Condolences, April 18, 2007

My family and myself extend our condolences to everyone involved in this situation.  You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers and everyone needs to stick together and work at this as a United Nation.  It has impacted us all!

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Battle Ground, IN USA • #12647

Everytime something like this happens, I am reminded of one of my classmates, Allison Krause, at John F. Kennedy High School, Silver Spring, Md., who went on to attend Kent State University and died there protesting the Vietnam War.  I will never know why the National Guard shot into unarmed students and I am a little surprised no one has mentioned Kent State, for it was the first school to experience violence of this magnitude; but I do remember and will always remember Allison, walking through the halls at Kennedy, big, smart and pretty, attending Mr. Walker’s Art Class where the Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Black Sabbath and Iron Butterfly music blared loudly.  I will always remember her because she is still alive in my mind and in my heart.  I can still hear her voice and remember the good times we shared.  You too will keep your friends and loved ones alive through memories.  They are not dead.  They have just moved on.  Their spirits and souls live on forever in Jesus’ arms and in our minds and in our hearts.  Thank God.

With Love,

Sheila L. Sweeney
Mother of Sophomore, Cheyenne Shoshone Outlaw
at St. John’s University

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Maryland • #12648

MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF THE VICTIMS’FAMILIES, STAFF, STUDENT BODY, AND THE ENTIRE VT COMMUNITY. I PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH AND COURAGE IN THE COMING DAYS AND THAT YOU WILL FEEL THE LOVING ENERGY BEING SENT TO YOU DURING THIS MORE THAN TRAGIC TIME. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Tampa, Florida USA • #12649

From a ‘Hoo to all Hookies --- Peace!

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • West Chester, PA • #12650

"… And in the time of their trouble, when they cried to You, You heard from heaven; And according to Your abundant mercies, You gave them deliverers who saved them from the hands of their enemies.” Nehemiah 9:27

To all Virginia Tech Students, Faculty and Families,
I would like to express my deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this Horrible tragedy.

- Ashley Reice

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Elverson, PA • #12651

For the victims, families, students, faculty and staff of VT:  Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many.  My heart aches for you.
-S

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Charleston, SC • #12652

you are our prayers.  may God give peace and understanding through this very difficult and sad time.

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • fayetteville, ar • #12653

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members, students, faculty, and staff at VT. I am a proud graduate of VT and I am so impressed with the students’ behavior and students’ statements that are being televised.

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Wiseman

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Ocala, FL • #12654

Our world has been rocked and we all feel your pain and sorrow. We are all Hokies now! May the despair and grief you feel now subside with time and the grace of God. Know that we are there for you and will support you through this difficult time.

Let us take this opportunity to affect change in in a positive way to lessen the chance of this ever happening again . . .

Please continue with your studies, your life, your important work and believe that you will come out of this a stronger person.

The Zeiher Family, Ventura, California

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Ventura, California • #12655

IN THE CARE OF THE BEST
33 precious lives a gift from God.
The lost of a loved one is verry hard.
It seems like they were in our lives,for just a minute.
But it felt so good to have them in it.
Pepole I ask when will this stop.
33 lives ended in a single shot.
So go on family get your rest.
You are now in the care of the best.

Thuron-Washington,DC.
morganw3@aol.com

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Washington,Dc • #12656

Para toda la comunidad de la Universidad Politecnica de Virginia, mi mas sentido pesame.
Tengan memoria, recuerden siempre lo ocurrido, y nunca volvera a suceder.

Mis condolencias desde Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Matias.

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Buenos Aires, Argentina • #12657

I AM TRUELY SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPEN TO THE STUDENTS AND STAFF IN VA. TECH..THIS IS REALLY HITTING EVERYONE HARD INCLUDING MYSELF, AND EVEN THOUGH I WASNT THERE FOR THE MEMORIAL SERVICE OR THE VIGIL, I WAS IN MY HOME TUNE IN THE TV, SHARING YOUR PAIN. I MUST SAY THAT THIS IS A TRAGEDY, AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN ALL UNITE AS ONE AND GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER. MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES THAT LOST LOVED ONES, AND ALSO TO THE STAFF AND STUDENTS THAT HAD TO BE APART OF THIS MONSTEROUS ORDEAL. MAY GOD BLESS THE SOULS OF THE VICTIMS AND MAY GOD GIVE YA’LL THE STRENGTH YA’LL NEED. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL UNITE US EVEN MORE AS A NATION...GO HOKIES!!!
GOD BLESS!!!

CARMEN ORTIZ

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • MERIDEN,CT • #12658

To all of the familes, friends, staff, and alumni of Virginia Tech, I send my deepest sympathy.  Please know that a family in Maryland is praying for all of you!

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Maryland • #12659

My heart and prayers go out to the families and friends of those lives were so senselessly taken in this tragedy. 

We ask ourselves why these terrible things happen.  My thoughts go to Liviu Librescu, who must have asked himself why he survived the Holocaust.  Did God want him to someday save the lives of students who several days ago found themselves in a terrible situation? 

