Condolences, April 19, 2007

We are truely sorry for your loss and your pain that the community of VT is going through. My heart aches for each and every one of you. I’m so sorry.

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Baton Rouge, LA • #28375

Despite these dark days, never forget that goodness and kindness ALWAYS overcomes evil.

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Allentown, PA • #28376

My family is praying for each and everyone of you .May you lean and look to Jesus,as your place of comfort and he will give you rest in your souls.  Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey April 19,2007

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Bowie, Maryland • #28377

My prayers to everyone and their families at VT.  May God bring you peace and comfort. You have already shown the world what strong values and morales you have.  May we all learn and draw inspiration from you. God bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Frederick, Maryland, USA • #28378

May God be with the Virginia Tech community during the days to come.

My deepest sympathy
Bobby L.

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Hopkinsville, KY • #28379

its so tragic when someone you love is taken away from you so remember the good times because memories are something no one can take away from you!!!! find strength in each other ,and keep good hope for the future.
my prayers are with you to get through this,that you live your life as your friends would want you to.

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Dublin, Ireland • #28380

I would like to send my thoughts and prayers out to all of the students and family members at your college and city. This is truly an upsetting situation beyond words. I am a first time mom to a beautiful baby girl, who is almost nine months old, and it saddens me to know that she must grow up in a society where one must always be on guard for fear of the unknown. My clasmates and I ,here at Savannah Tech., are truly sorry for all of your loses and we pray that God will guide you in the right direction in coping with this tragic event. May God Bless you all and remember that those who lost their lives are up in heaven now shining down on you with their laughter and smiles!

Wanda Martin

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Savannah, Georgia • #28381

Everyone at VT and the families is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tommy and Erin

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Auburntown, Tennessee U.S • #28382

As a mother of two and a step mother of four, and also as I just graduated from college myself last Spring and am currently working on my MA, I am shocked at this kind of violence.  It leaves me wondering what is happening to our society that our children are no longer safe at any formal institution. 

My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all who are suffering from the losses, the shock and the fear that now troubles even their sleep. 

It is time for us as a nation to turn our hearts and minds upon the Lord as he is the only ‘fix’ that can heal our land.  A nation is truly in danger when its very children are harming and killing one another.  We must once again return to what this country was founded upon and remember that it is indeed “In God We [Can] Trust”.

April 19, 2007, 8:46am • Pulaski, NY • #28383

As a Tech alumni who lived in West AJ, a chill ran down my spine when I heard the news.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims, their families and the entire Tech family.  We are a large school, but with a small family feel.  I am proud of the way Tech is handling this situation.  We will never forget this tragedy, but will get through it with Hokie Pride!

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Knoxville, MD USA • #28384

Virginia Tech - To the students, parents, and faculty-
Before Monday I never realized how delicate life is. How easliy it can be taken away, that we are truley just flesh and blood no matter how invincible we may feel. Tradigies like these remind people how short life can be, and that we shouldn’t fill our world with so much hate. One thing is an effect from another, everything happens for a reason. It is unbarable to think of a reason for this horrindous act, but there must of been a reason for the “Gunmen” to act the way he did. It angers me that there could be so much hate and just insane actions could be presented in our world. All the evil this man had presented to the world, Virginia Tech still stands strong, the people of Blacksburg still stand strong, and everyone else around the world stand strong with Virginia Tech. After all the hate and evil that was shown to the world by this one man, the result is just love. The love of the parents, students, and faculty. Be proud to be a hokie, stand strong as you have and remember those who were lost, not only by what happened Monday but by the memories you have had with them throughout the days. My thoughts are with you Virginia Tech, I will stand by you.  M&M

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Cumberland, Virginia • #28385

I send my heart and my prayers to VT. I can’t imagine how your feeling, but I send my prayers to all students, faculty, and families of the vitims. Keep praying and be strong. Everyone send their love to Blacksburg, VA. God will take care of all of you!
God Bless you all!

