Condolences, April 19, 2007

As one who witnessed a shooting on a college campus 6 years ago at Pacific Lutheran University, I can only begin to imagine what the VT community is going through--I feel an unfortunate connection to Tech now, and I will keep the VT family in my heart, thoughts and prayers for life.

Mourn, grieve those lost, but remember all the positives, gifts, blessing and joy they brought into the world, into your lives. In a moment of such intense tragedy and sadness, remember that you are never alone. You are loved, cared for. Remember your community, and grow stronger in it.
We stand with you.
Today.
Forever.

God’s peace, love, and hope-

Nick Seavello
PLU, Class of 2004, 2006

April 19, 2007, 1:34am • Puyallup, WA • #26472

My thoughts and deepest condolences are with the family, friends and students affected by these tragic events.  You are all in my prayers and I wish you nothing but the best in your future.  God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 1:34am • Carbondale, IL • #26473

My son and I are thinking of you all.The families affected by this horrific tragedy and to the students who have lost close friends
Chris Goldsworthy

April 19, 2007, 1:35am • Porirua East Wellington New Zealand • #26474

All of the Korean peoples are very sad to this accident and wish to sahre this sorrow with all the American public

April 19, 2007, 1:35am • Seoul, Korea • #26475

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families, and to the strong and proud students and faculty at Virginia Tech.  The entire nation is with you - the mothers and fathers, the loved ones and friends, in every town and on every campus (mine is at U of OK) - we all mourn with you and see in the precious lives lost the faces of people so much like those we love, students with so much life ahead of them - mentors and professors with so much to give.  Such senseless and tragic loss…

Kathe

April 19, 2007, 1:35am • The Woodlands, TX • #26476

To the Virginia Tech family, our love, thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.
The Mavilia Family, Mark, Vanessa, Mark Jr.(Radford University), Frank(James Madison University), and Catie.

April 19, 2007, 1:35am • Richmond, Virginia • #26477

To the Virginia Tech Students & Staff,
This is one of those things we as human beings cannot understand.  We can question why, we will never know all the answers. Why one is taken & another left is something only God knows. No matter what we face in this life, God’s Grace is Sufficient for every trial we face.  Our thoughts & prayers are with you, may the peace of God rest upon you.  To the families that suffered loss, my God’s Love & strength be with you.
Rev. Bobby & Regina McKnight

April 19, 2007, 1:35am • Dawson Springs, Ky. • #26478

In the midst of a tragedy so many thoughts and feelINGs arise. You and we as a nation must stand firm and reclaim our ground in education our young people, they are our future, lets go hokies LETS GO!!!!!

ROBIN

April 19, 2007, 1:35am • SMITHFIELD , VIRGINIA • #26479

I would like to share my condolences and sympathies to the parents who lost their children in April 16th Massacre. May Almighty give you strength and patience to bear this humongous loss.

Umais
Jinnah University

April 19, 2007, 1:35am • Pakistan • #26480

A great loss to the scientific and academic community. May this worse event NEVER repeat elsewhere in this universe.

May god permit the souls to rest in peace.

Viswanathan M

April 19, 2007, 1:35am • Madurai, INDIA • #26481

How can I put my condolences into words other than to say I’m sorry for this tragedy and your loss...may god be with you today and always.

I want to share one thing with the students at Virginia Tech...I had graduated college 5 years ago this spring and even to this day I look back at my four years with pride, happiness and fond memories...often I wish I could go back and live those four years over and over again.  The friendships I had built in my college days are just as strong today as they were back then.

You should never forget those you have lost this terrible week, but when you feel sad or upset, after you dry your tears and collect your thoughts please take a moment to remember all of the great times, the amazing people and the concrete friendships you have and will build during your time at Virginia Tech.

Again, I am deeply saddened by your loss and this horrific experience.  Please accept my condolences and know that our nations thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brian Hills
Raymond, New Hamshire

April 19, 2007, 1:36am • Raymond, New Hampshire • #26482

I wish this didnt happen, but it did with no expectation. It was all Gods decision and we have to except it.I keep my prayers to those that lost thier lifes and to their families. May God be with all of them and hope for the best.

