Condolences, April 19, 2007

Words cannot express the grief we feel. We have lost 32 members of our family. In this time of darkness we will shine.  VT United.
The Harris Family

April 19, 2007, 12:56pm • Raleigh, NC • #30430

My heart goes out to all the students and parents who lost a loved one. This tragic incident is felt my the whole world. I wanted to send you my condolence and prayers. G-d has welcomed them all and they are now at peace. To all the students, you are very special, you have shown the world your love and strength, keep reaching out. To all the parents know that one more person feels for you and your loss.
Peace, Hattie Rabinowitz

April 19, 2007, 12:56pm • Margate, Florida • #30431

To all the people affected by the events of 16 April, may I offer my deepest symapthy,and know that our prayers are with you all in your darkest of hours. God bless each of you, and may he wrap his loving arms around those taken before their time.

April 19, 2007, 12:56pm • Kerry, England • #30432

I am so, so deeply sorry for everyone at VT, especially the family and friends of the victims. No one should lose a loved one this way. I wish everyone strength and comfort as they make their way through this awful, senseless tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 12:56pm • Barrington, NH • #30433

I just wanted to tell you all that I started to pray as soon as this came across the news.

I dont know you but I am praying that Gods love shines on you, your families, your classmates, and friends.

This is a time to love each other,hug each other, and cry together as one.

Turn to God, he truly is the one you can count on in this time of need. I will keep on praying. 

In Gods Love, Rebecca

April 19, 2007, 12:56pm • Gladstone, Illinois • #30434

My heart bleeds for all who were and are involved in this tragedy. You are all in my prayers. Keep focused on GOD !!!

April 19, 2007, 12:56pm • Meridian, Ms • #30435

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mandy L.

April 19, 2007, 12:56pm • Hughesville, Pennsylvania • #30436

My students and I would like to send our deepest sympathies to those who lost their loved ones in this tragedy.  The entire Virgina Tech community will be in our prayers.

Tashira Halyard
Jones High School
Orlando, Florida

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • orlando, florida • #30437

Georgetown Primary School (Chesapeake, Virginia) stands with the nation and the state as we honor the Virginia Tech community during this time of tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Chesapeake, Virginia • #30438

You are all in my prayers!!!  I will be praying and grieving with you.  Only time can heal these wounds, and it is time that will make you stronger.  As you come together as a community and a university, lean on each other for strength and comfort because many standing together are stronger than just one.

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX • #30439

To all the victims, their families and the students who came so close to losing their lives:

Our very deepest condolences go out to everyone affected.  THere are no words to express our feelings in this, the saddest of situations. Those poor young people who lost their lives at the hands of someone so mentally ill, so needless.

We really feel for the parents as we are parents of college students who go to school very near where this tragedy occurred.  Tears come to my eyes constantly as I think how much in danger each young person is, when we don’t know who is among us and what they are capable of.

Again we are so very sorry.

Merrill & Michael T

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Scotch Plains, NJ, USA • #30440

To all of VT community....my heart and prayers go out to you all! 

Detective M. Parrish
Queens College (now University) 96’

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Rock Hill, South Carolina, in the GREAT USA! • #30441

~*~* VIRGINA TECH *~* My heart,thoughts,and prayers are with you all. When i heard what had happend tears rolled down my face. My condolences to all the familys, friends,students,teachers and nation that was touched by this horriable incedent, God bless us all and make us stronger. Always on my mind… Forever in my Heart!  Mari 805

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • santa maria ca • #30442

i can’t even imagine. God bless. endless prayers to your whole community.

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • philadelphia, pa • #30443

Dear Hokie Family:

I am deeply saddened by the monumental tragedy that befell your family and send my deepest condolences to you and the families of all the individuals who lost their lives and were injured on Monday.  Certainly, a malignant an unexplainable evil was present in the young man who perpetrated this atrocity and he will be held accountable.  The Lord God will be with you as you are suffering and will not leave you.  I know that some of you will question how God could allow something like this.

Remeber that one of His greatest gifts to us was the gift of ‘free will’.  We can choose to do good or evil and the struggle between the two has been ongoing since the beginning.  However, God, the Son and the Holy Spirit will comfort you and good will prevail in the end.

God Bless and Go Hokies!!!

Dr. William E. Legg

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Dunlap, Tennessee • #30444

The heart of America is broken because of this senseless tragedy. Please know that the Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff and the family members of the victims are embraced with heartfelt sadness by millions of people worldwide.
With sincere condolences,
Shirley Outen
Shimberg Health Sciences Center Library
University of South Florida

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Plant City, Florida U.S.A. • #30445

My thoughts and prayers go out to all at Virginia Tech.

Stay strong!