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Mount Airy, North Carolina • #28386

Please know that your brothers and sisters in the Penn State community are holding Virginia Tech in our thoughts. Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. May you find healing in the coming days and months.

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • State College, PA • #28387

May God hold you in the palm of his hand and love, comfort and protect you as you recover.  He will and you will.

Seek Him, draw near to Him, rest in His shadow.

Christine

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Alexandria, Virginia • #28388

As a staff member of a local college, I cannot imagine the horror of the events of the past week.  I would like to convey my deepest sympathy to the entire campus and their families.  Know that you are in my prayers daily that you may find strength in each other and be filled with peace.

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Phoenixville, Pennsylvania • #28389

It is so hard to believe the horror that has occurred on the Virginia Tech campus.  My heart goes out to the families and friends of those whose life was taken and for those who were injured.  As a mother of a student at UNC, I can only imagine the pain that the families, faculty and students are going through.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go forth in life.  We will continue to pray for you and for the other college campuses across the country.  May God bless each and every one of you.

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Mount Airy, NC • #28390

This was a tragedy that will never be forgotten.  These students and faculty will never be forgotten even to those of us who did not know them.  They will always be in our hearts.  They are with God now.  We will continue praying for all of you and the families who are suffering.

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Mt. Jackson, Virginia • #28391

This horrible tragedy has hit me like nothing ever has before.  My cousin will be attending in the fall and just seeing the outpouring of love and respect for VT makes me feel honored to say one of my relatives will attend.

You are in my thoughts and prayers

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Linwood, Nova Scotia, Canada • #28392

I and my family send our deepest condolences to the Students and families at VT.  You are all in our prays and thoughts. We all need to turn and give each other a BIG HUG wether you know the person or not.  LOVE gets spread around so lets all love each other and live happy, healthy lives.
Don’t be afraid to help a nieghbor or some one in need.  You will feel so much better.

Cheryl S

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Hooksett, NH, USA • #28393

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Know we are with you in this time of sorrow.  We pray that you find the strength to continue.  To rise above this tragic day and move forward.  To take away some lesson from what has happened, yet not let it destroy you.  To find peace and the will to carry on. 

The nation grieves with you now through your suffering and loss, and we will celebrate with you when you stand up and begin to live again.

Remember that you are loved. 
God Bless Virginia Tech!

The Whitleys

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Mt. Olive, North Carolina • #28394

My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this tragedy.  I doubt that no matter how many people say they are sorry will it ever change what has happened.  I believe its time for a change and time for someone to stand up and say, “we won’t be victims anymore.” I do believe that this could have been avoided, if someone had paid attention to this man and seen him spiraling out of controlling.........this so could have been avoided, just like the countless other times.  How many times do we need to be victims before we say that we need to protect our children sometimes from themselves.

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada • #28395

To the families and friends of the victims of this senseless tragedy, my prayers are with you.  Look to the Lord for comfort, he has never once left your side during these tough times and will be by your side for the tough times to come. 

The Lord is close at hand to the broken hearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34: 18

VT Alum 2001
BMQ

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Virginia • #28396

My prayers and deepest condolences to all who suffer from this tragedy. My heart goes out to all of you.

May God’s strength and hope be with you and carry you. Love does live on and they are angels now. Angels are forever.

Diane D.

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Milton, New Hampshire • #28397

It is with great sadness that I have followed the events of April 16th.  May you find comfort in the thoughts and prayers from me, and so many others from around the world.  God bless you.

C. E. McIntosh

April 19, 2007, 8:47am • Ball State University, Muncie, IN • #28398

May the God of peace and comfort you and draw you closer to Him.  The thoughts and prayers of the world are with you.

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Sioux City, IA • #28399

I want to send my deepest sympathy to all of you at VT.  May God be with all of the families, students and faculty in the coming months as you all heal day by day.  God Bless you all!!

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Evans, GA • #28400

I would like to send my condolences to the faculty, staff, and students of VT.  No one knew that this would happen.  As a past law enforcement offical, the community of VT needs to understand that law enforcement did all they could to protect you guys.  I hope that you can recover from this tragedy and continue to be successful people in the world.  Don’t let this tragedy end your dreams.  Let this tragedy make you stronger.  Our prayers are with you.  With love from New Iberia, LA.

