Condolences, April 19, 2007

As a sophomore in high school, I have dreams of going to college, like most of the people in my school, and Virginia tech has always been on that list of schools I’ve wanted to go to. When I heard about the shootings at Tech, I cried for hours. And even watching the news and the videos, it still sends a chill down my spine. My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of every student at Virginia Tech, and much more to those involved. I will always be a hokie at heart, no matter what goes on at that school.

Virginia Tech Hokies <333

-april

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • Richmond, Virginia • #29175

I am a college student that goes to the University of Cincinnati. Although I can’t even begin to imaging what hardships you all must be going through, I can relate on different levels. I have been watching the news ever since this horrible tragedy occurred and have been so deeply disturbed and saddened by it that has many times I have been reduced to tears.

I would like to express my condolences to the families and friends that have lost loved ones.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence that has shattered the worlds of many.

All of humanity has truly experienced a loss by this tragedy.

May God be with you all.

Rest In Peace

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • Cincinnati, OH • #29177

Let the good God gives a peace to those students and their families.

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • PSiAP UO, Poland • #29178

Please accept my deepest condolences to the families of the students and professors who lost their lifes in this terrible tragedy. As a Senior at California State University, Los Angeles, me too, have felt a profound sense of loss that this tragic event has occurred. My hearts are with you all.

April 19, 2007, 10:03am • Monterey Park CA • #29179

Dear all in the Virginia Tech Community,

We are saddened by the tragedy that has hit your community but very moved by your passion for the people who died and dedication to your community. God bless you for remembering the souls that were lost and taking pride in your community. Know that you are not alone in your thoughts and prayers. People everywhere in this country and all over the world are holding you close to their hearts. May God continue to give you strength and bless you, your families and your community. We will continue to pray for you as you grieve through this terrible event.

The Moad Family

April 19, 2007, 10:03am • Maquoketa, Iowa/ USA • #29180

It was with a heavy heart and the utmost sincerity that we send our condolences to all of those who are suffering throught this reprehensible tragedy. You have shown incredible respectability, strength and courage through this devastation and enormous loss. Please know that we lift you up in our prayers asking that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, provide you strength, comfort, love, peace, and hope through your time of unimaginable sorrow.
The Satterfield Family

April 19, 2007, 10:03am • Greer, SC • #29181

On behalf of me,my family, friends, student of Hampton University and community, I would like to send out my heartfelt prayers to the families, friends, students and commuinity of all the victims and those affected by this senseless tragedy.  We send our prayers and blessing to you all in hope to help ease some of the pain doing this time of suffering and recovery. Just a week ago we were Hampton U Pirates but today I say with pride that deep inside we are all Hookies......May God Bless All of You

April 19, 2007, 10:03am • Virginia Beach, Va • #29182

Deeply Saddened, I weep for the parents who lost and for the classmates left to carry on.  Be strong and, while I know this can be of little consolation at this time, know that we grieve with you.  You are not alone.
B

April 19, 2007, 10:03am • Oswego,NY • #29183

Virginia Tech family,
My every thought and prayer are with you during this dark hour of grief.  Though I know none of you personally, I feel your pain in every corner of my heart and soul.  I feel the loss of so many young lives wasted; taken away by the weakness of violence. I share with you my hope that time may help to heal the deep wounds this tragedy has inflicted.  Yet even as the days turn into years and this becomes a page in history, the memory will not be erased. Your friends, family, teachers, and other loved ones will always be remembered.

April 19, 2007, 10:03am • Indianapolis, IN • #29184

I’m so sorry to hear about the incident. Don’t hate because hatred wouldn’t lead to any goods. Stay strong as there are those who need you now.

The are above us, watching thru everything we’re doing. They are safe in God’s hand.

May peace be with them.

Jeaney

April 19, 2007, 10:03am • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • #29185

My heart is heavy with pain and sorrow for this senseless act. I pray for all the students,faculty and family members involved .I sit here and I cant really believe this thing could have happened, just like the events of 9/11. I pray to the Lord my God for all the souls, that they may all Rest in Peace. May our Lord heal us all and walk with us . The loss of these good people is unbearable, but we must continue to pray and have faith, our Lord will heal the hurt in time, for he is a good Lord. VT you will always be in my prayers. jeff g

