Condolences, April 19, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • Sandy Melville ( Leeds West Yorkshire UK ) • #30229

As a proud parent of a Hokie alumni, I would like to offer my prayers and support to all who are experiencing loss at this time. My son recieved 3 different degrees from 3 different colleges and always considered VT his home. After visiting Virginia Tech on different occasions, while he was getting his MS, I felt the strong sense of community that he and all the students seemed to experience.  I pray for your healing and strength.

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • Schenectady, New York • #30230

No words can express how tradgic this is.  We can only pray for the families of all those unfortunately involved.  You are in my prayers.

A Pa mom with a college age son

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • West Pittston, Pa USA • #30231

The whole world is crying with you.  When the tears finally dry it is time to take action.  If anyone can take this tragic moment in history and turn things around it will be you- college students who are bursting with dreams and optimism in the face of this hellish time.  We pray that a worldwide movement begins right there at Virginia Tech that powerfully sweeps this planet and rids the world of these psychopathic killers.  Use your anger and energy to transform things.  We hold much hope that your generation can truly change this tide of violence.
Kit A.

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • Corvallis, Oregon • #30232

My prayers go out to all of the victims families, friends and those who were effected by this tragedy. I know that there are not any words I can say that will make all of this pain go away.  To all who were effected, please know that you are in the hearts, soul, and minds of the nation. God be with you all today and always.

Suzanne Soto
The University of Texas at San Antonio

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • San Antonio, Texas • #30233

I would like to thank you for the empathy you conveyed in your article relating to the fellow students regarding the Virginia Tech Tragedy. Many of the students and families are feeling a deepened sadness and tremendous loss for their fellow students. The news stations and news reporters have a responsiblity to the community. The repeated focus on this tragedy can trigger many to feel more anxiety which can lead to Post Traumatic Stress. I would like to offer you a few pieces of information to publish as a follow-up for the community. The news will help the community to unite and feel a sense of empowerment. First, there is a Prayer Dedication Conference Call for students, families and anyone who would like to offer their spiritual support.
Hope and Healing in Response to Virginia Tech
April 19, 2007
We will come together for one hour. It will be a time of connection, meditation, prayer, sharing, and anchoring the vision of peace that we all hold in our hearts.
If you cannot join the call, we invite you to join us in meditation at these times, anchoring the feeling and vision of peace.

Call-in number: (605) 772-3001, access code is: 470821#
Sincerely, Monica Flannery, RN

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • NJ • #30234

The families and entire Virginia Tech community have a permanent place in my heart and prayers.  Stay strong always…

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • NY, NEW YORK • #30235

At this time we remember to “keep forever sacred the memory of those we have loved and lost.”

Phi Mu Fraternity

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • #30236

My heart-felt condolences go out to all of the families and friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy. I am so sorry for your pain and loss.

Stay strong and God Bless.

JJ

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • Manchester, NH • #30237

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

God Bless

Cathy

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • Fort Myers, Florida • #30238

i am truly sorry for your losses.
i am praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • boone, nc • #30239

I am so very sorry this happened.  May God be with all of you during this terrible time.

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • Atlanta, GA • #30240

I hope no one forgets what has happened. I believe American culture has been suffering greatly in the past decade and it is time for everyone to step up to the plate. How many times can things like this happen before there are more gun regulations? I hope that every family going through losses can work through the pain and emerge out of this situation with more strength.

April 19, 2007, 12:43pm • Fredericksburg, Va • #30241

No one can truly say “we know how you feel”. Although my heart goes out to the parents and children that lost loved ones, I am espically praying for these ‘kids’ that witnessed this and have to live with it for the rest of their lives. The deceased are in a better place, which does not make it any easier, but we have to believe that they are safe in Jesus’ arms, worrying about the survivors they left behind. May you all find comfort within your religion, family, friends, and the millions of strangers who are praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #30242

I have seen the incredible courage and dignity the Hokie family has displayed during this season of grief and horror. You make me proud to be a native son of Virginia and make me wish I was a Hokie alumni.

