Condolences, April 19, 2007

With all our thoughts,sincerelly.

April 19, 2007, 7:15am • Rennes, France • #27775

For Nikki: A Tribute to Virginia Tech

32 last breaths left this world breathless…
I slipped on my house shoes,
Poured me a bowl of cereal
And turned on CNN for breakfast
I tried adjusting the color,
But my screen was painted red
32 dead
Casualties climbing
It was selfish, but I thought of Nikki
Selected Poems of Love Poems Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea,
That I all have in My House
All blew open as a deathly wind
Snatched my breath away like I was an asthmatic
I flipped the channels, looking for Nikki
For Nikki to shed some light, to give some meaning
For Nikki to breathe life back into me
For Nikki to breathe…
I remembered the moment she inspired me,
“Balances”
And I wondered if this monster tried to balance his grade average
If he’d only read it
If he’d only read her
He would have been cured, his demons chased away
32 lives saved
How can we now balance 32 lives lost?
Nikki?

derrick benson
misderwrite@yahoo.com

April 19, 2007, 7:16am • youngstown, ohio • #27776

My deepest condolences to all the victims’s families, friends and loved ones....

April 19, 2007, 7:16am • Quezon City, Philippines • #27777

As parents of a Virginia Tech graduate, our hearts are united in grief with all members of the Hokie Nation, in Blacksburg and throughout the world. We are all victims; our hope is that the light of spirit that has always characterized the VT community will continue to shine through these days of darkness. God bless Virginia Tech. Go Hokies.

April 19, 2007, 7:16am • Rochester, New York USA • #27778

Our Hearts and Prayers go out to those who have lost their loved ones…

I will never forget you,
Or all your beautiful smiles,
Your pictures touched millions,
Your in prayers across the miles.

You are now all Angels,
You saw the Heavenly Light,
You took a heroic step forward,
And now God is holding you tight.
RIP My Dear Friends....
Colby B.

April 19, 2007, 7:16am • Columbia, PA USA • #27779

On behalf of the Munton family in South Carolina. we want you to know that you will never be forgotten and will ALWAYS be remembered. Hokie Pride will prevail and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers… each and every single one of you!

April 19, 2007, 7:16am • Charleston AFB, SC. • #27780

My family and I pray that the friends and family of the victims will find comfort.  May God bless you and bring you peace.

April 19, 2007, 7:16am • Dumfries, VA • #27781

I’ve never been more proud to be a Hokie alum as I am now, seeing the current generation of Hokies standing strong and coming together as a family.  I’m praying for all of you and may God bless those who have left us.

HCG

April 19, 2007, 7:16am • Chesapeake, VA • #27782

A distance over the ocean away, yet your tragic loss touches our hearts. Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

April 19, 2007, 7:16am • Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. • #27783

I am very sorry for the loss, the pain and the sorrow you have all experienced. You are all in my thoughts and prays.

Kelly Reed

April 19, 2007, 7:17am • Greenville, North Carolina • #27784

You’re in my prayers.
God bless!
---daniel Wong

April 19, 2007, 7:17am • Guangzhou, PR. China • #27785

Our country shares your sadness and feels your pain, we pray that you can all move on through this to lead wonderful lives, you can fulfill your lost friends dreams through you.
All our Love.
The Woolston Familyx

April 19, 2007, 7:17am • ENGLAND • #27786

I want to express my profound sadness and my full support to the victims’ families and friends. May that kind of drama never happen again ! GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND TAKE CARE . I pray for you.
Chimène

April 19, 2007, 7:18am • Grenoble, France • #27787

We are strong and we will prevail...we are now more than ever unified as the Hokie Nation.  To all my fellow Hokies, I love you and stay strong!

April 19, 2007, 7:18am • Blacksburg, VA • #27788

My heart goes out to all of you. God bless you always. Jo

April 19, 2007, 7:18am • Philippines • #27789

Dear VT Family,
I cannot comprehend what you must be going thru in these troubled days following this horrifying event. God grant you the courage to heal and move on. Yor are in our prayers. GGK

April 19, 2007, 7:18am • Marietta, GA • #27790

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you strong.

Gail and family

April 19, 2007, 7:18am • Louisa, Virginia • #27791

I just want to express my condolences to the family and friends of everyone involved in this tragedy.
Gloss bless you. Florence

April 19, 2007, 7:18am • France • #27792

Please let me extend my deepest sympathy here.
May God bless the victims.
Lynn

April 19, 2007, 7:18am • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • #27793

am very sorry for all your losses. May god help you through your troubled times

Abdulsalam Baik

April 19, 2007, 7:19am • Cairo , Egypt • #27794

We, at the University of Indianapolis Athens Campus - administration, staff and faculty - extend our deepest and most sincere thoughts and sadness to everyone at the Virginia Tech.
We were shocked and horrified with this tragedy and our hearts go, also, to the families of those lost who have to live for the rest of their lives with pain, sadness, anguish and, we might say, disgust.

