Condolences, April 19, 2007

Little Logan and I will lite a candel in prayer and in memory for ALL affected by this horrific tragedy, I’ll never begin to understand why or how someone could do this to another of Gods children............soooooooo sorry, God bless you ALL and keep you in his care.

April 19, 2007, 1:27am • Alberta • #26422

To all of you Hokies that experienced this tragedy:
I went to Grad School at VA Tech back in 1987 and loved the beaty of the school and all of the people that make it a family. I grieve with ya’ll. I heard about the tragedy and the pain in my heart reminded me I AM a Hokie. I am praying of all of you. Love one another, don’t let hate or anger win. Show the world that love is stronger than guns, and courage always wins out over cowardace.

My love and prayers are with you all,
Deb Larson

April 19, 2007, 1:27am • Bloomington, MN • #26423

As an Australian it is quite saddening and scary when we hear about these things happening. When it first came on tv as breaking news and as the story and events unrolled, I cried, and I do each time there is something more to learn about what happened. This is such a dreadful thing that has happened, so I want to send my deepest sympathy and condolences to all affected by this terrible event. Our love and support is with you all all the way from Down Under. So sorry xx Laura E

April 19, 2007, 1:27am • Sydney, Australia • #26424

My most sincere condolences to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific tragedy. You are in my thoughts. I wish much brighter tomorrows for you.

April 19, 2007, 1:28am • Havertown, PA • #26425

Dear Virginia Tech students, families, and friends,

I was deeply sadden when I heard about the tragedy that struck your campus on Monday morning.  I read every profile of every victim that was posted on the msn.com last night.  The more I read, the more the tears rolled down my face. 
This nation lost a lot of great people that were already making a difference in the world, or young adults ready to make a difference with the education that they received at VT.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the grieving families, friends and fellow students.
Stay strong and just know that millions are thining about you every second of the day.

April 19, 2007, 1:28am • Chris H. Aurora, Colorado • #26426

we are pray for all the victims… and
God’s never sleep… God always know what we do…

April 19, 2007, 1:28am • Indonesia • #26427

On behalf of the City of EL PASO and the University of Texas at El Paso, I would like to extend my most deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost in such a senseless tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 1:28am • El Paso, TX • #26428

Dear students, faculty, family and friends of the victims ,

I cannot imagine it to be harder to express in words how saddened I am by your senseless loss.
You have been a true inspiration, you shine in strength and courage.
My Mother and step Father have both directed their departments at Arizona State University, we have shed many tears, and cannot imagine it being in our University, or how we might handle such an event.
We are and will be praying for you, as Americans we feel this deeply. I wish to God that I could help.
Sincerely,
Suzette Lambert

April 19, 2007, 1:28am • Scottsdale, Arizona • #26429

To,

The victims, survivors… you are in my thoughts and prayers. I myself go to school. I cannot even imagine this happening in a campus. You have me and my campus behind you.

But..nonetheless remember to forgive always always… There is no room to create mindless monsters!!

-UW Student

April 19, 2007, 1:28am • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada • #26430

Our hearts ache for all of you at VT that lost a loved one on April 16th. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God is wrapping His loving arms around you.

April 19, 2007, 1:28am • Omaha, NE • #26431

my prayers are with every single person at Virginia Tech and their families. I don’t think words can describe the sorrow i feel for all of you. Stay Strong

April 19, 2007, 1:28am • N.J. • #26432

As a student at Clemson University this event has hit close to home.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, I can’t seem to stop thinking about the tragic events that took place on your campus Monday morning.  Know that our campus and this nation are sending all of its love, energy, sympathy, and support to those of you in mourning in VA and across the country.