God bless and keep you all.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Glen Allen VA • #30243

My heart, love and prayer’s go out to the Family, Staff and Student’s at Virginia Tech. America love’s you all.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Hollywood, Fl • #30244

To everyone affected by the VT tragedy:

I have been in shock ever since hearing about one of the most horrific events to happen in our history. Even though I was not directly affected by this unexplainable tragedy it has consumed my thoughts since I first heard word of it on the news. I am so so sorry for all of your losses. I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. My heart truly breaks for all of you. You will see them again one day.... one day. Stay strong and have faith. God bless you.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • New London, CT • #30245

We all think of you here in Morocco and pray for you.
May all those who passed away rest in heaven’s arms.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Marrakech, Morocco • #30246

To all Virgina Tech students,

I just wanted to say how deeply upset i am about this whole thing that just happened. I pray for all of you that survived the whole thing. I know how you all must feel about losing your friends and enven your sisters and brothers that attended that collage. But just rember that you will all get through this trategy together because you guys must rember that you are the Hokies.

Samantha Taylor

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Uxbridge, Massachusetts • #30247

I am so very proud of all of you!  You lift my spirits by your strength and prayers during this most difficult time in all of your lives.  My thoughts and prayers and with all of you!  I pray that with be continue to Love and Support one another!

The Peace of Christ Be With you All!
Janice

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Prince George VA • #30248

My prayers go out to all of the familys, friends, and students. May God Bless You and Keep you all Keep looking to the Hills which cometh thy health.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Charlotte NC • #30249

Dear VT Famimly:

As a virtual VT student, my heart still bleeds deepy for the tragic events that have occured.  You all are in my thoughts and prayers, and God will get the glory out of this situation.  Rest assured that God has it all under control, and that we can never understand how and why He does things the way He does.  With that being said, rest easy in knowing that all is well with the souls of the lost loved ones and that one day you all will meet again.  Stay prayerful and seek God during this difficult time.

Sorrowfully yours,
Branden Woodbury

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Columbus, OH • #30250

Once a HOKIE always a HOKIE!!!  My heart goes out to all of the HOKIE Community. My sincere condolences go out to all the victims and their families.  Our strong HOKIE LOVE will help us come together and get through this awful situation. Never Forget!!! 
Ben Langston

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Atkins Virginia • #30251

I am deeply saddened by the recent horrific events which happened on your campus.  I am so impressed by the way you and your students have conducted themselves throughout the media coverage. I will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers daily.  May God give you strength to overcome.

I am a Hokie if only by my prayers for you, the families of lost young adults, and your lost professors and friends.
Helena Winchester

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Homer, NY USA • #30252

we share in your prayers and thoughts at Penn. Tech. in Williamsport, PA....all of our prayers go to u....

Shawna

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Williamsport, Pa • #30253

Our Prayers are with you.  We are honored and inspired by the loyalty you share to your colleagues and campus.  We can’t imagine what you’ve been through, but know that our hearts felt immense pain as we watched and imagined all that you have gone through.

God Be With You.
Jennifer D. L. Clark

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Cartersville, Ga • #30254

i am a huge v.t. fan!! last week our school went through a bomb threat then the next week my favorite school has the worst shootings!! it breaks my heart to see and hear about everything. my thoughts and prayers are with all the families and students.
CALLIE

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Jackson County • #30255

My heart breaks for the VT students, facility, parents and community.  Please know that every single person is my prayers. This was a senseless tradegy from a very troubled young man.

Lean on God during this most difficult time.  He will see you through the valley and bring you out on the mountaintop!!

God bless each and every one of you.  We mourn with you.

Deanne Carter

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Louisville, KY • #30256

You are all in our Hearts, Thoughts and Prayers.
God Bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Windsor, Ontario, Canada • #30257

As the mother of a Junior at the University of Maryland, College Park, I consider you, the Hokies, my family—doesn’t matter the distance or the school—this day we are all Hokies.  My deepest sympathy to all the parents who have lost their “gifts from above” their children.  No words can express sorrow of this magnitude.  Rest assured that what was meant for evil will be turned to good.

To all of America and the World....This should never be forgotten...Hug a child today....Spend time with them...Laugh with them....Our young people today truly are EXTRAORDINARY.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • College Park, Maryland • #30258

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech Family.  May God bless and keep you during this time.  We are praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Baltimore, MD • #30259

My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by this tragedy. You are in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 12:44pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #30260

My husband graduated from VPI in 1960.
Our son will enter VPI August 13 in the Bio-Chemistry Graduate Program. We love VPI and are extremely proud that our son will become a Hokie. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with the families of these courageous men and women that lost their lives so tragically.  May God Bless - GO HOKIES!
Bill, Donna and William Slade

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Princeton WV (Mercer) • #30261

Dear Hokies:

Our heart felt prayers go out to everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. Our deepest sympathy to all of VT.

