Condolences, April 19, 2007

Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the families, friends, students, and faculty of this horrible tragedy. May GOD be with you.

The Rattler and Shannon Family

April 19, 2007, 6:49am • Osceola, Arkansas • #27675

Something like this should never happen again !
God bless.

April 19, 2007, 6:50am • Basel, Switzerland • #27676

God Bless You All, All In England Are Sharing Our Prayers For You. David S

April 19, 2007, 6:50am • Long Eaton, England • #27677

To all who have been affected by this tragic event am sorry for your loss and send my condolences too you all

April 19, 2007, 6:50am • York , England • #27678

It is with profound sadness that we send this note of condolence. We were shocked and saddened by the tragedy of April 16th. Even though we are thousands of miles away the Hand of God transends time, distance and space so through Christ Jesus we speak peace to the broken hearts, joy to their depair, love to those who are angry and hope for a brighter tomorrow. We send our sincere message that through it all God will be your rock, you guilding light and Comfort. We will pray for you without ceasing.
from Revd. G & D Lawrence in Essex England

April 19, 2007, 6:50am • England • #27679

I am so sorry for each VA Tech student and their families who are having to endure such pain, you are all in my constant prayers.  I pray that your physical wounds and your emotional pain heal quickly.  Please know that each person who has heard about this tragic day helps to carry you through your difficult journey.  Please ask when you need to talk or need help, others are here for you.

April 19, 2007, 6:50am • Lake Monticello, VA • #27680

My heart is with you all at VA Tech. Stay Strong knowing that many in this world are with you in thought at your time of need. Tomorrow is a beautiful day to start anew. With respects, Tom

April 19, 2007, 6:50am • Jacksonville, Florida • #27681

Yet another unnecessary tragedy perpetrated on us all!

Yet another unnecessary grievance perpetrated on us all!

Yet another unnecessary remembrance perpetrated on us all!

Best Wishes to “US ALL”

Klaus G. Elliott

April 19, 2007, 6:50am • Steilacoom, WA • #27682

Our deepest sympathy to all at Virginia Tech. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you all.

The DeVito Family

April 19, 2007, 6:50am • Brookhaven, PA • #27683

very tragic,what happened,but can you tell me where are the souls of the folks who died?in short,without jesus christ you will not make it to heaven!!i know this sounds crude,but lets face it thats life!you have to be ready to go at any time of your life.only jesus,who died for your sins can take you to heaven.john 14:6 says"i am the way, the truth ,and the life,no one comes unto the father ,but by me”.trust JESUS as your savior today--you will never be sorry!!!

April 19, 2007, 6:51am • victoria,texas.usa • #27684

Ik wil jullie allemaal op de Virgina Tech, families van de slachtoffers en Amerika sterkte wensen met dit grote verlies.
Wij leven mee in Holland

April 19, 2007, 6:52am • Poortugaal , The Netherlands • #27685

Our family joins the millions of people world-wide expressing our sorrow and deepest condolences to you and your families

Doug and Merrily Stone and Family

April 19, 2007, 6:52am • Winchendon, Massachusetts • #27686

On Behalf of the Dallastown Wildcats in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, the students and staff at Virgina Tech and their families are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless. Today we are all hokies.

April 19, 2007, 6:52am • Dallastown, Pennsylvania • #27687

My heart breaks along with yours at the losses of so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who lost loved ones. May the grace of God give each and everyone peace of mind in the days to come. May the love of God be with all of you.
Charles

April 19, 2007, 6:52am • Del Rio, Texas • #27688

Dear Hokie Nation,
You did not deserve this senseless act and the young victims did not deserve to die in such a way. I grieve for you and the families.
Don’t let this maniac take away your power. Take action.

Know and understand gun control issues and lobby for better laws.
Immortalize the victims not the killer.
Tell your lawmakers that educators, employers and even parents need “probable cause” laws to get these lunatics out of their enviromements.
Mentor young children against bulling and coveting “things” over people to prevent the growth of the disenfranchised.
Reject gratuitous violence in your entertainment.
Ensure that your univeristy appropriates as much money for counseling and security as it does for athletic events.
Tell your story and make a difference, you are the Hokie nation, 26,000 strong and it can start with you....

