Condolences, April 19, 2007

I Give my condolances to all the family of all victims and want to let you know I am praying ,so god will give you strenght.  Know god will give you all the strenght to go on . This tragedy has really made me show my kids i love them before they go off to school ,and let us all apreciate the time we have with our family . My prayers are with everyone

With love,
A friend from MD

April 19, 2007, 1:35pm • Silver Spring • #30882

We honor the memories of those loved ones you have lost so senselessly. God bless you and your families through this difficult time. I wish there was something more we could say or do to ease the terrible pain this tragedy has caused. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love,
The Corrin family

April 19, 2007, 1:35pm • Sammamish, Washington • #30883

Some words to listen to from 40 years ago:

http://www.angelfire.com/pa4/kennedy/speech.html#

http://www.rfkmemorial.org/lifevision/onthemindlessmenaceofviolence/

Peace.

Harris

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • Baltimore, MD • #30884

1992 Hokie alumni support as you put campus life back together and go on! Let’s Go! Hokies!

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • Fairfax, VA • #30885

First I would like to express my family’s deepest sympathy for each loss that the victim’s families and friends are coping with. Too many young, bright, and beautiful people are being taken away from us on a daily basis. Second, my family knows first hand what it is like to lose something so precious. All of the emotions, the feeling of “empty time”, not knowing what to do next. If it is allowed to be put up on the website, I would like to give out an email account that I set up for any parent or sibling that would like to talk about how they feel. If there is any sibling out there that needs to talk about how they feel to someone else who has lost a brother or sister, please email me. This holds true to a parent that would like to talk to another parent that has also been through the death of a child. My mother would be happy to listen. There are people out there that do understand what you are going through. The email address is payne3672@yahoo.com

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • Bel Air, Maryland, USA • #30886

My family both prays for the students, faculty and parents at VT, and grieves with your families for thier terrible losses.

Our hearts soar with pride and respect for the grace, dignity and strength of character shown by the students, faculty and parents of the VT community.

Long live the Hokie Nation and the tremendous example of the courage you have shown during this terrible time.

May God bless the Hokie Nation.

Danny & Melody Kite

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • Hurst, TX • #30887

My family has all of the family, faculty/staff and students in our prayers. We pray for you to have our strength in this time of sadness. We pray for all of you to be able to recover through this very difficult period. You will be in our prayers for many months to come.

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • Canyon Country, CA • #30888

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims, their families, students, alumni and staff during this tragic time.  The VA TECH HOKIES are a strong community and you will pull through this and be stronger than ever.  Please know you have a nation of support behind you.  Bless you all.

Rhonda Ramsey

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • MATHEWS, VIRGINIA • #30889

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this terrible tragic event. 
The Williams Family
Lake Wylie,SC

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • Lake Wylie,SC • #30890

I wrote before about my brother please print it I am desperate to get help for all out there who need it please I beg help now.Do not wait

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • washington • #30891

God Bless the families for this tragedy. These are hard times, but if we pull our strength together we can get through them. Much love.
-Steve

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • old saybrook, connecticut • #30892

My deepest sympathy to all those affected by this horrific tragedy. My thoughts are with you all.

Andy

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • Woodsetts, South Yorkshire, England • #30893

Words can no express my condolences to the students, families and staff.

The thoughts and prayers of our country are with you all.

So many lives cut short, the magnitude that will never be measured.

Keith Wolf
President
Sam Houston State University Parents Association
www.shsu.edu/shsupa

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • Duncanville, Texas • #30894

Que deus abençoe a todos e possa diminuir a dor que sentem neste momento.

April 19, 2007, 1:36pm • brazil • #30895

My heart goes out to all associated with Virginia Tech in whatever compacity.  This obscene act has truly affected all of the world.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Stacy

April 19, 2007, 1:37pm • Birmingham, AL, USA • #30896

God didn’t want this to happen.  But he was present.  He took His angels and carried them into Heaven. 

We grieve with you although your grief is beyond anyone else’s imagination. 

May you soon find peace.

April 19, 2007, 1:37pm • Weston, FL • #30897

We are very sorry for your losses, and you are in our thoughts and our prayers.  We hope that you start to feel better soon.  Hopefully, you can start to recover from your losses quickly.  We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you, and we hope that you never have to go through something like this ever again.  You have the support from a fourth grade class at Paradise Elementary School, in Thomasville, PA.  We are part of the Spring Grove Area School District.  We know that you are very strong people and that you and your school will get through this!!!

