Condolences, April 19, 2007

I am deeply saddened by the senseless killings at our school Monday.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, the student body, and the faculty.
At the same time I am very proud of students for the way they have handled themselves during this difficult time.  I am very proud to be a Hokie.

Terry Donegan
Class of 1974

April 19, 2007, 1:04pm • Rockville, Maryland, USA • #30531

From the Huntingdon College Volleyball team, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by this horrible tragedy.

HC Coaching Staff

April 19, 2007, 1:04pm • Montgomery, AL • #30532

This was a horrible tragedy and extremely unnecessary. These innocents lost their lives because one insecure man was unstable. The world needs to crack down harder on people they don’t trust like Cho Seung-Hui. Not just my thoughts and prayers but my heart goes out to all of the families and friends who lost a loved one. It is a day we will all remember as Virginia’s own 9/11. Virginia’s own college Columbine. But through this we will work. Not just for today, but everyday FROM NOW ON, we are ALL HOKIES!!!!

April 19, 2007, 1:04pm • Alexandria, VA • #30533

What a tragedy.  My prayers are for all victims, their families, faculty and students at Virginia Tech.

LED

April 19, 2007, 1:04pm • Washington • #30534

Such tragedy is heart-wrenching.  I am praying for all those involved and for our country that we might be able to endure yet another despicable act of terror.

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Atlanta, GA • #30535

As a returning college student and a senior, I have come to embrace the utter confusion and creative energies of campus life.  Yet, this week, a lurking shadow of apprehension and mistrust clouded the classroom.  As a mother of three college students, I was compelled to gather them together, desperate to create a capsule of protection around them.  The tragedy of VT has touched the world in so many ways.  Yes, violence occurs every day.  But, when havens, sanctuaries like church and schools, are breached, we are left holding our breathe, frozen and fearful.  To all who are beaten and raw from this experience, I extend a wish for hope.  May we again find a sense of peace.  To the family, friends, staff and students of those lost, you are not alone.  The world around you holds you in their hearts and in their prayers. Peace be with you.

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • University of Wisconsin-Madison • #30536

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.  I know the Hokie spirit is strong and that we will carry on, but sadly it will be without 32 members of our hokie family.

-Macel Hubbard, Class of 2003

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Salem, VA • #30537

May God continue to act as a comfort to you in this time...Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Bates/Leger Family

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #30538

DEEPEST CONDOLENCES!

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • WASHINGTON, DC • #30539

I am just so very sorry, and I am praying to the Lord Jesus Christ for you all.

Susan H

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • St. charles Illinois • #30540

We here in Maryland offer our deepest thoughts and prayers to everyone at Virginia Tech.  Words cannot express the sorrow we feel.  May God Bless You All.

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Elkton, Maryland • #30541

I am heartbroken and saddened by everyones loss. It is a shock however painful we must all go on and enjoy our lives and celebrate the lives of our passed loved ones as that is what they would want. God bless you and know you are in our thoughts.

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Rebbecca Jensen AZ USA • #30543

Our hearts and prayers are with the families, friends,students and staff....
Blessings, peace and comfort,
Kindred Sisters Prayer Circle

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Hayward, CA • #30544

To the Virginia Tech community,

To simply state that I am so sorry that this tragedy happened does not begin to describe what is in my heart for you all.  Take every day as it comes and stay strong for yourselves and each other.

Nichole

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Manchester, NH • #30545

We are all of one race, the human race. We all bare the suffering of such a tragedity, but remember to not have hate in your heart. Hate is what causes terrible events.
I feel for everyone, and with my comment I give one more shoulder to lean upon.
...Marcus Maraldo

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Louisville, Ky • #30546

What does one say at a time like this?

Just please know and feel.....You all have so many thoughts and prayers heading your direction during this horrible time. The faces of your loved ones will not be forgetten. I too have wanted to learn as much as possible about each of victims and the sorrow and horror is deep in all of us.

Our prayers are with you, our thoughts are with you, and we cry with you during this time.

