Condolences, April 19, 2007

As a student in the 1960’s in England and in a campus comunity I can understand your feelings at this moment.
Help each other and never forget those you have lost.

Thinking of you all,
Harry

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Ilkeston,Derbyshire,England • #31183

I want to send my deepest sympathy to the families that are greiving over a lost one at this sad time. I was horrified by this tragedy. Being a mother myself I cried watching this on the news. My condolences to all.
-Vickie

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Fort Worth, Texas • #31184

God Bless you in your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with all who were lost and injured and with thier families.

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Holbrook, New York • #31185

My heart goes out to everyone and may you all be surrounded by the love of God.

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Scottsdale, Arizona • #31186

What happened on April 16th was shocking, cruel and senseless and worst of all it was perpetrated on people who were to have been the future leaders of our society.

In the words of president bush, “adversity doesn’t just test character, it reveals it”

You guys are going to come back from this, and you’re going to come out stronger than ever before.

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Toronto, Canada • #31187

I’m at a loss; there are no words that can console.  I can’t fathom what my fellow Hokies have had to go through this week.  As deeply affected as we alumni are, we cannot begin to understand what those of you who were on campus feel.  But we are here for you.  We will serve you in any way we can, because that is what we Hokies do:  we serve.

We will set an example for the world on how to respond to tragedy.  We will not let the hate that fueled this tragedy overpower us; we will defeat it and defy it.  We will make the victims proud as they made us proud.  We will continue to serve the world around us, and in so doing will serve their memories.  Because that is what we Hokies do:  we serve.

I believe in Virginia Tech.  I believe that those of you who were there will rise above this.  I believe that, through ut prosim, we can all honor the victims’ lives.  I believe we will all get through this together, by doing what we Hokies do:  we serve.

Your alumni are here to serve you; take our hands and we WILL find a way to heal.

AMV ‘99

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Baltimore • #31188

May God rest in peace the souls of all the victims of this unfortunate event that we have all experienced, and may Him provide help and comfort to those that were so brutally affected!
I know that an entire nation is praying for you, and I am attaching my own prayers and sentiments to this huge amount of love for the human kind.
God bless Virginia Tech, God bless America, and God bless us all!

J. Danilov

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Owings Mills, MD • #31189

My heart goes out to all of you - victims, families, friends, fellow students, Americans. This is a tragedy beyond comprehension and I cannot even begin to think what you are going through, Please, accept my sincere condolences. I embrace you in my loving prayers and may God bless and keep you.
Annica

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Sweden • #31190

I’m from a secundary school in Belgium and I was shocked when i heard the news. We talked about it in our English courses and the only thing we could say was “Why?”.

All those people who died, they had a whole life ahead of them, a beautiful, succesful life. How can a person be so selfish, to take all these happy, young people with him in his damned destiny?

I want to support everyone in this school with all my heart. It will take a long time to go on with your life, but the day will come and then you have to seize it, how hard it might be.

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Belgium • #31191

Our hearts are with you all during this horrible time, and pray that God’s grace and love fill you and yours.  May you find rest and peace in HIM, and know that the world grieves with you as you grieve.

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Jacksonville, FL • #31192

I give my condolences to all the families of thoes involved in this horrific event, but unfortunatly untill the American government cease to have a gun hoe society, this is going to be a re occouring event. Why the hell do you Americans need to have a gun for all attitude to feel safe. God only knows.

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Norwich Grt Britain • #31193

To all of the Virginia Tech Family:

I found comfort in seeing this link, because I needed so much to reach out to all of you and send my prayers to you all. My heart BREAKS for you all, and my prayers for you all are incessant. My daughter is a freshman at FSU, and has called home in tears several times, just in devastating pain for you all and the loss of all of these wonderful young people and professors.

Please know that the Virgnia Tech flag flies on my car now, right next to our Seminole memoribilia.

There truly are no words. Just know, as a mother of a college student - I reach out to all of the parents, family members, friends, staff, and injured with a heart so heavy that it hurts for you - more than words can even describe.

As I said earlier - I will pray incessantly for all of you. The prayers from around the country and the world with help to sustain you, this I know.

May our God continue to hold you in his arms and keep you close to Him now, and in the days to come.

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Coral Springs, Florida • #31194

Words cannot begin to describe the sadness and horror many of us felt when the news of the senseless tragedy unfolded this week. As a mother, I cannot begin to imagine the horror and anguish parents have felt, and continue to feel. It breaks my heart to see so many college kids, who should be focusing on their studies, hanging out with their friends, or whatever—now have to find a way to deal with their grief and sadness. My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you at Virginia Tech and the entire community. Please don’t feel alone. There are so many who are praying for you during this awful, tragic time.

Tara (Curtis) Mead
Class of 1994 - University of Connecticut
Wife, Mother of two and stepmom of one

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Harrisburg, PA. • #31195

I would like to share my condolences with every family and friend of the Virginia Tech victims. I had classes in Norris Hall over the summer and this really hit close to home for me. I have everyone in my prayers and I hope that as time goes on you find the capability to heal, but keep all victims close to your heart. I know they will be missed, but we should celebrate their memory. I Love You Virginia Tech, and We Will Come Out On Top!

