Condolences, April 19, 2007

My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies/condolences go out to the families and the student body affected by this tragic event.  May you remember your family member/friend/classmate as a loving, caring person.  Such a needless travesty.  Remember the fun and good times and look in your hearts to pay homage.  They are all still alive in our hearts and memories.

Theresa D.
Hopewell, VA

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Hopewell, VA • #31133

The students, faculty and staff of New Mexico State University continue to hold the Virginia Tech community in their hearts through these difficult days. We plan to wear orange and maroon on April 20 in solidarity.

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Las Cruces, New Mexico • #31134

Prayers and Love sent your way…
So many from all over the Country are affected by this senseless Act of Terror.  My heart goes out to each and every person affected in any way.
Warm Hugs sent thru the WWW {{{{{{{{{HOKIES}}}}}}}

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Sequim, WA • #31135

My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the families devastated by the tragedy of April 16th.

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Excelsior Springs, MO • #31136

My sister gradutaed from VT in 2005 so my whole family has Hokie pride. I was shocked when i heard about what happened and i know nothing anyone says can take the pain away but you all need to know there are thousands of people praying for all of you. Stay strong! Things will get better. God Bless all of you...Sandi

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Maryland • #31137

We have not stopped thinking of you since we heard this horrible news on Monday. We pray for each of you daily and will continue to do so in the difficult days ahead.  God Bless,
The Bass Family

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Murrells Inlet, SC • #31138

My condolences to all the families and friends of the professors and students that lost their much valued lives at Virginia Tech. May the face and name of each of these souls be imprinted in a place of honor so that their goals and contributions to the world not be forgotten. May they reset in peace in the Heavens of all their Gods.

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Baytown, Texas • #31139

To all family, friends who have lost.I can’t thinking of you, I think,it’s very hard for about this awful tragedy. But,I hope my prayers,and ur prayers can help you and everyone. Give you a little more stregth for everyday to stay strong.

Deepest condolences

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • P.Tanita , Chiang-Mai University, Thailand • #31140

Please accept our condolences for the loss of your students and faculty members.  It is a terrible tragedy and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at the University of Virginia. 

Carolyn Frey, Asst. Registrar
University of Virginia, School of Engineering &
Applied Science

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Charlottesville VA • #31141

What happened is barbaric and sub-human. There are no words for a tragedy like this. You are all in my thoughts.

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Montreal, Qubec, Canada • #31142

We talk and talk
We try to understand

the whys and wherefores
when one takes gun in hand

and takes the lives of innocents
without a second thought.

We need to make some sense
of something that does not.

We ponder and we wonder
We dissect his words and woes;

we watch the way his eyes move,
his body language, and his clothes.

We can’t understand the anger
We can’t understand his pain

He doesn’t think as we do;
that is very plain.

We have scrutinized and
torn apart
in several different ways

the things he said
the things he did
and are still left in a daze.

Here is my conclusion
for the little it is worth:

Let there be no illusion ~
Evil walks upon this earth.

We’ll never know the wherefore,
we’ll never understand,

the ramblings of a tortured soul
who takes a gun in hand

and kills so many innocents
without a second thought

We can’t make sense of something
that goes against all we’ve been taught.

So, remember them with flowers,
with candles and with prayer;

and a promise to ourselves
to tell our loved ones that we care.


Christina 4/19/07
ArmyMom
http://armymomhaven.com/

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Ironton, OH, USA • #31143

May you feel God’s loving arms around you.  I have a grandson at an university.  I pray for each of the survivors and victims families and for the safety of each of our children whereever they are.  May God be with you always.