May God bless and keep all of you who must now carry on.

Janet Eshbaugh

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Forestdale, MA • #12660

Sending my deepest condoleces to all members of the Virginia Tech community.  I am so sorry.  Courtney Van Houtven

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Duke, Durham, NC • #12661

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 glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
Mary Frye(1932) God’s love to all, Barbara R.

April 18, 2007, 10:57am • Ocala Fl. • #12662

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (I Corinthians 15:50-58)
In the name of Jesus Christ pray,
Shawn Pate

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Cincinnati, Ohio • #12663

To all the family and friends, students, Our deepest heartfelt prayers are with all of you at VT. We are thinking of all of you daily. May God be with you.  Sincerly the Fitzgeralds in Lincoln Nebraska. Rick, Angie, Rob, Megan,and Alyson

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Lincoln Nebraska • #12664

My daughter is an alum. My sons girfriend is a current student. There’s a big Hokie presence here in Hampton Roads. Since this awful news unfolded, I haven’t been able to stop thinking of the school, the wonderful students and faculty, and the good people of Blacksburg that were so open, friendly and helpful during our trips there. I can’t express what I’m feeling. Just know my tears and prayers and heartache go out to you.
~Dennis

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Gloucester, VA • #12665

This could have been any college campus, in any state, therefore our country grives with you.

And from all the Aggies in the Texas A&M University Family, may the Aggie Spirit hold you, keep you, and guide you a day when when the pain subsides.

Gig ‘Em Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • College Station, Texas • #12666

Dear Virginia Tech,
The people that died are in a better place now.  I am really sad because it of what happened.  I hope you feel better.

Sincerely,
Gustavo Ramirez
4th Grade
Cora Kelly School

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Alexandria,VA • #12667

Je suis abasourdi par cette tragedie survenue à Virginia Tech.
Je presente mes condoleances les plus attristées aux parents, amis et connaissances des victimes tombées. I’m very sorry.

Paix à leurs âmes.

Tidiane Traoré

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Abidjan - Côte d'Ivoire • #12668

Peace be with the victims’ families, friends and fellow students and alumni around the world.

Hokie Pride lives on.

Jim Roberts, Class of 1992

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Norfolk, Va. • #12669

I am saddened by this alarming event that took place on Monday. I feel the pain of those students injuried, killed, hurt by the surreal reality of the attacks, and the worried parents. I wish that I could be more of a help, but I am a student at Tallahassee Community College. I pray for the victims families, for the students changed by this event, and the rest of the nation for having been apart of such a horrible attack on the innocent. It brings more light back on Columbine as well. I was extremly young, in the 6th or 7th grade, when Columbine took place. I had no idea what had actually happened. This taking place in a college, a major university, scares the crap out of me.

I would just like to say that I am in complete shock over this, and I Pray for everyone involved.

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Tallahassee, Florida • #12670

To all the families and the whole VT community, we just want to let you know that you are in are in our thoughts as you try to cope with this horrible tragedy.

Sincerely,
Chrissy, Tom, and Brian

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Groton, CT • #12671

Please extend my solidarity with the families, friends, and teachers for this nonsense crime.
I am sure God will hold them all in his hand.
Rodolfo Gonzales J.

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Lima, Peru • #12672

To all VA. Tech Students and Families,
My thoughts and prayers and with you all. I knowh that their is not much to be said, but we know the each of therm atre safe and are in a specail place in hevan and in are hearts. God Bless You All I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for ever.
Craig
Austin we will never forget you even though we had a short time as knowing each other but my prayers are with your family.

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • ILLINOIS • #12673

Mis mas grandes condolencias para todos los afectados de esta trajedia. Que todas las familias, amigos, y conocidos de aquellas victimas puedan salir de tan triste momento y seguir adelante. Las puertas de dios estan abiertas y el cuidara de ellos ahora. Un lindo palacio en el cielo les espera. Que dios los bendiga y que sus corazones se llenen de paz.

Nancy V. Sanchez

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • North Bergen, NJ- USA • #12674

At a loss of words, one cannot think of the right thing to say, for this tragedy is far more than any could really ever want to imagine. Yet what comes to mind most in this time of sorrow, is that I pray for the healing of the families who lost loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Chicago, Illinois • #12675

My wife and I would like to personally send our condolences to all those who lost children, friends and family members during this very dark time in the history of our country and your school.  There are people, like us, who are praying for you and our hearts reach out to you during this time of grieving.  The whole nation grieves with you. May our Lord protect and be with you all during these days.  Norm & Charlene Angelheart of Burbank CA.

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Burbank, CA • #12676

hay I just want to say Im sorry about your loss and thats sad someone would actually do something like that its just rediculous and Im very sorry for your loss and I wish there was a way I could do

Gjohn & Sarah

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • oak hill • #12677

I would like to share my condolences to the Virginia Tech family.. My prayers are with all of you.. Hope that you all take the time that you heal… I know that you guys will come back stronger and better.. God Bless

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Canada • #12678

My husband and I are deeply saddened by the tragic incidents, and we just can try to imagine how the loss of your loved ones have been a terrible tragedy for you all. Our hearts and thoughts are with you, and we pray you will be comforted in your grief.