April 19, 2007, 1:58pm • Rocky Mount, Virginia • #31196

My prayers are with the victims families and all who has been affected by this senseless act. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, stay strong Hokies because tommorrow the sun will rise...stay strong.

Blake M.

April 19, 2007, 1:59pm • Greenville, NC • #31197

My heart and thoughts are with you.

April 19, 2007, 1:59pm • Chico, CA • #31198

ORIGINALLY SENT TO PRESIDENT STEGER AND VP HIKES:

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
8:32 a.m.  April 18, 2007

TO:  VIRGINIA TECH COMMUNITY

FROM:  REGIS COLLEGE COMMUNITY

The Regis College community extends condolences to Virginia Tech and expresses our solidarity with all of you as a campus.  The VT convocation yesterday riveted our attention as it provided a VT, a local, and a national channel of grief and commitment to go on with purpose. 

Here at Regis College—a Catholic college—we held a prayer vigil in solidarity with VT at noon yesterday…. Prayers for all of you as you work through this tragedy.  What happens at VT in the next few weeks will have positive effects … for campuses all over the country as we all think through our positions on open campuses and non-violence and develop suitable preventative actions and responses to cultural issues of violence.

April 19, 2007, 1:59pm • Weston, MA • #31199

To the families and friends of Virginia Tech you are in my prayers and thoughts. May you try to remember the good times and the memories that those lost this day shared with you. This was a tragic event that should not have happened, but may we be strong for them and the families and friends that cherished some one lost that day. They wll not be forgotten and they have all touched several peoples lives. My deepest sympathy to those families and friends that have lost. God bless you.

April 19, 2007, 1:59pm • Chesapeake, Va • #31200

Every single parent, student, staff and faculty member at VT is in my thoughts and prayers.  I pray that you find peace and that you are able to feel the Lord’s arms surrounding you, helping you through this horrific time.  God Bless You!!

April 19, 2007, 1:59pm • New Boston, IL • #31201

our condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones. we pray that you continue to live and move on. seek strength from the lord that you may also forgive those who have sinned.

-yayo, lubelle & mitch

April 19, 2007, 1:59pm • cebu city, philippines • #31202

My heart breaks for all of you, and I pray that God’s peace and comfort will surround you. 

T. Waldhour

April 19, 2007, 1:59pm • Springfield, Georgia • #31203

My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!

Jake K.

April 19, 2007, 1:59pm • St. Cloud State University. St. Cloud, MN • #31204

As a fellow HOKIE, it is hard to comprehend this tragic event.  Virginia Tech is such a special place; it seems impossible that something so horrible could happen here.  Please know that every HOKIE and the extended Hokie family around the world are sending good thoughts and prayers your way!  Amy (Class of 1993 & 1995)

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Haymarket, VA • #31205

To all affected due to this horrific tragedy,

Hopefully our thoughts and prayers are powerful enough to reach out to you from across this country and provide a small piece of comfort in your time of need.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families, friends, colleagues, students and staff at Virginia Tech.  We hope that over time you all will find the strength you need to overcome the pain and suffering you have endured over these past few days.  You are all in our prayers.

Our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you,

Scott & Courtney Shepherd

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Lodi, California • #31206

Hello,
Im so sorry,im just so sorry!My family wishes we could just wrap our arms around you and hold you all.Our hearts are breaking for you and we know you dont know us but we love you all and we as people will somehow get through this together we are with you!
Much LOVE & PEACE To You ALL!
julie messer&family

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Indianapolis,Indiana • #31207

My family and I send you our condolences for all of you. None of us can imagine what you are facing, but our prayers are with you.
The Esry’s

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Medford, OR • #31208

There is always tomorrow and with the help of 32 people looking down from heaven we will all make it.

May God Bless the community of VA TECH, et al.

Our prayers are with you.

Orange and maroon tomorrow at work!!

Sgt. and Mrs. John Bendrick

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Chesterfield, Virginia • #31209

My prayers are with you. Stay strong. We all think of you and your lost ones.

God Bless

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Oklahoma • #31210

SACRAMENTO ARE SENDING THEIR PRAYERS YOUR WAY!!
WE’LL BE THINKING OF YOU GUYS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR EACH ONE OF YOU. FOR THE FAMILIES WHO HAS LOST THEIR LOVE ONES, I KNOW EACH ONE OF YOU ARE TAKING THIS SOO HARD BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER THEY WILL ALWAYS BE IN YOUR HEART.

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • SACRAMENTO • #31211

To the all in VA, my heart goes out to you. May you find the stregth you need to over come this tragic event. Rest In Peace to all that are lost and be strong to the victums families, friends, and classmates. Keep pushing on hookies, God Bless you all

Nick Hansberry
student
California State Sacramento

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Sacramento, Ca • #31212

My heart and prayers goes to all of you.

