Condolences, April 19, 2007

My condolences go out to everyone at VT right now for this tragedy. Im sorry for the familys of the victims and the victims. Im sorry.
-Jade

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Clearwater Florida • #30782

Even though I do not have any personal relations with the slain victims, facility or students at VA Tech, I would still wish to extend my condolences to every person affected by this tragedy.  This horrific slaughter has touched my heart and others here in my community.  I hope and pray other innocent human beings will never have to witness such cruelty. 
God’s Peace Be With You.  Blessings,
Susie Smith

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Asheville, North Carolina • #30783

I am keeping all of you in my prayers.  These tradgedies are so senseless.  It is so hard to understand the “why” of such a horrific event, and it can really shake one’s faith.  I will pray that your faith is sustained, and that all of you at Virginia Tech, as well as all the families, draw closer together and are covered by an especially strong warmth of God’s love healing.  Please know that the whole country is surrounding you in love and prayer.

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Jill Granger, Pittsburgh PA • #30784

I wanted to say that I have everyone in my prayers. Every parent, friend and relative that have to greive, will greive for a while but just know that your love ones are in a better place. They are looking down and watching over you all. Have Faith and know that one day soon, you will all be reunited again.

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Houston, Tx • #30785

hi my name is barbie
i feel sad from that happen
my wish are with you

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • brampton • #30786

Dear Hokie Nation,
There are really no words to adequately express my sorrow over the tragic, senseless events that have befallen your community this past week. I am struck by how indiscrimately the victims were chosen-the young and the old of various races and creeds.... But in fact, we are all victims.
And yet, I am hopeful that all will truely be able to overcome victim status. I am hopeful that ultimately peace will prevail and that peace can begin with one person at a time, and can grow with each small act of kindness and compassion.

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Maureen UVA Charlottesville Va • #30787

We write to express our deepest, deepest sympathy.  Memory eternal to those whose lives were cut drastically and tragically short.  Prayers for those left behind and please know that our prayers are with you now, and always.

The Mousa Family

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Texas • #30788

I posted before but I just wanted to say that our church (Holy Trinity otherwise known as Platt) in Manchester, England will be saying a prayer for you all on Sunday in the services.  I asked our minister and he said he would add Virginia Tech to the prayers.  We have lots of students in our church and most of us were students at one time and I wanted us even in a small way to show we are thinking of you.  God bless you all.  Alison Garner

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Manchester, England • #30789

May God comfort and bless each of you.  We will hold you close in our thoughts and prayers over the next weeks and months.  (Jeremiah 29:11)

Rev. Dan Tharpe
Columbus, Georgia

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Columbus, Georgia USA • #30790

Although I live across the country, I am deeply moved by the losses you are suffering. My grandparents lived up the road from Roanoke near the town of Buchanan. I have been to your campus. It is such an idyllic setting for educating the future leaders of our nation. It is hard to see it as a place of such horrific violence against students and educators. I am praying for you all. May the God of all comfort be an encouragement to you in your time of sorrow. Live for the better days ahead and look to put these bitter days behind.

Sincerely,

Mike Goodsell
English Teacher at Brawley Union High School

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Holtville, California • #30791

My heart and prayers go out to all of the families of those lost and to all of the students who will never know the safe, carefree Blacksburg, VA that I knew. May you still think fondly of your days at Tech…

~ Shannon ‘99

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Alexandria, VA • #30792

GOD WILL GIVE YOU STRENGHT TO MAKE IT THROUGH.MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • konopka family ,louisville kentucky • #30793

On this week of school vacation with my 1st and 9th grader, it is very hard to not stay tuned to all of the tragic news at VT.  I also work in a Middle School and can say after this terrible tragedy I will not let any suspicious student go unknown.  It is time we stopped turning our backs and help these children.  I am squeezing my children tighter and praying everyday for all of you.

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Lynn, MA • #30794

As a belgian father, I am so deeply saddened about the terrible loss of so many magnificent young people, with their kindness, their intelligence, and their generosity. I think about their teachers too.
I am praying for all victims and their relatives.
May God bless us all and inspire us peace in our hearts all over our planet.

April 19, 2007, 1:29pm • Belgium • #30795

Dear Hoakies,

I am so sorry to hear about this tragic event.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  May your faith help your through this difficult time.  God Bless!

DST

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • New Jersey, USA • #30796

"Our loved ones leave the world but never our hearts”. Our sincere and deepest sympathy to all the victims families and to the University. May you all find strength in your faith, comfort in God’s love, and peace in knowing your friends and family are praying for you.

Adrias Family

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • Phillips Ranch, CA • #30797

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all those effected, from UConn Alumni student body.