The whole world is behind you.

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Ontario, Canada • #30446

to the families, students and faculty of VT—I am praying for you all and God to give you comfort. I have watched the television reports thinking how easily this could happen in my community of 4 Universites and Colleges here in Northern NYS. Please know we embrase and grieve with you and know your strength as a College Community will help with the healing.  Carol

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Potsdam,NY • #30447

Our prayers are with you. Let there be light and hope in the shadow of darkness at this time of great sorrow. This is in memory for my coworker and his nephew lost in this great tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Mansfield, TX • #30448

The Pre-school division of The Berea SDA Academy made a banner in sympathy for the families of the victims. This banner is posted on the fence for people to read as they pass by. The little ones also want us to remember the parents of the shooter in prayer; they too are hurting. The Berea School will be holding a prayer vigil on Monday when school (k - 8) resumes. We are truly in deep sympathy with Virginia Tech. This act of atrocity has darkened our sky, but God will cause the sunshine to break through again. Be of good cheer.

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Boston, MA - USA • #30449

i know that you are going through a hard time that is why i am going to pray for the familys and friends that need it the most and i will be getting a hat so i will be will you all and i think that the vt is a cool collage

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • sparta,wi,united states • #30450

I just want everyone to know that my thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech Hokies! May God Bless You All!

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Tiffany and Josh Ryder, Bath Va • #30451

No words can express the sorrow I know you feel. You are in my prayers. Don’t seattle for the pain , live in joy, fight back by living life to the fullest! When your heart aches pray and know your never alone… we all hurt with you.

Virginia- Stephen F. Austin University-Nacogdoches, TX

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Texas • #30452

As a parent of an only child - my heart weeps for the parents of the victims.

May Christ heal you in time.

A friend in CT who prays for your guidance and strength…

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Bethlehem, CT • #30453

The students at William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri are praying for all of you and your families.

- Briana Stewart

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • Independence, MO • #30454

I was so shocked when I read this in Dutch papers, it makes me so unbelievably mad that these things can still happen in this mad world, especially in America.

I wish all my best to all the victims and family of the people who lost their lives on that awful day.

April 19, 2007, 12:57pm • The Netherlands • #30455

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students as well as the facuilty, staff, and most of all to the families of the injured and/or deceased. There are no words that can express the sorrow and sadness that this has brought to all of us in the northeast region and in the U.S.

We will stand with you Virginia Tech and support all efforts to understand the unexplainable and rebuild your lives and communities.

Verizon Wireless
m. gordon

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Hanover, MD • #30456

As a mother, daughter, sister and friend, I cannot even begin to fathom the sorrow that victims and their families and friends feel.  I look at the pictures of beautiful lives cut short and my heart breaks.  So many truly innocent lives forever affected by this tragedy.  We grieve for those we never knew and hope that our prayers reach you.  We also pray for the family of the not so innocent, as they are also victims in this senseless crime.

Nancy

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Elkton, Maryland • #30457

My heart goes out to everyone at virginia tech for the loved ones that they lost. God bless you all!!!

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Columbus Ohio • #30458

My thoughts are with everyone at Virginia Tech.  May something like this never happen again.

- Steven Burda

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • PA, USA • #30459

Dear Hokie Family, I graduated from Virginia Tech in 1980.  I was a member of the VTCC in L squadron.  My father was a bugler in the VTCC band- class of ‘34. My father passed on to me his passion for life, being a Virginia Tech Hokie.  I feel so saddened and my heart goes out to the families of the slain victim’s families and also to the injured and his/her families.  I was in the Air Force ROTC at Tech.  I do have a special place in my heart for the cadet taken from our VTCC family.  I am a teacher that has taught for 25 years. I sympathize with the administration and I know it would have been hard to stop what happened.  I commend how Virginia Tech is handling themselves in this national media frenzy.  I moved from southwest Va to Lee, Maine to teach after both my mother and father passed away.  Because I am so far away from the physical Virginia Tech campus, it is very frustrating that I can not be with my family and mourn with them.  I would love to have some e-mail from VTCC alumni and present cadets and other Virginia Tech alumni and present students.  God bless our wonderful Hokies and our tight-bonding pride! Robin Lewis; L Sdn; Class of ‘80
rlewis2@radford.edu

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Lee, Maine • #30460

I am a Hokie, and though I have always carried a sense of pride in my alma mater, my heart swells today with a pride so great, a love so deep, a bond so strong.  Together, we will carry the heavy burden of losing 32 wonderful people, for we are all a family.  We will rise from the ashes of this disaster and shine again...WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!!!