DKM

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • Potomac, Maryland • #27689

While words cannot express the grief our nation feels for those who lost their friends and loved ones, please know that each of you is in our prayers.  In the days to come, there will be those who want to continue with a blame game.  To honor the spirit of those who were lost, please understand that no group or individuals are to blame here.  A very disturbed person committed these acts that no one could have predicted.  Follow the advice of VT Professor Falco...do not share in the guilt.

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • Alpena, MI • #27690

I’m so sorry for your loss.

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • SARAJEVO,BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA • #27691

My most sincere and deepest sympathies to all who have lost a loved one.  May the pain of this moment eventually be replaced with happy memories of those who are now gone but never forgotten.  Again my most sincere condolences.

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • Albany, New York • #27692

Typically when something bad happens, we like to try and find a justification.  However, I am struggling so much to find the good that will come out of all of this.  However, I think it is important that we not be selfish at this time.  We have the liberty of doing something even as simple as typing on a keyboard that 32 members of our great community do not have.  For that, I will always be grateful.  Thank you Ross, Jamie, Brian, Ryan, Austin, Jocelyne, Kevin, Matt, Caitlin, Jeremy, Rachel, Emily, Matthew, Jarrett, Henry, Liviu, G.V., Partahi, Lauren, Daniel, Juan, Minal, Daniel, Erin, Michael, Julia, Mary, Reema, Waleed, Leslie, Maxine, Nicole.  May you rest in peace.

-Doug
Florida State University

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • Washington, DC • #27693

Dear students, staff, and families of VT,

I’m so sorry sorry about what happened the on the sixteenth, i wish i could do something to help. the first day i heard about this tragic incident i was really sad, and filled with fear.
I never knew anything like that could happen. I just wanted to let you know that, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Also, Friday, i’m going to wear my VT clothing proudly.

With much love,

Samantha Pruett (12)

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • sutherland, va • #27694

My deepest sympathy for all the students at VA tech that has experienced this ordeal.  My thoughts and my prayers for you everyday that you can somehow heal over this terrible ordeal. and too the parents, families and friends of those who were lost i pray and pray for you everyday to have some type of peace and comfort and i cannot even imagine what you are going through (I have kids 1 in college) i just know that i pray for you deeply and my heart is totally with you.  may God bless you.

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • York, pa • #27695

I’m really sorry about this tragedy. Those ones who died, are heroes and special persons, strong ones, God will bless their families, hoping that one day all of them will reunite. My prayers are with all.

SW
Dominican Republic

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • Santiago, Dominican Republic • #27696

MY THOUGHT AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF THE HOKIES, ITS REALLY SAD TO SEE THIS.....AS I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO ATTEND VIRGINA TECH.....TO THE PRESENT HOKIES FOR THE FUTURE HOKIE.....
~ETHAN

April 19, 2007, 6:53am • BEDFORD, PA • #27697

MY HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE IN VTECH.ESPECIALLY TO THE FAMILIES OF THOSE THAT LOST THEIR LIFE SO YOUNG ASWELL AS FOR THE STAFF.NEVER LOOSE FAITH AND ALWAYS REMEMBER OUR JESUS IS ALWAYS WITH US IN OUR SADDEST DAYS...MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GIVE YOU PEACE..  LISY NJ.

April 19, 2007, 6:54am • VINELAND,NEWJERSEY • #27698

I guess we all wish it was just a bad dream…

My thoughts are with you all.

April 19, 2007, 6:54am • Rotterdam,Netherlands • #27699

I am a 2001 alumni of Virginia Tech.  I am deeply saddened by the events that transpired on April 16.  Although nearly 6 years removed from school, I can’t help but feel this tragic event has struck family members of my own.  My prayers go out to all the students, faculty, and family members.  I love all Hokies and I know in this sad time all associated with VT will show their tremendous resolve.