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • New Iberia, LA • #28401

As with everyone else on monday i watched in horror as something so volient was going on.In saying that....i`m SOO sorry for ur loss. please no that god is with you and that our prayers and thoughts are with you.Live On VT!

GO HOKIES!!!!!

-whitney

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • #28402

All my prayers are with the families and friends of the fallen ones.  May the following days get easier as you all try to get you lives back together.  I know that God is with each and everyone of you.

Leslie

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Waldrof, MD • #28403

ANOTHER UNBELIEVABLY SAD TRAGEDY.

MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU.

HOPEFULLY THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN IN ANY SCHOOL.

JOE MONTGOMERY

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • CANADA • #28404

My heart breaks everytime I think about how many people are affected by the tragedy. I will keep everyone in my prayers. I pray that God gives you hope and strength to overcome this. Because I know that in time he will. For all of you out their just remember that you are not alone you have the whole world praying for you!

GOD Bless

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Evansville, IN • #28405

To all friends and families at VT,
As fellow students who share the same passion and hope for the future, we would like to share our deepest sympathies and condolences for the tragedy that occurred in your campus. There are no words that can describe how shocked and terrified we are to hear that this kind of incident occurred in a place designated for creating bright minds for the future. However, we would like you to know that you are never alone in this difficult situation. All of our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families at VT who we greatly admire for their braveries and courage.  Never give up! May God bless all of you always.

Keeping all of you in our prayers,
Edward and Fanny
Swiss Hotel Management School
Caux-Switzerland

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Caux, Switzerland • #28406

I was a Virginia Tech student for the 2005-2006 academic year. Even though I am no longer enrolled at the University I am still a HOKIE at heart. I never imagined this tragedy could have or would have occured on that campus. I was on campus all day on April 17th 2007 and I will neVer forgeT how powerful it was. Virginia Tech will get through this. Of every school I have visited or have been a part of, none can even come close to having the strength and support Virginia Tech has. I pray for strength for all the students and faculty and I pray for all the families and friends of the innocent memebers who wrongfully had their lives ended all too short. In my heart Virginia Tech will always be.

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Hagerstown, MD • #28407

I am a student at Delta Tech in Lake Charles, LA and I’m praying everyday for you. Stay strong and talk to your loved ones! God Bless.

Susan

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Lake Charles, Louisiana • #28408

Keeping the victims, their families, friends, staff members and Cho’s family in prayer. My heart is grieving for you.

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Athens, Alabama • #28409

My name is Ilya and I’m writing you from Riga, Latvia...awful thing has happend and I cannot express how I feel for all that I’ve seen on TV...hold on guys, take care of each other...I will pray for all those, who lost their lives on 16.04 and God give strength to the families of the murdered ones!!!

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Riga, Latvia. • #28410

I am saddened by this terrible tragedy and the loss of so many wonderful lives.  My heart goes out to the families, friends and students impacted by this senseless event. I am inspired by the VT spirit and hope that you will find comfort knowing that so many people care about you and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. 

God bless you now and forever.

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Omaha, Nebraska • #28411

Although we cannot imagine the depth of the hurt and sadness you feel each day, we weep with you. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you: students, faculty, and families. God will heal the pain. Turn to him in your time of sorrow. Stay strong Hokies.
Deepest sympathies,
The Bakers

April 19, 2007, 8:48am • Lexington, SC • #28412

Our prayers go out to everyone at VT who were affected by this tragic event that took place monday morning. May the lord be with you in the times you need him the most, like now. Everyone is praying to get you through this. We will always remember. 4/16/07

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Fork Union Military Academy • #28413

I pray God’s peace on the entire Hokie family as you seek answers to Monday’s tragic events.  May God’s richest blessings of peace and comfort consume you and guide you.

Matt D.