April 19, 2007, 1:05pm • Sac, CA • #30547

To family and friends and all at Virginia Tech,

As I read the individual stories of these remarkable people who lost their lives, many tears come to my eyes.  But I know I only share a very small fraction of your grief.  Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts.

A friend from Texas

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Greenville, TX • #30548

I am heartbroken for all the victims and their families.  The world cannot afford to lose good people like the innocent ones who got killed in this tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God Bless!

Jean

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Boston, MA • #30549

my heart goes out to all of the victims families and friends…

R.I.P

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Toronto, Canada • #30550

Dear Friends,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences concerning all individuals, couples, and families that have been tragically affected by the horrific Virginia Tech shootings, on April 16, 2007, which shocked our nation and the entire world. 

May the Lord’s blessings of comforting solace, continual peace, and abiding love sustain each family member, friend, and mourner of these fallen students and educators during this difficult time of sorrow and separation.  May each of you walk the path of bereavement with an enduring eternal perspective of the happy family reunion to come in a far brighter place.

Sincerely,

Clyde Allan Triptow

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Salt Lake City, Utah • #30551

Wishing you all strength at this difficult time, in the days and weeks ahead.

Guido Blokland

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Stornoway, UK • #30552

I cannot express enough the hope that those who have lost a loved one will come through this as quickly and painlessly as possible. My thoughts of healing and peace to all those suffering...friends, family and all those who have watched and wondered why. May God blanket and protect you all.

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Sioux City, IA • #30553

Judge not, and thou shalt not be judged is something people need to remeber. Life is not about the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!
God bless everyone who has been affected by this horrific tradgey!

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Langley, BC Canada • #30554

so much news so much sadness. It is hard to know how to tell you how much a small college lke ours is puliing for each and everyone of you.

Teresa Northey Garza

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • houston,texas • #30555

I’m so sorry for the tradegy that has occured on your campus. I am praying for families, and students that have lost someone that they loved and cared about. I know that God is comforting them at this time, for their loss. It is a shame that are world is filled with unecessary violence. I pray for peace, and love that God watches over each and every one of you!

Kimberly Prusak

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Crest Hill IL. U.S. • #30556

I weep in grief for all the victims.  I pray for them that they may all rest in peace.  I am just a Fairfax Mom who is not directly connected with anyone in VA Tech but has a junior kid who wants to attend VA TEch in the very near future.  I have been in campus twice and is in awe of the university.
I can’t in anyway understand why this happened but can only say that God works in mysterious ways.  God Bless VA Tech and everyone who is trying to cope and heal......

Vickie M.

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Fairfax, Virginia • #30557

Our thoughts and prayers are with all who were touched by this horrific tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Spartanburg, South Carolina • #30558

May God hold you tenderly. As a parent of an alum my heart breaks. I believe that God will bless VT and its families.As a high school teacher, I have shared with my students the excellence of your wonderful school. Hokie Pride is stronger than ever.

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • Villanova, PA • #30559

I am so saddened to think of the loss of so many bright and promising futures by the hands of a mad man. I have a son at Texas Tech and I feel the need to be with him in this time. I pray for all of you that God will give you the strength to carry on with Hookie pride and diligence.

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • North Richland Hills, Texas • #30560

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May god be with you.

Maggie Lucas

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • ND • #30561

God, being in control of the universe, can prevent suffering whenever He sees fit, but wherever free will exists, consequences of choice must also exist.  God cannot make us choose to abide with Him.  For now, God, tormented, waits upon us through one holocaust after another.  satan’s best deception is its general success in concealing its own reality from the human mind.  satan lashes out on the earth like a madman, setting people against each other all over the globe.  satan devastates many lives through starvation, alcoholism, substance abuse and pornography.  satan is at work in the holocaust of violent, disrespecting aborting of babies; narcissism; materialism; elitism; and the self-absorption we wallow in when we do not ensure our next generation is brought up in a culture with enriching, wholesome values.  If you are not living in touch with God, it is easy to blame Him or pass judgment on Him.  We experience suffering and temptation because mankind chose to follow satan.  God is reaching out to rescue us … God made nature to sing His praises, to declare His glory and to love Him.  He made humans with the ability to choose.  He could have ordered our obedience; instead, he calls for our heart.