Sincerely,

Bill Kiritsis
Vice-Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs
University of Indianapolis Athens Campus

April 19, 2007, 7:19am • Athens, Greece • #27795

Dear Youth and Teachers,

I feel deeply sorry for the loss of young students and teachers not as a Korean but as a human.

I pray for them and their family and friends who lost their loved ones, with my heart.

I believe in god that they are now in heaven with eternal peace and joy.

Your bodies left but your soul will be in Verginia Tech and your loved one’s mind as usual.

I pray…

Sinerly Yours,
Peter Choi

April 19, 2007, 7:19am • KOREA • #27796

Thinking of the tragedy that has been cruelly throw upon you, the students, makes me tearful and greatly saddened. I cannot believe that one person may cause so much misery, but unfortunately, he did. It is important to focus on your loved ones, to hold them tight and all support each other, i will be thinking of you all, God bless.

Sarah

April 19, 2007, 7:19am • Liverpool, United Kingdom • #27797

my condolences go out to the young
people’s family’s & friend’s. god be with u
all thou these ruff times.

April 19, 2007, 7:19am • sacramento, ca. • #27798

every1s life is a journey on a road but,at the end its gonna finish...may GOD bless all these innocent victims..and let them rest in peace..and help their families…

may GODs mercy b upon us all

April 19, 2007, 7:19am • america • #27799

What a terrible tradgedy. Just to let everyone at Virginia Tech we are all thinking about you.

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • Scotland • #27800

MY thoughts and prayers are there with you.. to all the victims family i hope that Gods give you all a strong heart and mind to accept this tragedy… God bless you…

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • Tokyo, Japan • #27801

Dear Virginia Tech Community,
I am very sorry for what happen and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

~Christina

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • Virginia • #27802

God Bless all of you in this time of tragedy! we are from a very big college town and can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. I will pray for all of you! Candi&Deon

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • Madison,WI. • #27803

My thoughts go out to all family members of the people that died and are heart.
As well all of the students and teachers of VT.
The whole world is thinking of you in these difficult times that you’re going through.

My deepest condolences!

Luuk Distel age 26

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • Baarn , the Netherlands • #27804

i am so sorry for all of your losses and suffering. my thoughts and emotions are with you at this terrible time. nobody can predict when these things will happen but it is important that we stand together and try to exercise more control over guns and their use.

julie milne

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • wakefield, united kingdom • #27805

To the students and faculty of Virginia Tech and the State of Virginia:

I am originally from Richmond, Virginia currently serving in the USAF stationed in Tampa, Fl and I was apalled by the actions of this individual.  I will pray for the families, students and faculty during this difficult time.  During times such as these; it is important that everyone’s individual strength and courage and faith in God is brought to the forefront.  I am proud of the strength and courage of the “COMMONWEALTH”.  May God bless you and protect you and allow your healing to begin.  Chris

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • Tampa, Fl • #27806

Having a child that recently graduated from Virginia Tech, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and to the students and staff of the University.  May God Bless each and every one touched by this horrific, cowardly act.  You will be in our prayers..........Dave and Cindy

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • Ocala, FL • #27807

Many of us who are at The University of Otago feel shocked and saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the people and families who have suffered, directly or indirectly.

History Students at Otago University.

April 19, 2007, 7:20am • New Zealand • #27808

God Bless everybody involved in the tragedy that happened at Virginia Tech. Many were taken way before their time but they will never be forgotten.Have Faith, Be Strong and know that Angels are watching over each one of you.

*Amber*

April 19, 2007, 7:21am • Raeford, NC United States • #27809

My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Keep the faith and keep your heads high.

Greatest Respect

April 19, 2007, 7:21am • Powhatan, VA • #27810

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.  We feel your loss as though we knew you.  We will miss you and are glad that we were blessed with your presence on this earth even though it was for such a short time.  Go Hokies!  Love, The Dixon Family

April 19, 2007, 7:21am • Blacksburg, VA • #27811

I am Anderson from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am really sorry for you. I share your pain. You are all in my prayers. My condolences! God bless!