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • Storrs, CT • #30798

It takes a long time to get used to the loss of someone we love, But it’s important to remember that when people die, they leave something very special behind...They leave us memories of many things they said and did. And as long as we have those memories, the people we love will live on in our hearts and minds.
To all the people that lost loved ones and to all the people that feel as if they have lost loved ones, my heart felt sympathy goes out to you.
Joyce Hirt

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • The Villages, FL • #30799

Please help the victims and please help the Mentally Ill.I have a brother who is non violent but lives in torment for years and years and a shame complex.I am ready to help others and it is so hard for me and want people like Oprah who have the audience to urge all mentally ill to come forward and their families and to get help and to pray for the families.I am depressed and 58 and my brother lives in isolation.I repeat he is non violent but has no friends or hope.I cried for the guy who did this awful horrible deed that his soul was so dark and he could of not been stopped God how I cry for that and all these horrible deeds.In God’s name and for these lovely wonderful victims so kind and loving and so much of life that was taken lets give life to the mentally ill and the victims by honoring the victims that we reach out to the lonely and dispared by helping others these wonderful folks would of wanted it this way they did not need to die and neither did the shooter he needed to have friends and to have access to help that he needed

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • Washington • #30800

My thoughts & prayers all with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • Emerson, Nebraska • #30801

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

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret-it leads only to evil.

9 For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:7-9 (NIV)

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • New York, New York • #30802

I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the students and faculty affected by this tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • Mississippi State University, MS • #30803

As someone who called Blacksburg and Tech home for five years, my heart aches for those who have had to experience this atrocity.  Those who were lost and those who had to live through these events will always be in my heart.  Be string

CP,
Class of 92

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • South San Francisco, CA • #30804

Myself, the other 25,999 students that attend Virginia Tech, the faculty, the staff, the families of the victims, and the victims themselves have no idea why on April 16, 2007 one man felt in necessary to play God and take the lives of 32 HOKIES into his own hands. The unfortunate truth is,…. that he did. Virginia Tech is an amazing school and an even better family. This tragedy will put a dent in or hearts but it will not bring us down. We are strong, we are together, we are HOKIES. I ask that everyone keep the victims and their families in their thoughts and prayers so that they may never be forgotten.

Philip R. Teague III

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #30805

I am Shocked and Horrified at what could happen in what seems to be my own back yard. I am 17 and in Junior College right now and it hurts to see so many who may have been excited about learning as I am Die for no real reason. We have lost a great many who could have been great people of the Future, My Condolences and Prayers to all of the families of the wounded, killed, and those who had to witness such a tragedy. My codolences also to the poor parents of the Person who did this, they will have to live with this the rest of their lives, my prayers go to them aswell.

Adrianne McIntosh

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • Anniston, Alabama, USA • #30806

As an Academic Advisor at Canadian University in Windsor, Ontario, I share your grief and sorrow. I think about all the advisors and counsellors at your institution how important and difficult their work has now become when they have to support their student advisees while they themselves are grieving a loss of so many young lives at their campus.
May God bless you and guide you.

Barbara Niewitecka

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada • #30807

As I watched as the news unfolded on tv and the radio I was shocked to see what happened to you, your school, your way of life, and your peace of mind.  My heart broke and shock set in.  I live in Southern IL., I am 41 years old and I just wanted to let you know that prayers have been said and every day I wake to say God Bless to you and yours.  I wanted to let you know that this has impacted lives of people all over the country.  The shock...Please take care of each other and yourselves...it will be a long rode with bumps and holes but you will get through...God bless..

April 19, 2007, 1:30pm • Vienna IL • #30808

People around the world are praying for you all.

Mike
(Switzerland)

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Switzerland • #30809

I’m so shaken by the evil that has touched you and all of us. My prayers are with your community and families.

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • St. Louis, MO • #30810

I want to say how sorry I feel for all of you and for what you have gone through.  I can not even imagine what that day was like for you. My prayers also go out to all the families that lost someone that day. I have a son that goes to college and I pray everyday for his safety and I have a daughter in high school and I pray for her as well since we all know that this world can be crazy sometimes. God Bless
Marilyn Rozanski

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Troy, Michigan • #30811

Oh my god, I don’t even know what to type to you all!! I am devastated. Coming from a small town with maybe a 1,000 students in high school, we are not exposed to it at all.
But its horrible how is happens all the time at anytime and place.
Much love,
Natalie

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Devon, Alberta Canada • #30812

To the victims, victim’s families, students, faculty and community of VA Tech, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of terrible tragedy.  Today we are all Hokies!

Chris Hamilton VPI&SU 1977

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Harrisonburg, Virginia • #30813

Hi.....I’m in Oregon, and even though so far away, we are all so affected by your tragedy. It makes no sense, what’s happened to you and all your families.  Please know you are all in the prayers of people all over the world.

Shauna Cullen

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Beaverton, Oregon • #30814

It is impossible to imagine the pain that all must feel who lost a loved one.  A part of you has been ripped from this earthly world with them but know that you are not alone and that the state, country and yes the world mourns with you and send prayers for your comfort.

Please accept my humble expressions of love, condolences and compassion.

May God Bless and keep you all.

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Deltona, Fl • #30815

esto es imposible de creer, realmente esta desgraciada tragedia ha conmovido al mundo entero. todas mis condolencias.
MEXICO PRAY FOR VT.

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO • #30816

I wish to offer my condolences to all the families who lost loved ones.  I am still deeply saddened by the event’s that happened.  I can only hope this does not happen ever again.