Jeff Jensen

April 19, 2007, 6:54am • Charlotte, NC • #27700

To the Staff and Students,
I would like to add my condolences to your community for this terrible and senseless loss.
Please be aware that your losses are noted with great sadness by the international community.
My family and I send our profound wishes to you during this most difficult time. To the families of the victims, you are particularly in our prayers. From Australia God Bless you all.
Rgds. Martin

April 19, 2007, 6:54am • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • #27701

Yesterday I posted my thought and also one of my family but the second one it’s not there so...here I am...Go Hokies!we are with you all…
With all our heart
An Italian family

(puntigliosa85@hotmail.it)

April 19, 2007, 6:55am • Italy • #27702

Our thoughts and Prayers goes out to the victims and families of this terrible tradgey...May God bless all of you, and keep the Faith.

RL

April 19, 2007, 6:55am • Louisville, KY • #27703

We mourn with America, we share your sorrow and pain.
I have read the profile of the victims. What a loss!
Béke poraikra.

Laszlo

April 19, 2007, 6:55am • Budapest, Hungary • #27704

To all the Virginia Tech students, faculty, and families: As a former Tech student and member of the Corps of Cadets I have a special place in my heart for VT.  I was devastated by the events of Monday and am still trying to come to terms of how something like this could happen at the peaceful campus I remember.  I now realize that the Hokie Nation has suffered a great loss, but we will overcome and like the phoenix rising from the ashes, we will rise above this and become greater than we were before.  My prayers go out to all those affected and the extended Hokie family.  God bless all of you.

George Noren class of ‘98

April 19, 2007, 6:55am • Nashville, TN • #27705

The greatest testament that we all can give is to live our lives with the beauty and strength that the men and women who were tragically taken on Monday lived and would have continued to live.  As their stories have emerged - about their courage, their accomplishments, and their dreams- millions will garner inspiration and be moved.  I have been moved and those men and women will not be forgotten, nor will the tremendous resiliency and spirit of the Virginia Tech community.  There are no words to express my sympathy for the unimaginable loss of the friends and family.  Thank you for the courage you have displayed to the world.

Sarah

Indiana University

April 19, 2007, 6:56am • Bloomington, Indiana • #27706

Herzliches Beileid. Teif erschüttert habe ich die Nachricht von diesem schrecklichen Verbrechen aufgenommen. Mein Mitgefühl gilt den Hinterbliebenen und Freunden und Bekannten und der ganzen Hochschule Viginia Tech. Soviele Lebensläufe ausgelöscht, soviel Schmerz, Trauer und Leid, warum?
God bless you all. Bernd

April 19, 2007, 6:56am • Kassel, Germany • #27707

Virginia Tech and Families,

You have my Sincerest condolences and prayer,

Dear Lord,

We remember this day before thee thy faithful

servants; and we pray that, having opened to them

the gates of larger life, thou wilt receive them

more and more into thy joyful service, that, with

all who have faithfully served thee in the past,

they may share in the eternal victory of Jesus

Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with

thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,

forever and ever.

Amen.

April 19, 2007, 6:57am • Chicago, Illinois • #27708

The sorrow that this individual has caused spread around the globe. Please accept our heartiest condolences for the tragic events of April 16th.

April 19, 2007, 6:57am • Athens, Greece • #27709

to all students and members at virginia tech!

the loss of so many lives is unbelievable and hard to understand. what are the circumstances, what is woring in our society that such a tragedy can happen - we all had to face off. i live in vienna (austria) and the people here are shocked. i wish everybody at virginia tech strength and faith for these hard times.

we are with you!!

gerd götzenbrucker

April 19, 2007, 6:57am • vienna, austria • #27710

To all at VT

A big hug to each of you.

