Condolences, April 18, 2007

To the VT University community,

May God bless, comfort, and heal the families of the victims.  May the VT community feel the world’s love and compassion.  My prayers are with you.

DSW, Penn State University

April 18, 2007, 11:13am • University Park, PA • #12947

I just want to send out my deepest conolences to the victims of the families of the victims of this horric crime.I would like to ask that you’ll dont let this day go down in history as a tragidy but a day of pride because even as a crime as this you’ll have shown not jus Virginia but the whole world that you’ll stand together as a community but most improtantly as a family."This is a day that will go live in infamy."(FDR) GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!

Brandon Stevens

April 18, 2007, 11:13am • Richmond, Virginia • #12948

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, students and staff.  We are very sorry for your loss. God Bless everyone of you.

The Plante Family

April 18, 2007, 11:13am • Maryland • #12949

As a father, husband, coach, mentor, and American, words alone can not express my sadness for the family’s of the fallen and injured students. I will continue to pray for the family’s and students for many days, months and years, for the pain of this tragedy will be with us all for years to come. Michael Geffre

April 18, 2007, 11:13am • Yakima, Washington • #12950

My family and I would like to offer our condolences and prayers, to the victims of this tragedy.  And ecspically the parents and families of these victims. I am a student at Arkansas Tech Univeristy and I can not imagine the fear the students at VT our now dealing with. But even more, as a mother I can not imagine the pain these parents are enduring, these were beautiful, vibrant people who did not deserve this to happen to them.  Our thoughts and prayers will be with you throughtout the comings weeks.  We will never forget.  Love, Sam, Christy, Victoria(8), Emily(6) and Olivia(3) Longoria

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Russellville Arkansas • #12951

My deepest sympathies go out to all the families & friends of those who lost their lives in this very tragic event.  I have a friend who graduated from VT, worked there, had children graduate from there and I am sure that he is very distraught.  May God protect all of you.  I work at a university so this hit home pretty hard for me too.
Suzie

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Peoria, IL • #12952

My daughter is a student at VT, graduating this May. I have known the Hokies for 4 years now. What an amazing group of people I have met over these 4 years. On campus, on the streets, in the restaurants and bars. This really is a “Family”.

What a maelstrom of emotions these few days. I have cried at the horror and smiled at the strength. My deepest sympathy goes out to all.

I do want to say I support the University Administrations decisions that were made that day based on the information that presented itself as events unfolded. I would also add that the students made me so proud in the way they have acted and presented themselves in this aftermath.

Everyone has changed from this. I hope all can fully recover.

Michael Shea and family

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Huntingtown, Maryland • #12953

Bullets took away their bodies, but their spirit, their souls and memories can never be taken away. The young lives lost on Monday can never be replaced nor should be forgotten. Bless all of you that have been affected by such a senseless tragedy.
Susan Rogers (Norfolk, VA)

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Norfolk, VA • #12954

My deepest condolences for all the victims and those who are hurt in this atrocity. I am here with you!
Andy

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • China • #12955

Nuestras condolencias para todos los afectados por esta tragedia de infinita magnitud.

Fortaleza y Unidad…

La Familia Delgado

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Salt Lake City, Utah • #12956

The death of innocents is deplorable and disgusting in any part of the world. Express my deep pain that we will never forget.
God Bless you.

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil • #12957

We pray for those lost and those injured and grieve for and with their friends, families, and the entire Hokie Nation.  We are strong and will be further strengthened by this senseless tragedy.  Our students have made us proud in their reaction, dignity and actions.  May God bless us all.

Jay Winkeler, VT Class of 1985, 1988;
Pam Winkeler, VT Class of 1987;
all 4 of the Winkeler Children (Future Hokies)

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Centreville, Virginia • #12958

In loss of words to describe my deepest condolences. Can’t even imagine what the affected families are passing through. Very very sad and tragic situation. My heart goes out to everyone of you and you are all in my prayers. As a Lebanese-American myself escaping the civil war in Lebanon, probably like the Samaha family, losing their young daughter Reema makes a tragic situation even worse: escaping a war only to be shot in a classroom! TRAGIC. Praying for everybody. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Wafa from NY, USA • #12959

To all the students, faculty, staff and especially the families who lost loved ones in the shootings at VA TECH, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers.  To try and understand is not possible but know you all are loved.  May you all find peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come.  There is strength in pure love and when people come together to heal.  May God bless each of you.

