Condolences, April 19, 2007

You are all in our prayers.  Words cannot express our sorrow.  We will never forget.

The Legg Family

April 19, 2007, 10:35am • Maryland • #29326

As a friend of an alumnus of the business school (1998) and a former colleague of several alumni back in the DC Area, I feel especially saddened by the events of April 16. I had the pleasure of visiting the campus twice when I was a resident of Falls Church/Fairfax County, including my friend’s commencement at Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum. I also was an ardent Hokie fan despite graduating from an non-NCAA institution. 

I can only hope for peace in Blacksburg. I pray for the students, faculty, staff and alumni of this amazing institution. Your grief is shared by many of us in The Cities and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Peace to you all.

April 19, 2007, 10:35am • Minneapolis, MN • #29327

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of terribly tragedy.  May God grant you all the peace and comfort that only He can give.

Psalm 23

April 19, 2007, 10:35am • Denver, Colorado • #29328

I express my closest feelings to all the families and to the American community who due to that satanic gun, they have lost the angels and also their future

now I feel chills coming up my spine and they actually break my heart seeing these 32 UNEXPECTED TORTURED SPIRITS,where intelligence being cut, people that actually wanted to live, those innocents who lived WITH an ASSASSIN. An unsatisfied assassin, was the greedy assassin, that had this much intention THUS, KILLING THEM!!

now my thought is for those angels and those wounded families for always, those kids who one by one, being put in a row of a homicide, waited for the turn to DIE.

condolences and many deep feelings…Giuseppe Porpora from Milan, Italy

April 19, 2007, 10:35am • milan, italy • #29329

Altough I do not live in Virginia, and do not know anyone who attends or any of the victims that attended VT, I would like to extend my condolences to the family, friends, victims, students and staff of this unspeakable tragedy that has occured. May God be with in this time of grieving and remembering those who were lost, and may you all find the strength to move on from this. GO HOKIES!!!! God Bless all of you!!!!

April 19, 2007, 10:35am • Lynn, Massachusetts • #29330

God grant peace to all those who knew and loved deeply those innocents.  My heart is with you as those new angels watch over us.

April 19, 2007, 10:35am • Massachusetts • #29331

We send our deepest sympathy to all of you at Virginia Tech. The victims, the students, the faculty, the parents and the friends. We send our prayers to you all. God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 10:35am • The Mills/Sharp Family - Myrtle Beach, SC • #29332

If anyone needs extra counseling i can help one of my classmates got killed at lunch by a recycling truck head on. So if oyu need help write me at my email cort_smiles_22@hotmail.com

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Mitchell SD • #29333

To the Hookie Family,

My deepest condolences for your tragic loss.  May God continue to bless and keep you all.

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Richmond, VA • #29334

I am immensely saddened by the tragedy you suffered and I pray to god he eases your aching hearts and holds close to him all those who have lost fiends and family.  My heart and I’m sure those of many people in Britain goes out to you.
Be strong, help each other and know that you’re not alone. xx

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Southampton, England • #29335

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those effected by this horrible tragedy. May God be with all of you and lift you up in his presence and heal your hearts and spirits.  God Bless ~Amber~

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Lake Ozark, Missouri • #29336

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Virginia Tech.  We have never been more proud of our school, Virginia Tech.  We are Hokies!  We will overcome this tragedy and rise up with our Hokie pride and Hokie spirit.

Shelby (’97) and Ken Fiveash

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Mandeville, LA • #29337

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU AS YOU TRY TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THIS TRAGEDY. JUST TAKE THINGS ONE DAY AT A TIME, THERE WILL BE A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. UNTIL YOU GET THERE, WHEN YOU ARE FEELING DOWN, JUST WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND YOURSELF AND SQUEEZE TIGHT, “ A HUG “ FROM ME TO YOU !!!!
MANDY L.

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • SCOTTSVILLE, VA • #29338

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this horribly tragic time.
The Putnam Family

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Brockport, New York • #29339

I do not support gun violence or school shootings but with a country with gun laws that says that a 12 - year old in the state of Virginia can go and buy a weapon is not a possitive thing. My toughts goes to the ones who lost a love one in this terrible act of violence.