April 19, 2007, 10:04am • chicago,ill • #29186

The entire world is praying for you and with you.  You can be proud of your unity and your maturity - the image we are getting of each of you should make stand strong and hold your heads high!!!!  Stay strong and stay together!!
We are all with you in heart and spirit!  Nothing could have prepared you for such a violent act, but you are handling it in a way that makes the world see what a fantastic group you really are!  May you find comfort in the coming day!  Remember your friends and know that they are always going to be with you.  You will be reunited with them - this I promise!!! 
Talk about it - cry about it - live through it!  And you will recover in time! 
May God bless each of you and your families!
They say there is power in prayer - rest assured that the numbers praying for you are in the millions!  Together you will get through this!!
All of our love and support!
Erika Treadway and family

April 19, 2007, 10:04am • Daytona Beach, FL • #29187

It must be incredibly dismaying that at this particular time, you are descended upon by legions of journalists and politicians whose own agenda seems at times self-serving and even callous. It must seem a heartless thing, to have strangers accosting you, demanding that you relive the details of what is surely the most horrific experience of your lives for the seeming edification of the masses, and even indulging in the blame game at times.

You can endure this by keeping one fact close to you; that all this attention, all these attempts at understanding the causes and the ways in which this tragedy could have been averted, have their basis in the world’s caring for you all. Like a beloved, but sometimes annoying friend or relative who means well, the entire world is simply trying to help, to share your grief, and to join with you in this time of need. We are behind you, beside you, and with you. Try to understand that the world means well, and try to forgive those who may inadvertantly exacerbate your grief.

You are not alone. Know that when you are ready, all of us are here for you. Like good friends and family should, we’ll be ready with a smile on our faces and love in our hearts to help you heal.

April 19, 2007, 10:04am • Yulee, Florida • #29188

I just want to express my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims and to the entire Virginia Tech community. 

This is just so shocking and tragic. The world is grieving with you all.

Regina

April 19, 2007, 10:04am • Seoul, South Korea • #29189

There is nothing I can say to ease the pain of the families and friends of those who were so violently taken from this world before their time. I can only offer my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies. This tragedy has touched us all in some way and we must never forget what happened on April 16, it is up to all of us to carry the spirits of those lost forward.

We must never, ever forget. My heart is with you in this dark hour.

April 19, 2007, 10:04am • Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada • #29190

Dear Virgina Tech,

I am not a college student at all i am still trying to finish higschool… but i want to give my heartfelt condoloences and thoughs and prayers to all of the Virgina Tech students,teachers,fmaily and friends who lost there loved ones on 04-16-2007.. i know how it feels to lose and friend or family memeber and teacher.. you will be in my prayers forever as you all go through this rough time and many years ahead.. just rememeber GOD has them in a safe place now and that they can rest in peace....... MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THE SCHOOL AND THE STATE OF VIRGINA… GOD BLESS YOU ALL....

April 19, 2007, 10:04am • st.louis mo • #29191

I would like to send my deepest condolences and sympathies to all those affected by this horrific tragedy.  My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Helen

April 19, 2007, 10:05am • Australia • #29192

To all the families who lost a loved one, to all of you at Virginia Tech who lost a friend, I know no words can help but it does not seem right to say nothing.  All these feelings I have of great sympathy for all of you, knowing it could happen here, anywhere.  Evil is real but Love is stronger.  Celebrate these wonderful lives that were lost, lost far too early.  Celebrate these wonderful people and try to live the way they would want you to.  You know they would have wanted you to carry on and have a good life.  We are all mortal and as it is said tomorrow is promised to no one but look for proof of the loving and lasting impact these wonderful people have made on all of us and the world, they will not be forgotten.  And you are not alone.  With our deepest heartfelt sympathy, the Mostafavifar family, Parviz, Suzanne and Mariam.

April 19, 2007, 10:05am • Edwardsville, IL • #29193

I didn’t know anyone personally affected, but Tech was my home.  It was my extended family. Even though I left “home” over a decade ago, I still carry a piece of it with me.  To my Hokie family:  My thoughts are with you.  You are stronger than you think and you have met this tragedy with such courage and strength. 
We will prevail, but we will never forget. 

Go Hokies!

Stephanie Blanc
Class of 1995

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Germantown, MD • #29194

My thoughts and prayers are with all the students, teaching staff and victims’ families at this difficult time. God bless you and keep you.

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • J.M. Inverness, Scotland. • #29195

As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of all those who lost their lives that tragic day at Virginia Tech. I pray that the love of God enfolds you during your time of sorrow. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. The courage and strength of the Hokie’s is to be admired. God Bless you all!!!