April 19, 2007, 1:29am • Clemson, SC, USA • #26433

I was shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic event on Monday. My heart goes to all the victims and their families involved in this event. I also wish all the injuried people a speedy recovery. Even though I live far away in China,I was deeply touched by the solidarity of the students and faculty in VT and of your whole country. As a teacher myself,I hope this is the very last time this kind of tragedy will ever happen on school campus.
Sincerely,
Sun Ying

April 19, 2007, 1:29am • Xi'an, Shaanxi, China • #26434

My heart goes out to all of you… Being a student myself I can’t even begin to imagine something so terrible happining here.  I hope for all of you that your pain fades with time all though no one will ever forget what happenend that terrible day and all the innocent people that were injured and lost their lives. 

-Megan

April 19, 2007, 1:29am • Flagstaff, Arizona • #26435

To All at Virginia Tech,

I have so much respect for all of you--my condolences go out to the students, faculty members, and other staff members at this highly respected University. Stay strong and always embrace each other. You are all incredible individuals--my prayers to all of you.

Alan Munro

April 19, 2007, 1:29am • San Francisco, CA • #26436

My heart goes out to each and everyone at Vt Tech . No one deserved what happened ! Simple as that. I remember in 1999 around the same time as columbine one of our teachers In Edinboro, Pa was shot at a 8th grade Dinner Dance ! I cried for all of those students in fear and confusion and mostly for that innocent beautiful soul of a teacher , Mr. Gillet . So I feel all of your pain and wish nothing but strength and blessings . May God Bless you all and may the guardian angels watch over your Beautifully spirited school. Take care of one another and you will be able to pull through GOD BLESS!

April 19, 2007, 1:29am • Erie , PA • #26437

My heart aches for all of those involved in this tragedy.  I cry for you, for your losses, and for your pain.  May God keep you close in his arms during this most painful time in your lives.  And may you find the strength to forge ahead knowing many are praying for you and care.  God Bless you all!!!
Janet

April 19, 2007, 1:29am • Kingsville, Ohio • #26438

Stand strong, VT and Blacksburg. The incredible strength you show is admired by all. I cannot wait to return to such an incredible community this summer.
My heart is in Blacksburg.

April 19, 2007, 1:29am • Blacksburg, VA via Williamsburg, VA • #26439

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of Virginia Tech,

My husband and I are graduates of this fine institution, and even married at the War Memorial Chapel on the Tech campus in 1981. Our thoughts and prayers are with you each and every second of the day.

Warm Regards,
Lori

April 19, 2007, 1:30am • Maryland, USA • #26440

this was close to home and my heart goes out to all the students. Its going to be hard to stay focused but you are strong.
Lauren Ashley Bondurant

April 19, 2007, 1:30am • Collinsville Virginia • #26441

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  It is a sadness beyond belief .  Hold on to each other and cry -and remember the love and life you all shared .. and hold each other and cry some more .

I am so so sorry that this tragedy happened .  I hold you all in my heart .

April 19, 2007, 1:30am • san francisco,california • #26442

My heart goes out to the families and alumni who have lost thier loved ones and you are in our prayers.

Laney Purnell
Poconos, PA

April 19, 2007, 1:30am • East Stroudsburg, PA • #26443

My deepest sympathys to all those injured and killed in this horrible tradgedy.I hope you and your families find faith in God and know so many people are saddened by this senseless tradgedy.
You are in my thoughts.God bless you all.

Colleen

April 19, 2007, 1:30am • Edmonton,Alberta • #26444

God Bless each and everyone of you touched so profoundly by this horrible deed and loss.

Loss is always hard to accept, but when you are so young and strong, it must be even harder to accept.

I pray that God’s mercy and strength be with you at this awful time, and I know that right now, all seems gloomy.

Please believe me, it will get better.  I don’t know the reason, but we are all here for a reason and everything that happens does so for a reason.

Be strong, have faith and I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!

Debbie McCawley

April 19, 2007, 1:30am • Dayton, Texas • #26445

We will never forget 4/16. VT may be miles apart but you will always be close at heart.