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Gothenburg , Sweden • #29340

Heroes

A hero is not just one particular person
It can be anyone you meet or see
They can be from the past, present or future
Someone just like you or me
They stand for all things good and pure
A brave soul without a doubt
The epitome of selflishness
People we wish to know more about
A hero is a firefighter
Who battles treacherous fires everyday
Saving the lives of millions on end
Angles in disguise many would say
A brave and patriotic soldier
Defending his country to the very end
Often risking his own life and destiny
So that other nations can mend
A devoted and loyal police officer
Trying to rid evil off the streets
Making the world a safer and better place
Such a heroic and dangerous feat
Heroic civilians from September 11th
Fighting evil that fateful day
Battling terrorists on a passenger plane
Saving lives from the fires in any way
A teacher to his students
An Angelic savior to all
Students in time of pure Evil
Answering a heroic call
They are everyday citizens
A best friend one can be
A role model to youngsters
So much more than the eye can see
Heroes are perfections of God
Blessed by heavens rays
However no one asks to be a hero
It just sometimes turns out that way!

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Shannon-Exton, PA • #29341

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the students, parents, friends, Professors, and neighbors of Virginia Tech. God Bless you. You will forever be in all of our hearts. Be strong!!
The Williams Family

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Terre Haute, Indiana • #29342

My deepest sympathy to the VT family, those healing from injuries & to the families of those lost. This nightmare is on a par with 9/11 & brings back the same anguish. Stay strong & never let the victims’ memories die. Lydia

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Dartmouth, Ma • #29343

Much love and prayers to your Hokie family at this time.

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Sevierville, TN • #29344

When you see a lonely eye, look into it.
When someone is quiet, give them something to listen to.
When someone is lost, hold their hand to lead the way.
All we need is love.
All condolences
to Virginia Tech

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • #29345

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

My heart aches in grief for each of the victims and their families, as well as each of you.  I pray that God will provide His comfort and care to you always in the days, weeks, and years to come.

“ 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;

8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.”

Psalm 121

Rick L. (U.C. Berkeley alum)

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Berkeley, CA • #29346

My thoughts and prayers go out to ALL the families affected by this TRAGIC event! I sincerely pray that the Lord will provide His peace and comfort to all who are hurting in the most profound way. It is also my prayer that those who do not know God will come to know Him through this difficult period, as opposed to falling away from Him. I know there are a lot of unanswered questions-mainly “Where was God when this took place?” While I don’t have the answer to everything, I do know this: He was the same place He was when HIS Son died on the cross. Though we don’t understand everything, we have to remember that GOD gave man free will. With the free will, there are CONSEQUENCES to the choices we make. The sad part is that sometimes those choices tend to affect innocent people. But know that there is JUDGEMENT! We all have to answer for what we do and do not do in this life, and that young boy WILL have to answer to GOD! BELIEVE THAT! God is JUST and FAIR! He will NOT let him go unpunished even though it seems like he took the easy way out! NOT SO! There IS life after death and the payment there is MUCH more severe than anything man could do to us on earth! GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL! GOD BLESS and KEEP YOU ALL!

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Pennsylvania • #29347

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTyLJDKfQYM">Virginia Tech tribute video</a>

You’re in our prayers, Hokies!

April 19, 2007, 10:36am • Virginia, US • #29348

Hello HOKIES
i am only a 10th grader but i have always wanted to go to tech and i feel your loss. i have a friend that knew one of the lost.  When i saw this on monday i was like what not to such a caring school.  My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
God BLESS YOU Keep Fighting.  You will become stronger as a community!!!!
LETS GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!
Sincerely
EPS

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Ocean CIty Maryland • #29349

To All,
There is nothing anyone can say or do to take away the confusion and pain that you and your loved ones are feeling right now. Just know that whether we are Alumni from VT, know some of you personally, or just person who has watched these horrific events on TV, we still hurt with you. This senseless act has left us all bewildered, hurt and angry. As other people have said and will repeat, only time will slowly make the pain more bearable. It will never go away. Find comfort in your friends and loved ones. This is the time to show how much you mean to one another and just be there for each other. No one will ever fully understand why this has happened. Just find solitude in one another to help. We are all we have.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and always will be… Margery Savage and Family

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Fredericksburg, Virginia • #29350

My heart aches.
The tears come easily.
I am so sorry.
We are 90 miles away, and this is Hokie Country.

I believe that out of tragedy, healing will come. I believe there will be strength after mourning.

I believe in the Hokie family.

