Condolences, April 18, 2007

I would just like to share my prayers with the victims and there families at such a great time of sorrow..It is a rough time right now and I wanted to let you know not only the community is supporting you but all of America!!

With Deepest Sorrow, God Bless You!!
Leah Kyle

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Chattanooga, TN • #12847

April 16th is now a day of the past but we stand in the presence of today with a graceful and understanding father, that loves us more than some of us can understand.  Today we stand united with faith and prayers for everyone.  A family determined that The Almighty God will pull the community through this all, so while TRUSTING remember that we are all family and that are deepest prayers go out to you all!!!!

Love,
The Hernandez & O’Dell family
“May God Bless You all!”

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Pulaski, VA • #12848

Where cruelty and senseless anger
Rage through people’s daily lives
It’s there where love and kindness lingers
Togetherness with who survived

Because surviving means not just
Stepping away from pain and grief
But holding on to your belief
That there are friends you deeply trust

Friends who care and stand together
Bridging sorrow’s great abyss
Rememb’ring those we sadly miss
Whose names will linger on for ever

Their souls amidst us like the spirits
Who encourage and inspire
When we remember and admire
To console us in despair

Reminders of the strength and force
That togetherness can give
To stand with those who try to live
Through tears and fears of our loss

Marian van der Veen

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Rijsenhout, Holland • #12849

I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to all the staff, students and families of those that were touched by this tragedy.  There is nothing that can be said to help make sense of such a sensless act but please know that everyone in the nation as well as around the globe are all pryaing for each of you. 

Regardless of where we went to school, right now we are all HOKIES!

Kimberly Knudson

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Ladera Ranch, California • #12850

My heart goes out to each and everyone of you affected by this tragedy.  Although I did not know any of these students personally, I am still saddened by your loss.  May God bless.

April 18, 2007, 11:08am • Pennsylvania • #12851

I’m usually not at a loss for words, but at this time, our alma matter song rings even more true…
Virginia Tech
Alma Mater

Verse:
Sing praise to Alma Mater dear,
For V.P.I. we’ll ever cheer;
Come lift your voices, swell the song,
Our loyalties to her belong.
Chorus:
So stand and sing, all hail to thee.
V.P., all hail to thee.

Verse:
The Orange and Maroon you see,
That’s fighting on to victory;
Our strife will not be long this day,
For glory lies within this fray.

Verse:
All loyal sons and daughters, one,
We raise our banner to the sun;
Our motto brings a spirit true,
That we may ever serve you.

I love Virginia Tech, I’ve always loved what it stands for, and am forever proud to be a Hokie.

What’s a Hokie? I AM A HOKIE.

Holly

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Vero Beach, Florida • #12852

I was shocked and saddened by the events that took place on your campus on Monday, April 16th. I couldn’t believe such a heinous attack could happen to innocent people. My college years at the University of Tn. were some of the best years of my life, so I hope that although this tragedy has occurred, that the students and staff are able to one day muster the strength to move forward & enjoy the college experience again. Please know that prayers and thoughts are being sent your way. When a tragedy of this magnitude happens, we sometimes find ourselves at a loss of what to say, but I will say this: God be with Virginia Tech students and staff,and the families of the deceased during these dark days. God bless you.

V. Mckinney

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Memphis, TN. • #12853

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. I THINK I CAN SAY FOR EVERYONE HERE IN WISCONSIN THAT OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.

J. WEILAND

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • MENOMONEE FALLS, WISCONSIN • #12854

To all those who have been affected by this horrible tragedy, we grieve with you. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and wish that we could do more to ease your pain.

We cannot imagine all the feelings in your hearts, but know that you have so many who care and stand by you. God answers prayers and even though it may not be the way we want or when we want, he will ease your pain.

Our deepest sympathy,
The Bird family

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Phoenix Arizona • #12855

to all at virginia tech,

my condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones.you are in my prayers, may you find strength in knowing that all of america and all over the world people are grieving with you. as a parent my heart goes out to all of you and your families. the horror which you have seen will never take away the strength and courage that you all have shown. you are an example of all that is good in the youth of our country, may god bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • p.oswald northport ny • #12856

From our family to yours. May you begin healing and may you never forget the loved ones you lost on April 16th. I hope you can find some peace in your hearts through the memory of your loved ones that have been lost. Through this traggic event that took place on your campus and in your community. The world prays with you, mourns with you, cries and begins the healing process...with you too~
~Namaste~
Shannon, Tricia and Aedan
~Westfield Mass~

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Westfield Mass • #12857

The community of VT has my families thoughts and prayers . No one expects something like this to happen , but saddly enough things like this do , But as a nation though Time and Faith the Power Of Prayer will heal everything , I know this to be true. Yes we cant replace the lives that were lost ,But we can heal and be ok and learn to except the things we can not change. Once again my prayers are with each and every family and remeber that your not alone were all brothers and sisters and when the families lost a loved one so did the world . All our love and best wishes for the furture.

