Condolences, April 19, 2007

My heart goes out to all of you… VA tech students, staff, and families of victims.  I know all i can do now is show my support and pray for all of you.  April 16th won’t be forgotten, it’s not just a day of tragedy for VA tech, but also when we all just show love and support to everyone that’s involved.

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Atlanta, Georgia • #28726

May God’s love and peace surround all the students, faculty, and families affected by this tragedy.
My prayers are for healing.
Shirley R.

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Schenectady, NY • #28727

Although the tragedy at Virginia Tech seems like a million miles away from our tranquil setting in the green hills of Surrey, England, as educators and parents the horrific events are close to our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, employees, emergency responders, and students of your fine institution of learning. We can only imagine the grief that the parents of those wonderful young men and women are feeling, the despair of the police who are dedicated to the protection of their community, and the helplessness of the doctors who had to treat such gruesome injuries.

The students, staff, faculty, parents & administrators at TASIS, The American School in England send our deepest condolences.

Sincerely,

Dr. James A. Doran, Headmaster

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Thorpe, Surrey, UK • #28728

My family and I are deeply saddened at the suffering the students, families and faculty have had to endure during this past week. I cannot begin to fathom the pain and confusion that each of you must be feeling at this moment in time and in the future.  We send our love and prayers to each of you and please know that you are forever more in our thoughts. Susan, Tyler, Michael and Lauren

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Centreville, VA • #28729

To all of you that suffered from losing a loved one in this tragedy, I am keeping all of you in my prayers. I can’t imagine what it would feel like to go through what you guys have been through in the past couple of days. I hope that you all find the strength to keep going and always remember and pray for lost loved ones. 

-Maria Alvarez-

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Spring, Tx • #28730

I became aware of this senseless incident when going online to do research.  I want all students, faculty and family members that even though I did not lose anyone personally in this horrific indicent I feel their pain and grieve with them and hope that they can someday find the peace of mind in the fact that while their loved ones a gone they can feel blessed that they had time with them even though it was cut short. And I know that they will never forget this but I hope that they can not let this rule their lives and control who they are and that they consider staying at Virginia Tech and can help each other heal.  I also hope that they can look at the Omnish community after their senseless school shootings and learn from them on how to put their lives back together and although they will never understand why this happened let them not live in fear for the rest of their lives.

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Spotsylvania, Virginia • #28731

We in the Razorback Country of Arkansas want to send out our condolences.  This is such a sad tragedy & our hearts go out to all of the students & thier famalies.  Our prayers are with each & every one of you.  Stay strong & look to God, he will help you through this.

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Sherwood, Arkansas • #28732

May God Bless and keep all of the families and friends of the loved ones that were loss in this awful tragedy. May God also Bless and keep those that survived and please be encouraged that you will make it through. My heart truly goes out to each and everyone of you and I will continually keep you in my prayers.

Karen L. Haskins

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Raleigh, NC • #28733

My hearts go out to all at this school (present and past).  Those who’ve graduated, a part of you was suddenly jarred and sorrow filled its place.  Those currently there...I cannot begin to fathom the horror and pain that you now feel.  Honestly, I just do not know what to say - What can one say?

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Maxwell, IN • #28734

VA Tech Students, Parents, Staff--you are all in my prayers and thoughts.  I pray for comfort during this troubling time.  God will see you through. Turn to Him during this time. He is still on his throne.  We dont understand the things of this world but God does and has a reason for all things even if we dont understand it now or even in this lifetime. God Bless you all and we love you!

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Columbia, SC • #28735

As an alumni and resident of this tremendous community; the mourning is more difficult with each passing hour, but know this, we will rejoice again as a community and proudly reflect all that we have experienced together through this tragic event.  My heart and soul reaches to those most directly affected…

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
I am the Hokie pride inside.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
-Frye

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Blacksburg, VA • #28736

I, as a college student myself, feel somewhat of the heartache and pain you are feeling. No one can say “I know how you feel,” because no one does but you. I hope that in time these wounds will heal and you can move on. I did not know any of the students or faculity, but watching and reading about them makes me feel closer to them. May God or whoever you so chose to believe in help you in your times of need.
God bless you and keep you all! May those 32 angels rest in peace!

Heather Gates

urbanskaterchick@yahoo.com

April 19, 2007, 9:20am • Everett PA • #28737

As an alumni of Virginia Tech I was not only shocked by Monday’s incidents but deeply saddened as well.  My love for my school is like my love for my family ... immeasurable.  I will forever remain a dedicated HOKIE! 

My thoughts and prayers are with the hokie community and the families of the injured and deceased.

With all my heart,
Aly

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Arlington, VA • #28738

My prayers will forever be with all of you…
May you find comfort and healing in this time…
May you find peace…

in my prayers,
Ema Tupuola

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Pago Pago, American Samoa • #28739

My heart is with you.  You all will always be in my prayers.
May you find the strength to carry on and let peace reign in your souls.