God Bless
Elizabeth
University of Dayton, Ohio

April 19, 2007, 1:30am • Ohio • #26446

My heart goes out to all those affected by the tragic events on Monday.  Such a sad day in VT history.  Know you are all being prayed for constantly.  Keep that Hokie spirit alive and with all the love and support everybody will get through this.  I am so proud of the way I have heard different students and faculty trying to take control of the situation on hand. Keep your heads high.
“Today We Are All Hokies” GO HOKIES!!
God Bless VT
Mark

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Christiansburg, VA, USA • #26447

You are in our prayers.
Your hearts must ache beyond belief.
We wish you grace and strength.

The People of Summerfield

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Philadelphia, PA • #26448

To all the families of victims, students, faculty and VT community:
You all are in out thoughts and prayers. It is times like these when we learn how strong we are as a nation. Although this tragic event is an incredible loss, it is also in these times where we, for a few moments, stop taking our families and friends for granted. You all have amazing strength and will get through this difficult period with the help and support of the commuinity and of the nation. May God bless your, your families and your community now more than ever.

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Albuquerque, NM • #26449

I am sooooooo devastated by all of this. Infact just thinking about it makes me wanna puke. To all of the families, and to their kids, and to all the teachers, and staff at Virginia Tech my heart goes out to you through this rough time. But remember you will bounce back stronger then ever, I know it’s hard but we are the Hokies we are Virginia Tech.

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Los Angeles • #26450

I am very sorry for your losses. May you all hang in there and take care of each other. God bless you all.

~Chelsea

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Fountain, Colorado, US • #26451

I have lost a mother and two brothers in my life. Monday was my 42nd birthday. I was devastated when I woke up and saw what was happening in Blacksburg. I studied Horticulture there in the 80’s. My heart felt prayers go out to all of you! I can only tell you that time will heal the pain you are feeling and the good memories will carry through these tough times. God Bless all of you and may he give you the strength to prevail.

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Herndon, Va • #26452

We would like to send our heart felt condolences to all of the families of the slain students and faculty of the Virginia Tech incident.  Additionally, our prayers are with the survivors and the members of the Virginia Tech family.

The Pearman/Acosta Family

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Covina, CA • #26453

God Bless all the people effected by this,in our hearts we are all effected.I only hope that through this we will all take life more serious,dont look down at someone who may need help,mental or otherwise.Report anyone or anything that just dont sound or look right.Everyone is someones child. We have got to be there for each other,We are all here for the staff,families and students at VT!! God just recieved some wonderful and smart angels!  Heather Ward 33 year old mom of 7

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Sierra Vista , Arizona USA • #26454

Dear Students and Teachers of Virginia Tech!

I would like to express my condolences and sympathies to the parents who lost their children in April 16 Massacre. There is no religion, no dogma, no logic that can justify a sadistic action such as this. May Almighty give you all the strength to bear this loss.

Umais
Jinnah University

April 19, 2007, 1:31am • Pakistan • #26455

This tragedy has touched us from afar in Sydney Australia. We can only hope that the strong college community we have seen displayed during these tragic events may help to hold you all together in this unimaginable time of grief. We hope that knowing you are in the thoughts of so many people across the world may give you some strength. The dignity and courage we have seen you display whilst honouring those whose lives have been lost is truly inspirational.

April 19, 2007, 1:32am • Sydney, Australia • #26456

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. May you find strength and courage to persevere. Weeping only last for the night, joy comes in the morning.

Davko

April 19, 2007, 1:32am • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa • #26457

I cannot imagine seeing your child through all life’s childhood perils and teenage worries only to lose them to such a needless horror.  I pray for all who grieve, asking comfort and strength, and I give thanks for those spared and those heroes who inspire us.  God Bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 1:32am • Nita, Saco, Maine • #26458

My deepest and profound sorrow to VT on such an extreme loss of life. May God give you the strength to get through each day. God Bless, GO HOKIES!