C

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Tazewell, Virginia • #29351

To the students of VT:  All my thoughts and prayers have been with you this entire week and will continue to be forever.  It’s hard to think that a person can commit these acts, but remember that your friends, community and faith will get you through this.  Life someday will return to ‘normal’.  Believe that God has a plan, and He is with you.

God Bless you,

Jessica Crouse
2003 grad of PSU

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • York, PA • #29352

"Peace, peace wonderful peace
Coming down from the FATHER above
Sweep over my spirit
and watch me I pray
In billows of fathomless love”

Remember that our precious Heanvenly Father is there for each and everyone of you that went through this tragedy. All of you are in my prayers!!!

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Texas • #29353

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. BE STRONG FOR YOUR LOVE ONES. THEY ARE WITH YOU IN SPIRIT,THEY ARE THE AIR YOU BREATHE.IT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH BUT ONCE YOU ARE A TEAM YOU ARE ALWAYS A TEAM. NO ONE CAN DEFEAT YOUR SPIRIT OR YOUR PRIDE.GOD BLESS YOU.AND I AM VERY SORRY THIS HAPPENED.

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • winter garden,florida • #29354

As a fellow Virginian, born and raised, and residing in Lynchburg, VA to this day...my heart is very heavy. The realization of Monday’s events begin to sink in and I can only offer prayers to all the people affected both directly and indirectly by those events. I am very proud of the young students of VA TECH for the strength they have displayed this week. From my heart to yours, may God bless and keep you and comfort you in the upcoming days, weeks, months and years.Continue to take care of each other as well yourselves Young Hokies...Glenna Orr

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Lynchburg, VA USA • #29355

Not only am I a supporter of the sports at Tech, I also am a supporter of the distinguished students that come out of the school. I pray for every student that was taken to a better place on April 16th, their family, & their friends. Thomas Dale High School, the school I currently attend, lost one of it’s alumni: Matt Gwaltney. He also was a cousin of a friend of mine. I’ve heard nothing but great things about him, that he was a great student & wanted to complete his Masters degree. We are doing a candlelight vigil on Friday in his honor along with the other students that lost their lives. They will be in my heart forever. They were just innocent people & for something like this to happen to them is so horrible. They had bright futures ahead of them & some were on the verge of graduating. I send my condolences to every single family & friend of the students we lost on April 16th, 2007. May God bless every Hokie: past, present, and future.

With love, Amber N.

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Chester, VA, USA • #29356

We are sharing only a small portion of your grief, I know.  Our sincerest sympathies and prayers for you all.  I think for,at least this week all Americans are Hokies

Ron Delay

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Atlanta, Georgia • #29357

The world shares in your pain and saddness at, let us never forget, to the families of the fallen souls the world greaves with you.

Camille Mofford-Daniel

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Port of Spain, Trinidad • #29358

To entire body of Virginia Tech:

I send my prayers and condolenscences students and family members that were lost on April 16th. It was a terrible day in history that should not have happened. I sympathesize with everyone in saying that the country stands behind you in mind, heart, and spirit. 

-Angela G.

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Pembroke, NC • #29359

To all those touched by this horrific event,
As a High School teacher of German and French, my heart is with all the victims of Monday.  There will never be a ‘why’ to explain the losses everyone incurred, and the lives of those taken will never be defined by their last moments but how they lived and loved and touched those around them.  It is my strongest conviction that the world chooses to focus on these innocents and their families, to lift them up.  Our society has taken for granted for too long all the blessings we enjoy, I truly hope that this tragedy will awaken the media and entertainment world to begin to shift perspective.  Our youth are crying out for love, structure, discipline and guidance.  It is our responsibility as ‘teachers’ to nurture and grow our young people.  Many blessings to all the teachers and students as they are now in a higher place. Jen

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Rockport TX • #29360

To Virginia Tech and the entire community, we are so sad, upset and terrified of what has happened. These people didn’t deserved to die the way they did. We are still in shock, please accept our condolences for your great losses. Know that these souls are in a much better place and are new angels in our heaven! May they all Rest In Peace and bless the families. Thoughts and prayers to all.
The Delgado-Camacho Family

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • New York, USA • #29361

The nation shares your grief.  May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.  Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jessica