Love,

Miss Gault’s Class

April 19, 2007, 1:37pm • Thomasville, PA • #30898

As a parent, I cry every day for your pain.  These beautiful young people taken away is wrong! The talented teachers who had so much to share and dedicate to these young minds will be greatly missed by the world for the contributions the never finished.  Please know that I will remember the familis and friends of Virginia Tech always.  I am so very very sorry for your terrible loss.  I know that God will take good care of your loved ones.  Georgana Kicinski

April 19, 2007, 1:37pm • Creedmoor, North Carolina • #30899

I am very sorry for the tragedy that you all have experienced.  Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
peace and love

jen

April 19, 2007, 1:37pm • burlingame, ca • #30900

My Thoughts and prayers are with all you

April 19, 2007, 1:37pm • Canada • #30901

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of this terrible tragedy. I feel for those students who will have this unbearable scar on their memories at Virginia Tech. My fond memories of Virginia Tech are currently shadowed by this event, but we all will heal in time. We are Hokies! We will rise up!
Marnie

April 19, 2007, 1:37pm • Nashville, TN • #30902

It’s been 35 years since I attended Tech but I will always be a Hokie. I grieve today because we’ve lost part of our family. Know this students, staff and administration you are being prayed for every minute of each day by someone in our world. I pray that God will bring healing, hope and Hokie perseverance to you and all of us in the days ahead.

Blessings,
Wayne Lynch

April 19, 2007, 1:37pm • York, PA; USA • #30903

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone and their families.

-The Steen Family

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Lexington, SC • #30904

I am very sorry for what happened at your University.  I am also a college student.  Life goes on even if it hurts a little.  Just know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of you as yours were for us during Katrina. 
With Love,
Lauren Rodgers

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Gulfport, MS • #30905

This tragedy saddens my heart deeply.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of pain and time of healing.  God Bless.

GO HOKIES!

Brittany

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Richmond, VA • #30906

I’m very saddened by the awful event that took place at VT.  May God bless and keep you in your time of grief.  The nation is praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Houston, Texas • #30907

My heart aches for everyone at VA Tech and their families. As our President said, “there are people you don’t even know praying for you”. I have prayed and cried for all of you everyday since this devastation and will continue to do so. God bless all of you now and forever.
Paula-Wisconsin

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Holmen, Wisconsin • #30908

There are no words at this point that will comfort you. All I can say is that our hearts go out to ALL of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Sabala-Richard Family

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Gering, Nebraska USA • #30909

May God send his Angels of comfort to give you strength, courage and understanding in your time of need.  My prayers go out to the Virginia Tech Family.  When I heard of such a horrific tragedy my heart wept for all of you.  May the Joy of the Lord give you comfort.

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Detroit, Michigan • #30910

I offer my prayers and thoughts to the entire hokie community. Your pain, sorrow, and anger is felt whole heartedly, be strong.  johnD

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • stony brook - long island, NY • #30911

My prayers go out to everyone that was involved as well as thier friends and family. This is a tragedy and no one should be going through this. I wish everyone the best any may all the victims Rest In Peace!
Melissa

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Miami, FL. • #30912

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during these tragic events.

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Live Oak, Fl USA • #30913

I have been deeply moved by the support of the whole country.  Students at Alleghany High School have made memory poster and posted them on the trophy case at school.  Never has the Hokie Spirit shined more brightly. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tech and I have never been prouder to be a Hokie than now.  The spirit of Virginia Tech will help us throught this terrible ordeal.  The students, faculty, and staff of Alleghany High School offer our prayers to the families of all the victims of this outrage.

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Clifton Forge, VA • #30914

May the healing love of Jesus Christ find its way into the hearts and souls of all those who are so sadly affected by Monday’s tragedy. My deepest sympathy and prayers.  Laurie White

But to you who hear, I say – love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount. But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. ~Luke 6:27-36

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Granby, CT • #30915

Je vous parle dans la langue de Moliere. La langue de vos voisins, ici au Quebec . Je voudrais, au nom de ma famille et de moi-meme vous donner nos plus sinceres condoleances. Nous pensons a vous et vous envoyons des ondes positives pour vous aider a surmonter ce drame horrible . En pensée avec vous tous.

