Condolences, April 19, 2007

I am with you again, for I am shattered too. I am a Hokie. We are the Hokies.

Martin Gibbins, ME ’78, ESM ‘79

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Bellevue, WA • #31283

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, faculty, and the student body of Virginia Tech. 

Sally M. & family

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Ashdown, AR • #31284

Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every student, staff, families, and friends. The world is embracing you.

Peggy and Glenn

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Missouri • #31285

Our hearts grieve with you.

With deepest sympathy,
Mary & Mark

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Crystal Lake, IL • #31286

May God be with every family.When something like this happen we all are a family.All the pray that the world give the Lord will answer each one.
Comfort come in the morning.May we all pay attention to thing that may not be important to
use but someone else it might be.

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Atlanta, Ga. Fulton County • #31287

My prayers are with you.  I can’t imagine what you are going through, but I am crying with you.  May you find strength and courage to go on in peace.  You are loved by the world.  From Terri

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Aston, Pa • #31288

I am so sorry for your loss.i hope everything will be fine.God is with you all at your time of need.God bless you all…

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Knoxville, Iowa • #31289

I was ten minutes away from Columbine High School when that tragedy occurred...my mother was just minutes away from Kent State University when those killings took place...and even though we are all the way across the country, each of these incidents makes this horrific massacre hit home for me. I cannot even begin to express my deepest sorrow for all of the victims and the friends and families of the victims whose lives were so recklessly and carelessly taken this week.  It is an unspeakable tragedy and no words will fill the void you have in your hearts.  Just know that I will be thinking of all of you out here at Colorado State University.  You must band together as a community--that is the only way that your sorrows will begin to fade, though they will never go away.  I am so very sorry you have to endure this pain.
--Danielle Gilbert

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Fort Collins, Colorado • #31290

Dear Americans,

We, Korean would express condolence to the Whole American regarding this tradegy. This words come from our heart.

Most Korean think Americans are our old trustable friends, even though there is a different opinion on handling North Korea. We are frustrated how this kind of anguish comes between friends.

I would like to pray for the souls of the departed.

From feelsorrow in Korea

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Seoul, Korea • #31291

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families & friends & staff, and heart felt well wishes for those that are wounded & recovering in hospitals, also a special prayer
to all emergancy personnel who were there that day to help.

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Duluth Minnesota • #31292

I would just like to extend my deepest condolenses for all those affected by this recent tragedy.  BE STRONG!!!!

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Chaska, MN • #31293

As the whole nation was with Oklahoma City on this day in 1995, we are with Virginia Tech in their time of need.  Stay strong, as this too will become easier to handle.

Christina Horrigan

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Oklahoma City, OK • #31294

Last Monday, We “The Hokie Nation” lost a lot of our Hokie Brothers & Sisters too soon in their lives and this sadness every Hokie in the World. We just Hope that All the Good & Fun Times together can overshadow the one bad time. Our Prayers & Thoughts are with all the families and friends that lost a Hokie last Monday.
May God Bless Them All.
Willie McCall ‘68
Ashley McCall ‘02
Mandy McCall ‘03

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Roanoke, VA • #31295

I spent 4 of the greatest years of my life at Tech and I love it as much today as I did when I graduated in 2004. It’s amazing, although not surprising, how strong and enduring the Virginia Tech family is. Our Hokies are going through this tragic and difficult time in front of the World and they are doing so with exceptional grace and compassion.

I am proud to be a Hokie. 
We will prevail.

W. Irwin, Psychology
VT, Class of 2004

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Fairfax, VA • #31296

Words seem like so little. My thoughts are with you. Our lives will never be the same.

In Love,
KC Gott
East Tennessee State University

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • #31297

To the victims and their families, I extend my deepest sympathies.  Godspeed in your healing and may you find the strength to move ahead.  There is no justification for what has happened.  May those lost rest in peace.

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Winston-Salem, North Carolina • #31298

To My Hokies…
To those we lost and those that remain
By Paul Gentilini (VT Class of 2002)

Brothers and sisters unite
Let us stand firm
Let us recall this time
Not for dark, but for light

Let us pull together
Let us never forget
Let us always remember
Those friends that have left

Through faith in our Father
Give us strength to go on
Let us always remember
Those who are gone

Let us never forget when
We were unified
The day our friends we lost,
Our fellowmen died

Help this to be a time of brotherhood
Help this to cause within a change
Help us this time to call on God
Who in our weakness, gives us strength

Let our families be comforted
Our children cry’s be heard
Let our grief be turned to reverence
Let our comfort be in Your Word

For those that remain, to all our brethren
May God bless us all.

LET’S GO HOKIES!!!

4-16-07

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Charlotte NC, U.S.A. • #31299

To all the families,

You are all in the thoughts and prayers of entire world, please accept our deepest condolences.

Monica D.