April 19, 2007, 7:21am • São Paulo, SP, Brazil • #27812

Ryan Clark is honoured and remembered by people around the world. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all at Virginia Tech. MEMORIAL FUND ESTABLISHED TO REMEMBER CIVITAN CAMP COUNSELOR SLAIN IN VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTINGS
40,000 Civitan (service club) members across the world are remembering Ryan Clark, who was a key volunteer at a Civitan summer camp for developmentally disabled children and adults. Civitan International has established a memorial fund today to honor Ryan Clark, who volunteered every summer at Camp Big Heart in Atlanta, Georgia since he was fourteen.  The fund will be used to expand Camp Big Heart’s mission, and provide camp experiences for people with developmental disabilities. Ryan , who served most recently as director of music activities at Camp Big Heart, was remembered by many fellow camp counselors for his infectious smile and attitude.
1-800-CIVITAN www.ryanclarkcivitanfund.org

April 19, 2007, 7:21am • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #27813

I tried twenty different ways to send the appropriate condolences and then realized that there is nothing more to say but God Bless the victims and may God give the afflicted families and friends of the victims the strength to sustain this unimaginable burden.  Carol

April 19, 2007, 7:22am • Fairfax, Va. • #27814

Please know that so many prayers are with all of you that lost someone you dearly treasured...we cannot imagine your grief but try to understand and support you in thought…

Richelle Kemper and family

April 19, 2007, 7:22am • Mansfield, OH • #27815

I have graduated from the University of Tampa, Ohio State University, the University of Delaware, and will finish at Johns Hopkins University this year - so that’s a Spartan, Buckeye, Blue Hen and Blue Jay .... that will forever in my heart remembering all of you ----- A Hokie!

God Bless you all......Tom Bernadzikowski, New Castle, Delaware

April 19, 2007, 7:22am • Delaware • #27816

I am from Canada and when we heard of your tragedy we were shocked and saddened. We hope that everyone will come together to help eachother through this difficult time. We know that it will be a long process but with a little perserverience and a community full of strength you will overcome but never forget the individuals that were lost. Here is a poem that I found I hope it helps

“Life Is A Journey”

Death is the continuation of the journey.
Heaven is a temporary rest.
For the commencement and fulfilment
Of a new life, a new hope
And a new promise”

By Sri Chinmoy

April 19, 2007, 7:22am • Ontario, Canada • #27817

I am a mother and a teacher . A deep sorrow darkens my soul today.
Let us pray to God such tragedies may not happen again.

Ana Maria

April 19, 2007, 7:23am • Buenos Aires . Buenos Aires. Argentina • #27818

Our family wanted to express our sorrow at this terrible terrible tragedy.  Our prayers and condolences go out to you and your families at this time.  I hope one day that people like the shooter can express their anger in different ways instead of hurting others.  I hope something positive comes out of this. 
The Baker family

April 19, 2007, 7:23am • Westmoreland, TN • #27819

My heart weeps as I think of those whose lives were taken at Vtech on 04.16 - I only wish I had the powers to take away the pain and give back the lives that have been cut short.

To the families and friends of the victims may God give you the serenity to deal with your grief.

Lest we not forget the staff, those law enforcement officers, medical staff and all those associated with this day. This has surely altered their lives too.

I thought this poem is something that may give some comfort.

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 the ripened grain
I am the gently falling autumn rain

When you wake in the morning hush
I am the swift upLighting 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

-- Hopi prayer

God Bless
T, J and A

April 19, 2007, 7:23am • Sydney, Australia • #27820

To the Virginia Tech Community;
My heart goes out to the victims of this horrific tradegy. The lives lost will always be remembered by your community and the nation. Virginia Tech’s strength, heart, and passion is truely remarkable. Remain united and stay strong.

In my Prayers,

Eric T.

April 19, 2007, 7:24am • Syracuse, NY • #27821

God bless you, i’m so shocked at what happened and my heart goes out to the victims families and i wish i could do something for them. but the onle thing i can do is praying for you guys. stay strong for we love you. we really do. we are with you and sending you our prayers and thoughts.
Catherine

April 19, 2007, 7:24am • Christchurch, New Zealand • #27822

My thoughts and prayers are with the survivors of this horrible tragedy, as well as the families and friends of the victims.  I can not imagine what it would be like to go through something like this; or to lose a son, daughter, brother, sister, or other family member to such an open display of hatred toward humanity. 

I live in Canton, TX where we recently had a disgruntled parent shoot one of the coaches at our high school.  Our school immediately went on lock down until the man was caught.  My daughter was a Senior at the time, and I was terrified until I heard she was okay. With this recent tragedy, I can’t help but think about how my life would’ve drastically changed if things would’ve turned out differently in our town. My daughter is attending college now at Texas A & M-Commerce, and I am grateful that she is still alive and able to keep going, but also will be more fearful until she graduates.  I can not begin to imagine how the victims’ families are dealing with the grief. I really wish there was something I could do, other than just pray.  I will pray every day that your fears and grief lesson each day.  God Bless You All!  Your Texas Friend, Rhonda

April 19, 2007, 7:24am • Canton, Texas • #27823

My heart breaks for all. Students, facutly, parents, Virginians, Americans.  We are morning with you. Stay strong Virginia Tech!! We love you.

April 19, 2007, 7:24am • Norfolk, Virginia • #27824