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Quebec, Canada • #30916

My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been effected by this tragedy.  As an ‘emergency nurse’ I have some understanding about just how apauling it must have been for those in the classrooms, hallways and the dorm.  Those who survived will need massive support and will continue to suffer long after the visible wounds have healed.  All I can do from this distance is to pray for you all, pray for the brave emergency services who went into the scene to help and pray that those who died may rest in peace. Much love.
Abigail x

April 19, 2007, 1:38pm • Truro, Cornwall, UK • #30917

Our condolences and prayers are with you all.  Nothing can be said to ease your pain, but we hope that you know that there are others who share it with you.

Michael and Stephanie Bondurant

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • University of Tennessee-Knoxville/Knoxville, TN • #30918

Latin America also feels deeply sorry and concerned about this events… Our best thoughts and energy for all of those families who have lost their loved ones...I know God is keeping them in His arms, where there is no better place to be.

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Bogotá, Colombia • #30919

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!  I wish you all nothing but the best from this point forward!  I am so sorry that anyone had to go through this...we will never forget!

Former Radford student and family member of current Va Tech student

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #30920

Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with you all.  It is also a reminder to us to appreciate life and live life to the fullest and always tell the people around you how much you love them.

God Bless you all-

The Amado Family

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Rochester, New York • #30921

My heart goes out to all the families, students and staff members at Virginia. Tech.  You are all in my prayers

Renee G

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Fort Myers, FL • #30922

my thoughts and prayers are with everyone at virginia tech,and families. god bless.

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • mayfield pennsylvania • #30923

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most terrible tme.  May God bless you and keep you strong.

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Cortland, NY • #30924

Our hearts break for each and everyone of you. During this most difficult time always remember you are not alone and the whole world greives with you. With time, the hurt and pain eases but it is never forgotten. May you feel peace in knowing Hokies and Hokie fans have tight bonds that will never be broken, even in death. God Bless each and every one of you today and always.
From: A Hokie and proud of it!

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Bluff CIty, TN • #30925

God bless the familes and friends who recently lost a loved one attending VT. This tragedy has both directly and indirectly affected people across the globe, and i can sadly but supportingly say that i have witnessed many students uniting together, and praying for those who lost their lives on the VT campus on April 16. God Bless the families, we all cannot even begin to imagine the pain and suffering that you are going through, and hope that you accept our deepest condolences. We all mourn with you, and pray for you.

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Dubai • #30926

Time will make this softer but not better. 

Our sincere condolences.

Tim and Kathy Champagne

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • New Orleans, Louisiana • #30927

Hi my name is India Williams i am not yet a college student, but I will be in the fall...and seeing this happen has been a tragic shock for me and I just want to let everyone that has lost someone, know that I feel your pain and I am in mourning with you, because in these day times are hard and the world is wicked, and all us as Americans can do is keep our heads high and pray for those who successfully made it home to our father. Rather being sad we should be happy for them knowing we will indeed see the in the future, when the day of ressurection has come, and God himself will deal with our murderer...I keep you guys in my prayers as well as all the murderers in the world… I pray that the killers come to their senses and realize us Americans don’t choose murder as a problem solver, because killing a person does not solve everything it causes more pain.....So every night I will pray we all come together and make this a better and safe world for all of us, as well as our up coming children...teach them the true meaning of life.....Sincerely “A Note from a High School Student”

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Saukvillage, Illinois, Cook County • #30928

God Bless The families of the victims. In such a tragedy like this, the wolrd re-unites.

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Monterrey, Mexico • #30929

To all the VT students and familes that have survived this horrible week of mourning.

May god be with you all and bless you all.

Try to remember the good times and cherish every day you had spent with these wonderful 32 people that perished.

We are all with you in your sorrow and god has a plan and a answer, don’t give up hope!

As the song goes from the Beatles, “There will be an answer, let it be!” We love you all and have you in our hearts.

LC

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Concord, NC • #30930

Customers coming in to my gift shop near Charlottesville today for VT and Hokies flags, needing to fly those flags, needing to express their sorrow, their sympathy, their support for a university family that is normally their huge rivalry… Not now. Now we stand with you, cry with you, and want you to know how deeply we care and hold you in our continued prayers that God will comfort each one of you and hold you in His loving arms.  Linda McCormick

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Charlottesville, Virginia • #30931