April 19, 2007, 10:37am • Middletown, NY • #29362

To the entire VT community,
I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through, but I wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy to all of you.  You have been in my thoughts & prayers since Monday, and will be for a very long time.  I’m a New Yorker who has a senior at UMW in Fredericksburg, with another one on the way there in August.  I can’t fathom this happening to one of my daughters.  From what I’ve seen of your spirit & strength, I know you’ll get through this.  It will take alot of time.  I have been so impressed by the stories about those who are gone.  What a terrific group of individuals.  God bless them, their families and friends, the entire community, and all of us.
Terry

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Lake Grove, NY USA • #29363

The loss and pain are indescribable. However it does no good to blame anyone. Hindsight cannot change what happened but hopefully it can make changes for the future. Mental Illness claimed the lives of these precious people and we cannot take issues like this lightly. Our prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy that there will be some comfort and healing for you all, if not today, then soon. Prior to April 16th I was not a Hokie fan but welcomed them into the ACC and cheered them on. As other fellow Tarheels have stated, however, on April 16th we all became HOKIES.  God Bless You All.  Look to Him.

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Roxboro, North Carolina • #29364

Please know that and entire nation and world mourns with you.  You are not alone.  Virginia Tech will long be in our hearts and prayers.  God Bless all of the victims’ families and friends who’ve had to endure this terrible trajedy.

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Basking Ridge, NJ • #29365

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those lost in this weeks tradegy.  Keep your faith and Hokie Pride!!!

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Hokie in Richmond, VA • #29366

God Bless our entire Hokie family. In time, we will overcome this. WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!!

Chris Gravely

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Rural Retreat, VA • #29367

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by the events on April 16th. We send our deepest sympathies to the families and friends that lost someone so dear.

God Bless

Matt, Courtney, Emerson and Reece

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Harrisonburg, VA • #29368

This tragedy was a horrible one. My heart and love and prayers go out to all the families and friends who lost loved ones on Monday, April 16, 2007. Special condolences go out to the Gwaltney family. Matt was an outstanding person. He was always honest. He knew how to light up a whole room with just one smile. He hated seeing people upset. He always did everything he could to cheer them up. He was a very smart person and a very good wrestler- one of the best on the team. He wrestled with my brother. I will always remember him- for as long as I live. This was a very tragic event that I’m sure will never be forgotten by anyone. I am a current junior at Thomas Dale High School in Chester, Virginia. Matt graduated from here in 2001. I thought ya’ll would like to know that we are holding a candelight vigil on our very own football field on Friday, April 20, 2007 to remember all of the students whose lives were taken on Monday. They will forever be remembered in my heart.

With lots of love and condolences,
Megan S.

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Chester, Virginia • #29369

You are not fogotton you will be remembered with a robe and with a crown
And when the mission is completed and the Devil is defeated
You’d be welcome home again back to loving arms..

Words: Gale Jones-Myrphy

My prayers are with you.

Tracia

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • United States Virgin Islands • #29370

My thoughts and prayers our with you and all of the families affected by this tragedy.  May your Faith strengthen and sustain you.

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Cincinnati, Ohio • #29371

Please accept me and my family’s condolences for the tragedy that took place at Virginia Tech and know that God is there and he will help all of you get through this pain and sadness.

Sincerely,
The Smith Family

April 19, 2007, 10:38am • Dallas, Texas • #29372

Deeply shocked.Our condolences to all who has lost.

April 19, 2007, 10:39am • Harderwijk, The Netherlands • #29373

Just know that God is still in control all we are prayring for you all here in Baytown Texas. Also know we are with you in your pain. We will support ya’ll on Friday April 20 with maroon and orange to show support and prayer. May God Bless You and give you strenght in this moment in need. May I say a prayer for all the families affected. “ May the Lord be your rock and salvation in the time of need. May the Lord give you peace and restoration, AMEN!!”

April 19, 2007, 10:39am • Baytown TEXAS USA • #29374

* I dedicate this to everyone At Virginia Tech. Everyone there is a hero in my eyes. God Bless you all.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The whole nations is praying for you and we will never forget you. you are strong, you are VT , you are hokies, you are our family.  I have family in centreville VA and this hits close to home.  My heart grives for you and you will always be with me and everyone else. I wish for your time to heal but to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. bless you all.

I recently sent a poem called heroes for everyone at Virginia Tech. We love all of you.

April 19, 2007, 10:39am • Shannon-Exton PA • #29375