Condolences, April 19, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go to the families, friends, and Virginia Tech for this saddened ordeal. There are no words to describe how you all feel, but may God help you by giving you relief from this saddness.

April 19, 2007, 10:45am • Houston, TX • #29477

To the entire Va Tech community:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragedy, as well as our admiration for your strength and conviction to get through this as a community.

God bless all of you

The Kiely’s

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • Rochester, NY • #29478

Our Thoughts and Prayers with entire Virginia Tech Family of Faculty and Staff and Students. We prayer there will be healing time of these Tragedic events. We pray there will be many brigher days ahead

With Lots of Love & Prayers

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April 19, 2007, 10:46am • Searcy, Arkansas • #29479

Please know the University of Florida’s Gator Nation supports the Hokies in your time of need. We send our condolences, thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • Florida • #29480

If you are a gardener, and you have planted roses, you choose to pick the perfect rose at just the right time, when it is in full bloom.  There is no specific time that you can pick it, only when it is the most beautiful.

If you can imagine God as the gardener, then for the family and friends of those lost in the unreal tragedy at Virginia Tech, God has just received the most beautiful bouquet of roses...and they will be in full bloom forever.

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • #29481

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families throughout this most difficult time.  We may not truly know the reasons as to why this happened to so many wonderful people. Please know that all that perished that day are now with God and are safe from any and all harm.

With Deepest Sympathy,
The Carter Family

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • Madison, Alabama • #29482

To the students, parents, teachers, staff, friends, family and alumni of V.T.
Having known first hand the heartache of the unexplainable death of a loved one, I pray for each and every one of you.  My sincere and deepest sympathy will be everylasting.
Please know that a family in Maryland will always keep all of you in our prayers forever!

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • Crofton, MD • #29483

I want to share my deepest sorrow and regret to those whom have lost someone.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Being a mother I can’t even imagine.  My heart, prayers are with you. 

I also want to share my prayers with all of those at VA Tech.  I am proud to say that you are a part of my family.  You are an inspiration to this country and world for standing up even though you are weak and feel so sad.  Jesus Christ is watching over you and will be your strength.

God Bless all of you - Your country is with you.

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • Manassas, VA • #29484

To the victims of the VTech tragedy:

You will live on in the hearts of your loved ones and in the heart of this nation, forever.

We will never forget. 

All our love,
The Walczaks

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • Watertown, Wisconsin • #29485

I am deeply saddened by the events at Virginia Tech. Please except my deepest condolences. Remember that there is always hope for a better tomorrow so we need to stand together in unity in order to turn those hopes into reality. I am very proud and I commend the students and faculty at VA Tech for handling this tragic situation with bravery. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • New York City • #29486

We would like to send our condolences to everyone that was affected by this tragic event. It must be so hard to just want to say good bye for the last time and knowing that you cant. Just remember all the good times you have shared with each other and keep hope in your hearts and mind so that you will be able to move on. To all the parents, friends, teachers etc lets try to embrace each other and our love ones so that we can change the future leaders (our children) of america to become a better role model for our future

Always in our hearts
Jacksonville Florida

April 19, 2007, 10:46am • Jacksonville Florida • #29487

We would like to share our condolences and let you know that we are praying for everyone effected by this tragedy.  In the darkest of times, remember that Christ is with you.  Trust in Him and He will see you through!  He is our rock and our strength. 

The Grahams

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Gainesville, Georgia • #29488

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone that is involved in this tragedy.  May God be with each and everyone and give you what is needed to get through this. On behalf of my family, and members of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers, Chapter 187, Lewiston, ME.

Vito A. Ancona

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Lisbon Falls, ME • #29489

May God be with all families of deceased and injured students and teachers.

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • birmingham,al • #29490

Myself and all Hobart employees were deeply saddened to learn the news about Virginia Tech’s recent tragedy.  Please know that our thoughts are with you and VT’s staff, students, and faculty during this difficult time.

