Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech. May you find peace during this time.

With love, S. Sirpal

April 18, 2007, 11:05am • Ontario, Canada • #12797

I cannot imagine what you all are going through...my thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 11:05am • Chicago IL • #12798

Much now is lost that can never again be regained and for that I wish to convey my sincere condolences.  Although it could not have happened to more loving community and university I also feel there is no other that has the comradery as that of Virginia Tech.  Sorrow will seek to consume, however, I know that those lost will live on in the Hookie Spirit and that is a light that shines brightest in the darkest of darkness, and always will.

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Fairfax, VA • #12799

Words cannot express the sadness felt by Virginia Tech students, staff, alumni, friends and family.  We are Hokies and we are strong.  Together, with time, we will persevere.

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Marriottsville, MD • #12800

My deepast condolence to the families of Mr.G.V. Loganathan (51),a professor and Miss.Minal Panchal a student from India who were killed.
Neyveli Vaidyanathasamy & family from India.

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Neyveli,Tamil Nadu, India • #12801

My condolences go out to everyone at Virginia Tech. I could not imagine such a tragedy occuring in a place that is supposed to be for growing and learning. God bless and stay strong. Everyone is praying for you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Massachusetts • #12802

The spirit and bravery demonstrated by the students and faculty of Virginia Tech are an inspiration. You continue to rise above the sadness showing the world how to sieze grief. Your sadness will eventually fade, your will to purge forward with a perspective that only those directly exposed to this horror will understand will serve you. YOU ARE THE HOKIES AND YOU ARE STRONG!  Massachusetts

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Milton, Massachusetts • #12803

Our hearts go out to you and families there and know that the people in Huntsville Alabama and standing behind offering our prayers and strength to you and your community. I am formally from Virginia and this has hurt me deeply as well. Our school are wearing your colors today to honr all those that lost thier lives there.

Retta Mcarthur

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Huntsville Alabama • #12804

I am truly sorry to hear about the tragic event in your school.

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Frank Meilenstein, currently stationed in Germany. • #12805

Peace be with you.

jason

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Birmingham, Alabama • #12806

My heart goes out to all of you.  You are in my prayers.

Susan McCoy

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Lincoln, NE • #12807

May God be your strength through this difficult time.  I am very sorry to hear of everyone’s loss and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Brandon, MS • #12808

I am an ECU alumni and wanted to send my condolences and prayers out to the families that lost loved ones and to the VT family.  We don’t understand why but our prayers are with all of you.  I have been so very moved by the “closeness of the university”.  We again share in your grief and continue to pray for all of you daily.  God bless you-VIRGINIA TECH!!!!

Betty

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Raleigh, NC • #12809

Please accept this paper-talk as my way of expressing my profound sorrows. Enclosed is a poem that may take you to another place for a little while:
Night
Often this thought awakens me unawares,
That through the chill of night a vessel fares
Seeking an ocean, touching on a shore
For which my soul must yearn forevermore;
That in the still places which no sailor knows
A crimson, undiscovered northlight glows,
That an unknown and lovely lady’s arm
Pulses amid the pillows white and warm;
That one long destined to become my friend
Finds in an alien sea a somber end,
And that my mother, strange and far apart,
Speaks at this hour my name within her heart.
--- Hermann Hesse

May our Grandfather Great Spirit keep you under His love and protection.
Tom Jackson

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • McCleary, Wa. - USA • #12810

Today we are all Hokies. We wish to share your grief and pain. We must believe that grief and pain shared is lessened by the sharing. I have lived in a small university town all of my life (Murray, KY.-Murray State University). Coach Frank Beamer was our football coach years ago. I have followed VT sports with the pride of a family member for years even though I am not related to Coach Beamer. That’s just the way it is in a university town,whenever or however you get here, you become part of the family and you always will be family. Our prayers are for the healing of our family. Today we are all Hokies. Kathy

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Murray, KY • #12811

To all the victims, their family members & friends and all the students and staff of Virginia Tech, we give our deepest heartfelt condolences.  May you all lean on each other to help ease the pain. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  God Bless Each and Everyone of You. 

Karen & Jessie Quade

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Leonardtown, MD • #12812

My family’s prayers and condolences go out to each and everyone of you.  This great sorrow has touched us all as a Nation.

Sincerely,
David, Tammy, Danielle, and Justin Moore

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Butler, Georgia • #12813

Our family sends you prayers during this horrific time of sorrow.  Words cannot explain what we are feeling for each of you...students, staff, and faculty alike.  Please know we will always remember you and pray for the entire Hokie community.  God Bless each one of you. 