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Pennsauken, NJ, • #28740

Brothers and Sisters of the Mighty ACC:
Your sorrow, grief, and loss is shared by so many throughout the conference.  We think of you, we grieve for you, and know that such a beautiful student body does not deserve this tragedy.

As a 20 year Tarheel, this week I am...with Virginia Tech.  Blessed to the lost…

GO HOKIES!!

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Chapel Hill, NC • #28741

My heartaches for all those affected directly and indirectly by this horrific tragedy. My prayers go out to all VT Hokies and eveyone else affected. May God keep you strong!

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Grottoes, VA • #28742

This is such a terrible tragedy to befall our nation. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the family and friends of those lives lost. There is little comfort in times like this, and words can only help to ease the pain. We will keep the family and friends, and the entirety of Virginia Tech in our thoughts and prayers, as our sympathy goes out to all.

Tense and Jonathan Smith

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida • #28743

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My heart hurts. May God be with each and everyone of you to help you through this. My love and prayers go out.

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Holly, Michigan • #28744

I would like to extend my deepest and sincerest sympathy to the families and friends of all those who lost their lives tragically last April 16.

The heartbreaking tragedy may temporarily weaken your souls but I do believe God will eventually heal the wounds and will strengthen your spirit more.

I am one with you in prayers that such tragedy will never happen again not only in Virginia Tech but on any college / school campuses not only in the US but in any other countries as well.

Be strong for god is with you all throughout these difficult days of your lives.You are not alone !!!

Gigette Jonas

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Cavite, Philippines • #28745

Through all of the sorrow and pain that you are experiencing, the staff, students and community at Virginia Tech are showing the world why me and my family have proudly been members of the “Hokie Nation” for many years.  My son attended football camp at your campus a few years ago because your school was and is his “dream” school.  Everything about his experience there lived up to his expectations and even under the most difficult of situations you continue to show courage and strength.  We wear the colors with you and support you in prayer and thoughts. May God bless and keep you all.  We ARE Virginia Tech!

Always in our hearts,
Angela, Matt & Nic

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Cartersville, Georgia • #28746

With having moved from our home state of Virginia 3 years ago, this tradgedy touches home for us.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims families as well as all the students at Va Tech.  The coming days will be very trying times for all of you, but with the proud display that you have already shown of Hokie pride, you will get through this and be stronger than ever.  May God Bless You!!

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • Brooklyn, Mi • #28747

this is a huge shock, to all who have unfortunatly lost there loved ones, we are all thinking of you at this, sad and heartbreaking time, you are in our prayers.x

April 19, 2007, 9:21am • uk • #28748

Words fail. Tears fail. Talk fails. Intelligence fails. What is left is raw emotion.

Please accept my deepest sympathies to all the students, faculty, friends and loved ones who are suffering the effects of this monstous crime against humanity.

I teach 12th grade and several of my students have attended Virginia Tech. To a person, the loved the setting, but most importantly, they loved the individual attention the professors gave them. Additionally, they have made life-long friends.  Some have even chosen to stay in Virgina to pursue their careers.

Thank-you for allowing us to bear witness to your deep sorrow.

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • Phoenixville, PA, USA • #28749

As days go on I don’t know what to say except I’m sorry that this happen to all these beautiful kids and there families. As a mother and father, we and the country feel your pain. May there spirit live forever.

God Bless,
The Burys

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • Gillette. New Jersey • #28750

As an alum and a teacher, I offer my prayers, my condolences, and my support to all my fellow Hokies during this time of loss and horror.  We will never forget.

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • Danvers, MA • #28751

Words cant express how sad and gutted i feel for yous all at the loss of your loved ones.

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • Newcastle, England • #28752

Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are now all Virginia Tech Hokies. May God Bless you all and allow you to find some peace.

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • Stoughton, Massachusetts • #28753

To all at VT. I was so saddened to learn of the tragidy that befell your school and community. I cant imagine all that each person has been through. I would like to say that You are all in my prayers. I would also like to ask you to not give up on the humanity of man. I realize that it may be hard for a while but pplease realize that for every one psycho there are 100 people that you can trust and lean on. Pull to one another in this time of great sorrow and anger. You all went through the same horrific experience so you need to stick together to try to heal and move on from this. The country is praying for you all.God bless you!!! Bridget bridgethr@aol.com

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • batesville indiana • #28754

My thoughts go out to my fellow Hokies who have been affected by this tragedy.

R. Strahle - ‘90

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • Point Pleasant Beach, NJ • #28755

I graduated from Virginia Tech December 2005, I would like to express how sad I am for the victims and the families.  I will continue to pray for you. God bless Virginia Tech!
-Jessica Sink

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • Chatham, Virginia • #28756

Always remember what the Poet said. 