M.A

April 19, 2007, 1:36am • Alexandria, Virginia • #26483

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Virginia Tech family as well as the families of the indiiduals lost in this senseless crime. God bless their souls and as they look down upon us we hope we can come to at least accept that they are in a better place.

T.Scarlett

April 19, 2007, 1:36am • Kingston, Jamaica • #26484

I send my deepest condolences and constant prayer to all those involved in this horrible tragedy.  May the gates of Heaven be opened to the souls of those faculty and students who were killed trying to live their daily lives.  May God comfort their peers, families and friends in their time of need.  May God shelter them in a place of brightness and joy, and may their memory be eternal.

With Unceasing Love and Prayer in the Risen Lord,
Demetrios Milner
Greek Orthodox Seminarian
Hellenic College
Brookline, MA

April 19, 2007, 1:36am • Lowell, MA • #26485

You are all in our hearts and prayers.  I cannot express how impressed I am at how respectful all who have represented VT have remained during this very tragic event.  You have demonstrated by all your words and actions that you are the absolute best even in the worst of times.  God bless all of you…

J and S

April 19, 2007, 1:36am • Huntington Beach, CA • #26486

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Through trials and struggle we all become stronger.

--Nicholas Williams, Director of Athletic Bands, University of North Texas--

April 19, 2007, 1:37am • Denton, TX • #26487

It’s late. I just finished watching Oprah. The young man who survived the Colombine HS shooting but, lost his sister inspired an idea in me. I would like to listen less to the media and more to you. I propose a “tree of life” starting with the 32 lives. And build a library of life off of those 32. We can come to the tree, add our stories, hear of new ones.
I have more thoughts about it. I wanted to plant a seed.
My condolences, Tricia Mahoney Chicago,IL

April 19, 2007, 1:37am • chicago,il • #26489

I still cannot get past the utter shock of this senseless destruction. My heart goes out to the families of those whose lives were lost, as well as those who have survived this horrible attack. You are all strong, and all heroes in my book. The thoughts of my family and friends also go out to you.

Aldona Birmantas

April 19, 2007, 1:38am • Northfield, IL • #26490

Blessings upon you and your families.

April 19, 2007, 1:38am • Clifton Park, NY • #26491

We’ve been deeply saddened by the horrendous events on your campus.  Our love and prayers are with the students, faculty, administration, staff and community as you recover from this tragedy.  Your response to this is setting an example for others throughout the world.  What a great university you must have.

Kansas Jayhawk ‘76

April 19, 2007, 1:38am • Leawood, Kansas • #26492

There but for the grace of God go we all.  Therefore, we all share in the terrible loss of Virginia Tech.  As we learn about each of the real Hokies now lost to this world, we rejoice that they all lived.  Learning of their personal backgrounds makes us aware of the blessing-filled community of Virginia Tech.  What we may not have known is now so very clear:  in tragedy we come together to mourn and gain renewed purpose.  May God bless each and all of you in the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg surrounds with eventual peace. 

We give special thanks for the grace and gentlemanliness of the murderer Cho’s suite mates.  And we thank those who tried to administer to Cho. 

We cannot fully understand this tragic event.  But, Hokies, know that this world is praying for you and your extended families. 

With sympathy and tears,

Dianne S. Meyer

April 19, 2007, 1:38am • Houston, Texas • #26493

It is with extreme sadness that I express my condolonces to all the victims families, friends, peers and the people of Virginia.  Terrorism that ends young innocent lives full of potential and hope for our future and our world must be condemed completely.  The people of Kuwait was shocked and depressed about the unfortunate tragic events that occured to Virigin Tech and its very friendly and welcoming community. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you in this very hard time that you must be experiencing.

Ala M. Al-Bustan

April 19, 2007, 1:38am • Kuwait City, Kuwait • #26494

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at Virginia Tech and the families affected by this event.  I am still in shock that such horrible tragedy has occurred.  I worked with one of the victim’s many years back, and was taken back when I heard the news.  We must remember the happy times and the great moments that we shared with them.  We must also cherish those around us.  God Bless!