We all will never forget, and we hope that in time your sorrow and pain will pass, and only all the good memories will remain.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the VA Tech victims and their families and friends. 

Mike & Andrea Niemann

April 18, 2007, 10:58am • Lloydminster/Alberta and Berlin/Germany • #12679

Our hearts are broken for those that this has affected… no one should ever have to endure this violence in their lifetime.  We must work together to make sure this never happens again.  It doesn’t have to be this way.

The Cases

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Florida • #12680

To everyone affected by this horrific event, I send my condolences and hope to you all.  I pray that our merciful God will bless you all and give everyone the comfort and peace that only He can provide.  Through the darkness and sorrow we are all feeling right now will shine the light of hope and love. May His peace, which Scripture tells us passes all understanding, keep your heart and minds during this time of grief and turmoil.  I know the famous Hokie Spirit will survive this pain.

George Sink

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Bassett, VA • #12681

Words are inadequate to express our sorrow at the tragic losses that you are experiencing and trying to cope with.  As a Hoakie parent, I feel tremendous pride in your strength and spirit.  Your support of the University President is overwhelming and much deserved.  We allow the media to talk for us and your voices have been heard around the world.  May God bless each and every one of you and thank you for just being you.

The Mitchell Family

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Virginia • #12682

My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims families, friends and all those that were close to anyone affected by this horrific act. It’s unfortunate that there are people like that in the world that could do such harm to so many people and their families. Hopefully everyone can make it through this time of sorrow. Just know that there are a lot of people out there praying.

Anna Gohl

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Yakima, WA • #12683

As an alumnus of Virginia Tech, I send my deepest condolences to all affected on the tragic events of April 16, 2007.  As an ESM student I spent much time in Norris Hall during my memorably fond years at Virginia Tech and it now saddens me to see such a tragic event occur their.  My deepest thoughts are with all affected.

Sincerely,
Jose Semper, ESM `93

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Miami, FL USA • #12684

We are so sorry; please know that the nation is weeping with you and praying for you…

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Concord, NH USA • #12685

There are no words one can say at this time to make everything all better. Just know that many, kind and caring people are in this world praying for you all. Our prayers are with you always.

Karri

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Humboldt, Iowa - USA • #12686

my deepest symphaty for the people on virginia tech what they went thru is unbelieveble
may god be whit you

Holland

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • #12687

I would like to share my sincere condolences to the friends and family of those 33 students murdered at Virginia Tech on monday. It must feel horrible. Just hold on and you’ll get by.

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Nova Scotia, Canada • #12688

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the students and staff of Virginia Tech and with the families who have lost loved ones in this unimaginable tragedy. Stay strong and stay together.  Lean on each other and on God.  May you all find comfort and peace at such a sad time.

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Cape Elizabeth,Maine • #12689

Dear People,

I am from Missouri… and here we are as stunned to see this!! All who were affected by this you all are in my prayers each and everyday!! To all the families who lost sons and daughters… you all are in my prayers too!! This is a tragedy in our america!! May God grant you peace and serenity in these days ahead!! We will get through this!! He (God) will allow it!!

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Missouri • #12690

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this sad event.  May God walk through each and every step with you.  Stay strong and know that as you mourn a country mourns with you.  It is times like this where we are all one.

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • San Antonio Texas • #12691

My family and I want to express our deepest condolences to everyone affected on the April 16th events.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Thinking of you

Sandra

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Reading, Berkshire, England • #12692

As a parent of two sons whom will be attending colleges in the Fall in Ohio, I can not imagine what the grieving families are going through at this time.  However, my prayers are with each and everyone of you.  God speed.

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Norwalk, Ohio USA • #12693

My deepest sympathies go out to all effected by this horrible tragedy. I do not attend Va Tech, but live and grew up here in Va. It is so saddening to know that this has happened. To the families of victims, I cannot imagine what you must be feeling, but know that your loved ones are now and forever embraced in God’s loving arms. Our prayers go out to all of you, victims, families, and friends.

S.Tyson

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Highland Springs, Virginia • #12694

P.S. to my recent condolences:

The good news is:  You will see them again!

Chin Up!

Love,

Sheila & Cheyenne

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Maryland • #12695

As a South Korean, my heart goes out to those who lost their loved ones and who go through this tragedy with broken hearts.
I burst into tears when I first heard about this tragedy, and then shocked to find out that the killer was from my country ,even though Cho left Korea only at the age of 8.
I believe that this kind of character, who bear great anger toward others, could be found everywhere in the world. But in US, you can buy guns to have your avenge. That’s something really serious and all wrong.
Please do something about gun control. Show America’s real power over gun industry lobbyists.
Don’t Politics exist for your children’s future?
Don’t let any more gun shooting in school happen in your country. As parents, you owe your children gun-free schools, and gun-free streets.
I will pray for you.

April 18, 2007, 10:59am • Seoul, South Korea • #12696