Condolences, April 19, 2007

from an old Hokie, the “Nation” needs to hang together.  Some in the media are doing their best to paint us in a bad light but we can’t allow it to happen...Go Hokies !

Charles Culpepper ‘71

April 19, 2007, 7:34am • Manassas, Va • #27875

MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU DURING THIS TIME.

WITH MANY LOVE FROM ONTARIO, CANADA

CHI

April 19, 2007, 7:35am • Oakville, Ontario • #27876

I´m so sorry…
What more can I say…

April 19, 2007, 7:35am • Germany • #27877

As a mother of three I hugged my children tighter and longer and told them I loved them even more. A tradegy like this shows how fragile life can be. To each and every mother, father, sibling, and friend of the 32 that were taken from us - God Bless you and may you find comfort, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Tracy

April 19, 2007, 7:35am • Palmyra, Virginia • #27878

I wish to express my condolences to all involved, and to let you know that around the world people stand shoulder to shoulder with you in support, cry with you in your loss and whisper prayers with hoarse voices. It is always a tragedy when one passes, so much more so when many are lost at once and in such a heart wrenching way. Once more, my condolences.
E Hinds.

April 19, 2007, 7:35am • Dunedin, New Zealand • #27879

What can we say that has not been said.I’m sitting here trying to think of something that would help console you in any way. I am just in a daze thinking of what you went through. Please know we are sending our deepest sympathies,prayers,support and love to all involved.I only wish we lived closer so I could be there to help in some way. May God Bless you all.

B and H

April 19, 2007, 7:35am • Fayetteville,GA. • #27880

We can not imagine the emotions the VT students, staff, families and friends are going through at this time.  May you find strength and comfort in each other and move forward.  Never forget, but try to find forgiveness for an individual that may not have know what path to follow.
Don’t let hatred fill your hearts (or any of our hearts) or the person responsible will win.
Life is so precious and too short. 
Prayers and thoughts are with the VT community.
-Blessed Be

April 19, 2007, 7:36am • MCHENRY, IL 60050 USA • #27881

God bless all of the victims friends, family, teachers, fellow students, and everyone else that was associated with any of these victims.  May their souls be returned to Heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ.  You all are in my prayers and thoughts are with you all through this hard time.

Shannon G.

April 19, 2007, 7:36am • Houston, texas • #27882

The Lord has his own way of taking his beloved home for peaceful rest. Through the waters and the ashes the Lord would always be with you. From this day you all will never be the same you would grow to grater heights. God bless you. Lawrence

April 19, 2007, 7:36am • Accra, Ghana • #27883

May the Peace and Comfort of Christ be with each one of you who is going through this painful moment.

MAC

April 19, 2007, 7:36am • Cleveland, Oh • #27884

dear teacher and students,
be brave and tough to face these....god is always with us.
Rest in peace…
God bless you!!!^3^

April 19, 2007, 7:36am • hong kong • #27885

Being a graduate UC of Berkeley, I know how peaceful, joyful, and secure campus life is in the US.  But now I feel I’m wrong.  I’m shocked here.  I’d like to send my condolences from overseas.

Levent Tutluoglu
Ankara TURKEY

April 19, 2007, 7:36am • Ankara- Turkey • #27886

I am so sorry for what has happened on your campus.  My cousin’s boyfriend attends your school so I do have a personal connection to your tragic event.  You are all in our prayers!!

April 19, 2007, 7:37am • Red Lion, Pa • #27887

words don’t come very easily right now, but please know - there are people grieving with you all around the world.

April 19, 2007, 7:37am • Wernigerode, Sachsen Anhalt, Germany • #27888

Family, students, friends, staff, I offer my condolences to all of you for this tragic event. 32 beautiful,brilliant,talented, successful people are sadely missed. My heart goes out to the survivors. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone of you.

Cheryl

April 19, 2007, 7:37am • Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada • #27889

To everyone that this has affected, the whole world is in prayer with you and you are in our thoughts.

April 19, 2007, 7:37am • Dublin Ireland • #27890

The hearts of the nation and the world are broken.  The students at VT need to know that their tragedy has spread to more simple places than they can imagine.  Here in South West Florida, every flag is lowered.  Everyone is touched by this.  Gain your strength back by knowing that this is not a VT or Virginia state issue, your sorrow is shared with the world.

April 19, 2007, 7:37am • Sanibel, Florida • #27891

The tragedy that has befallen us all is unacceptable, unexplainable, and horrific. It deeply saddens me that there are people in this world capable of such disgusting acts of violence. I extend my deepest feelings and thoughts to family, friends, and the VT community. I am so sorry.

Nathan Herrick

April 19, 2007, 7:37am • Radford, Virginia • #27892

May the Peace and the Comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ rest in your hearts. and may the souls that has gone to heaven rest in peace.

MAC

April 19, 2007, 7:38am • Cleveland, Oh • #27893

May God be with you all associated with Virginia Tech. As the parent of one college graduate and another child about to enter college I can only give thanks and pray both my daughters remain safe. I have been blessed. VT will remain in our prayers.