April 19, 2007, 1:38am • Colonial Heights, VA • #26495

May God bring the families and members of Virginia Tech healing and comfort during this painful time.

Mark Nicodemo

April 19, 2007, 1:39am • Chicago, Illinois, USA • #26496

There are no words that can be said in a time like this that can capture the emotions of this incident.  To all of the families; I will pray for each of you that God will help you through this time.

I am a mother of a college student and I cannot imagine the grief that you all feel.  I lost a sibling many years ago and the memory of what my parents went through will remain vivid in my mind forever. 

God bless each of you and yours.  Please remember that this is OUR country and we are all affected deeply by this horrific tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 1:39am • Fort Worth, Texas • #26497

To the Campus Community of Virginia Tech,
Even today I feel as though this tragic event is not reality.  It is so hard for me to face the sad truth of what events took place on monday.  As you recover please take comfort in knowing that the thoughts and prayers of our entire nation are with you!  You are our brothers, sisters, mothers, teachers, and friends.  Our deepest sympathies are yours…

April 19, 2007, 1:39am • Missoula, MT • #26498

Our prayers go out to the victims and families. Our nation is in grief. May everyone involved in this Tragedy be blessed. It is a great lost to loss Brilliant minds but they leave a legacy of love and honor. They will never be forgotten and they live on in their families heart.
May you all be bless,

Jay

April 19, 2007, 1:39am • chicago Il USA • #26499

Be strong…

April 19, 2007, 1:39am • Ohio • #26500

Our sincere condolences to all the families and friends of the loved ones involved in the VT horror. 
The heavens must have been crying to see all these precious souls coming home so early.  We are all crying with you.  Your friends in Brooklyn

April 19, 2007, 1:39am • Brooklyn, Ne York • #26501

Our hearts are so burdened for your loss.Please know that you are all in our prayers. May the Lord Jesus Christ bring you the strength and comfort that only He can give during this tragic time in your life..With much love and prayers......
Mr & Mrs Karl Zielke

April 19, 2007, 1:39am • Clyde, North Carolina • #26502

My condolences go out to all the families who have lost someone or have been affected in anyway by this horrific attack.  I will be holding all of you close to my heart and in my prayers. 

With love…

April 19, 2007, 1:39am • Great Neck, NY • #26503

My Deepest Sympathy for all the families and everyone that attended this University. you will all be in my prayers.

A.M

April 19, 2007, 1:40am • San Diego,California • #26504

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved with this horrible tragedy. Have faith and keep a strong heart and know that you have the support of millions of people.

April 19, 2007, 1:40am • North Carolina • #26505

Birth is accidental but Death is suttle, Its the ultimate truth. Right from our birth we bear that weight on our back one or the other day the damp cold hands of the princess called death will hold our hands. MAy be she will lead us to the eternity, its actually a meeting with the almighty which is sheduled...Yes it really hurts us because of the untimely departing of bright students and elite faculty members of the campus, We have to just pray and seek strength for the dear and near ones who have lost someone who was precious to them, and give eternity to the souls who have risen up to heaven.

April 19, 2007, 1:40am • Jagadish .S.Bennale from Hubli, Karnataka, INDIA • #26506

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends that have lost a loved one during this tragedy at Virginia Tech. As a mother of daughters in college, my heart breaks for all of you.  For the injured, I offer prays for the healing of your body and souls.  For the faculty, staff and students at Virginia Tech, please be strong, love one another and know that so many people are praying for all of you.

April 19, 2007, 1:40am • St. Louis, MO • #26507

I am a Kansas State Wildcat, but for how ever long Virginia Tech needs me to be a Hokie, I am a Hokie, maroon and orange.

April 19, 2007, 1:40am • Manhattan, KS • #26508

My condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this tragedy, as well as to the Virginia Tech community at large.  I, personally, know no one at Virginia Tech, however, I would like to lend my small contribution to the tremendous show of support you so richly deserve.  Please take comfort in the knowledge that throughout this horrible tragedy there have been a far greater number of stories of courage, love, hope, kindness and selflessness than of despair, anger and violence.  It is my hope that this will be the legacy of this moment, and that this legacy will lead to greater understanding and, ultimately, forgiveness and peace.

