Condolences, April 19, 2007

Those we love
never die,
for as long as we live
and remember,
they are with us.

Helen Steiner Rice.

My prayers and thought’s are with you all.

Rita Gibson.

April 19, 2007, 1:39pm • Tamworth, UK • #30932

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear,
but of power, love and a sound mind”

Laura

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • Leavenworth KS • #30933

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, students and staff of VT. May God keep you in this troubling time.

Kevin, Sabrina & LaToya

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • Detroit, Mi • #30934

To all, who have lost their friends, relatives, wives , husbands,...! It’s incredible what happened at VT! I’m thinking of you and you’re included in my prayers. Don’t seek for revenge but seek for peace!

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • Germany • #30935

My heart goeas out to all of the victims and their families. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Keep your head up and you will make it through this horrible tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • Albany, NY • #30936

My deepest sympathy and love goes out to all the people affected by Mondays tragic events. May you all find strength to cope in the days ahead and for all the innocent who lost their lives, may you all rest in peace. God bless you all.

Victoria Brown. xx

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • Liverpool, Great Britain • #30937

My thoughts and prayer are with the VT family during this very difficult time. I don’t know how someone could commit such a sensless act. Please stay positive and you will come out of this stronger. Know that they whole country is with you during these sad days. HOKIES STAY STRONG!

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • Boston, MA • #30938

I am deeply, deeply saddened by the terrible loss of life at VT.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends, and all the VT community.

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • Glendale, AZ • #30939

god bless the hokie nation.

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • virginia • #30940

Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all involved. The students and staff that lost their lives as well as all the family members and students.  I am in Southern California, my heart is bleeding for you.  The country is feeling your pain.  You are in our prayers.

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • San Clemente, CA • #30941

These incidents have been saddening and horrifying to everyone in our country, and many in other countries.  I am very sad for all the families and friends of the victims, and pray for a speedy recovery for those who survived.  I truely hope that VT and other institutions across the country and the world will learn from this that when a student demonstrates through his behavior and his writings such depression and such hatred, and has been diagnosed as being a threat to himself, that some action be taken to protect him and those within his sphere.  I am also very sad for this young man’s family.  Perhaps if they had been aware of his condition, they could have helped him.  May we all have peace in our hearts and minds.

April 19, 2007, 1:40pm • Richmond, VA • #30942

Deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones.  This is a terrible tragedy and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • Fresno, California • #30943

I work for Wake Forest University and as a member of our campus community, I can not begin to imagine the heartbreak you are experiencing but please know our hearts too are breaking.

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • Winston Salem, NC • #30944

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the families and the friends of this terrible tragedy. May God Bless you and guide through this difficult time.

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • Chattanooga, TN • #30945

I think the enire heart of America is with ya’ll now, and my prayers are with you during this terrible time. God Bless Virginia Tech. Tracy Pratt.

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • Canton Georiga • #30946

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you and your loved ones.

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • Redmond, WA • #30947

Dear Hokie Nation,

I am heartbroken and share your shock and sorrow.  Please know that many thoughts and prayers are with you.  Healing will be slow, as it has been for those of us who were affected by Hurricane Katrina.  However, the prayers and kindness of many have helped us through our tragedy.  Now it is our turn to offer our love and prayers to you.  We will keep you in our hearts and prayers.

Carolyn Thomas
Xavier University of Louisiana

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • New Orleans, LA • #30948

Prayers and Love. You are in everyone hearts.

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • Pennsylvania • #30949

After hearing of this tragic event, it kind of hit home...because of the Health High School incident...and being so close to it...i just can’t stop thinking and praying for everyone and their families and friends. No one will ever forget, but life will go one...i will keep praying for each and everyone of you.

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • Samantha, Clinton, KY • #30950

To the family, and everyone who has suffered such tremendous loss due to this tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. -Priscila

April 19, 2007, 1:41pm • San Marcos, CA • #30951

As I watch the events unwind on Monday my heart sank really low to wonder why this stuff happens but all I can say is the GOD has his plans for everyone in life.  But as I see you all a close net family on the campus that you all will rise above and beyond in this event and it will always make you stronger too.  But my prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow!