Brian

April 19, 2007, 6:58am • Ireland • #27711

From the University of Texas, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you, today, we are all Hokies

April 19, 2007, 6:58am • Austin, Texas • #27712

First and foremost my sympathies and prayers go out to all of the students at Virginia Tech and their families.  A tragedy of this magnitude saddens the hearts of all.  As a teacher, I would have expected no less of the Professor who put his life ahead of students. Go forth in your lives knowing that all who were killed will be remembered and prayed for. Continue to be proud of your school, stand together, and use peace to help you get through your pain. God Bless all of you, your families, and your educators. Sandra Swartwout, West Seneca Central Schools

April 19, 2007, 6:58am • West Seneca, New York • #27713

I want to wish my condolences to all the friends and loved ones who lost someone in the shooting.
But what we should do to get rid of the tragic ?
If anyone is not allowed to be the owner of guns,we will have a more safe cumpus !

April 19, 2007, 6:58am • Qingdao China • #27714

On behalf of myself, all the academic staff and students of the University of Pardubice, I would like to express our deep sympathy toward the victims of the violent act of April 16, 2007 at your Polytechnic University of Virginia.
This was a tragic loss of young lives, talented students who were preparing themselves for their careers, in order to fulfil their personal and professional dreams. Their death deeply touched not only their families, friends and your academic community, but all of us here at the University of Pardubice.
Higher education institutions help to spread goodwill, tolerance and understanding on behalf of democracy and freedom - the commonly respected values we want to promote. The violent act at the Polytechnic University has broken these qualities by such an unprecedented tragedy.
We share with you our deepest sympathy and regrets in these difficult days of grievance.
Most sincerely,
Professor Jiri Malek
Rector of the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic

April 19, 2007, 6:58am • Pardubice, Czech Republic, Europe • #27715

Dear Students and Teachers of VA Tech-
Though I am currently deployed to Iraq, myself and the rest of the troops out here would like to send out our deepest sympathy and our prayers to the family’s of each victim and to the rest of the Hokie Family. We would like for each and everyone of you to know that even though we are half way across the globe, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this tragic time. Please keep your heads up and your hearts strong. With sincere love
SGT Raeanne Rodriguez
1st Cavalry Division

April 19, 2007, 6:58am • Ft Hood, Texas • #27716

To all the staff, students, parents and loved ones of the victims....I pray that the Lord will comfort you in the great time of need. Words will never express your sadness. I know, that in reaching out to God He will answer you. He will bless you with comfort and peace.

God Bless

Michael B

April 19, 2007, 6:58am • North Yorkshire, United Kingdom • #27717

Hope all of you can be strong soon
Gook Luck

April 19, 2007, 6:59am • Hong Kong • #27718

To everyone at Virginia Tech- nothing can be said to console or comfort only that my thoughts and prayer is with you. It’s a painful reminder of Columbine, thoughts too for victims and families that they have left behind. May we learn and lest we forget.

Kerry Jones

April 19, 2007, 6:59am • Christchurch-Nw Zealand • #27719

To the victims families and all who were touched by this tradegy
As I am a son of a 1902 alumnus of Virginia Tech there is a warm spot in my heart for Tech and my heart goes out out to all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God be with you and see you through this terrable tradegy,

James Bolton,Jr.

April 19, 2007, 6:59am • #27720

May God be your strength and solace.  The prayers of the nation are with all of you.  My heart breaks for you for the tragedy you have endured.

April 19, 2007, 7:00am • Hickory, NC • #27721

This all seems like a horrible nightmare.  Violent video games, TV shows, antidepressant drugs, combined with a sick mind to produce one of the most frightening massacres of the 21st century in the United States, next to 9/11.  My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.  I know you students, faculty members, and administrators will come together at a time like this to support each other and help each other through these dark hours by showing one another the love, tolerance, and respect for human dignity and individual worth that are the highest calling of our nature, and fight off the temptations of evil dispositions.

April 19, 2007, 7:01am • New York, NY • #27722

I’m still shocked and very sorry for the losses of so many innocent lifes. I share my grief with you and hope that something like that will never ever happen again!!!

May god help you all through this difficult and hard time! P*e*a*c*e*

Kathi

April 19, 2007, 7:01am • Deining, Germany • #27723

Our prayers are with all of you.  May GOD be with you at this terrible time in your lives.

April 19, 2007, 7:01am • Greenville, SC • #27724