April 19, 2007, 1:55pm • Wichita, KS • #31144

For every tear that you cry, there’s a prayer from my heart that goes up for you!
As a mother of a teacher and a college student; I can’t imagine the pain, sorrow and mixed emotions that you are feeling. May all of the good times and memories made with your loved ones help you through this nightmare.
God Bless You All!
Angela Shipley

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Dayton, TN • #31145

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love

Cindy & Scott

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Houston, Texas • #31146

My gift to all the victims: At this time of questioning why,all have gathered with grief and to cry.Of the madness that has begot this place,at the wonderment of the loss of Gods grace.In this land of milk and honey,let us not point our fingers at anybody.From the gunshop owner to the campus faculty,the constant media coverage of our human fraility.For if hindsite would have been theirs,they would have used all their powers to prevent this nightmare.To all whose lives this tradgedy has changed,a time for healing will come to ease the pain.For within each a new greatness will flow,to remember and honor all whom has fallen from this blow.As you return to walk the corridors of your school,with apprehension and that nagging feeling of blue. Please take a moment to look up to the sky, and remember truly you are not alone.For you now are standing where angels fly.  Arlene R. Gibson

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Gilman, Wisconsin • #31147

There are no words to even begin to describe how sorry I am to hear about such a horrible tragedy! As a college student myself, it is very horrific to think that such an incident could happen. My thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, staff, and all of you in the VT community!

God Bless,
Samantha Wolf

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Bowling Green, Ohio • #31148

May God take into Eternal Rest the souls of the victims and may God grant comfort and strength to the families of those who were killed or injured in this horrible event.

The Navarette Family

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Northlake, IL. USA • #31149

The unthinkable events that occured on monday have deeply effected our nation and your fellow univeristy students. May god be with the families of the lost, the injured, and all of the students of Virginia Tech that did not deserve what has happen to them. The VT family is in my prayers and thoughts each day, and I can only hope that VT students will find peace and only become stronger individuals and a stronger university because of this.

God Bless,
Brittni Holland (Texas Tech University)

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Lubbock, Texas • #31150

In a time of tragedy and despair, it is important to unite and come together as a family to support and grieve. All of the lives that were lost, in such an untimely manner, will not be forgotten. The nation must join together in remembrance of the 32 precious lives that were taken. To the families, friends and colleagues who are grieving the loss of a loved one, my deepest and most sincere condolences go out to you. Remember those who were lost and be reminded that each and every one of them was unique, special and touched someone’s life. My life has been deeply touched with the bravery and selflessness that was shown. My prayers are with you all, stay strong, stay united and never forget. God bless!

7th Grade English Teacher, Pennsylvania

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • East Stroudsburg, PA • #31151

I am a resident of Christiansburg, neighboring town of Bburg. I am in shock still 4 days later still that this has happened so close to home… You always hear “this isn’t supposed to happen here” and that is so true.....
I am so sorry for the lose you have all suffered and trauma and fear we as a community have suffered. I attend Open Door Baptist Church in Cburg who just as our name says we are open for you to find comfort prayer and hugs with lots of love.
No amount of emails, phone calls, or notes can make the pain and fear go away and I know so many officers who were there as well as employees right up to the presidents office. You can see a change in their faces, you can see what “he” did.
I saw a student who is in the hospital speak and he said he forgave because that is what Christ did on the cross.... we can learn from him as a whole.
I am so sorry and I am praying.......

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Christiansburg Virgina • #31152

I wanted to express my deep sorrow & prayers for the families whom lost a loved one & to the students of VTech.  My son is a sophmore at Radford & has friends who attend VT, thankfully they all are fine.  We as a family will be participating in the memorial on 4/20 by wearing the Tech colors.  While Wburg is hours from the campus, we as a community are filled with grief over this tragedy. From our family to the VTech families ~ Our prayers are with you. May GOD bless you, comfort & strengthen you in this time of pain & sorrow.

The DuPont Family…
Laurie, Kevin ~ Radford Sophomore
Morgan ~ Lafayette HS Sophomore

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Williamsburg, Virginia • #31153

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time

The Checkley Family

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Northampton, UK • #31154

There isn’t anything to say that will make everyone’s lives return to normal, only prayers can. May you find the strength and courage within God to help you through this tuff time.