Heather
Germanna Community College
“Freshmen year”

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • BUMPASS VA, USA • #30952

I would just like to say that I am deeply sorry for the events of April 16.  Me and my family live in Buchanan County so this tragedy really hits home to us.  My heart goes out to the victims, their families, and to the entire student body.

Ashley U.
Southwest Virginia Community College

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Jewell Valley, Virginia • #30953

My prayers and thoughts to the entire Virginia Tech community as you seek to heal.

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • University of Illinois Chicago • #30954

I would like to send a heartfelt prayer out to the students, faculty, families and community of Blacksburg,VA. We have all been affected by this senseless tragedy. God Bless!

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Charlotte, NC • #30955

Today, 32 new roses bloom in heaven.Nothing but beautiful roses… and an empty garden here on earth.

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Kamloops British Columbia Canada • #30956

VT,
My heart goes out to all of the families and friends that were involved.  My prayers are with all of you and I pray that God can bring all of you comfort in this time of sorrow.

God Bless,
Jake N.  UM-St. Louis

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • St. Louis, MO • #30957

I wanted to write all who has been hurt by this. I want you to know that my heart and prayes go out to EVEYONE. Time will help heal the pain, but most of all love and support will help each other through it. Remenber the good times you all shared, and just remenber… we will see them all again one day in heaven. Then they all the angles that watch over us and help keep us safe.
...They may have left this world,but they can never leave our hearts.

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Norman Oklahoma ...... Diana landers • #30958

No words can ease the pain and suffering that the families, students, and faculty of VT are feeling.  I did not attend your university, but I dated a woman who graduated from your school and I was fortunate enough to visit the campus in 1996.  She graduated from the engineering department and was an active member of the campus rescue squad.  During these past few days, I cannot help but think of the brave and couragous first responders that responded to this incident.  From all that I have read, they responded with courage and professionalism in dealing with a situation that no amount of training can prepare you for, especially when they are your classmates.  I have nothing but respect for the resuce squad.

Thinking back on that trip, the beauty and tranquility of the campus, it is unimaginable that something like this could occur at VT. 

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire VT communtity.  God Bless.

Steve Catalano
Wilmington, DE
FF/NREMT-B

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Wilmington, Delaware • #30959

Our deepest and heartfelt prayers go out to all the families, students, staff and faculty of this great University, our condolences to all the families and friends of those lost in this tragic event - may god bless you always.
Staff & Students - Center for Transportation Infrastucture Systems - Department of Civil Engineering - University of Texas at El Paso

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • El Paso, Texas • #30960

with all my love and prayers. May you be blessed with the strength to survive this.  Keep strong, and keep your heads up. You have the support from everyone around the world. we are all here for you <3

Marissa

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Virginia is still for lovers • #30961

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them who´d lost someone or got someone hurt in this terrible tragedy. We want you to know that we´re standing by your side through this time of sorrow. Just remember that only God has the answer why this happened and that we have to put our faith to him in this difficult times.

Take care of eachother and take the time to listen, because sometimes it´s enough just being there.

All my love to you all!!!!
/Marcus Berglund

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Stockholm, Sweden • #30962

Our heart and prayers are with you all.

The Gillespie Family,Bournemouth,Dorset,UK

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • UK • #30963

Stop all the clocks…

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

-W.H.Auden

For all the loved ones lost…

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • RPK, Blacksburg, Virginia • #30964

I know what it feels like to be shot in school & literally scared to death…
It happened to me in 8th grade.  It took me years to get over it but I finally did with Jehovah’s help.  Never give up, you survivors!!!  May you find comfort in knowing that you can see your loved ones again in the resurrection Jesus promised.

Allayna

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Edmonton, AB, Canada • #30965

Our Hearts go out to all victims,families,students,faculty and staff at VT.
MLK

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Cincinnati,Ohio • #30966

I still can’t believe this tragedy really happened. I keep expecting to wake from some horrific dream. Please know that there are 200,000 alumni supporting you, praying for you, and grieving over the loss of our students, faculty, and the loss of our beloved school’s innocence. You will prevail.

Patrick Borders
Class of 1990

April 19, 2007, 1:42pm • Duluth, Georgia • #30967

I would just like to offer my condolences to all those affected by this terrible tragedy. Know that the love and prayers of so many are with you all in your time of need.