-Monica

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Cincinnati,Ohio • #12858

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the VT community.  Your strength in this time will make you all stronger.  Once again the prayers of everyone in this small town in up-state NY are with you all.

J.E

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Saratoga Springs, NY • #12859

I arrived in Blacksburg 21 years ago and left nearly 2 years later with my Masters. More importantly I left with an appreciation of the kindness and generosity that Hokies provide to a stranger in a strange land, something I had forgotten somehow over these past two decades.  I remember now, thank you for your kindness and for welcoming me into you community then. 

You are in my prayers

PR

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • London, UK • #12860

I am so sorry for the loss of your friends and family.May they all rest in peace.  Chris and Shevaun xxxx

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Keighley England UK • #12861

As a mother of two, I always think of the parents of victims in tragedies such as this.  Their children are at peace. It’s the living that need courage, strength.  I pray that what well these attributes need to be pulled from are full for each family.
I also pray that the joy and friendship of college life for all students will not be spoiled by this incident.
I applaud the faculty and student body of VT, for gathering yourselves together, and strengthening the healing process in unison.  That bond will last a lifetime.
The country, and the world prays with you.
God Bless.
Kim, John, Jacob and Lily Joralemon

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Santee, CA The Great Country, United States of Ame • #12862

My deepest sympathies go out to all the families and friends who lost their loved ones this past Monday.  No one can understand the hurt, the pain, the anger, or the incomprehension you must feel for what happened to those amazing people in your lives. Although I didn’t know anyone personally whose life was taken that day, I am a recent VT grad and a fellow Hokie, and I too the astonishment and hurt.  I’m proud to be a Hokie…always have, always will.  I heard a great song on the radio and thought the words were incredibly appropriate:

You’re not alone
Together we stand
I’ll be by your side
You know I’ll take your hand
When it gets cold
And it feels like the end
There’s no place to go
You know I won’t give in
no I won’t give in

Keep holdin’ on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through
Just, stay strong
‘Cause you know I’m here for you
I’m here for you
There’s nothing you can say (nothin’ you can say)
Nothing you can do (nothin’ you can do)
there’s no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through
We’ll make it through

Forever Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Colonial Heights, VA • #12863

No parent should ever have to bury a child.
May you find the strengh to say Good bye. May you find Peace in Knowing yor Son, Daughter, Husband, Friend, Wife, Mother or Father wait for you with Loving Arms.
Time can heal wounds, but hearts are always broken.
Our hearts ache for you.
Vince, Sue, Angelina, Melyssa,Jessie,Matthias,Kathryn,Jacob,Elizabeth,Jordan Pupillo

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • St Louis Missouri • #12864

I graduated in 1999 with my B.S. and in 2001 with my M.S. form VA Tech.  I have found that no matter how long one has been away from campus, or whether or not one knew any of the victims, suffering and sadness are inevitable.  I find myself daydreaming and putting myself on campus that day, thinking what I would have done, could I have been as brave as many that have passed and those that survived.  I am confused, hurt, saddened, awestruck, relieved, anxious, calm, and angry...and pray that all these emotions are normal.  I am still a member of the VA Tech family and grieve with you all.

Melanie W. Barrow ‘99 & ‘01

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Ridgeway, Virginia • #12865

The devastation has taken its toll on everyone in our community.  To see so many students, faculity and family that are able to be together is a relief but to know that there are some that are not able to hold their loved ones and the hardships that the family, friends and community is going through, just tears our hearts apart!!
We are praying everyday to make some sense out of this and that everyone is able to look to the lord in our time of need. I hope everyone will pay tribute to Va Tech by wearing “Orange & Maroon” this Friday April 20th 2007.  It is national “Hokie Hope” day.


We are all together in this.
God Bless,

Lynn & Arron Faxon and Family

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Charlottesville Virginia • #12866

The Brooklyn College community joins the City University of New York in
extending our deepest sympathies to Virginia Tech’s students, families, faculty,
administration and staff. While the violence that struck their campus on Monday
defies understanding, we join the nation, and all institutions of higher
learning, in grieving for the dead and wishing speedy recovery to the injured.
Our thoughts are now with the families and friends of all the victims as they
seek understanding and healing at this difficult time.