Although this grave incident was shocking...the character, strength, and community that your university is demonstrating during this crisis is inspiring and will only create a stronger, more admirable Hokie Spirit.

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Troy, OH • #29491

May everyone who is feeling pain from this tragedy find both peace and the strength to go on...and may the 32 innocent victims rest is peace in the hands of God.

Kevin R. & Heather Braden

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • DeKalb, Illinois • #29492

To Dr. Steger, and the faculty, staff, and students of Virginia Tech:

I wanted to let you know that my family supports you.  You went above and beyond and did everything you could possibly do to prevent this tragedy, not only on Monday after the first shooting, but also over the years that Cho Seung-Hui studied on your campus.  I’m greatly disappointed with the media coverage - first, suggesting there was more the university could have done, and second, releasing the murderer’s videos, pictures, and manifesto.  The media needs to focus on the strength and resilience of the Virginia Tech community and on the true heroes of the day - both the victims and the survivors.

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Lititz, PA • #29493

even those complex words can not express my feelings now....

God will bless all people in America.
God will bless all people living on Earth.

from Bin.Fan

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Nanking, Southeast University ,China • #29494

My heart is saddened.  My prayers and sympathy to all who were affected.  I am a college student and could not imagine the shock and loss that everyone feels.  God bless all of you!

Julie

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Madison Heights, MI • #29495

I continue to pray for the families of those affected and for all hokies. I pray and hope that we will not have to face another event like this in the future.

sending the love of george mason university patriots to all hokies.

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Fairfax, VA • #29496

I’m just so sad at the terrible loss of life.  My heart goes out to all who are suffering.  I pray that the Lord will strengthen and comfort the students, families, faculty, staff and all associated with the VA TECH.

Despite all that has happened, even in your grief, as we watch you gather together to help each other and pray, you make us proud.

God bless you.

Karen

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Woodbridge, VA • #29497

no words can express how i sympathize with the families and friends of those who died a senseless death that day...i was monitoring updates through your website and CNN...i just pray that the Holy Spirit will bring you comfort and peace...to the departed---it will never be goodbye, but i will see you later--in Heaven...though our color maybe diffrent but we all have one God that cares and loves us all...i’ll always pray for you all! God Bless!...Joel Halili of Pampanga,Philippines

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Angeles City,Pampanga, Philippines • #29498

My family and I are so sorry for your loss!  I am a Mother of a Freshmen college student and I cannot imagine what the parents, families and friends of the victims are going through.  My heart is breaks for you all.  Nothing anyone can do or say will ever bring them back to us.  God is our only comforter in times as these.  Just remember that God loves you and he will take care of you. God knows your pain and he is the only one that can ease your pain in time.  God Bless You!

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Frenchburg, Kentucky USA • #29499

Words cannot express the horrors of April 16th, my thoughts are with all at Virginia Tech

Debbie

April 19, 2007, 10:47am • Scotland, United Kingdom • #29500

My heart breaks for the families and loved ones left behind, and for the grieving students and faculty.
As a mother of 6, 5 living, I understand the heartache of losing a child tragically. I wish with all my heart I could protect you from all the questions you will ask yourselves, all the many emotions you will feel.  Do not be afraid to share with one another or to ask for help. It was a friend who had lost a child that helped me the most.
I pray that God will send someone to each of you that will understand what you are going through and help you. Lean on the Lord, I know what it is to question him, later, you will realize that he has actually carried you through without you even realizing it.  Know that you are in our prayers, and our thoughts are continually with all of you and will be for years to come, as I personally know you will be needing it for a long time to come.
I want to help you carry their memories so they will not be forgotten, I know how important it will be to you that their memories live on.
My heart breaks for you, I know there are truly no words at this time that can comfort you. But I will pray that Jesus wraps his arms around you and comforts you as no one else can
M.J.A.