Jim and Evelyn Tobin

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • High Point, North Carolina • #12960

If you knew where I were standing
If you could see the sights I see
If you could hear the angels singing
The songs they sing eternally
If you knew the One Im holding
Could see the smile He smiles at me
If you knew where I am resting
You would not cry for me

Im resting in the arms of Jesus
No other place would I rather be
So if you shed a tear
Please don’t shed it for me
For if you knew where I am resting
You would not cry for me.

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Escanaba, MI • #12961

My heart weeps for you in this time of deep sorrow.  May God guide you through this most difficult ordeal.  The entire Virginia Tech community is in my thoughts and prayers.  May God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Worthington , Ohio USA • #12962

I would just like to offer my sincere condoleneces to all the families who have been really affected by this horrible mass shooting. My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected.

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Huntly,Scotland • #12963

My deepest condolences go out to all the VT Hokies, families, and friends.  You are in my prayers may the Lord bless all of you.

Lujan familu

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Austin, Texas • #12964

May your souls rest in peace. Its indeed, the most tragic moment a university can go through. My heart felt smpathies are with you.

Swagat Ray
The University of Reading, UK.

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • England • #12965

Not since 9/11 have I felt such a mix of numbness, sorrow, and disgust for the perpetrator.  My thoughts are with the families and friends of those lost.

Never have I felt so proud to be a Hokie.  The community has pulled together, supporting each other.  Tales of heroism come to light.  Students risk their lives to hold the door shut against the killer.  A professor sacrifices himself to save his students.  Even as Hokie Nation grieves, we’re impressed and encouraged.

Ben C., class of ‘04

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Charlottesville, VA • #12966

I am feeling your pain and sorrow during this difficult time. This has affected more lives than I can ever remember. I see the faces of these poor victims and the students that may have been the victims as well and it breaks my heart. May you have all the strength in the world to overcome the day that changed your life, may you draw positive strength from this and remember all the good times and smiles that will keep you going each day. My love is with you, Jennifer C.

April 18, 2007, 11:14am • Shrewsbury, PA • #12967

As a HOKIE family we are overwhelmed with sadness regarding this tragic event in Blacksburg.  We join with all HOKIES in sharing our prayers, our grief, and our hope and promise of a stronger tomorrow.  Our prayers are with the victims families and friends, and with the VT community. 
“WE ARE VA TECH....”
Forever HOKIES,
Bruce (1981 EE) and Donna Hamilton
Mark Hamilton (2003 History-Corp of Cadets-Navy)
Sarah Hamilton

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Pittsburgh, PA • #12968

To the Virgina Tech family,

Words cannot express proper feelings or sympathies or emotions.  Please know the prayers of myself and my family at the University of Kentucky are with you.  We will not forget.  For today, we are all Hokies.  You’re all in our thoughts and prayers; may God strengthen you in this time.

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Lexington, KY USA • #12969

Moments in our lives are precious. Remember God doesn’t allow different situations to come if we do not have the strength to handle them. Prayers are being lifted in your time of grief and heartache. Look to the HILLS for peace and comfort.

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Forney, Texas • #12970

The Rose family of Michigan sends to those students and faculty of Virginia Tech our deepest condolences.  God bless.

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Warren, Michigan • #12971

My family would like to express to your community our deepest condolences. We are very sorry on what has happen to all of those souls that was lost and cut short. We would keep their family and friends in our memory and in our prays. Again sorry for the lost and the injured hope this will help with the pain. All you can do is remember the good times that you had and keep their souls alive.