The McDonald Family

April 18, 2007, 11:06am • Berryville, Virginia 22611 • #12814

My family and i just want to give condolences.
As many young people my brother has the opportunity to study in the US. Hope this never happends again.
Regina.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Buenos Aires, Argentina. • #12815

clemson university fan express great sorrow for the family and friends at virginia tech. may God lift your spirts and help you through this time of
sorrow. you are in our thoughts and prayers.kenneth and jean chitwood and family

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • greenville south carolina • #12816

Deepest Condolence! God will bless all of you…

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Bei Jing, China • #12817

Even though we are miles apart and we don’t know anyone that goes to your school, my family’s prayers and condolences are with your community. This is a tragic event that nobody will ever forget.

I am a college student and I can’t even imagine what I would feel if this happened at my school, considering what I feel for your school.

May God be with you in this time of grief and pain.

Jennifer
Winter Park, Fla

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Winter Park, Florida • #12818

Although I live thousands of miles away from Virginia, here, in Romania, we lived the events that happened there as if we were present. I want to assure all those affected by this huge tragedy of my deepest simpathy and my sincere condolences. May God help them pass through this sad time.
Dr.Stefan Popa, Braila, ROMANIA

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Braila, ROMANIA • #12819

As someone who has family in VA, I’ve come to visit the State many times since 1994. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech.  May God give you the strength to cope and bounce back from the tragic events of 16Apr07.

Miren Padua

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Toronto, ON, Canada • #12820

To give you my heartfelt sympathy is not enough.  It cannot replace the beautiful souls lost and all those affected.  I pray that God will give you the stength and courage to go on.  I pray that anger and saddeness will soon be replaced with a sense of hope!  May you all only grow stronger and give those lost what they deserve....to never be forgotten and to hear each one of their stories.  We are praying for you here in KS!  Today, we are ALL Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Kansas • #12821

This incident has hit the whole world with sadness and anger. How could someone do this who has such a right? Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and friends of the victims. Also to the whole university which will never be the same again.

Manchester, United Kingdom

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • uk • #12822

I am a very proud father of 2 young children and also a very proud alumnus of Virginia Tech.  NOBODY should should have lost their child to the senseless act of violence that happened at Va Tech.  I have been unable to get the pit out of my stomach for the last few days.  Today, I awoke to sorrow.... and some hope that I would like to share.  A lot of the world, unfortunately ,was introduced to the VT Community by this tragedy.  They were completely shocked and amazed…

The world should be prepared to be shocked and amazed again, but this time by the unity, compassion , and strength that we display while recovering from this tragedy.  So many great people have built this great VT family over the years and no one person or tragedy can destroy it.  So grieve with me fellow hokies for you are not alone.  Your VT family is strong and all around you across this nation and others. 

Marty Michael

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Avondale, PA • #12823

To the Virginia Tech Family and Families of Lost
Loved ones

We share your grief and pain.  We pray for your continued protection, comfort and healing. May
God keep you in His tender care.
D Burden and Family

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Virginia Beach, VA • #12824

Dear VA TECH COMMUNITY
This nation mourns with you. Just know you are not alone. God bless VA TECH and GOD BLESS AMERICA. We will all pull through this together.
These wounds will heal and these victims will NEVER be forgotten.
Gina

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • St Petersburg, Florida • #12825

Dear Virginia Tech Family,
The thoughts, prayers, and love of the entire nation are with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends of Virginia Tech. Your sorrow is our sorrow; your pain is our pain. I have been consistently impressed by the dignity, compassion, and respect demonstrated by the students, faculty and administration on Monday and through the intense media coverage that followed this horrific event. You should all be proud of the way you have delt with this tragedy.  A friend and neighbor.

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Fulton, MD • #12826

As a former student of Marshall University in Huntington, WVa., I truly offer my condolences and sympathy as well as healing prayers for the injured. Only students, faculty, staff and those families affected will truly understand the emotional roller coaster you will go through. I was comforted by the thought that: God needed a football team and Coaches.......I now believe he also needed the “Greatest Fans and Supporters”......those Hokies who are now with Marshall’s Football Team in Heaven!  Time does not make you forget or get over this, but you memorialize those that are gone but not forgotten...Cherish the memories and good times with those that are lost...out of our tragedy came many changes in the NCAA guidelines for team travel as well as Freshman participating in Varsity Football.  The movie “We are Marshall” has touched so many people with it’s message and now.."You are Virginia Tech”.  Please pray to God for comfort as well as recovery and you all will become so much stronger I promise you.  God Bless each and everyone of you and I pray you will put all of those burdens on our Lord who will sustain you!  A friend, Doug Felici, Chatham, Va.