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #31300

My deepest condolences for the loss of our faculty colleagues and students in an event that could occur on any of our campuses at any time.  You are in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #31301

i met jamie in 2001 when he served as the IT support person for the math department at unc chapel hill. his friendliness and professionalism were exceptional, and he clearly enjoyed helping faculty conquer any number of computer-related problems. the first time he came to my office, we immediately hit it off, as we discovered we shared many of the same favorite bands and artists. he quickly became one of my favorite new friends in chapel hill. his kind-heartedness and sense of humor illuminated the lives of all who knew him. he especially loved recounting how he and his wife steffi met while he was teaching in germany. he was a gifted artist, and i had the great pleasure of him sharing some of his digital photography and design with me. i remember how happy and proud he was when his cover art was selected by Golden Gryphon publishing for a soon-to-be-published collection of his father’s short stories. it is impossible to articulate the sorrow and hurt i feel for his wife and loved ones. although my heart is shredded, as i taught my classes today, i kept seeing his truly infectious smile as he would tease me about my neil young obsession. thank you, jamie, for sharing your light with us. i am honored to know you.
-mark mccombs

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • chapel hill, nc, usa • #31302

I cannot stress enough the sorrow I have for the victims and the families. All I can do from here is keep saying my prayers for them and all the student body, faculty, and administrative staff.

You are indeed Virginia Tech!

Wesley Derey

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Lake Worth (Palm beach County) Florida • #31303

Our condolences go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
The Wenzel family of Mariposa, California.

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Mariposa, California • #31304

My heart and my prayers go out to each family and every student at Virginia Tech.  I have a son in college too and I can’t even think how I would react to something so terrible as this.  I will keep each one the families in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Zachary, Louisiana • #31305

I will not try and say I understand, or that I can even begin to comprehend what you are feeling. But I will say that I hope your memories of the good times you shared with your loved ones carry you through these harrowing times in your lives. I also hope that each of you knows there are literaly millions of shoulders to lean on in the spiritual sense, as this nation aches for you. Bless your families with courage, strength, profound love and wisdom to help you get through each day.

Jennifer Miglionico and family

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Sioux City, IA USA • #31306

It’s clear the very special people of whom you speak w/such love, reverence & pride are ones any of us would be honored to know & privileged to be touched by their presence, courage, tenacity, generosity, spirit, warmth, humor, vast knowlege and the many other gifts they so freely gave of themselves. The world is a much better/brighter place because of Ross, Prof. Bishop, Brian, Ryan, Austin, Prof. Couture-Nowak, Daniel P., Prof. Granata, Matthew G., Caitlin, Jeremy, Rachel, Emily, Jarrett, Matt L., Henry, Prof. Librescu, Prof. Loganathan, Partahi, Lauren, Dan, Juan, Minal, Erin, Michael, Julia, Mary, Reema, Waleed, Leslie, Maxine & Nicole. I feel I know these extraodinary people b/c you - their devoted & cherished family members & friends have so graciously & eloquently shared them w/me & w/the world. Thank you. All of you are an inspiration, as are they. Many here are thinking of you, praying for/with you, & sending love, support & positive energy your way. And will sport the Maroon and Orange Effect on Fri. while continuing to focus on the shining people who now light our way from above. Take care! Hokies Forever! W/much love, hope, & hugs - Jess

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Atlanta, GA • #31307

Hi to VA Tech members and all affected. My heartfelt condolences to you. Some things are beyond explanation. You have a strong heritage in VA and i know you will persevere and make it through this. Please know the people on the Gulf Coast are praying for you. Blessings, Claudia G

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • Panama City Beach, FL • #31308

Stay strong! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

April 19, 2007, 2:06pm • WI • #31309

Our truly sincerest condolences for the loss of your beloved.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Va Tech family. There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for the students, faculty and families involved in this tragic event. Just know that the thoughts and prayers of many are with you and may God continue to bless each of you during and after your time of loss and grief. 
Jeff & Becky Johnson VPI&SU ‘77

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Warner Robins, GA • #31310

No words can heal the pain VT and the United States as a whole feel, but as we have seen through past tribulations, we are not a country to live in fear and we are not a country to ignore our brothers or sisters in their times of need. The needs of the victims, survivors, families, students and everyone around the world affected by this tragic event are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with all of us, in this, our moment of need.

“For your Heavenly Father knows that you need these things. But seek first the kingdom
of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”
Matthew 6: 32-34

~Loganville High School class of 2007
~University of Georgia class of 2011

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Athens, Ga, USA • #31311

"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.  And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, because these words are faithful and true.”
-Revelation 21:4, 5

“Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”
-John 5:28, 29

“For here I am creating new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart.”
-Isaiah 65:17

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • #31312

To everyone involved in this terrible tragedy:  I want to express my deepest sympathy and my utmost admiration for the courage and unity that has been displayed both during the event and in the following days. The stories I’ve read and seen have been an inspiration both to myself and I’m sure countless others. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can only hope that the strength you have shown thus far will continue and bring you all closer together.