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • cedar falls, Iowa • #12972

I share my condolences,thoughts,and prayers to all the victims in the masacure at VT I wont you to know that god is with you

-Feleciah Jones

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • apex,nc • #12973

To All the families that lost a loved one in this senseless and tragic incident. Our hearts are all with you. We are continually thinking and praying for each and everyone. As a mother of a son who will be going off to college next fall,this is a parents worst nightmare. I wish that I could take just a bit of your pain away.Please Please know that I’m sure I speak for everyone in Washington State,we send our love and prayers.To all the students of VT, you are also thought of at this very difficult time. The Higgins

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Port Orchard,Wa. • #12974

Dear friends and family,

There are no words to express my deepest sympathy for this tragedy. It has awake my being to the fragility of life and the purpose of my existence. A little bit goes a long way and I pray for you all. May God sends his Angels to stand beside you now and may His strength be shone upon the doorsteps to your heart. My whole hearted condolences.

In prayers,
Vivian C.

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Flushing, NY • #12975

There are no words great enough to comfort the friends and families across the world who have been affected by this terrible, terrible tragedy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

The Fishbein family

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • St. Louis, Missouri USA • #12976

things might seem difficult but they will eventually get better you have a whole nation behind you. My thoughts and prayers go ot to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • VA • #12977

May God be with all of the innocent victims of this terrible event. College should be a place where you can be free and not have to worry about things like this. Virginia Tech and all of the colleges around the country will be in my thoughts and prayers.

NME

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • #12978

May God give each of you the strength to get through this most difficult time.

God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Boone, NC • #12979

I was so shocked when I first heard of this tragedy. It’s just so awful that so many people had to become the victims of this devastating indicent. Not only those who had left, but also the friends and families who remain. I cannot immagine how painful and heart-breaking it would be for those who have lost their loved ones or for those who had actually been in the scene of tragedy. I know my words will be not much of a help. Yet, I send my deepest condolence. May god bless each and everyone you.

Yehyon

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Seoul, Korea • #12980

I have been sitting on my own college campus for the past two days, talking with other students sharing with friends. Everyone I’ve talked to, including myself are so utterly saddened by the pain, hurt, and anger your campus is experiencing.

As a college student I must empathize. We are all college students. Working towards similiar goals and in similiar ways. My heart goes out to all Hokies, and more importantly all college students. Many of whom are feeling this tragedy deeply and personally.

May you find peace in the middle of all the chaos and hope in the wake of tears. So much love.

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Boulder, Colorado • #12981

Dear All,

My daughter wrote this poem after the 911 tragedy. I thought it might be appropiate at this time.
Do not Remember me in Sadness
Do not remember me in sadness.
Do not mourn your life away for mine.
Do not count my loss in the number of your tears,
Nor recount my years with sobs or sighs.
Do not remember me in sadness,
For that was not me:
Remember me in Joy!
Remember me in sunsets and sunrises.
Remember me in lives living still.
Remember me in smiles and laughter,
In successes, in triumphs think of me .
Remember me for the life I lived,
Not for the death I died.
Remember me for the way I laughed,
For things I said and did.
Mourn not for my last moments,
Rejoice in my life instead!
I do not say forget me,
But remember me in Joy!
For I am gone but from your eyes,
And that for a little while;
I live on in thoughts and memories
And lives yet unlived.
Do not remember me in sadness,
For sadness is but an earthly thing.
I know only now a heavenly life, so
Remember me in Joy!
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Linda McLaughlin

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Hebron, Nebraska • #12982

As a Hokie Alum, I am so disgusted, horrified and deeply saddened by the tragedy which happened at Virginia Tech.  My thoughts and prayers are with all fellow Hokies along with their family and friends as well as my old, small town of Blacksburg.  This is where I did spend a good 4.5 yrs of my life and I was so grateful for being in a small town where I would have never in a million years thought anything like this would or could ever happen.  I am still just in utter most shock and my heart, love and prayers go out to all families of victims!  I am continuously praying for all!  I love Virginia Tech and what it has been able to offer me.  I love being a Hokie and am extremely proud of my Hokie Spirit.  I am a Hokie and will always be one!  May God Bless you all!  Go Hokies!

