Condolences, April 19, 2007

Our hearts and prayers are with all the families that have lost a loved one at this awful time.  Be strong, and think of all the happy thoughts that you have spend with these special people.  They are looking down on you and watching over you all.
Sandy

April 19, 2007, 8:33am • Chalfont, Pennsylvania • #28275

My Hear goes out to all the Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers,and all the families.
Iam so sorry for your lost.
My Heart is with all of you, for I know how it feels I lost My Baby son in Irak last year.
My prayers are with all of you.
God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 8:34am • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina USA • #28276

You are all being lifted up in our prayers daily. Keep your heads up. The world is with you.

April 19, 2007, 8:34am • Roanoke, Va • #28277

My heart and prayers go out to everyone at VA Tech.  This is my home, I was born in Christiansburg and I worked at the university for over 8 years as well as attended classes.  I’m still in shocked at the whole incident. 

Dear Lord,

Wrap your arms around every student, parent, faculity and staff member.  Give them comfort, help them find peace and the strenght to continue to move forward.  In Jesus name I pray.

JML

April 19, 2007, 8:34am • Charlotte, NC • #28278

Dear Students, Staff and families,
My deepest sympathy to each and every one of you effected by this senseless tradgedy.You are some of our nations brightest lights. Please do not let this dim or extinguish those lights. Lean on each other, and know that the entire world shares in your grief. My heart goes out to you all.
With love, Mindy

April 19, 2007, 8:34am • Gig Harbor, Washington • #28279

Along with everyone else, you have my deepest sympathy. You are always in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Crystal Thomas-ECU Pirate 2008

April 19, 2007, 8:34am • Troy, NC USA • #28280

My heart weeps for what has been done to the people of my beloved home state of Virginia.  May God bless and keep each one of you.

Vicki

April 19, 2007, 8:34am • Tyler, TX • #28281

Here is a link to a one page comic story written about a man who loses his fiancee on September 11th. The story is about coping with loss, and perhaps it might offer some form of comfort to your students. The story, titled ‘Life Goes On’ was originally published in Volunteer Magazine. You have permission to use it however is to the best benefit.

http://www.capturedaction.com/projects/art/Life.pdf

My deepest sympathy,
Rob Holcomb

April 19, 2007, 8:34am • Boynton Beach, FL • #28282

My heart aches for all of the Virginia Tech family and especially for the families and friends of the victims of this senseless act.  May knowing that so many from across America are sharing your grief help strengthen you and may you find comfort in memories of those you loved and lost.

With deepest sympathy,
Kathy Kitner Liebrum
Penn State University

April 19, 2007, 8:35am • Lemont, PA • #28283

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God bless you and keep you strong.

April 19, 2007, 8:35am • Houston, Texas • #28284

Dr. Liviu Librescu, I read this earlier this morning and immediately thought of you:

“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13

Thank you for demonstrating the greatest love.

April 19, 2007, 8:35am • Charlottesville, VA • #28285

Words cannot describe the pain in which all of you are suffering. Stand strong ,stand together, you will overcome. Remember your fallen classmates and professors. The world cries with each and everyone of you.

April 19, 2007, 8:35am • Denny East Alton, Illinois • #28286

I can truely say that it’s sad what has happened America claims to be the best country in the world. America has many murders each year in L.A over 1000 murdered a year in new york same thing goes there’s several states that produce large amounts of murders yearly no offence america just because a peice of paper says you have the right to fire arms that peice of paper was written a long long time ago it’s time to look at the times now and maybe change your gun laws i mean colarado now this if you banned guns you would decrease the chances of this happening it is really sad but your government needs to review their murder statistics yearly and you will really see how great america really is you thats where the saying comes from “ONLY IN AMERICA” I’m downunder and I’m so pissed at the government they did this by allowing guns I see shows here like COPS and other crime documentaries on cable tv and man IT’S TIME AMERICA REVIEWS THEIR GUN LAWS DISREGARD THAT BIT OF PAPER THE FOUNDING BRO’S WROTE AND RE-WRITE ONE THAT SUITS THE TIMES THAT WE ARE LIVING IN NOW!!!!!!! Then
REST IN PEACE TO ALL LOST, AMERICA STOP GUN AVAILABILITY!