Forever in our hearts,
Ken, Kristen and family

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Acworth, Georgia • #29196

UNITED WE STAND

DIVIDED WE FALL

ONE COWARD EMPOWERED WON’T CONQUER US ALL

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Arlington, Virginia • #29197

Dear Virgina Tech,

I am not a college student at all i am still trying to finish higschool… but i want to give my heartfelt condoloences and thoughs and prayers to all of the Virgina Tech students,teachers,fmaily and friends who lost there loved ones on 04-16-2007.. i know how it feels to lose and friend or family memeber and teacher.. you will be in my prayers forever as you all go through this rough time and many years ahead.. just rememeber GOD has them in a safe place now and that they can rest in peace.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THE SCHOOL AND THE STATE OF VIRGINA.

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • st.louis mo • #29198

This is very tragic in the modern history.  It is heart breaking to conceive that so many young vibrant lives lost for nothing.

Each tragedy… each experience is leaving a lesson for the humanity.  We are still in this world.  Each parent has a daunting task to raise their kids in right path in this complex world.  It is much more challenging than ever before.  Don’t raise another child, who will turn against the humanity…. don’t raise another child in despair….. this is the lesson we all have to learn from this tragedy. 

As a society it is all of over responsibility to make sure this will not happened anymore.  Don’t just ignore based on someone’s behavior….. outlook…. or character. By supporting him, bring back him to the life.  Don’t leave all these issues for the law enforcement.  Each one of us should take responsibility to give some time to the society….. doing good things for the moral growth of the society… identify weak and anguish people bring them back to this world.  Don’t let them loose in their imaginary world.  Regularly going churches… temples… or mosque is not enough.  That is just a practice to remind you about the God.  The real service to God is service to the society.

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Palakkad, Kerala, India • #29199

As an elementary teacher, I know we practice these lockdowns in schools- but to imagine the real thing happening is very frightening to me. First off I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at V. Tech.
I am also very proud of those professors and students in those classrooms. To go through what they went through is unimaginable!  May God be with all of you and get you through this horrible time.
Susan

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Hephzibah, Georgia • #29200

Northern Ireland Remembers the tragedy of the 16th. Our Prayers are with you.

God Bless.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”

(Ps 116.15)

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Belfast, Northern Ireland • #29201

To our friends and family at Virginia Tech:
May God give you peace and forgivness in your hearts to accept this tragedy, and the strength to move forward from this day on.  Your friends did not die in vain, stay strong and continue your journey, for we do not know how much further we have on this earth, but to make each day brighter and to learn from our past in order to give our future hope.  Stay strong and continue going to classes.  Don’t let him win!!
Your friends at Kettering College of Medical Arts

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Kettering, Ohio • #29202

My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech through this unfortunate time. The unity that the Hokies have displayed to everyone across the nation is a true sign of loyalty. Hokies Rule!

Shawn Fletcher

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • St. Louis, Missouri • #29203

I have to say that I personally do not know anyone that attends Tech but at a time like this, I think that hardly matters. I do have people in my life though that were directly effected by this horrible incident. To all students, faculty, family and friends of Tech I wish you my deepest sympathy. I hope you know that as a whole, Tech is stronger and better than this incident and you will overcome in time.

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Brandy, Charlottesville, VA. • #29204

To all of you affected by this terrible tragedy on monday,
The horror that you experienced on monday has left a lasting impression. The courage and sacrifice you showed inspired us all.  I am so sorry that this had to be a part of your college experience. I wish you healing and peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Davis, Adjunct Faculty, Math/Science Dept at Owens Community College, Toledo, OH

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Toledo,OH • #29205

i’m very sorry for the losses you all over suffered. nobody deserves to be punished the way you all have. my thoughts and prayers are with all that were effected. from all of us in palm coast, florida we love you and god bless

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Palm Coast, FL *USA* • #29206

May God bless all those who have lossed a loved one in this terrifying tradgidy. My condolences.

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Massachusetts • #29207

My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of the fallen. I’m so very sorry for your loss. LR

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Ravenswood, WV • #29208

With three kids in college at three different universities I am so impressed with the family of VT. You are at a wonderful school that obviously fills you with pride. My deepest sorrow and prayers are with you. It is hard to make sense during this time so I would like to share the following prayer with you:
My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me
I cannot see the colors He worketh steadily.
Oft times He weaveth sorrow and I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper and I the underside.

Not till the looms are silent and the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the Weaver’s skillful hands
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.  God Bless and be proud of yourselves and your school you are an inspiration.

April 19, 2007, 10:06am • Hyde Park NY • #29209

Our prayers and thoughts are with each and every one.