- ES, North Central Michigan College

April 19, 2007, 1:33am • Petoskey, MI • #26459

may god bless and comfort every family at vt

April 19, 2007, 1:33am • ridgecrest ca • #26460

To my brothers and sisters at Virginia Tech,

As I watch the unending coverage of your tragedy, I can’t help but pray for each one of you. Your stories touch the very depths of my heart. Please know that although there are people in this world who have no respect for human life, there are more people who reach out to you in this time. I serve a God who loves you! I know there are not words that will make this horror go away.  The pride and loyalty you display within your VT community is inspiring.  I hope you will find comfort in this passage from the book of Psalms.

In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness;
turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
to which I can always go;
give the command and save me,
for you are my rock and fortress.

There is a God that loves each one of you and wants to help you through what is sure to be the most difficult time in your life. I can’t say that I know how you feel, but HE has been there. Jesus wants to be your refuge in this time. I pray that you are able to use HIS grace and mercy to get you through these times.

May God Bless each one of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers always!

Wilson

April 19, 2007, 1:33am • North Webster, IN • #26461

I have never been to VT, nor do I personally know anyone who attends the school, but I was deeply touched by this tragedy.  My heart goes out to all those affected by the shooting of 4/16.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 1:33am • Providence, RI • #26462

Although we are 3,000 miles away from you all. We are overwhelmed with sadness.  We will pray as a nation and overcome this tragedy.  Our hearts go our to you all. 

Sincerely,
The Kitsuda Family

April 19, 2007, 1:33am • Sacramento, Ca • #26463

Especially to the family of Liviu Librescu…
I do not wish to minimize the death of any victim of this horrible tragedy. My heartfelt condolences go out to each and every one of the victims families and friends. But I feel the world has lost an extrordinary person with Mr Librescu’s passing. I know only what I have read in the articles and seen on TV. Even though there are individuals like Cho in this world I feel a great comfort in knowing that there was an individual like Mr Librescu. A selfless man who thought of what he could do for others,
not what others had done to him. In years to come when this day, April 16th, is remembered I will shed tears again for this great man.

April 19, 2007, 1:33am • Nicki Las Vegas NV • #26464

VT

R-MWC is Praying for you

we love yall

April 19, 2007, 1:33am • lynchburg va • #26465

Dear Virginia Tech & Blacksburg, VA community;

I am praying for you. I know there aren’t enough words anyone can say. I know the pain runs deep. I also know this is a time to talk with each other or a group of people who you know will be there praying & encouraging you each and everyday. “Take one day at a time”. God loves all of you & He will provide what you need plus give you the strength “daily” to keep going. Cherish the memories of your friends, because “they will always live forever in your heart”. (NOONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY)! Here are some scriptures for encouragement: “The Lord is my light & my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalms 27:1) “God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.” (Psalms 46:1)"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth”. (Psalms 121) These scriptures seem to strengthen me; I hope they will be a blessing to you. God bless you and know someone is praying for you!!!!!!!

Karen H.

April 19, 2007, 1:33am • Little Rock, Arkansas ( USA) • #26466

To the entire Campus Community at Virginia Tech,

My deepest sympathies can not come close to the sorrow and loss that we all share with you today.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Today, and everyday, we are all Hokies. God Bless you all, from Tennessee Tech University. 

Nic Perry

April 19, 2007, 1:34am • Cookeville, TN • #26467

God Bless Everyone… My Heart and My prayers are with all of you… Cathy D

April 19, 2007, 1:34am • Mentor,Ohio • #26468

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones.

April 19, 2007, 1:34am • Dekalb, IL • #26469

I send my heart out to families of the victims.
Michel

April 19, 2007, 1:34am • Wavre in Belgium • #26470

I have never been more proud to be a Hokie.  At first I was worried that this would cast a black cloud on Virginia Tech, but I was wrong.  We have never been stronger and more unified than we are now.  To be a Hokie is a blessing and I am extremely proud of our university.  We ARE Virginia Tech.

April 19, 2007, 1:34am • Charlotte, NC • #26471