students and teachers, they were also a part of your extended family.  You saw these people every day, and come to know, love, and respect them more than you thought you probably would.  Just remember, GOD will not put you up against anything that you can not overcome.  It’s going to be hard to try to get over such a tragedy, but talk to whomever you need to, to let it out........parents, teachers, pastors, counselors, etc.  Each and every one of you..students, faculty, staff, family, etc. are in our thoughts and prayers.  We Love You and we are praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Scottsboro, Alabama • #12475

I would like to share my condolences.  Your pain must be deep and unimaginable.  The only words I can give you is that I am praying for you and thinking about you.

Rob Harvester

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Newton, Kansas • #12476

I cried myself to sleep last night, yet I didn’t know a soul at your college.

I’ve always dreamed of going to college but never had the opportunity.  My family was unable to pay for my education and were not educated enough to help me find the resources out there to get me there.

I used to dream when I was in high school of being able to walk on the green grass of Virginia Tech and just to be able to belong to such an outstanding college.  My dream never came true.

Just remember this, those students who were gunned down so randomly and cruely, at the very least, the very least, walked on the green, green grass of Virginia Tech if not but for a moment in time. 

God, has given me another calling, to raise two daughters who someday with the Grace Of God attend your remarkable college Virginia Tech! Those innocent people will all have a place in heaven for I know there is a plan for all of us!

Harden Not Your Heart an Pray for the Sick!
Love,
The Fallon Family

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Jackson, New Jersey • #12477

My heart goes to all families and friends that losts a loved one.. I pray for their peace.. I pray for their strenght.. I pray…
I am a former international student from Poland that used to attended one of the Tennessee’s universities.. 
I am a former student and a college graduate..
I am a fireigner..
I just became a permanet resident..
but mostly, I am a mother..
I can’t inagine loosing a child.. My dear mothers and fathers, I pray for you so God can take your pain away… and so he can take care of your child.. and so he can bring you peace… My heart goes to you… and my tears for such a clueless crime…

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Barbara Nashville, TN/Gdansk, Poland • #12478

My heart is so sad from this tragic event! My prayers go out to families, friends, and the entire Blacksburg community. I pray that God gives you the strength to get thru this very difficult time. God Bless the Hokies!!

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Harrisonburg, VA • #12479

Dear, My Friends:

My family would like to express to your community our deepest condolences. I want you to know that you are all in our prayers and we will continue to pray for each and every family member and friend that has been affected. May God bring you all peace and comfort as you grieve.

God Bless You
Romero Family

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Willimantic, Connecticut USA • #12480

I’m sorry.

I would have gladly traded places with any one of the victims.

Sometimes there really aren’t enough words.

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • #12481

To all the people at Virginia Tech and all the ones who might have lost a special someone this must be very hard for each and every one of you...i just want you all to know how much pain people are feeling for you. Just know that everyone around here is rooting for you so just stay strong and we know everyone can get through this horrible tragedy.

Stephanie King
Oak Hill High School

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Oak Hill, West Virginia • #12482

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning.  May God bless you and give you peace that passes all understanding.  You will be in my prayers ALWAYS!

Casey

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Lindale, Texas • #12483

All my pray go to the famillies and friend!

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • CA • #12484

Words cannot express the deep sadness I feel nor of the sympathy I have for the familes and victims. I am an alumni of VT 86 and 88 but these past few days, the whole world felt like almini. We cried and cared together. I would hope the seniors and grad students graduating soon will find solice and comfort as they depart and go there separate ways. Stick together, comfort one another and speak out. We, the alumni and the world have shoulders for crying on, ears to bend, and hands to help. My burden is light so lean on me if you need to.

John Piggott
Class of 86
G-Squadron VTCC-85
geojohn0011@yahoo.com

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Stephens City, VA • #12485

Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on earth
Tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on earth !

mis oraciones para ustedes, mucha fortaleza en Xto.-

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Guatemala • #12486

I am sorry to hear about your loses at Virginia Tech this Monday.  I hope that someday the school and the people involed with this tradgedy can move forward with their lives.

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Oak Hill WV • #12487

May the incredible strength the VT community exhibited from the start of the tragedy continue to lift up the students, faculty, family and friends of VT through this difficult time.

Andrea and Patrick

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Plainsboro, NJ • #12488

To the Virginia Tech Family:

My mom and dad graduated from VT, and my aunt works at VT.  Our whole lives have been surrounded by Virginia Tech.  It is one of the best places to live and grow up.  I send you all of my sincerest condolences.  The Virginia Tech community will be in my thoughts and prayers for a long time.  Go HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Darlington, SC • #12489

Although many miles from the tragedy, my heart goes out deeply for the families of the victims. It’s more heartwreckening because it was a sensless and selfish act of murder by someone who was better off never put on this earth. I am deeply bothered by this event and i pray continually for the families of those students killed. I hope God’s guidance will help them provail through this tough time.

Joseph

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • New York City • #12490

Our family extends our deepest sympathy and love for the wonderful, heroic victims and their loved ones, the emergency personnel and Hokie Nation.
A great institution, Virginia Tech will grieve, endure and prevail while immortalizing the cherised fallen.
The world marvels at the life-affirming spirit, cohesion and selflessness of the diverse, multicultural Hokie community.
T Craig Derian
Jennnifer Stauss

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Chapel Hill, North Carolina • #12491

As a Washington and Lee University graduate, I was shocked to learn of the tragedy at our neighboring institution. My deepest sympathies go to the families and friends of those who were lost. I hope you will take comfort in knowing you are surrounded by prayer.

Rachel
W&L 2002

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • New Orleans, LA • #12492

My condolences to those affected by this tragedy, my prayers go out to you.

My best memories come from attending VA Tech and this act was very shocking.

Gudbjorn

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Reykjavík, Iceland • #12493

Sharing our prayers with you makes our sorrow for you easier.  May God hold you up through this terrible time and may you live with the wonderful memories your loved ones created for you.  God be with you all.

Wanda Morgan

April 18, 2007, 10:48am • Nixa, Missouri • #12494

To the Virginia Tech Family and Community,

We just want you to know that our family holds every one of you in our hearts.  We will continue to lift you up in prayer each day that you may find strength, courage, and comfort during the coming days and weeks.

With love and prayers,
Marcy
TA, Texas Tech University

April 18, 2007, 10:49am • Lubbock, TX • #12495