April 19, 2007, 8:35am • AUSTRALIA • #28287

To members of VirginiaTech and all families touched by this tragedy:

With deepest sympathy for your losses and injuries. This has been a terrible tragedy which, although employing modern means, comes from the darkest and oldest recesses of the human mind. I sincerely hope that, in time, you are all able to offer the World - and be offered by it - much goodness and understanding, to counter the evil that has visited you.

Best wishes to you all.

J Jones,
United Kingdom.

April 19, 2007, 8:35am • Hampshire, United Kingdom • #28288

To all at Virginia Tech, students, faculty, staff, and admin..
My thoughts and prayers are with you as we as a a nation stand with you through this time of sorrow. our church here in vancouver will be praying for god’s covering and his grace to fill the void we all feel. i know that your university and the people of blacksburg,va will find hope in standing together as ONE!

god bless and hokie pride go VT!

Hubert Llewellyn

April 19, 2007, 8:35am • Vancouver, Washington USA • #28289

I still continue to be saddened by the events that took place Monday morning.  I am a graduate of Florida State, and this hit close to home, knowing that just the day before, FSU and Virginia Tech had played a 3-game baseball series in Tallahassee. 

May God bless you all and embrace you with His loving touch during this difficult time.  May I just say that during these trying times...We are ALL Hokies!

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • Chattahoochee, Fl. • #28290

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  God Bless the victims, their families, friends, & the students @ VT. We will pray for you.

Erin Smith & Family

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • Highlands, TX USA • #28291

Even though I don’t currently live in Virginia, I admire the beauty of the Virginia Tech campus each and everytime I pass through on Rt 460 on my way to my home town of Lynchburg, VA.  My son is 12 years old and talks often of wanting to attend Virginia Tech when he’s ready for college. I would be proud to have him attending such a fine instution when the time comes. Our thoughts prayers and condolences are with all the Virginia Tech families.  May God be with you all and comfort you in this time of need.

Much love, many thoughts and prayers to you all from our family to yours.

Sincerely,

The Peelish Family

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • Beckley, WV • #28292

I’ve spent over 26 years teaching and advising college-age students.  I can’t imagine what the VT community is going through and how it will affect the dynamics of the campus.  It is hoped that all member finds strength in each other, and the are conforted in the reality that VT IS a community of caring and supportive individuals.

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • Philadelphia, PA • #28293

My thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech families and friends.  May God provide peace for each of you in this time of need.

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • Madison VA • #28294

I live in UK, (North East - Middlesbrough) and so shocked to hear this awful news on Tuesday morning!!

Again echoed in so many previous comments, my prayers and condolences go out to all who have lost family, friends and who have been affected.

God Bless.

Sue.x

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • UK, North East, Middlesbrough • #28295

I am a mother of three children, one being in college at UTA in Texas, and I am so saddened by these events.  You are all in our prayers.  Take care.

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • Arlington, Texas • #28296

Please know that this entire country is praying for you all. Not only the ones killed and injured, but for all of the students. Use this to make something of your lives..to go forward in the victims name. We must all ban together to stop these senseless acts of violence in our schools. Places where we as parents feel our children are safe and enjoying the times of their lives. My hope is that students everywhere, while still being vigilent in recognizing warning signs, can go about freely through their schools without fear. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, victims, student, families and everyone else affected by this horrible tragedy! Tristen

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • Lincoln, Ne • #28297

To all those at Virgina Tech:  Our families thoughts and prayer continue to be with you as you go through this time of mouring and grief.  It is important that each of you remain strong and supportive of each other.
Sincerely,
The Sanchez Family