We WILL continue to invent the future but we will always remember.

We are Virginia Tech. . . We are Blacksburg. . .

Greg Ryder, Class of ‘79,’81 and townie.

April 19, 2007, 9:22am • Blacksburg, Virginia • #28757

I pray for the families, friends and lives that ahve, or could have been touched by the victims of this horrible situation.

Martin D. Elliott

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • Richmond,VA • #28758

Please take my deepest condolences first of all to the Families and Friends of the Victims. We are all still shocked and very sad in Poland because of Your personal tragedy.

Sebastian

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • Wroclaw, Poland, UE • #28759

My thoughts are with all of you at VT, with my deepest sympathy especially to relatives and friends of the victims. I hope our prayers might bring a little peace and comfort upon your grief in these desperate times. Time heals. Let’s hope in a better future with NO violence at all!--Jean

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • Quebec Canada • #28760

my thoughts and prayers are with all the families in this time of sorrow
god blees you all
fight on VA TECH
Jerry

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • CHARLOTTE HALL, MD USA • #28761

TO THE FAMILIES & FRIENDS AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGIC EVENT—

LET GOD COME IN YOUR HEARTS AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU EACH AND EVERY MOMENT OF THIS TRYING TIME. WE PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE ALL OF YOU STRENGTH TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS.

THE NATION IS BEHIND YOU AND GREIVING WITH YOU THROUGH THIS. VIRGINIA TECH WILL RISE AGAIN!

CRIBB FAMILY FROM SCRANTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • SCRANTON, SC • #28762

May you find peace during this time of sadness and light when your days feel so dark.

Peace,
Mel.

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • Pensacola, Florida • #28763

My prayers and thoughts are with the students, families and community of Virgina Tech.

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • Philadelphia, PA • #28764

just want to express that I’m feeling sad and helpless since I heard of this tragedy

I hope, that all of you, who witnessed this tragedy and/ or lost someone can find the strength to overcome the resulting pain and trauma.

You are in my heart and thoughts!

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany • #28765

My prayers and condolences to all the families who lost a loved one and to the students and faculty memebers who are affected . Be strong and remember God love will see you through anything
Ellie M

April 19, 2007, 9:23am • Toledo, Ohio , USA • #28766

Praying for peace and strength for all affected by this tragedy.  Looking for the rainbow that only God can bring through this.

“Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.” Psalm 105:4

CRA

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • Culpeper, VA • #28767

My heart and prayers are with you during this unbelievable time.  May God give you all the comfort and courage you need with an extra measure of love. 

Grandmajan

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • East Alton, IL • #28768

I just want to share with all of you the anger that i have in my heart for this ridiculas senseless act done by this monster. Most people dont say what they really want to about others but this is the time where i must speak my mind....Here i am a 23 year old young woman with one child and working for a great company but always wishing in the back of my head that I should have went to college....It has always made me happy to see anyone doing what I should have done. (Went to college)But here is this young man who had all the opportunity in the world to become something that could change the world and he (for lack of a better word) screws it all up...To the family of the victims...I have so much love for you all and I share your pain....Just remember this monster is no longer on this earth and your children, sisters, brother, cousins, aunt, and uncles are all remembered as the ones fighting for a right to receive their well earned education just by waking up that morning to learn...I love you all...God Bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • Norfolk, Va. • #28769

Thinking of your whole community at this time, with wishes of love and peace to you.

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • Australia • #28770

Hey! My name is Malik Spells.I am very sorry for the family that lost someones.But I am sad myself.I don’t why he killed them innocent people for.I wish there was something I can do,but those people are dead & gone.
God Bless You Forever!
Love Malik,Kaschia,Patrica,& the whole Spells Family
Hokie Pride 4 life

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • Wilson,North Carolina • #28771

On April 16th, I, along with my family, friends and colleagues, became part of the Hokie Nation.  My heart aches for you, and I will continue to pray for healing and a sense of peace for you for today and all of your tomorrows.

Shannon

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • Louisville, Kentucky • #28772

As a parent of 2 college age daughters my heart and prayers go out to all of you. I know I speak for many when I say the world is with you in prayer and support at this very difficult time not only now but for as long as you need us.

We all care so much.

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • Fort Lauderdale, FL • #28773

Coming from a country wrecked through the years by mindless violence, my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.  You are in my thoughts and prayers. May god give you all strengh to get through the coming months and years.

Kathy McKenna

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • Belfast, Northern Ireland • #28774

As the mother of a senior at NC State, this tragic event has truly put fear and sorrow in my heart. My prayers are with all of you. God will be your strength and He will carry you through!
S.Eddy

April 19, 2007, 9:24am • Gastonia, N.C. • #28775