In my Heart and Prayers,
Sira Khan

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Boca Raton, Florida • #31155

My condolences to the entire Hokie nation, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Patrick King
George Mason University ‘90

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Centreville, Virginia • #31156

My thought and prayers are with the families and friends of the horrible tragedy of April 15th at Virginia Tech.  Being a mom of a college student this hits close to home as it can happen anywhere as long as there are guns and other weapons available.  Let’s pray that gun control will be an issue with the 2008 elections.

Peace, prayers and love.

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Eastpointe, MI • #31157

God Bless my university, and to everyone affected by this evil tragedy. 

Martha H. Anderson
B.S. 1974 Computer Science

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Kingsport, TN • #31158

I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND TO THE ENTIRE VT FAMILY
THAT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
THAT YOUR TEARS OUR OUR TEARS AND YOUR PAIN OUR PAIN… MY SON IS A FRESHMAN AT CLEMSON AND THIS
TRAGEDY HAS HIT HOME.. I TOO WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND EVERYONE AT VT THAT THE COMMRADERIE THAT
IS SHARED IN YOUR COMMUNITY IS WONDERFUL MAY YOU NEVER LOSE THOSE BONDS THAT TIE.. AND MAY GOD HOLD YOU ALL IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND..

WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY
THE HOWARDS WALDEN, NY

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • WALDEN NY .ORANGE • #31159

There are no words to express the deep sadness I feel over the loss of your family, friends, faculty and peers.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Please know that “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” God bless and keep you all.

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Wilmington, NC • #31160

May you feel the love and support of those close to you and from around the globe. We have all become part of your family, let us celebrate the lives and grieve the passing of the souls we have lost.

April 19, 2007, 1:56pm • Constantia, New York • #31161

realy I could n’t believe it.to believe to hard and to amezing, I look alike a skuleten since that day hapen

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • seattle WA off69 • #31162

Hokie Family, I cannot comprehend what you all must be going through at this time of tragedy of such magnitude.  My heart is heavy and saddened for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Keep strong, keep together, and above all keep faith. 

Lori A. Huff
Clemson University
Class of 1989

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • #31163

To all students and faculty at Virginia Tech, my prayers and thoughts are with each and every one of you at this time.

To the famillies and friends of the victims of this senseless and heart-breaking tragedy, I pray for you daily and hope you will find strength and and hope with the passage of time. Please know that the whole world grieves with you and feels your profound grief.

As a high school French teacher, I was particularly struck by this tragedy. As a human being, I am utterly unable to comprehend this kind of violence. 

God bless you all. You are in my thoughts.

Sincerely,

LORNA FUDGE
French Immersion Teacher
Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Gander, Newfoundland, Canada • #31164

My heart and prays go out to everyone at the school and especially all the students and staff whoms lives were taken so soon.  Always in my prays!

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Reidsville, Ga • #31165

I think in the remembrance list the university should also add Cho’s name.I feel that what he did was totally wrong but after all he was also a young guy with aspirations.His parents have also lost a son.If possible,someone please raise this point with university people.

Instead of projecting him as a lunatic person,I think effort should be made to understand his state of mind so that such incidence should be avoided

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • India • #31166

While none of us can begin to understand such horror, we can express our sympathy, concern, and care for all of the families and friends of the victims through our prayers.  God bless.
Nancy P. Cherry

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Nokomis, Florida • #31167

All our thoughts and prayers are with you, may God guide you through this difficult time, to all the University, victims and all the families. Our deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your families.

With all our hearts,

Delgado Family

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Guayaquil, Ecuador • #31168

I do not have any family that experienced the tragedies on Monday April,16, but I feel as if I were there. The tragedies at Virginia Tech took a toll on EVERYONE all around the world!! There was someone who died from Martinez, which is not far from where I live, all of the victims WILL be missed and I will continue to pray for the families and friends of those lost and those who were hurt just by being there or going to the school...You all are in my prayers, America will grow from this…
KATRINA FLOYD

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Aiken South Carolina • #31169

Just wanted to say I’m so very sorry for all the beautiful lives that were lost in this tragedy, I wanted to let everyone know that the families involved in this will be in my prayers and my love and sympathy goes out to all.