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • Plainview, Texas • #28298

I’m am totaly shocked at this i never would have expected that

April 19, 2007, 8:36am • #28299

To all who have been touched by this senseless act; our family extends its sincere sorrow.
Dont let it break your faith. Faith that human beings are for the most part good and capable of great deeds of kindness...take strength in the song by Aretha Franklin and Mary J Blidge “Never gonna break my faith"… it sends a powerful message that the human spirit can rise above unbearable sorrow and go on ...That the eternal flame from the candle of love and kindness cant be extinquished by acts of unspeakable cruelty.
Lean on each other find strength in numbers and be kind to one another...Our family and the world are praying for you.
All our best
Cat and Harlan Barnard

April 19, 2007, 8:37am • Palm Coast, Florida • #28300

My sincere condolences to the families of all affected by this tragedy.  Hopefully it will help to know that even though I dont know you and will probably never meet any of you, you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Although we are thousands of miles apart, I share your sadness.  As the mother of a daughter the same age as the children you have lost I pray to God I never have to go through what you are going through now.  My daughter attends a University in London and when she came home on Monday evening, I just hugged her and told her I love her.  God bless you all; your children are at rest and in our hearts. 
Lesley.

April 19, 2007, 8:37am • Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. • #28301

I am very sorry for your loss. Iam sure you are all very devistated, and I wish that I could help. This was coming for a long time, because of Cho’s behavior. I just wish that something more could have been done for him, so maybe this wouldn’t have happened. I watched all the videos and everything about it. I am doing a reporton itfor school. I hope we get down to the bottom of this and this will never happen again.That man in the gun store should have never sold him the gun. It lookedlike he was planning it for awhie,and he was showing weird behavior. Again, I’m sorry for your loss,and I hope it never happens again. Thank you for listening. This site is really great.I hope nobody makes negative comments. Take care and stay safe!

April 19, 2007, 8:37am • Perry, New York • #28302

my thoughts and prayers are with all of the families of the victims of this tragedy along with the faculty, staff and student body of Virginia Tech Hokie nation.

April 19, 2007, 8:37am • Greensboro, NC USA • #28303

Our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of those who were victims of a unrelenting person.  We wear the maroon and orange in honor of all that is Virginia Tech, including our own.  You have all acted with courage and grace in this very difficult time.

Go Hokies!

April 19, 2007, 8:37am • Pine Grove, PA • #28304

i have been prayin every day since it has happened and i know being virginia tech that this collage will recover and i hope that now that we know that we will not ever let a single person with this mentor state ever walk the face of this planet and just now i hope that you never give up and always keep your head up

April 19, 2007, 8:37am • danville in • #28305

Desde Puerto Rico mi expresión de solidaridad con los fallecidos y sus familias.
Mi querida Lissy eres una mujer fuerte y decidida. Como te conozco sé que vas continuar adelante.  A mi querido Juan, gracias por tu tiempo, por tu buen trato y tu alegría. 

Hasta la música, Rest in Peace..Juan Ramón Ortiz

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Puerto Rico • #28306

I send love and light to the families affected by this tragedy. Just know and understand that ones who were killed are now in a better place and they are still with you all the time. Their spirit, their soul is always here with their loved ones. You can communicate with them and they are not gone. They are only living in another world.
Namaste.

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • New York, NY • #28307

No importa la lengua, el color, y el grupo etnico lo que importa es la unidad.  Que dios bendiga a todos y les de valor para superar esto. Con todo carino esperamos que todos los que estan en el hospital se recuperen pronto.

Santa Flores

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Cumming, GA/Forsyth • #28308

May god bless the families and friends of the victims. May the good memories of their precious now angel be a comfort to you all. May the peace of god be with you. Stay strong. With god all things are good and possible. 

Faithfully,
Sally Miranda

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Houston, Texas • #28309

As an alumna from the Mechanical Engineering class of 1983, I am very proud of Virginia Tech, its faculty and student body.  I believe that Virginia Tech took the appropriate actions and that they are blameless in this tragedy.  Let us show the world how strong we are by standing united and not allowing this incident and the following media storm to break the Hokie spirit!

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Manassas, VA • #28310

All of us at Radix Elementary School in Williamstown, New Jersey, wish to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in the Virginia Tech family. Our hearts go out to you in your time of grieving. On Friday, April 20, we will stand by you by wearing our orange and maroon in honor of your school.