With Love,
Kelly Correa-Brady
Class of 2003

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Charlottesville, VA • #12983

There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for the family and friends of the students and staff who lost their lives on 16 April 2007.  Please find comfort in knowing I am praying for the healing process to begin and know you will forever been in my heart. 

Tina Kidd

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Palmyra , VA/ USA • #12984

I am sat here watching this dreadfull scene on tv, i am so sorry i dont really know what to say.  My family send heartfull thoughts to you all at VA. I know its hard but keep smiling like all the students and teachers will be that are no longer with us.  We are hundreds of miles away but our thoughts are with you.

Gillian Mosley
England

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Huddersfield, England • #12985

HI,
THIS IS LINDSEY JOHNSTON FROM LANSDALE PENNSYLVANIA. I CANNOT BEGIN TO IMAGINE HOW HARD THIS IS FOR ALL OF YOU. IM SO SORRY THAT THIS HAPPENED. I KNOW HOW SCARED YOU ALL MUST HAVE BEEN. I WAS OVERSEAS IN IRAQ FOR SEVEN MONTHS SO I ALMOST KNOW HOW IT FEELS. MY PRAYERS AND MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU GOD IS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES SO WHENEVER YOU GET SCARED JUST TALK TO GOD AND HE WILL HELP YOU AND BE THERE FOR YOU ALWAYS!!!

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • LANSDALE,PA • #12986

Being that I’m a young college student and have many friends at VT, this tragedy really touched me. My condolences and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible selfish act. To the ones whose lives were lost, you will be missed by not just those who knew you personally, but also everyone around the world. To the students and staff at VT who must continue on with life, I hope that eventually you will recover from this. Right now VT is in the prayers of the world and the world is here for VT

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Virginia Beach, Va • #12987

When I first heard about what had happened, my first thought was “Not again!”.... I am so sorry, and I can’t even imagine what the families of the victims are going through right now. I hope that you all will find new hope and strength to carry on in memory of those who are no longer with us.

Josephine, 21

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • Stockholm, Sweden • #12988

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May God be with all of you.

A Family from Vienna Austria

April 18, 2007, 11:15am • άҲÄÉ/°ÂµØÀû • #12989

Dear Virginia Tech Hokies,

From all the Dukes of JMU we are deeply saddened by Monday’s tragic events.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with the families who lost their loved ones.  We love you all.

Stacy Pontani

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • JMU - Harrisonburg, VA • #12990

I cannot begin to express my deepest sympathies to all of those affected by Monday’s horrible tragedy.  I know that while I am in the middle of the US, we are all praying for you.  Please know that you are in our hearts as you move forward.  We are all thinking and praying for you. 
Be strong and God Bless!!

SEH

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Blue Springs, MO • #12991

I really don’t know what to say. You are all in my thoughts. Please accept my sincere condolences to the family and friends of those lost in this senseless tragedy.

David Holland

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Tamworth, United Kingdom • #12992

To all Families, Friends, Co-Workers and Injured,

I am so sorry for your loss and the tragedy that has happened.  Words cannot express what you all must be feeling. 

I wish I was writing this under different circumstances but know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care and may God’s help get you through this ordeal.

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Harrisburg, PA • #12993

To all the friends and families who lost a loved one, know that many many people are thinking of you and praying for you during this time of sorrow.  I hope that with each day that passes things will get better and better. 

God Bless you all
Ashley Leonard

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Rocky Mount, North Carolina • #12994

To all Virginia Tech Students, Families and Faculty:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Karina (VT student), Jenny & Ron Adamczyk

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Fairfax, VA • #12995

Dear Virginia Tech,
I heard about what happend and I want to say Im sorry for how someone can just come into a school and I wanted to say sorry for the loss.  I hope you feel better and it never happens again.Peace to all of the Virginia Tech schools students. 

Sincerely,
Teyvone Wells
4th Grade
Cora Kelly School

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Alexandria, VA • #12996