Virginia Bain Allen

April 19, 2007, 1:06pm • NC • #30562

Condolences to all at Virginia Tech. and to the familes and friends of the victims.  Thoughts and prayers are with you as you face each day since this terrible tragedy occurred on your campus.

Audrey Dozar
Nicholls State University

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • Thibodaux, LA • #30563

Dear Hokies ~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and guide you through your healing.

With great sympathy,

Emily

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • University of Michigan • #30564

god bless you all and i hope you dream of other things

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • walnut • #30565

Speaking for all Mainers, we send our heartfelt prayers and share your pain in this senseless tragedy- we commiserate, we care...Don S.

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • Newcastle, ME • #30566

The shots have rang across the Atlantic all the way here to the UK and our hearts are with you all at this time.  May God bless you all with the solace found in forgiveness and prayer.

H Stretton

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • Coventry, West Midlands, England • #30567

My prayers and thoughts go out to the VT community.  May God be with you and give you strength during your time of healing.  God Bless you all!

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • Afton, Virginia • #30568

We, the Pastor, Dr. E>R> Upsher and the New Generation Missionary Baptist Bible Church Family offer our sincere condolence to the family and friends of those who loss their lives.  We ask our Lord and Saviour to comfort you during your hour of sorrow.  Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can no bear.  Remeber, they are alright now.  You will see them again.  Hold on the the promises of our Lord.

God Bless all of you.

Love of Christ
Dr. E. R. Upsher, Pastor and
New Generation Chruch Family

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • Alexandria, Virginia • #30569

I wish all of you at Virginia Tech the greatest of sympathies.  It is so very sad to see such an unfortunate event unfold here.  My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible and unfortunate event.

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • Independence, MO • #30570

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through out this hard time.  Dont grieve over the deaths celebrate their lives. May God be with you all through this difficult time.

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • Florida • #30571

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone directly and indirectly affected by this terrible act of violence. No words can heal what you are dealing with right now. Just know that the WORLD is mourning with you.

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • WV • #30572

to the people of virginia tech and their families please accept my deepest sorrow about this horrible tragedy.may god bless you all.i will pray for u all.  robbie kelly kells co.meath

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • republic of ireland • #30573

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Virginia.  We send our deepest sympathys and will always keep you all in our prayers.  Tomorrow we all will be in Orange and Maroon in support.  God bless you all.

Business Services Staff @ The University of Louisiana @ Lafayette

“Today We Are All Hokies.”

April 19, 2007, 1:07pm • Lafayette, LA • #30574

Something so unspeakable has happened. Yet a world around Virginia Tech rallies in support of the Hokies. You are not alone in your grief. The world is listening.

April 19, 2007, 1:08pm • Syracuse, NY • #30575

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.  May you have the strength to continue your education and the hand of the Lord to guide you in your days ahead.

The Mahan Family

April 19, 2007, 1:08pm • Royal Palm Beach, FL • #30576

hey im feelin ya right now and i think that kid was messed up and i feel ya probly shondnt hav made fun of him but now we no and if any ya a talor shes shot cute and dark ask them talors if they no travis key tell her to right and i lov ya a ya hokies an taylor

April 19, 2007, 1:08pm • evington VA cambellcounty • #30577

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy..May God be with you all.

April 19, 2007, 1:08pm • Marcia Colon -Windermere, Fl. • #30578

I would like say first off that I am so sorry for the families that have lost there loved ones.  May god be with everyone at Virginia Tech. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!  I will be pray for you all.

April 19, 2007, 1:08pm • Roanoke, VA • #30579

God Bless all the students, faculty and administration at Virginia Tech.  The entire nation is praying for you and for the families going thru this horrific tragedy. 

Evangelisti Family

April 19, 2007, 1:08pm • Woodbury Heights, New Jersey • #30580

We want to express our love and prayers for all.
Such a TRAGEDY!
We’re lost for words.
May God comfort as ONLY HE CAN DO.
J&EC

April 19, 2007, 1:08pm • AR • #30581