April 19, 2007, 10:07am • Dillon, South Carolina • #29210

Friends in Christ:

Words can not express the sadness I feel for the students, families and friends that have been touched by this tragedy.  I pray for all concerned, including the young man and his family who were so destroyed by this rage and hate inside his heart.  The Lord will provide faith, strength and comfort for all of us.

Dick N., Grand Canyon University

April 19, 2007, 10:07am • Phoenix, AZ, USA • #29211

I am currently in a juvenile correcional facility when I heard about the tragedy on the news. My heart goes out to the family members and lost victims that were there. Remember that all of these people will always be there in your hearts and in your prayers, because they are in mine. My name is Steve edwards and my email is
Timetoserve09@yahoo.com
And my mailing address is 1012 Odnr Mohican 51
Perrysville, Ohio
44864

April 19, 2007, 10:07am • Waynesville, Ohio • #29212

I am deeply saddened by this and want all of those at Virginia Tech to know that you are in my prayers and heart. After watching the coverage of this tragedy and seeing how strong and loving this community is, I have no doubt that you will recover, with time, from this horrible loss but will always keep your loved ones and friends alive in your hearts. Stay strong and know that everyone from around the world is praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 10:07am • Washington, DC • #29213

My prayers go out to all affected from this tragedy.
Amy
Cork,Ireland

April 19, 2007, 10:07am • Ireland • #29214

As a father of 3 this reminds me to hug my kids daily .... God is with all of you!

April 19, 2007, 10:07am • Galveston, TX • #29215

As a VT graduate, I am not surprised at the strong will being demonstrated by the students, faculty, staff and my fellow alumni.  VT has always demonstrated cohesiveness and pride in the face of success and adversity. 

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the rest of the collegiate community and the entire world for their support.  I am amazed at the outpouring of sympathy and graciousness from our brothers and sisters at UVA, Miami, West Virginia, Syracuse and Georgia Tech, just to name a few.  While I’m not surprised by what is being said, I am blown away by the sheer volume of the response.  It goes to show that while we are rivals on the field of play, we are all there for each other in the face of adversity.

-NB, Pamplin Class of ‘92

April 19, 2007, 10:07am • Stephens City, VA • #29216

My prayers… are with you.
Please pause for a moment of silence…
Thankyou,
Maria Cruz

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • orlando, florida • #29217

"I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them and give them gladness for sorrow”. (Jeremiah 31:13)
As many mourn with you all over the world during your time of bereavement,my prayer for you the families, victims, and all affected by this tragedy is that you turn to God for He will give you the strength that you need to overcome your pain. You will forever be in my prayers.

Love,
Marlene

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • Nassau, Bahamas • #29218

My heart goes out all of you during this heartbreaking time. Please accept this poem God inspired:

Safe in the arms of Jesus, never to feel the pain,
of bullets violently maiming, as one wounded soul
aimlessly guns down another, leaving families and heaven
alike, crying tears like rain.
Did’nt know my life would be cut short, just took it as destiny that I’d graduate ,
grow old and experience much over my lifetime,
yet my earthly journey was’nt promised a tomorrow, as the bible clearly states.
As my spirit was leaving my body to take my upward flight,
thoughts of love for you my loved ones filled my very being,
how I wished you could see me now as the room grew so very bright.
How thankful to know my prayer was heard by Him who gave His only Son,
as I felt Jesus embrace, I can’t describe His awesome face,
He whispered in my ear and wiped away one last tear,
“so glad you called on Me child, I was waiting very near,
let’s go into the party now, your time on earth is done”. 

In Christ’s love,

JoAnne M. Gonzales

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • Grand Haven, Michigan • #29219

It is events such as this that remind us just how fragile life really is. My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech, and to the families their loved ones left behind. Know that you are not alone in your grief.

JoAnn Immele, Avila University

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • Kansas City, MO • #29220

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at VT..Heavner Family

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • Little Rock, AR • #29221

Please, I want my condolences and prays go into your sorrow minds....

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • Daegu / S. Korea • #29222

May the Lord look down upon you and give you peace.Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.M.L.Gibson Family

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • Reidsville,N.C. • #29223

America’s heart goes out to all of you; your story has touched our lives. May the support of friends and family carry you through this darkness.

God Bless Virginia Tech.

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania • #29224

Memorial Video fo those who lost thier lifes on that tragic day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmqe7rl4dLg

April 19, 2007, 10:08am • Charlotte, NC • #29225