Christoph M. Kimmich
President

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Brooklyn, NY • #12867

To the families, students, faculty and staff.
Words cannot express the deepest sympathy that is felt for all of you.I am a mother , grandmother and a school nurse.On behalf of myself and my family, we are in deepest prayer for all of you and may God hold all of you in his loving arms.Prayers are from Queens, N.Y., N.J.and West Palm Beach, FL.
Sylvia Briggs - Judkins

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Halifax, Va. • #12868

To the Students, Faculty, and Families of everyone at Virginia Tech:

We were horrified to learn of the tragedy that befell VT.  We will keep all of you in our prayers as you struggle with your grief.  Our deepest sympathy to the families of the deceased.  Our hopeful prayers for a full recovery are offered to those who are still in the hospital.

The Ingram Family

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Mt. Ephraim, NJ • #12869

I would just like to say that the VT community is in my thoughts and prayers. The tradegy of that day and those that lost their lives will never be forgotten, not just by VT but by all.

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Birmingham, Al • #12870

I am shocked and profoundly saddened by the events of April 16. As I watched the convocation I was moved to tears as I realized how much the university had affected my life and so many others...and now this...my thoughts and heart are with this community...yes we will prevail and yes we are VA TECH.
Ron Wilson graduate 1972&1976

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Parsonsburg MD • #12871

Please accept my deepest condolences.  As the mother of a seventeen year old, I cannot imagine going through such a thing.  My heart and prayers go out to all the families that lost loved ones and friends.  Everyone I know is thinking of you and sends you their best during this trying time.

Denise Griffin

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Chalmette, Louisiana • #12872

Know you are loved and the prayers of many prove we are the family of God. I have had to say good-bye to many loved ones, including a child and husband. But God has remained the Light in darkenss and the Comforter supreme. I hug all with my heart. Barbara W.

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Chandler, AZ • #12873

As an Virginia native and a graduate of the University of Virginia, I have many Hokie friends and family who I know are devastated by this tragedy.  While our schools may be competitors on the football field or the basketball court, the thoughts and sympathies of every Cavalier are with each and every Hokie and Hokie family out there!  I wish peace and serenity to all those affected by this tragedy.  Your Wahoo family mourns with you.

Britton Davis
University of Virginia, ‘99

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Washington, DC • #12874

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you - being from Gate City, VA and as a graduate of Radford, I feel a connection to Virginia Tech. I spent a lot of time in Blacksburg, know a lot of people who went to school there, even did a graduate internship there…
Please pull together and be strong during this time of loss - we can only get through by helping each other. Take care of yourselves and each other...you are not alone. The whole world is holding each of you in their arms…
Kim (Clark) Wood

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Lynchburg, VA USA • #12875

From My family to all of yours,

Words cannot express the stopping of our hearts becasue of the horrific events of April 16th.  Our hearts and minds are with you, holding you in the light of love, of prayer, and the knowledge of healing.  I just hope that the banding together of humanity, your students, faculty and staff, will heal and move you all forward.  To all the victims families and friends and the community we are deepy, DEEPLY sorry. 

Dave, Lisa and Grace

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Bend, Oregon • #12876

Dear Hokies,

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the community during this time of tragedy. The world mourns with you and remembers those lost and injured. Watch out for one another in this great time of need.

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie High-

April 18, 2007, 11:09am • Amissville, VA • #12877

I to say God Bless you all that have lost Love ones & Friends in this Tragic.Michael

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • ireland • #12878

My sincerest condolences to all the families and friends who have lost a loved one. May God help heal your pain and suffering.
-M

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Dublin, Ireland • #12879

I don’t even know what to say to all of those who have lost so much.  All of these people were so special and they certainly did not deserve what happened to them. Tragically, it did happen.  I didn’t know any of the victims, but I feel the grief over the loss of all of their lives.  The college faculty, staff, and students, as well as friends and family of the victims are in our thoughts and prayers.  We pray that your memories of your loved ones will comfort you through this very difficult time.