Olga V
Student
Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas, USA

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Wichita, Kansas, USA • #31213

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the Virginia Tech community.  We are stunned by this tragedy and are grieving, with you, the loss of your friends, family, and faculty.

Dr. Rebecca McCord, Professor, Sweet Briar College
Catherine McCord

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Sweet Briar, VA • #31214

It is with deep sadness that my family conveys their sypathy to the Virginia Tech Hokie Nation.  This has closely impacted the immediate families, but it is obvious the closeness of the alumni, current students and faculty that it has touched deeply all who are a part of the VT community.  We bow our heads to mourn with you. But we also stand strong and clear with you also.  Even though my family are West Virginia Mountaineers; not just April 16th or just today, but for as long as you need us...We are Hokies.  My family will be in orange and maroon on Friday. May the God of all comfort give you all peace.  Doug & Terresa Hayward and family.

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Battle Creek, Michigan USA • #31215

Dear Families of V-Tech students and staff, I will NEVER forget the way I felt when watching the news on April 16th ... put simply, it was sheer HOROR. I could not turn away. Flipped channel to channel (did not sleep at all ... went straight to work in a haze) and with tears streaming down my face, I shuttered contemplating what I would have done if it were I in a classroom with open fire. I was saddened so very much and it made me think of a personal tradgedy (losing my 29yr old brother in May 2005). There truly are NO WORDS to express the depths of pain, loss, anger, hopelessness, and sorrow. Life ... there are no guarantees. Please know just how much I admire you all; For your Strength, your Hope, and your Loss. All the best at this time, from Dre Feliz Vasquez

April 19, 2007, 2:00pm • Marina, CA • #31216

This is so heartbreaking to hear of this tragedy. So many young lives taken away much too soon and they had their whole future ahead of them. May God give you the strength to cope each day and hope that He eases your pain every hour, every day, every week and through the years because it will take time. You will be never far from our thoughts and prayers.

Michael Gavner
Murray State University

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • Kuttawa, KY • #31217

Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Victims and their familys. Be strong because you are not alone. The Lord is with you and so are the ones who have lost their lives.

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • Illinois • #31218

May God bless the souls of all 32 victims of this very appalling act which took place few days ago.

May HE give strength to their families to overcome this tragedy.

My deepest sympathies to you all.

Moiz G

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • Sri Lanka • #31219

As a student here at Virginia Tech, I can not believe that this has happened. I love this school and have always felt so safe. To the families of those that lost their lives, I am so very sorry and you have my deepest condolences. To those injured, may you have a speedy recovery. To all the other Hokies out there, we will never forget this horrible event, but we must live on. We are Virginia Tech, and we are strong and proud Hokies. I will always love my school and say it’s name proudly.

Becca

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • Blacksburg, Virginia, USA • #31220

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.”

-Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • New Orleans, LA • #31221

The Hokie Nation has our deepest sympathy and best wishes. These trials and tribulations will make us stronger.

Mike & Suzanne

VT Class of 1982

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • Medina, OH • #31222

Those we love will always remain a part of us.  They will be always be with us in our hearts.  All of you are in our hearts and in our prayers.  Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Len, Kathy, Dawn, and Megan Tabaj

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • Parma, OH • #31223

May God Bless Each Of You.  Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • Quinton, VA • #31224

My God be with the familys.. my heart goes out you all.. shelly d

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • newport nc • #31225

~A very consistant thought of the pain that has been inflicted upon your community brings tears to my eyes and a constant pain in my heart. God Bless you, keep you safe, and keep you strong.~

Toni Thornberry

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • DeMossville, KY • #31226

My prayers and thoughts will be with all of the victims families & friends.
Rebecca

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • South Hill, Va • #31227

My deepest thoughts to the victims of the tragedy and their families. But my thoughts too to the hundreds of people who die every day around the world because of some lunatics, dictators and power-worshipers who just...decided so.

To those unknown victims, may all of you rest in peace!
M. Jonahson

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • New York, US • #31228

There are no words that can express the depth of our pain for you.  Know we are Always praying for healing and strength for you through this time and in the future, for this has changed you forever.  Also know how much love there is outside the Hokie Nation for all of you who have been touched by this tragedy.  God Bless You All!!!

Stevenson High School

April 19, 2007, 2:01pm • Lincolnshire, Il • #31229

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Only time will heal your wounds.  Don’t be quick to place blame as the only person to blame is the one who carried it out.  No one knows your pain, but we all send love and hope.  Be strong you are all loved and in everyone’s heart.
T

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Wisconsin • #31230

You are in our thoughts and prayers, we will get through this! GO HOKIES!!

The Rolen Family

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Abingdon Virginia • #31231

Our deepest, most heart-felt prayers are sent to all of you.  You have all been in our thoughts and hearts since that sad day.  These precious, beloved children of God are now where there is no fear or pain; only peace and the love which will connect you always.

Our prayers for all of you, and may you find healing and peace, and the knowledge that you will all be reunited one day.

The Powers Family

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Avalon, New Jersey • #31232