Jackie and Thresea Dowell

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Marion, VA • #30262

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community for the attrocities that occurred and the sense of security that was shattered. I cannot begin to understand the senselessness of this tragedy. I pray for the family and friends of those who were taken and those injured.
Loralie

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Lethbridge, AB, Canada • #30263

May knowing your loved ones are in the Arms of the Angels help comfort you.

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Waverly, Ohio • #30264

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy, especially to the family and friends of Matthew La Porte.  May God be with you all at this time.

Jackie La Porte

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Port of Spain, Trinidad • #30265

what is there to say?my heart goes out to all the families,the injured,and those that survived.the victims certainly did nothing that justified their dying in the manner in which they did.

finally what is this world coming to?

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • monroe,nichigan • #30266

I cannot stop thinking about this horrible event.  My heart goes out to all that are hurting.  I pray you find the inner strength needed to overcome.  I am a Cardinal, but this week I have felt like a Hokie at heart. God Bless

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Louisville, Kentucky • #30267

I am a bereaved mother who lost my own son.  My deepest sympathies to Virginia Tech, students, parents and classmates who lost their friends, brothers,sisters, husbands, cousins, nephews.
May our prayers and thoughts be with you at this difficult time.
God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Boston, Massachusetts • #30268

desde Bogota Colombia, unido en un sentimiento de dolor, tristeza, y gran pesar por la muerte de estas inocentes personas. Que Dios de la paz, tranquilidad y serenidad a sus familias y a ustedes, familia VT. Que hechos como estos JAMAS vuelvan a suceder en nuestros lugares de enseñanza ni en alguna otra parte del mundo. I’m sorry so much, God Bless Yours and peace in your lifes for ever

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Bogota, Colombia • #30269

In these days of sorrow and desolation, may hope stretch out in front of you like a road leading to better days. You are in my prayers.

Rev. Michael Lawson

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Montpelier, Indiana • #30270

It is in times like this that we remember our families, and remeber our religious beliefs.  Hug your family, hug each other, take care of those around you, together is the only way you will get through this.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God bless

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Toronto, ON, Canada • #30271

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you affected by this horrible event.
May God be will you and give you his strength and comfort, to overcome this great sense of loss, during this dark time.  Know, that many people are feeling your deep pain and are here for you.
God Bless!
Susan and Randy

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Monroe, Michigan • #30272

I send out my condolences to the familys and friends even the students still with us…

I’m so sorry for your loss, its very unfortunate something so tragic could happen so suddenly…

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Michigan • #30273

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and faculty and the families of all the victims.
I also felt the need too send this email to applaude your university for what I have observed over the last several days. I saw intelligent, respectful and responsible students in all who have been interviewed, as well as the faculty. I was so completely impressed with President Steger when I listened to the first news conference on Monday and every one thereafter. You are fortunate to have a man of this caliber as your college President, especially during this terrible time.

In the mannerin which you all have handled a horrific situation, you should be proud of all your students, faculty and Mr. Steger. And realize just how impressive VA Tech is protraying themselves to the nation.

God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Chesterfield, VA • #30274

We are just so terribly sad.

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Blacksburg, Va. • #30275

As the mother of a Hokie graduate, I have never been more saddened, but also more proud, than at this current time.  Wihtout a doubt, everyone now knows and understands what is a Hokie!

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #30276

Stay strong, hold onto one another and know that God is holding you all close to His heart. We are praying for you all and you will never ever be forgotten.
- TR

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • #30277

All of us have been dramatically affected by the tragic events of this week. Suddenly, without warning, devastating destruction left death in its wake and snuffed out the lives of men and women. Evaporated were well-laid plans for pleasant futures. Substituted, tears of sorrow and cries of pain from wounded souls.  My heart goes out to those parents who have lost loved ones.

Death eventually comes to us all. It comes to the aged as they walk on faltering feet. Its summons is heard by those who have scarcely reached midway in life’s journey, and often it hushes the laughter of little children. Death is one fact that we cannot escape or deny. 

It is not so important how many breaths we each take in life, but how many moments in life take our breath away. As you grieve remember those moments with you loved ones.  They will live forever.

And Hokies, your spirit and courage take my breath away.  Indeed, you will prevail.  Thank you for showing us the best of human spirit.

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • Tallahassee, Florida • #30278