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Waverly, Ohio • #29501

Dear Virginia Tech Students and Faculty,

My family and I are praying for all those that were affected by this tragedy. I also pray that all those that were injured will recuperate and be fine fast. May this never happen again and may we learn from the errors that were made.

Sincerely,
Adam Nieto

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Mercedes, Texas United States of America • #29502

I am from Kansas, my daughter attends Kansas State University. Having a daughter the same age, my heart is so heavy for all of the students at Virginia Tech.  I have relation that has
attended Virginia Tech.  I can only imagine the
grief that the parents, friends, family are going
through.  Just know that the entire nation is praying for you to get through this and you have friends at Kansas State University.  God Bless you.

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Manhattan, Kansas • #29503

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff at VT.

I am so sorry for the horrific tragedy that took place on your campus this Monday. My prayers are with all of you.

I pray that God will comfort, heal, and keep all of you during this time of great sorrow.
Sincerely yours,
Tracy Icard

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Shallotte, NC USA • #29504

May God bless Virgina Tech and all of the loved ones that lost precious members of their family on that tragic day, 4-16-07. My heart is deeply saddened by this event and I can’t stop my heart from hurting for the victims.  This tragic even hit to close to home for me since my community lost of of there own on that day, Ryan Clark.  I didn’t know him personally, but my prayers are with his family and all of the families that were changed on that day. God Bless the Hokies!

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • CSRA, South Carolina • #29505

God Bless All of Virginia Tech that were affected by this tradegy and whom are in the hands of the Lord.
Keep your heads up, tomorrow is another day.
-Sarah

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • NJ • #29506

It happened so fast. Lives taken, hopes/dreams shattered.  So senseless.  We mourn for your loss and with compassion and care reach to your campus and the families that have lost so much. My sincere condolences. Christine Chmielewski, Academic Advisor, IU South Bend

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • South Bend, IN • #29507

To all those affected by this great tragedy,

We are a family living in Northern Virginia… and our hearts are broken by this awful event.  Our thoughts and prayers are with each family who has lost a loved one.

Randy, Cindy, Brad, Elliot & Erica Howard
Dumfries, VA

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Dumfries, VA • #29508

From the Bharij Family:
Our love and prayers go out to all the victims, and all the students and faculty of Virginia Tech.

I am a freshman at the universtity, and have always felt safe on campus...and I still do. It is a wonderful school, and this horrible event could have happened anywhere. God bless everyone, GO Hokies!

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #29509

I AM SO SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS IS A HUGE LOSS IN OUR WORLD BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO DID NOTHIN WORNG DIED AND THAT IS NOT FARE AND THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS IS A SICK PERSON AND I AM SO SORRY FOR ALL THE FAMILYS AND EVERYONE WHO LOSS SOMEONE SPECIAL IN THERE LIFE FROM VIRGINA TECH ~Daniel~

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Cleveland • #29510

To the entire Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Community:

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.  As a proud alumni and former Blacksburg resident this tragedy has deeply saddened me. My deepest condolences to the families of all the victims and to all those who mourn this terrible loss.

T. Eisler, (’81)

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Aiken, SC • #29511

Our entire family has been indirectly effected by this tragedy. Even our young children are concerned for the friends and families of the victims. I thought I would be their voice in this matter.  Ages 4-11, they are praying for all of you through this, and want you to know that your loved one are watching from a safer place.  As for us (the adults), you are in our thoughts and prayers, and nothing can ever make this okay, but we hope this terrible tragedy can become something to grow from.  God gives us nothing in life, that he doesn’t think we can handle.  God bless you all in this, for not only the immediate families are involved.

The Martin’s

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Yuma, Arizona • #29512

Don’t think of them as gone away.
There journey’s just begun.
Life hold’s so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of them as resting
from the sorrow and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days and years
Think how they must be wishing that we could
know today how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of them as living
in the hearts of those they touched.
for nothing loved is ever lost,and they were loved so much.  Patricia Saluti

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Malden,Massachusetts U.S.A • #29513

To all the broken hearts....