To those that survived, please remember how precious this life is and to live every day to the fullest for it is indeed a gift. Remember those who have left us and with each breath you take live full.

Eric R.

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Louisville, Ky. • #31313

Our thoughts and prayers here in Texas are with you during this terribble time. God Bless all of you!
~Shanny and Erin~

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Texas • #31314

I cannot even begin to imagine to sense of loss, hopelessness, fear, and anger that you must feel.  I cannot imagine something like that happening to my college.  God has taken your loved ones and embrased them in His arms and they are looking down on you all together.  I will never forget what happend to you all.  You will prevail; you will get through this.  Together.  The world is behind you, and we are here to listen.

God bless each and every one of you.

“Forever, we are all Hokies”

Cat Spahn
CSpahn85@yahoo.com

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Colonie, New York • #31315

THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIM ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.
GOD BE WITH YOU AND HELP ALL OF YOU IN THIS TIME OF NEED.

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • RUTLEDGE GA. • #31316

May each of you,students, administration, and faculty feel loving arms wrapped around you.  May God give you strength and comfort!!!

My husband and I support and believe VT administration and staff is doing an excellent job in all press conferences and in dealing with this Monumental Tragedy!

Grace and Peace Be With You!
VT Alumni Parents

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Ashburn,VA • #31317

May You feel God’s presence now more than ever as you go through the days ahead.  Lean on Him and trust in Him to carry you through every moment.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that you will find peace again.  May God Bless each one of you.  Brenda M.

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Scandia,KS • #31318

My prayers go out to all who died on that tragic day. Rest in peace x

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • England • #31319

I cannot stop thinking of all of you at VT.  I cannot understand and grasp this senseless tragedy.  Each day when I get up I vow to say a little prayer that each and everyone of you are given the strength to get through all of this.  Most especially to the families and friends who have lost loved ones my heartfelt symphathy goes out to all of you.  I wish you all the best to get through this and may God bless each one of you.

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Jacksonville, Florida • #31320

God Bless Virginia Tec

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Brooklyn, Michigan • #31321

I hope the media will let thoses directly involved with this incident and their friends and family to grieve privately.  This is a process and will take a long time.  The community’s support will be needed in the months ahead.
My prayers also goes out to the shooters family who are also going thru a tramatizing time.

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Grand Rapids, MI USA • #31322

My deepest condolences to the students and families at Virgnia Tech. We have suffered a great loss. A.Harris

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • elkton,maryland • #31323

My heart goes out to everyone effected by this tragedy. God Bless You All.

Sandy B.
Student at the University of South Florida

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Tampa, Florida • #31324

This was indeed a terrible act. My heart goes out to all of you. Just remember that there is nothing too hard for God, for he will see you through.

Just keeping praying and know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • Uppr Marlboro, MD • #31325

WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CO-WORKERS. ALSO FOR THE ONES LEFT BEHIND. AT A TIME THAT SHOULD BE SOME OF THE HAPPIEST TIMES OF YOUR LIVES, YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH SUCH HATERED AND CONTEMPT FOR HUMAN LIVES. REMEMBER GOD. HE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU. HE CAN HELP HEAL YOUR SOUL, GIVE YOU COMFORT IN YOUR TIME OF NEED. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • LEEDEY, OKLAHOMA 73654 • #31326

my heart gos out to the families of the ones who had lost thier lives at virginia tech.and my thoughts and prayers are with you. and may they rest in peace in gods hands.

your friend
bob

April 19, 2007, 2:07pm • havre, mt, usa • #31327

VT, my prayers are with you and my thoughts as well.  I just hope we, as a nation and world, can start to focus on the victims and their loved ones, in remembrance and love instead of the tradgedy itself.  God is with you all.  You will overcome and rise above this horrible time.  I will continue to uplift you in my prayers.  God Bless.  Erika Bogan

April 19, 2007, 2:08pm • Concord, North Carolina • #31328

My prayers and thoughts are with all of people taken from us this week.  May they find the peace they seek.

Nabi

April 19, 2007, 2:08pm • Iran • #31329

As a native Virginian with no current ties to Tech, I feel a deep sadness for the Hokie community and the victims. I can’t imagine the emotions the family, friends, and all those within the Virginia Tech community are feeling right now. May you soon have happiness and joy back as part of those emotions. God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 2:08pm • Parsippany, NJ • #31330

I will keep all of you in my prayers.  God bless you and may he keep all of you safe from any harm ever again.

April 19, 2007, 2:08pm • New Richmond, Ohio • #31331

I deeply hope, you will find a way through this tremendous tragedy. In these times there are no americans or asians or europeans I think. We are all human beings who have to stick together to get over it.

May God bless you all.

Miriam

April 19, 2007, 2:08pm • Hohenlimburg, Germany • #31332