Sincerely,
Meg Ruller
Fordham University 2010

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • Bronx, New York • #30968

I am so sorry that this happened to you, that it happened to all of us. Thirty two more stars hang high in the sky now, and we can never forget them. Do not give up hope; instead, bless others’ lives as those who died blessed all of ours.

All my love,
Sarah M.

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • Henrico County Virginia • #30969

Peace be with you.

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • Brooklyn, NY • #30970

To all the family and friends of the lost angels we lost al my prayers, thoughts and condolences are with you all.  Faith and hope and remembering all the wonderful and beautiful days you spent with our lost ones.  Just remember that from above your love ones are watching down upon you and will always be with you and your love ones they have left behind.
God bless you all

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • west lawn, PA • #30971

Today we are all Hokies.

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #30972

Remember those who died lived for a reason and their loss affects us all. Violence ahould be stopped and maybe we will now wake up to guns not being allowed in the hands of the mentally ill. Those who mourn be gentle to yourselves. Remember your loved ones are at peace. We all have a life span and their’s was too short but their purpose must have been fulfilled. I shed tears and shake my head at what another human has wrought.

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • Taylors Falls MN • #30973

I am a mother and a student and am deeply sadden by what took place. I pray for the parents and siblings of victims and for all the students who witness such a horror. I pray for strength, peace and forgiveness and further more for hope in better tomorrows.

Peace and strength

Régine

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • Atlanta, Georgia USA • #30974

As Va Tech parents, we are heart broken and deeply saddened by the events that transpired on Monday. We also work in higher education in the Tidewater area and can relate to the fear, anxiety and bewilderment of how something like this could happen on a Virginia Campus.
You are in our thoughts and prayers

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • Suffolk, VA • #30975

God bless you all in this terrible time. My heart goes out to all the families who have lost their loved ones. Just remember that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

April 19, 2007, 1:43pm • Bristol, VA • #30976

As a Virginia Tech alumnus I share the same sense of anger, loss and grief as all the people affected by this senseless act of violence. My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. God bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 1:44pm • Inder, Seattle, WA • #30977

I AM SO HEART BROKEN OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVE ONES,STUDENTS,STAFF AND TO EVERYONE WHO IS HURTING BECAUSE OF THIS SENSELESS TRAGEDY. I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU SO MUCH COMFORT THROUGH THIS HARD TIME AND MY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. JUST REMEBER GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL AND IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU THROUGH THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD. ALLOW GOD TO COMFORT YOU AND HEAL THIS PAIN AND HURT THAT YOU ALL ARE GOING THROUGH.  HERNANDEZ FAMILY

April 19, 2007, 1:44pm • HOUSTON, TEXAS • #30978

I am writing to express my sincere regret that some of your students and faculty were lost.  I am deeply sorry for the pain that must be felt by friends, family and the entire school.  We mourn as a nation. 

Although we cannot make up for the loss of these very important people, we can learn from them.  This incident has brought awareness to all schools across the country.  It has spurred discussion not only about gun control laws but about how to respond in a crises.  I have had conversations with my teenager and used the brave example of your students who had the wherewithal to barricade the door. 

I am praying for you Virginia Tech.  I am praying and hoping that once you are past the horrible grief, you will speak to all of us across the country and teach us lessons drawn out of your loss.  We need to protect our colleges as a nation.  We need to teach our children to protect themselves and be aware of their surroundings in all circumstances.  Please gather your strength and know that you are in our hearts and minds in many different ways.

Marianne Laughlin

April 19, 2007, 1:44pm • Arlington Heights, IL • #30979

My heart breaks for all of you students, victims, and parents.  This is an unbearable grief, and yet you come together to support each other--the only way to get through something like this.  Please don’t forget that as you come to terms with this horror, the Korean students among you are feeling the same anger and hurt but also fear and deserve the same protection and support.  A man did this to you, not a Korean.

April 19, 2007, 1:44pm • Mount Pleasant, NC • #30980

My thoughts are with all of those who lost there loved ones.  I am thinking about you all the time although I´m living far away in the Netherlands. The whole world is grieving.
I wish you all a lot of strength to go on.

Yvonne Wingenbach

April 19, 2007, 1:44pm • Roermond, The Netherlands • #30981