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Houston, Texas US • #28414

Through the thoughts and prayers of millions, may you receive the strength and love being sent to you by so many.

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Hampton, Virginia • #28415

an excerpt from the bible:JOHN 14, 1-3
john 14: do not let your hearts be troubled,trust in god,trust in me.In my father’s house are many rooms;if it were not so,i would have told you.I am going there to prepare a place for you. and if i go and prepare a place for you,i will come back
and take you to be with me that you also may be where i am.  OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH
YOU ALL- THE CUSHING’S

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • casselberry, florida • #28416

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech family. May you all feel God’s comfort and presence in the midst of this horrible tragedy.

God bless,

Faculty, Staff, and Students of
Southern Methodist College
Orangeburg, SC

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Orangeburg, SC • #28417

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest condolences to the Virginia Tech family in this time of sorrow and tragedy. May it bring comfort in knowing we are praying for the Virginia Tech community and all the lives touched by this tragic event. 

Tammy M. Pillow
Assistant Site Director
Old Dominion University Distance Learning
Partnering with Danville Community College

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Danville, VA • #28418

I learned of this horrible tragedy when my husband called from work to inform me of what happened. I immediatley turned on the television and begain to cry. VT is very close in our hearts as they have done so much for my 4 year old daughter who is battling Leukemia and they have helped raise money for her hospital...St.Jude Childrerns Research Hospital. They made our family feel very welcomed and loved every time we were on campus. They treated Michaela as though she was the only child on earth. Showering her with gifts and their love. We will continue to pray for the families and survivors. We will hold a special place in our hearts for those who lost their lives on Monday ,April 16, 2007.
Rest In Peace...you will now,& forever be with no worry and no pain.
The Rose Family

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Tazewell, Virginia • #28419

Words cannot express my sympathy or inability to fully understand the incredable grief and sorrow of parents, students, and facualty at Virgina Tech.

Life as a student should be filled with warm memories and endless friendships.  Many have been denied this.  Nothing I say can really ease the hurt.  Unfortunately, the hurt has to happen now, and no one can change that.  But, I hope you find comfort knowing that people like myself (people you’ve never met,) and probably millions of others around world are greiving with you, praying for you, caring for you, and yes, love you.  My faith comforts me, knowing that they are in a better, safer, and perfect place.  We will see them again.

God’s speed,
Tony

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Chapin, SC • #28420

April 16, 2007
A mournful cry
We are all asking why
Why someone would do that
To people so innocent.

They found the boy,
Who thought he didn’t belong
So he took it out on people
Who didn’t understand why he belonged!

A mournful cry
A mournful cry
That’s why we hear
Hear today.

Families all around the nation
Crying and saying sad salutations
Va Tech kids having sad days
May God be with them on this sorrowful day.

Keep the Hokie spirit alive,
Even though some died,
Just because he didn’t want to cry
Why, who would do such a thing
Kill 32 kids
On this beautiful day.

That stupid gun
Just had to go off
And those smart kids
Had to die.

Someone who killed the kids,
Who wanted understanding and knowledge
The ones who wanted to be
Teachers, farmers, electricians, and more.

The Hokie Love spread in that place
Everyone will pass this day
But will never forget this day.
Us brothers and sisters
Will never forget.

So God be with us,
Let us remember the good times.
On this day of mournful cry,
April 16, 2007.

Poem was written by my daughter, Tayler from Edinburg, VA.  Tayler is 12 years old and plans on attending Virginia Tech!!

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Edinburg, VA • #28421

After reading on a website some stories about the people that were taken away from you, words seem to escape me. I offer this Irish blessing to you in hopes of tomorrow becoming better than today. Godbless all of you. From our family to yours.

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • indianapolis in • #28422

My condolences go to everyone at VT and the families who have lost their loved ones. I felt a big knot in my throat when I first heard the news. We are all HOOKIES today no matter we are from.

Berk Koprulu

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Plymouth,MI • #28423

Familes, Friends, Staff please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 8:49am • Madison Heights, VA • #28424