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Scotland • #30817

May God bless those who are in pain and help them live their lives as best they can.  As the father of a disturbed son I share the pain of the gunman’s parents who need our prayers and love as well.

Carl Muench

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Vancouver, Washington USA • #30818

To the Virginia Tech family… my condolences to you all, and specially to all the relatives of those who were killed, i couldn’t help feeling a profound sadness, i am really sorry… life can be really hard sometimes but there’s something that i would like to share with you…
God won’t make anyone carry a cross heavier that what you can really take, so be strong, God is taking good care of this inocent kids now, pray so they’ll know everything will be just fine, pray for them, you are all in my prayers, a big hug and lots of best wishes from Argentina, we support you and suffer along with you. God bless everyone.

Alex
Alejandrina Rosales
alexandrina23@hotmail.com

April 19, 2007, 1:31pm • Rosario, Argentina • #30819

My deepest condolances goes out to the family and friends of the terrible happening on 16th of april.I wish you all good luck in this bad time and hope that the sun will shine again on your campus.My heart goes out to the all of you.

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Hilversum,the Netherlands (Europe) • #30820

Words cannot express the sorrow that the world is feeling at this time and I cannot imagine what you, as students, are going through.  But, you must believe that the whole world is with you during this terrible time.  You are in the thoughts and prayers of millions.  Sandy

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Hampton, Virginia • #30821

I can’t even think about what happen in Virginia Tech. I am a graduate final year student in far away from Virginia. I fell very sad about those young lives who are victims for any reason. The almighty God [Allah] bless them, their family, their friends, and their well wisher. I want to tell those victims you are not alone, we are with you as we are remember you in all around the world

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Bangladesh [BRAC University] • #30822

My heart aches for entire Virginia Tech Family.

For the ones that lost loved ones, I am truly sorry. My prayer is that you will find peace and comfort in the days that lie ahead.

For the one injured and their families, there will be tough days ahead, but you will see them through.

To all affected, always look up. Do your best to not dwell on events but do your best to learn from them. Cherish each and every moment. “For we will not pass this way again.”

Greg Jordan

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Panama City, Florida, United States • #30823

To all at Virginia Tech,

I have driven many times on I-81 near your town of Blacksburg—such a beautiful part of the country and one of my favorite drives.  So it’s with a mixture of both fondness and sadness that I write this.

My heart aches for you all.  You all are in my prayers.

Craig W.

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Dallas, TX • #30824

This is a terrible tragedy and all the students and staff of Byron P Steele II HS of Cibolo TX would like to extend our condolences to the families of those killed, as well as their friends. They will always be in our thoughts and prayers

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Cibolo, TX • #30825

This has hit me hard just as 9/11 did. It completely took all my breath away like being punched in the stomach. What got me thru 9/11 is getting me thru 4/16. Seeing the wonderful spirit and compassion of the VT community on campus as well as off-campus, seeing the world respond, listening to the magnificent words of Nikki, etc, is lifting my spirits, making me want to be part of the healing, making me prouder than ever to be a citizen of the Hokie nation. We are the Hokies, we are Virginia Tech, we will survive and most of all, we will never forget! Hail to those who made the extreme sacrifice, they will be remembered, they make us stronger for their sacrifice, they are loved. God Bless the Hokie Nation!

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • The News, the 757, Virginia • #30826

TO EVERYONE AT VT TECH,
My name is Jodie Shelnutt and I am writing to offer my Condolences to the families of the Students who lost their lives and my thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded that are still recovering at hospitals.I just wanted to let you know that our Church here in Fairfax Virginia which is named Truro Episcopal Church had a REMEMBERANCE SERICE FOR EVERYONE AT VT TECH AND THE NAMES OF DEAD WERE READ OUT LOUD AND EVERYONE HERE WAS HUGGING EACH OTHER AND WEARING EITHER VT TECH T-Shirts or Sweatshirts to show Solidarity to our brothers and sisters at VT TECH.You all will be in our prayers and lastly:

!WE WILL FORGET YOU!
!GO HOOKIES!
Jodie Shelnutt

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Fairfax,VA USA • #30827

To the Virginia Tech Family
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. This was a senseless and tragic thing to have happened to us. We will never forget but we will heal.
From families in Lee County who have young people going to VT

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Jonesville, Virginia Lee County • #30828

I would like to say, im sorry for your losses to all the families of the students who were involved in this tradgety. may GOD bless you, and just think that now your children are in better hands, they are with GOD. And one day yall will be reunited in HEAVEN. YOur families are in our prayers...god bless

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Houston, TX • #30829

My heart goes out to all the families of the victims. One can tell from the photos and quotes that they were amazing wonderful people.  Seeing how wonderful and giving these victims were has made me want to be a better person. I know that everyone is learning from the way they were while on this earth and that their beautiful spirits will be carried on, not only in each person from Virginia Tech, but by people around the world.

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Sacramento, CA • #30830

My heart goes out to all the family’s at VT.
Our lives will never be the same. May you find some peace with in.

Pam

April 19, 2007, 1:32pm • Chanilyy, VA • #30831