April 19, 2007, 1:40am • Chicago, IL, USA • #26509

Just want to share some love your way. Even though we have never met I share your pain. Seeing the news reports & learning about the great who have fallen brings tears to my eyes. I pray that you all grow stronger and some good comes from this. I know it’s hard to see what good can come out of such a bad tragedy but only GOD knows.. whether it is bringing complete strangers together, or for family members to be closer to each other, or for a parent to not let a day go by without saying they love their child to the simplest act of kidness. Whatever this tragedy brings don’t let your sorrow drain you away, let it make you stronger. Be grateful for the time you had to spend with such remarkable people. Honor them all because they all had their greatness & uniqueness. Live each day with no regret, let the ones you love know that you love them and treat others like you want to be treated. My heart goes out to you all.
Elsa and Anthony

April 19, 2007, 1:40am • Los Angeles, CA • #26510

There just doesn’t seem to be the right words to say about this terrible tragedy.  My heart goes out to everyone who lost a loved one.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.  God bless.

Dolores

April 19, 2007, 1:41am • Surrey, BC.Canada • #26511

I’m sorry for everyone’s losses in this sad time people have to come together and join hands.  May all of the people who have passed rest in peace.

April 19, 2007, 1:41am • Lake Villa, 60046 • #26512

I’m very sorrow !

April 19, 2007, 1:41am • China • #26513

We are all wounded each time something likes this occurs, it seems time never heals the wounds they just keep getting deeper but Time will heal these wounds, we just need more time, “Shame On The World, Jesus Is Coming again.”

Be Strong Until Then
Spread Peace and Love

April 19, 2007, 1:41am • Tracy, Ca. • #26514

’Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Leviticus 19:17-19

i am sorry for your loss
Laura T

April 19, 2007, 1:41am • mississippi • #26515

I am a Hokie.  The fallen will always be Hokies, and we will always be family.  God Bless Hokies and Virginia Tech forever.

April 19, 2007, 1:41am • Studio City, CA • #26516

To the Virginia/Tech Community:
My heart aches because of what you have been through the last few days-We can get through this, as a nation, as friends. I wish it was good enough to just send you all hugs. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Warmest regards to you all.
Deanna

April 19, 2007, 1:41am • Orlando, Florida • #26517

My name is yonatan godefa i live in hayward,ca. I would like to send my condolences to the family of the victims and friends. Even though i am not a student at your school the event that happened at your school has affected everyone in california. I would like to express my prayer to all of you guys to be strong and to let all of you that you are not alone in this unexpected and tragic event.
-GOD BLESS-

April 19, 2007, 1:41am • HAYWARD,CA • #26518

Today we live in a world, of violence and mis-trust.
We need to blame the media for their sickening recounts of April 16th, God bless those that gave their lives and to the survivors dream of better days. To the staff students and administrators be strong. Do not let one weak mind destroy the strong.

April 19, 2007, 1:42am • Chickaloon Alaska • #26519

We have a daughter graduating from high school this spring. I pray that she finds a school with the quality of young people that VT has shown the world. You all should be very proud of your university. God Bless
Conan and Mary Lynn Elliott

April 19, 2007, 1:42am • Vancouver, Wa • #26520

Everyone is in my constant thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for all the families, friends, students, faculty, and everyone impacted by what happened at your beautiful school.

I’m impressed by all the strength, courage, and tremendous sense of community I’ve seen via the TV news courage. That will help so much to carry you all through this difficult time.

The entire world supports you, grieves, prays for you all, and wraps you all in a huge outpouring of love and comfort - not just right now but in the days ahead as well.

April 19, 2007, 1:42am • Carmichael, CA - USA • #26521

I have not stopped thinking about and praying for the Virginia Tech community. It truly breaks my heart to think of the many families that have been forever changed. I pray that you will find strength and comfort during this time.

April 19, 2007, 1:42am • S.A.S. in Chicago • #26522