God Bless

Lindsay S.

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Wichita, Ks USA • #31170

Our family would like to express our condolences to each of the families affected by this horrible tragedy.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.  Hearts all over the nation share in the pain you are going through and are shedding tears for you.  God will give you the strength to get through this terrible time. 

Debbie, Jennifer & Christopher Woolley

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Munhall, PA - U.S.A. • #31171

We are all Hokies now, Virginia Tech. May all of you find a way through this unspeakable tragedy. We pray for those you’ve lost, their families, their classmates and teachers. We pray that there may be peace in your hearts again someday, that it will heal these wounds so uninvited.

Carolyn Blakeney
M.S. candidate, 2006, Johns Hopkins University

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Annapolis, MD • #31172

My family and I will continue to keep the Virginia Tech family in our prayers.  Just remember that God will sustain you.

Cassandra Buckley
Stone Middle School

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Wiggins, Mississippi • #31173

You are all in our thoughts and our prayers.

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Oregon • #31174

I think of you all every day sinds that tragedy. i leave in Belgium and we’re very shoked.

accept our condolences on this terrible tragedy.

valérie, Joanne, Rachèle and François

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • orp le grand, Belgium • #31175

My husband and I met on the Virginia Tech campus.  My heart and prays are with everyone in Blacksburg.  It is so true once you are a Hokie you remain a Hokie.  I feel such sadness about this event.  As a mother of four boys, I can not imagine what these parents are going through.  The Nation now realizes what a special place Tech is and my heart is so sad that this has happened.
Tricia Rogerson

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #31176

We are the employees and leadership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia that are members of our Christian employee association, the Christian Fellowship Group, CFG.  Today at noon, we held a nationwide prayer conference call with our membership across CDC facilities for you all.  We prayed, in the name of our precious savior, Jesus Christ, for your healing, your protection, your comfort and for His peace.  We also prayed for a spirit of forgiveness and unity… the first step to healing.  We wanted you to know that we share in your grief and are praying for your leadership, the faculty, the students, the families, and for those who brought about this horrendous tragedy.  May God be with you and comfort you, and guide you.

Christian Fellowship Group, CFG of the CDC

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • Atlanta, Georgia • #31177

i can only imagine what the families of those who lost the ones they love iam so sorry you will all be in my prairs

April 19, 2007, 1:57pm • fort worth, texas • #31178

Hola,

Yo soy mexicana pero comparto con ustedes esta desgracias de inumerables proporciones, espero que las familias afectadas se sobrepongan a su tragedia.

God bles everyone.

Elizabeth Velázquez Méndez

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Mexico City • #31179

I just wanted send my condolence,thoughts, and prayers to all the families for their loss, and to all the students wounded,mental and physically I that you worry about each day now but keep in mind that God will carrie you through. My Cousin is an Teacher there Tanya Smith Jackson and to here from the her mother what she went through harding our heart of so many. The staff at Nationwide Betterhealth say hold on to God unchanging hand, hold to each other cry,shout what it takes to get through it all
Peace to all

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Baltimore,Md • #31180

I pray for everyone who lost their lifes at this massacre. Families of these people I can feel your sadness from 10.000 miles away. Your sons, daughters, fathers and mothers are looking you from heaven. To make them happy don’t cry anymore and pray for them. All people who lost their lifes at this massacre; REST IN PEACE

Eren, from Turkey

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Istanbul, Turkey • #31181

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUN FROM YOUR CANADIAN NEIGHBOURS.

WITH LOVING THOUGHTS

THE DUGGAN FAMILY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO CANADA

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • HAMILTON, ONTARIO CANADA • #31182