Kristen Johnson

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Leesburg, VA • #30461

My heart goes out to everyone at VT. You just got to be strong, and let God help you through it. God bless you all. ~stephanie~

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Missouri, United States • #30462

As a Hokie and someone who grew up in Montgomery County, this week’s events have devastated me. 

My thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s families...while this tragedy has no meaning, the lives of those killed did...never forget that.

Chris Gravell
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Class of ‘91

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Chicago, IL • #30463

My heart goes out to all those who are affected by this tragic event. You are not alone -the whole world grieves with you.

Joey

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Manila, Philippines • #30464

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Just remember God is in control and everything happens for a reason. Just hold fast in God’s word and eventually he can end the sorrow you may feel right now. God Bless!

Bridget Johnson

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Shreveport, LA • #30465

Stay strong through these trying times...its not easy but you will pull through. We don’t always understand why things happen, we just try to learn what we can from a situation and never forget the ones directly affected.

There are heros among us everyday and I am completely in awe of the victims who lost their lives to save others. It’s because of people like this that we are able to move forward. We will never forget. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

-Krenda Forte

April 19, 2007, 12:58pm • Temecula, CA USA • #30466

I had the opportunity to visit your campus several years ago for a MD/VT football game; I was truly impressed by the campus, student passion and the all round good nature of the people in your community. As I read the responses from others, and watch the details unfold in the news, my respect for the Hokie Nation continues to grow as I am astonished at your ability to stand tall in the face of such a devastating tragedy. My heart goes out to the victims, their families, and the rest of the staff/student body at VT. I have no doubt you will come out of this stronger than ever……

God Bless all of you!!

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Maryland • #30467

This has been a truly devastating event.  My heart goes out to all the families, friends, students, and faculty and everyone affected by this tragedy.  Look to GOD to provide the comfort and strength that you need to get through this terrible time.

Ritchie Byrd

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • NC • #30468

Please accept my heartfelt sorrow for this terrible loss of life.  May our God that loves all of us, keep you in His care and infinite love.

I pray for all of you in this sorrowful time.  I can’t help thinking what Cho’s family is going through.  I would ask all of you to find it in your hearts to remember them. 

God bless all.  Ginny

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Baltimore, MD • #30469

My heart breaks for everyone at VA Tech.  As a fellow Virginian, I know the how strong the bond of the VT community is.  And I know you will come through this tragedy even stronger than before because you have each other to lean on. 

Carry on, Hokies!  We are all with you.

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Richmond, VA • #30470

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL !

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Chandler, AZ • #30471

Dear VATech community.

May your spirits be lifted and your souls healed. Hokie pride is strong and I’m sure you will use that strength to get through this time. Just know that Virginia and the world support you.

Regards,
Alison Inconstanti
JMU alumni

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Los Angeles, Ca • #30472

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, God Bless.

Linze
Missouri Valley College

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Marshall, MO • #30473

On behalf of Lost Sheep Found Ministries in Leesburg,Virginia we extend our most sincere heartfelt sadness for the tradedgy that occured.
We grieve with the nation on your behalf.I’d like to dedicate this poem for healing....

Healing Our Broken Hearts......
Who would have knew?Who would have thought? On this spring morning such a thing would take place.
Our loved ones taken so suddenly,no notice,no time to say goodbye.We know that they are in good
hands.They will always be by our sides,in our hearts and in our thoughts.Heal us,touch us,as we go from day to day.We will need your help to show us the way.
Our prayers are with you all......

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Sterling,Virginia • #30474

you are all in my prayers

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Faber, VA • #30475

May God bless the grieving students, staff, friends and all the VT community. May they find peace in their hearts to lighten their burden. God bless the innocent departed students and staff. Their spirits will live on in all of our hearts.

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Harwich, Ma • #30476

April 16 was a day that will sadly go down in history. I send my heartfelt condolences to all those family and friends who lost a loved one in this deadly tragedy. I also wish for all those who were injured to get well soon. This isn’t something that we will ever get over but over time it will always be in our thoughts. I also would like to send my condolences to Ryan Clark’s family. They lost a son and a brother and I lost a friend. Bryan, if you ever see this keep your head up and keep your brother’s memory alive. God Bless.
- Susan R.

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Martinez, GA USA • #30477

It’s difficult to explain to my 7 and 8 year old about the tragedy that happened to VT, but I have asked them to always have a special prayer for everyone who were affected by this.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  I feel pain in my heart everytime I think about it and hope that you’ll all come out of this stronger.

The Rovello’s from Woodbury Heights, NJ

April 19, 2007, 12:59pm • Woodbury Heights, NJ USA • #30478

You are all in my thougths and prayers.  May God Bless you and comfort you during this time.

April 19, 2007, 1:00pm • Kim - Virginia • #30479