April 19, 2007, 7:38am • Lancaster, New York • #27894

Words cannot do justice to describe the sympathy we all feel for the VTech family. You are all in the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Saint Joseph’s University.

THE HOKIES WILL NEVER DIE!

April 19, 2007, 7:39am • Philadelphia, PA • #27895

Jamie, You were a good man, a good friend, kind and true.  Campus will be an emptier place forever because of your absence.  It will be felt and you will be missed.

April 19, 2007, 7:39am • Blacksburg, VA • #27896

It is a great tragedy in the history!
This lesson will allow us to better understand the value of peace.
We hope tomorrow will be better.

April 19, 2007, 7:39am • Beijing, China • #27897

My thoughts & prayers are with all Virginia tech families & students. Don’t ever give up ! God bless everyone ! It’s amazing how life can be so sad !

My deepest condolences.
Laura.

April 19, 2007, 7:39am • Paris. France • #27898

Our thoughts and prayers are with the each family of this tragic event. My god rest with everyone.

April 19, 2007, 7:39am • Sasebo Naval Base, Japan • #27899

To the Students, Families, and Faculty of VT

We like everyone else are shocked and in disbelief about the recent events at your campus. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy.

Although we did not personally know any of the victims we have cried tears of sadness for all involved. Your tragedy has touched our hearts more than you know.  May you find strength as a community, knowing that others so close and far are praying for you. Though we grieve the stories of human kindness and acts of courage from the survivors and those who lost their lives as they endured this horror is an inspiration to all of us.
Please stay strong and have faith and know the whole nation is grieving with you.

God Bless you
With Deepest Sympathy and Regards,
Wayne & Sissy Hartman

April 19, 2007, 7:40am • Salem, VA • #27900

I share my deepest condolence with all of you at VT.
you all are there in my prayers.

In hard times like this you all got united and fought against this tragedy.
That’s the victory to humanity above the culprit who did this.

Humanity has one and will win even in darkest future becoz god is where humanity there.

MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.

- Uchit Shah

April 19, 2007, 7:40am • Mumbai, India • #27901

I am still in shock from watching what has gone on. I just want everyone at VT. to know I am so sorry for everyones loss my heart goes out to you and all your familys. please know you are not alone the nation mourns with you. I hope and pray that somehow you can find some sort of peace and comfort with the lord. I wish I could do more than just offer words to you, but know that they are heart felt and sincere.
Stephanie White

April 19, 2007, 7:40am • Monroe North Carolina • #27902

Words cannot express this horrific day.  May God provide comfort to the friends and families of the victims as they search to understand how such a heartless act could fall on them.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Virginia Tech community and Hokies.

The Martins

April 19, 2007, 7:40am • Marietta, GA USA • #27903

Even over here in England, we share your loss.

April 19, 2007, 7:40am • Lancashire, England • #27904

"Life ain’t always beautoful”

Life aint always beautiful
Sometimes it’s just plain hard
Life can knock you down, it can break your heart

Life aint always beautiful
You think you’re on your way
And it’s just a dead end road at the end of the day

But the struggles make you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has its own way of takin it’s sweet time

CHORUS
No, life aint always beautiful
Tears will fall sometimes
Life aint always beautiful
But it’s a beautiful ride

Life aint always beautiful
Some days I miss your smile
I get tired of walkin all these lonely miles

And I wish for just one minute
I could see your pretty face
Guess I can dream, but life don’t work that way

But the struggles make me stronger
And the changes make me wise
And happiness has its own way of takin it’s sweet time

No, life aint always beautiful
But i know i’ll be fine
Hey, life aint always beautiful
But it’s a beautiful ride
What a beautiful ride…
-
Div&Mel

April 19, 2007, 7:40am • Mauritius • #27905

My deepest condolences to those that have suffered from this tragedy. May god bless you to find forgiveness in your hearts.

April 19, 2007, 7:41am • Canada • #27906

i just wanted to say as a high school student ready to leave for university how sorry i am for eveyone affected by this weeks horrible, horrible tragedy and that i hope you can find peace with each other.

April 19, 2007, 7:41am • Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland • #27907

You are all precious. My deepest sympathies to your families and friends. We Hokies are strong and draw from that strength. Once a Hokie always a Hokie. Virginia Tech United 4-16-07. God bless you all.