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Williamstown, NJ • #28311

As parents of a 2006 graduate,we know the closeness of the Hokie community. Our hearts are with all the families of the students and the falculty. Our prayers go out to each and every one of you during these difficult days. Please know that once a Hokie always a Hokie and may that Hokie spirit keep you going. We were always impressed with the campus there and how events were handled and never felt concerns for our son’s safety while at Tech. Virginia Tech is and will always be a great school no matter what. We love you all and hope that as time goes on you will be able to reflect on the positive memories of your loved ones at Tech.
The Redman Family

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Chesterfield, Va. • #28312

All thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at VT who were affected by this tragic event that took place on monday. May GOD and whoever else be with you in your time of need. We all are praying with you yet for you to recover from this. Always remeber VT that prayer defiantly changes. 

Ms.Kenyada W.

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Chattanooga, Tennessee US • #28313

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims and the entire VT community. The Hokie Spirit will get us through this tragedy and strengthen the community for having done so.

Dave
86’

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Chantilly, VA • #28314

STUDENTS, FACULTY, ALUMNI, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND THOSE IN GRIEF PRAYERS ARE SURROUNDING YOU FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. IN YOUR SILENCE FEEL THE WARMTH OF THE PRAYER, FEEL THE WARMTH OF THE HUGS, ALLOW THE GOODNESS TO OVER POWER ALL DARKNESS. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND MAY MY PRAYERS SURROUND YOU.

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • BOONE, NC • #28315

To all the families, students and faculty of VT, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Kathy H

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Richmond, Va • #28316

Having heard such devastating news, from my family to yours, our hearts in prayers are with you in your time of need.  We are all family in God’s eyesight and our nation cries with you.  Continue to look to the hills from whence thy help comes knowing that all our help comes from the Lord.  I pray God gives you strength and continue to bless the Virginia Tech family and families of all victims involved.

Fanita & Travius

April 19, 2007, 8:38am • Lake City, Florida, United States • #28317

Words can not express the sorrow I feel for all of the you who endured this awful tragedy. I’ve always been told that everything happens for a reason but for the life of me I can’t not understand the reason for this. I wish I had the power to turn back the hands of time and spare you all the pain and sorrow that you will always feel. To the families and friends who lost the ones that meant so much to them I pray for your healing. I pray for the victims. Even though God asks us to forgive I can not bring myself to ever forgive the the person responsible for all of this. I hope that the world never again see’s such a tragic act again. Peace be with all of you. God Bless.

Sincerely,
Elizaebth A Cook

April 19, 2007, 8:39am • Utica, New York, USA • #28318

As a mother of three children, my heart goes out to all of the families that have been affected by this horrible crime. Our thoughts are with you all.

The Osborn Family

April 19, 2007, 8:39am • Wellsboro, PA • #28319

I am the mother of a college student who attends Michigan State University.  I am deeply saddened by the terrible tragedy that took place on your campus on Monday.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your “community” during this most difficult time.

April 19, 2007, 8:39am • Hillsdale, MI • #28320

Dear Virginia Tech Students, Faculty, Staff, Family, and Friends,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this tragic time. Stay strong. Remember the good times that you shared with those you have lost.

Mark and Pamela Lynch

April 19, 2007, 8:39am • Yorktown, Virginia • #28321

My son came home from Blacksburg but 3 of his friends did not make it. So random, it could have been any of them.

We see their beautiful faces in the photos and remember them with love and admiration. Their bright lights will shine forever.

You will be loved, missed and remmebered forever.

April 19, 2007, 8:39am • Centreville, Virginia • #28322

You are in our prayers. My family can not imagine what you all are going through. I just pray that you experience peace and that your heart can mend in way that allows you not to hurt. My daughters and son says that they love you and thay are praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 8:39am • Washington, DC • #28323

Thinking of you...God Bless

Phil Cannie & All from Greenock , Scotland , UK

xxxx

April 19, 2007, 8:39am • Greenock , Scotland , UK • #28324