Karen(community college employee)& David

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Columbus, Ohio • #12880

I would like to share my deepest regrets to all that had to suffer. This shouldn’t had happened, to none of those students… i pray for every single person thar died, and for all that have to suffer the consequences of this terrible incident....excuse my english…
my sincere and deepest regrets…
Florina

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Brasov, Romania • #12881

I am praying for peace for all students, faculty, staff and family members of VT, peace for the victims and their families and healing for all touched by this tragedy.  I watched the candlelight vigil last night and as an alumnus I felt a part of the Hokie Pride that I saw as the Virginia Tech family came together - that spirit will live on and I am so honored to be a part of it.  God be with you all. -K

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Manassas, VA • #12882

My sincerest condolences to my colleagues in German, the other members of the faculty, the students at Virgina Tech, and all those directly affected by this tragedy. We are all profoundly touched and saddened by this event.
Calvin N. Jones
Professor of German and Chair
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Mobile, AL • #12883

Though not a Hokie, many of my friends are and in my younger years I spent many weekends at VT.  My heart aches for you and you will forever be in my heart and my prayers.  You are Hokies, you are loved and you will prevail. 
KG

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Richmond, Virginia • #12884

I can’t even believe what has happened and words don’t express the sorrow - you are in our prayers and thoughts.  God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Stafford, VA • #12885

MY FAMILY AND I JUST WANT TO SHARE OUR PRAYERS WITH EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGIC EVENT AND PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AFFECTED BY THIS,AS THEY GO THROUGH THIS HARD TIME. I PRAY FOR THEM TO STAY STRONG !!!!

THE MORGAN FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • VA • #12886

My son is a senior at Tech. The morning of the 16th. I was with his little brother at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital. It took me 30 mins. to get through to him. It almost knocked me over the edge.
As a parent dropping him off the first morning of his fresman year, I felt that I was leaving him in a very safe place.(dont get me wrong I still cried all the way home). I still feel that it is one of the safest schools in the country. Just watching the candle light vigil last night shows me just how much these kids love each other. He loves VT and so do we. I pray for all the families at Tech. and say may God be with you and all the Hokie families. God loves his angels.
Love
Judi Jones
Nashville TN

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Brentwood TN 37027 • #12887

I will keep all of the Virginia Tech family in my thoughts and prayers..Stay strong and know that the entire nation is behind you
Brent

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Fairburn, Ga • #12888

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all involved in this tragic occurance.  Your strength and faith will see you through.

Diane W.

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Chattanooga, TN • #12889

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.  We are so sorry for your losses.

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Lexington, SC • #12890

Dear VT Community,

I am very sorry for your loss. This situation has dramatically opened up every one’s eyes. Tragedies like these are becomming more often. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Keep on going strong!

April 18, 2007, 11:10am • Wilkes county • #12891

My dee*set sym*athies are with all u VT

April 18, 2007, 11:11am • india • #12892

Prayers to each family touched by this horrible tragedy..The world is seeing your pain and sending prayers to you. I feel so saddened by this. Each life is a gift from God, and some were shortened much too soon..tears flow..
Lots of love and hugs to all of you..Pam Myracle

April 18, 2007, 11:11am • Wichita Falls, Texas • #12893

The victims of the massacre at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16th fall into two categories.The direct victims are the murdered and wounded students and faculty, their fellow classmates, families and friends. Every individual in our nation and around the world is indirectly a victim of this horrendous event. These innocent victims had the potential to have a positive impact on the future of our world. We must remember that Virginia Tech,as well as other institutions of learning, is dedicated to the education and well-being of its students.
Both direct and indirect victims must remember that this violent act was committed by one individual.  As victims, we must remember the students and faculty that risked their lives to protect their fellow students and faculty.  Coincidentally, the national observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance occurs April 15-22, 2007.  Virginia Tech Professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor, gave his life to save the lives of his students.
In the words of Anne Frank, “It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical.  Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart…..” - July 15, 1944.
Lucille G. Sukman

April 18, 2007, 11:11am • Hampton, Virginia • #12894

I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of this immense and tragic loss of life, loss of youth, loss of wisdom and loss of human potential.  I extend my sincerest condolences to all the families, friends, students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech during this difficult time.  From the news coverage it is clear that this is a very resilient school and a proud, caring community.  You will all forever have only good spirits watching over you.  God Bless.  Let Love Prevail.

Diana Babor

April 18, 2007, 11:11am • Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA • #12895

I would like to send my condolences to everyone,
who were afected by this tradegy.This world is,
really in it’s last days.We as a pepole must continue living our lives.We can not bring our,
freinds and family back.We can let this be a learning exspirence.We often take life for granted,more so when were young.We seldom tell one,another we love them.God gave his only son so,
we could live.What gives someone the right to take,it away.

Rest In Peace
MORGAN..DC.

April 18, 2007, 11:11am • Washington,Dc. • #12896