Although we are not with you, nor do we know you, our hearts are broken as well and we feel your pain.  We will keep all of you in our hearts and our prayers. Hold onto one another and look for guidence through god, your family and friends. May you receive the strength you need to move forward in a more postive future.

Peter & Lee R. Williams(former VA residents)

April 19, 2007, 10:48am • Lake Hopatcong,New Jersey • #29514

My thoughts and prayers are with every member of Virginia Tech. The students, the faculty, and every family member affected by this horrific tragedy.

Each and every one of you are in my heart and prayers daily.

Kimberly Herbert

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Kannapolis, NC USA • #29515

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of those who suffered this horrendous loss, as well as the school officials, and the students. My son is 3 years old, and I’m scared to death of him going to school. It’s sad, because school was a safe place for most kids, and now its not. I don’t know what this world is comming to anymore. Keep your head up, and stay strong. I’m sorry once again.

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • cocoa, florida • #29516

First and for most i would like to express my sympathy to every person that was touched personally by this tragedy. As not to offend anyone, please keep this young man in your prayers, it is obvious he did not have the love and support of family and friends, as did his victims. I ‘am the mom of a college freshman, he thinks he is all grown up and can do it on his own, when day after day he calls needing more money, i got another speeding ticket, i’m having a bad day, my roommate is driving me crazy, etc I know he is comforted by the fact that mom and dad are just a phone call away. When someone feels alone, isolated, with no support that has got to be toxic on one’s mind. I truly believe after hearing all the wonderful things said about each victim, they must have greeted him with open arms, love, and understanding as they crossed over. Peace to everyone, say a kind word to someone today it may make a difference. I heard after 9/11 we were all kinder and gentler to eachother for about a second. Words can hurt but complete silence can hurt twice as much…

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • #29517

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Charleston, South Caroilna • #29518

Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the VT community, especially to the family and close friends of the victims.

J.Wood

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Lexington Park, MD • #29519

Please accept our thoughts and prayers for any of those who have lost a loved one or friend during this horrible tradegy. 

Love,

Casey, Jamie and Madison Brock

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Athens, Georgia • #29520

To all of the families who have suffered such an unspeakable loss. May you have peace in your heart and Precious Memories in your mind. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • The Penuel Family, Whiton, MD • #29521

My condolences,
My heart,
My prayers,
All go out to you.

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Denville, NJ 07834 • #29522

My condolences to all those affected by this tradegy. I am a Tech alum and was deeply sadden about the tragic events but it gave me hope to see the Hokie spirit and to see the community pull together. We will never forget the VT32.

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Fairfax, VA • #29523

It is sad that innocent youth, just wanting to have a better education and also the Professors that were willing to stand between a bullet and their students have lost their lives. Christ said in John 15:13, “No one has greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” The courage, the love and the hope that these people had before they died is a testament to their faith in God and the United States of America to the God that our forefathers honored. “One Nation Under God” is a slogan that most Americans, that were born here, live by and have died by whether it be here on our own soil or on foreign soil for the security of a better world. My family prays for the families of the victims, the wives of the Professors that have been left to live this life without the one’s that meant the most to them. We pray for our nation and our President to make the right decisions to secure this nation as long as he can phyically and with God’s help. We pray that God’s Kingdom comes quickly to establish an ever lasting peace among people of all nations where the “Sword is beaten into a plowshare.”

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Wylie, Texas The United States of America • #29524

The families, friends, hokies and the community here in Blacksburg have my thoughts, prayers and anything else that I can offer here. We will pull through this together.

Phillip A Jones

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Blacksburg, VA • #29525

To all of you at VT from UVA-Wise,
Our hearts are with you and prayers lifted up for you. Never forget, and do your best to move on from this senseless tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 10:49am • Wise, VA. • #29526