Bill Anderson (Class of ‘80)

April 19, 2007, 7:41am • Enola, PA • #27908

I am a Vietnamese person. I have no good skill English to express my sadness to the victims.
I wish I could be there to pray with their families.
May God bless all of you.
Best regards,
Lynh Cao Tuan
Vung Tau, Viet Nam
vuonglong06@yahoo.com

April 19, 2007, 7:42am • Republic of Viet Nam • #27909

It is very sad to know that so many lives were lost in such hineous way. Remember them by who they were, and make them proud by living a meaningful life. To the families and friends of the victims, my deepest sympathy.
Raphaela

April 19, 2007, 7:42am • Pennsylvania • #27910

My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathies to the students, their parents, their friends and faculty. We are so sorry for your loss. There was/and is so much promise of a bright future for all of the victims; a light in this sometimes dark world. But through the love and support from all of us, they will not be forgotten. Again, my condolences go out to each and every one of you.
Psalms 23 & 91
May God Bless You!
Love & Prayers
Linda

April 19, 2007, 7:42am • Sicklerville NJ • #27911

My family and I wish to extend our most sincere condolences to those who lost friends and family.  We have shed tears for and with you everyday since this horrific event.  As VT alumni, we want to thank the current student body for showing the world what it means to be a Hokie.  Your pride, strength, and togetherness are remarkable.

God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 7:42am • Williamsburg, Va • #27912

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro extends it’s deepest sympathies for all Hokies. 

The future will be marred by this devastating tragedy.  We had a student get shot here and that sent a chill up our spines, but that is nothing in comparison to your loss.  As a future educator, I also feel the pain of walking into a classroom and not knowing what will happen next. 

The faculty, staff, students, and alumni of UNCG are with you in every possible way, for today and everyday hereafter…

We are all Hokies.

April 19, 2007, 7:42am • Greensboro, North Carolina • #27913

We are all saddened by the tragic events that took place at Virginia Tech.  As Americans we all feel your pain and loss.  Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to all of you affected by this horrific experience.  BLESS YOU ALL!

April 19, 2007, 7:42am • Uniontown, PA • #27914

I heard on the news what had happened at your university and was shocked and saddened.I come from scotland and we had a similar tragedy over here in a place called Dunblane some years ago.The people of Scotland’s thoughts and prayers are with you all and will continue to be.
God bless from us all.

April 19, 2007, 7:43am • Glasgow scotland • #27915

I know that life must go on, but for the families affected by this tragedy it will never be as sunny as it was before, the breathing will never be as easy as before and the hole left in their hearts never filled up. I am praying for you all.  May God in all the names you call him bless you.

Gilda Biagini Huch

April 19, 2007, 7:43am • Laguna Hills, California • #27916

Our prayers are with all the families and friends of the victims!
Ban firearms!!
Andreas Mayer

April 19, 2007, 7:43am • Fontainebleau, France • #27917

As former Hokie’s, our hearts go out to all who are suffering.  Please know that we pray for you and hope that you can find peace.  No one will ever be able to make sense of the violence, but with love and support we pray that we can all get through it. At this time, the world is a Hokie.

Love and prayers from the Bryant Family

April 19, 2007, 7:43am • Columbia, MD • #27918

May God give you the grace to help in your time of need. Please know we are praying for you all during this trial.

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” [Heb.4:16]

Jim & Sue

April 19, 2007, 7:44am • Quincy, MA • #27919

Your grief is deeply felt at our hearts. In such a difficult time like this, only the love of God grants solace and healing power to the wounds. Know that even when things are in dark chaos, He is still very much in control.

“The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.” Psalm 29:10

Frank(41), Cynthia(37), Jos(6), Jere(6)

April 19, 2007, 7:45am • Hong Kong • #27920

I could not help but cry, these tears
The warmth of Spring I was denied
No more Hokies morning breeze
I cannot stay, my soul must hide

I, too shall be ensconced in this
Wrap my wholeness with sorrow
My heart shall go through all this grief
What about my yearning for tomorrow?

For who and what I had left behind
The pain stays endless and awhile
No more questions, nothing in mind
Make me alive, don’t ever say goodbye!

Time is slow, this test of healing
There is no rush, no anxiety to recover
Let the days flow, grieve in being
For no one knows, until it’s over

Fill the heart with hope, and cherish
To be healed, to have faith, to follow
Another Hokie Springtime I wish
Then, perhaps there would be tomorrow…

I dedicate this poem in memory of this tragedy. Katherine Mayo

April 19, 2007, 7:45am • Vienna, Austria • #27921

It is so hard to believe that this tragic event has occurred. My heart goes out to all of those affected, especially the family and friends of those innocent victims. It is incredibly sad that this world will not benefit from the promising future all of those indivdiuals would have had. Upon learning about them, it is clear to see how ambitious, intelligent, and loved they all were. Our country has suffered a tremendous loss that no words can explain.
Melissa P.

April 19, 2007, 7:45am • Culpeper, Virginia • #27922

As a proud VT alumni I am so saddened by what took place on our beautiful campus.  My heart goes out to all of the families who are hurting.

~Julie, ESM ‘03

April 19, 2007, 7:45am • Cockeysville, MD • #27923

I would like to express my condolences to VirginiaTech, families and friends of the victims.

Also in The Netherlands our thoughts are with you.

Durk Reijenga

April 19, 2007, 7:45am • Oudega Wymb, Frl, The Netherlands • #27924