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Chatham, Virginia • #12827

How sad that these beautiful souls had to be taken from their families so early in life, how sad they will never get the chance to live their life as they had intended to, how sad that because of someones horrible life the inocent had to pay the price. My family and I send our deepest condolences to everyone involved in this senceless act of violecence. may God help you thru this terrible time in your life.
with deepest sympathy
Vicky Renzo and Family

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Poughkeepsie NY USA • #12828

Dear Virginia Tech Students, Faculty and Families,
We are proud to be the parents of a Virginia Tech Alumni.  Once again these students and faculty have shown such courage and shared such love with one another.  Our prayers are for the healing of the families who lost their loved ones.  We ask that God be with those who are left behind to try and mend their lives.  We know God will be with each of us during this tragic time.
Peace,
Belinda and Mike McKee

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Middletown,MD • #12829

My condolences go out to all the people who died and hurt by this tragedy. I am praying for the families of those hurt and those who passed and everyone who is a V.T students and professors. April 16th we all became Hookies.

Connie

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Henderson,Nevada • #12830

My thoughts and prayers for the families of those lost in this unstunning tradgey. I myself have lost two family members in the past six months and I’m still grieving their lost. Though many of them left too soon, only God knows why. Just know that VT has now angels looking down on them and they will never be forgotten. May God bless you all.

Janette

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Chicago, IL • #12831

I just wanted to say sorry to those families and friends of the victims. I have a son and I dont know what I’d do without him. R.I.P 4-16-07 victims

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Collinsville, IL • #12832

As parents of a daughter who graduated from Radford University in 2006 I can not imagine the loss these families feel. I as all believed my daughter was always safe while away at college. I was so wrong. Virginia Tech. being so close to Radford we visited friends many times. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who have experinced their losses. VT will be back, maybe not as it was but it will return. We well never forget those victims and their families.
Kevin, Susie and Mary

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • Chesapeake, VA • #12833

our thoughts are with you at this terrible time, but we know that you will pull through.and come out stronger.

the sellers family

whitby

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • united kingdom • #12834

Worlds away, we are all thinking of you at this time.  The world mourns with you. 
Debbie in Maine

April 18, 2007, 11:07am • #12835

To all the Virginia Tech families, I give you my deepest sympathy. These are the times that truly tests our frienship, courage, patience, and respeect for one another. Whatever God you worship, He is with you. You are in my prayers and my thoughts. You are Virginia Tech.

Sincerely,
John

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Dekalb, IL • #12836

Words cannot express my sadness at this time for your community.  May God grant you the strength and power to move through the difficult days ahead. Know that the world shares your pain and prays alongside you.

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Grand Rapids, MI • #12837

Your tragedy has touched the hearts of countless friends around the world. It is unfortunate that many times it is devastation that leads humankind to pause and reflect together on how precious life is, and pray in unity for others. The tragedy at Viginia Tech has evoked unending love and support from every college, community and nation for the victims, family and friends affected by this unspeakable violence. I will continue to pray for all of you many times a day, and when I graduate one month from today, I promise to carry with me the names of the victims who should have also graduated, and receive my diploma in their honor.

Laura Heimlich
Rutgers University

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • New Jersey • #12838

There are no words to express the shock or sorrow that rippled from Virginia to encompass the nation and beyond. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Hendersonville, NC • #12839

All of the VT students and families are in my family’s thoughts and prayers. No one deserves to have this kind of tragedy happen to them. I know my whole community is praying for all of you. May God help you deal with this.

E. Kaiser

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Charleston, SC • #12840

To everyone affected by this horrible occurance.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • downingtown, pa • #12841

There are no words to describe what we are feeling as we watch from our living room here in West Deptford, New Jersey.. I commend these Students as they speak with the Media and relive moments, speak of lost loved ones, Parents who have lost children. I truly believe the Hokies will prevail! Our thoughts and Prayers are with you throughout this tragic time. God Bless You All. LP, New Jersey

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • West Deptford, New Jersey • #12842

My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone at VT.  You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Steve B

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Gap Mills, WV • #12843

To the Hokie Nation

Even on the darkest days
It is time to believe
As we pass through life’s mysterious maze
It is time to believe
As we; a nation grieves
It is time to believe
We must be open to receive
It is time to believe
Although our heart’s ache
It is time to believe
For everyone’s sake
It is time to believe
When we reach out to embrace
It is time to believe
When we experience God’s grace
It is time to believe
When we miss those we love
It is time to believe
When searching above
It is time to believe
As we seek to heal
It is time to believe
The promise is real
It is time to believe

~Verse by Karen Keith Hensley
Salem, Virginia

On behalf of the Hensley family may God keep and bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Salem, Virginia • #12844

Please know my husband and I have you in our daily thoughts and prayers. There is no way to express what the world is feeling, but we are all there with you. No words can express enough condolences to the families or students. I grew up with VT on the nightly news and some of your alumni. Thinking of you all.

Dreama Belcher Stephenson & husband Larry
Originally from Rocky Mount, VA (1 hour South 220)

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Cottontown, TN • #12845

The whole country is standing with you.  My fellow students and I at Ball State University are praying for you and crying with you.  God Bless you and be with you.

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Muncie, IN • #12846